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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 17th September - Trinity 14
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Exodus 14: 19 - end Matthew 18: 21 - 35
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Readings: as above)

Saturday 23rd September
4.00pm 10th Anniversary Blessing of Chris and Steph

Sunday 24th September - Trinity 15
10.00am Celebration Sunday and Mission Sunday (Readings: Exodus 16: 2 - 15 Matthew 20: 1 - 16)
6.00pm Holy Communion (Readings: as above)

Sunday 1st October - Trinity 16
10.00am Family Service and shoebox launch (Readings: Exodus 17: 1 - 7 Matthew 21: 23 - 32)

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.

FLOWERDOWN CONCERT - Locking church is organising a Flowerdown Concert and Event on Saturday 14th October at Locking Parklands (formerly RAF Locking) in aid of funds for the Church Tower repairs. The afternoon Includes an exhibition and displays about RAF Locking, music by the 'Parklands Singers', stalls and family fun. In the evening 7.00pm - 9.00pm there will be a concert by the Royal Airforce Association concert band. Tickets for the concert on sale at Locking Manor Stores and Hutton PO. They can also be reserved at All proceeds will go to the Church Tower Fund.

OPEN CHURCH - The Church is open from 10am to dusk on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. 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. All proceeds will go to the Church Tower Fund.

DAVID AND HEATHER SHARLAND - their prayer letter is available - please take your copy.

GIFT DAY - Thank you to everyone who donated last Sunday - it’s still not to late to give, if you forgot last week! Special envelopes are available if you require them, otherwise please place any offerings in an envelope marked ‘Gift Day’. Please give generously.

WEDDING DRESS DISPLAY - Thank you to everyone who lent their dresses. It was a good time in church on Saturday!

CELEBRATION SUNDAY - Mission Sunday - 24th September 10am in the church centre. The lunches in future will be bring and share. Please sign the list if you are coming and please say what you are able to bring. Fliers are available to invite your friends! Thank you.

COFFEE MORNING - Wednesday 27th September 10.00am - 12 noon with Eileen Begent at The Old Rectory, The Green, Locking. Coffee, tea, cakes and Bring and Buy stall. All proceeds to St Augustine's Church Tower fund.

WEDDING PLANS - October 14th - Please see Anne or Chris if you would like to come to our wedding service in St Mary’s, the reception following the wedding and also the evening Ceilidh, both to be held in Hutton Village Hall.

QUIZ NIGHT - Saturday 30th Sept - in the Church Centre in aid of Weston Hospicecare and the tower fund. £2 per person, max teams of 6, bring food and nibbles, tea and coffee available at half time. Tickets from Cliff Dumbell and the benefice office.

MEMBERS’ LIST - a new one has been produced, please take a copy from church.

PRAYER - It has been decided to discontinue the First Thursday meetings. In its place are monthly prayer cards for us to focus our prayers together. These can be used in home groups and also in our individual prayers. Please take your copy.

PRAYER CHAIN. If you have sent in a prayer request it would be lovely to know how the person we are praying for is getting on. Or whether they still need more prayer. It is a great encouragement for us all to hear that God is answering our prayers.

EXODUS SERMON SERIES - do read the passages beforehand to get the most from this series. They will be on the website afterwards for anybody who would like to re-read or missed them.

JOINT HARVEST MEAL - Saturday 7th October in Locking Church Centre - please add your name to the sign up sheets in each church if you would like to come. After the meal, Noel Hetherington will give a talk on Luhimba following his recent visit there.

START course will be commencing on Saturday 28th October at 4pm - venue to be announced. This is a 6 week course for anyone who wants to explore the Christian faith. There are fliers available for you to invite people. The best thing is if you come along with them. The afternoon will finish with tea and cake. Child care will be provided if necessary.

FAIRTRADE MUSTARD SEED COFFEE SHOP 10 - 12noon Wednesdays Hutton Village Hall. Eric and Gill 813716

WESTON FOODBANK. They write: Thank you so much for your ongoing support over the past 12 months. In 2016 we provided food for over 4,000 members of our community, including 1,400 children. This was a tremendous increase compared to previous years and this trend is likely to continue. At the moment, we are particularly short of: Tinned vegetables and potatoes, tinned tomatoes and pasta sauce, long life milk, tinned fruit and custard, tinned spaghetti, biscuits or snack items. Thank you for your continued support. Please leave any non-perishable goods in the box in the porch for Locking and by the font for Hutton.

PRAYER FOR THE BENEFICE. There is a diocesan strategy ‘To place mission and evangelism at the heart of everything we do’. To this end it would be good to use this prayer, issued by the diocese: A prayer for Shaping our Future. Gracious God, may your Holy Spirit guide us into the future. Help us, throughout the diocese, to show uninhibited reliance on your grace and power as we seek renewal of our lives. Give us courage, rigour, imagination and generosity in order that your kingdom may come and your abundant life be known by all. Amen.

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

September 2017
Sunday 3rd Sept 10.00am United Songs of Praise in the Marquee, St Mary’s Field, Hutton
Sunday 10th Sept 10.00am Holy Communion and Gift Day
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sunday 17th Sept 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 24th Sept 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

September 2017
Sunday 3rd Sept 10.00am United Songs of Praise in the Marquee St Mary’s Field, Hutton
Sunday 10th Sept 10.00am Harvest Celebration
  6.00pm Evensong
Sunday 17th Sept 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sunday 24th Sept 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.