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'Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message,
so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.’ Colossians 4: 2 - 3 (NIV)

Sunday 13th August - Trinity 9
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Genesis 27: 1 - 4, 12 - 28 Matthew 14: 22 - 33)

Sunday 20th August - Trinity 10
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Genesis 45: 1 - 15 Matthew 15: 21 - 28)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Readings: As above)

Sunday 27th August - Trinity 11
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: Matthew 16: 13 - 20)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings:
Exodus 1: 8 - 2: 10 Matthew 16: 13 - 20)

FLOWERDOWN CONCERT - Locking church is organising a Flowerdown Concert and Event on Saturday 14th Oct at Locking Parklands (formerly RAF Locking) in aid of funds for Locking Church Tower repairs. Includes exhibition and displays about RAF Locking, music by the 'Parklands Singers', stalls and family fun. In the evening there will be a concert by the Royal Airforce Association concert band. Please put the date in your diary. Tickets for the concert will be on sale at Locking Manor Stores / Post Office.

LOCKING CHURCH TOWER – it has been discovered that the joists supporting the ringing chamber are rotten and therefore access to the tower, and the area under the tower by the font is now out of bounds. The ringing of the bells has been suspended until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

OPEN CHURCH - The Church is open from 10am to dusk on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for visiting and peace and quiet. There is a local History Exhibition in the church about the village, the church and the former RAF Locking. Also on Thursdays, from 2pm until 5pm, tea, coffee and biscuits is available for visitors to enjoy.

The Church has launched 'TENNER FOR THE TOWER', a fun-time challenge to raise funds for the Church Tower Repairs. Our Treasurer will be handing out £10 notes, to anyone accepting the challenge, to increase this sum as much as they can. Please use your skills and imagination, involving your family and friends, in any way you can. There will be a board in Church showing suggestions if you are stuck for ideas. The more fun we have, the better.

SONGS OF PRAISE, with refreshments, Sunday 3rd September 10.00am in the Show Marquee, St Mary's Field Hutton. All Welcome. Please add your names and choices of your favourite hymns to the sign up sheet in church.

WEDDING PLANS - October 14th - Please could you sign up on the sheets available in church if you would like to come to the wedding service of Anne and Chris in St Mary’s, the reception following the wedding and also the evening Ceilidh, both to be held in Hutton Village Hall. Pastoral letters are available for those away last Sunday.

HOVERAID NEWS is now available - please take your copy from church.

This week we have heard the news that BRENDA GOOD has died and gone to be with the Lord. The funeral will take place in Oxford with the burial here in Locking. Brenda was the widow of the Rev Ron Good, former incumbent of this parish. Please pray for the family at this time.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY 27th August 10am will be followed by a BBQ hosted by John Parfit at Home Farm, Silver Moor Lane, BS29 6LG with tickets available from John for £5 a head. All profits to the Tower Fund.

OPEN GARDENS - The next one is on Sat August 19th 2.30pm - 5.00pm where Julie Hardy is opening her garden at 31, Beechwood Avenue, Locking with Afternoon Tea with Bring and Buy. The final Open Garden of the year is on Sat September 2nd from 2.30pm - 5.00pm at the home of Alex Robertson, Rear of 128, Elmtree Rd, Locking with Afternoon Tea. All welcome.

PCC REPORTS - deadline for reports and agenda items to Anne by Wednesday 23rd August to go out on Sunday 27th August for meeting on Monday 4th September.

PRAYER CHAIN. If you need prayer for yourself or another then there is a team of people ready to pray. Please contact Christine Sceeny – preferably byphone 822331 and she will send out the prayer request to the team. Thank you.

TEARFUND have written to say thank you so much for supporting their appeal for Yemen last year. Please see the report on the work which has been enabled, of which there are some copies available, with prayer points for continued prayer at the end.

SOMEWHERE TO GO provides a safe, non-judgmental place for those who need support, advice, a friendly ear and it has been a crutch to many people who have been lost, lonely and at crisis points in their lives. Hot meals, access to a shower and medical help is provided 3 days a week. We rely entirely on donations and urgently require sleeping bags and funds. Please contact Mike or Margaret Cooper in Locking if you can help (Tel 822408), thank you.

Mens Breakfasts in Church Centre. There are more being served up on the following date for your diary
21st October

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

August 2017
Sunday 6th Aug 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Music & Meditation in Hutton
Sunday 13th Aug 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sunday 20th Aug 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 27th Aug 10.00am Celebration Sunday in Church Centre
  6.00pm Holy Communion (trad)

Childrens work every Sunday in Church or the Church Centre.
Refreshments are served in the Church Centre after morning services.

Services at St Mary’s Hutton

August 2017
Sunday 6th Aug 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Music & Meditation
Sunday 13th Aug 10.00am Morning Worship
  6.00pm Evensong
Sunday 20th Aug 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sunday 27th Aug 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion (trad) in Locking

Children’s work is run in the church during 10am Services on 2nd and 4th Sundays – check with notices.