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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 28th May - Easter 7
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: John 17: 20 - 26)
6.00pm Holy Communion (Readings: 1 Peter 4: 12 - 14, 5 : 6 - 11 John 17: 1 - 11)

Thursday 1st June - Day of Prayer
12 noon Led prayer

Sunday 4th June - Pentecost
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Acts 2: 1 - 21 John 20: 19 - 23)

Sunday 11th June - Trinity Sunday
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: 2 Corinthians 13: 11 - end Matthew 28: 16 - end)

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.

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.

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 about the church, the village and the former RAF Locking. Also on Thursdays, from 2pm until 5pm, tea, coffee and biscuits is available for visitors to enjoy.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK - please give any filled envelopes to Richard Colkin. Thank you for your help.

God of compassion, you hear the cries of all who are in trouble or distress;
accept our prayers for those whose lives are affected by the bombing in Manchester;
We pray especially for those suddenly facing a future without a child, parent or loved one,
young ones who are in deep distress, those who are injured, traumatised or awaiting news.
Strengthen them in their hour of need, grant them perseverance and courage to face the future and be to them a firm foundation on which to build their lives;
this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Weston Hospicecare is launching a “CARE FOR A CUPPA” at Locking Village Hall on Wednesday 31st May 2017 from 3pm to 4pm with tea and homemade cake! See poster in church for more information.

Thursday 1st June 7.30pm FIRST THURSDAY PRAYER MEETING in the Green Lounge. There will be no homegroups this week as we are meeting for a time of prayer and intercession. This is a prayer meeting for the whole church to come together to worship and spend time in prayer. All Welcome.

OPEN GARDENS the next one is on Sat June 10th 2.30pm - 5.00pm at the home of Gillian Jones, 68, Vereland Road, Hutton, with cream teas, cakes and plant stall. Please take a flier from church to advertise these events.

SIDHOLME church weekend away June 16th - 18th cost £155. There has been a cancellation which I would like to fill and there are a few remaining rooms for singles / couples. Please contact Chris Wilkins if you are interested.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY - the next one will be on 25th June. Please use the fliers to invite people to the service and to lunch.

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 by phone 822331 and she will send out the prayer request to the team. Thank you.

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.

LOCKING AND HUTTON WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP. The next meeting is on June 1st, 2.45pm with Revd Anne Lee 'Telling the story. Living the story', how God has worked in my life, in the Green Room Locking Church Centre. The next meeting is on June 15th, 2.45pm with a fun quiz - nothing too taxing! in the Green Room Locking Church Centre. All ladies welcome.

THY KINGDOM COME - this is a Church of England initiative and will run from Thurs 25th May until Sunday 4th June - which is Pentecost Sunday. There is a Day of Prayer in both churches on Thursday 1st June. In Hutton there will be led prayers at 10am and in Locking at 12noon. Thy Kingdom Come is to encourage us to pray for our witness to this nation and for people to come to know Jesus. Please join us for the launch service, the led prayers or come in to pray silently. We are at an important time in the history of our nation and God calls His people to pray.

GARDEN TIDY DAY AT THE VICARAGE Thank you for all the hard work put in yesterday. Anne would like to invite people to come and help on Saturday 3rd June from 10.30am. Please get in touch with her if you can help.

THY KINGDOM COME, Sunday 4th June, Wells Cathedral. The event marks the close of Archbishop Justin’s global call to prayer. Between 2.30pm and 4.30pm over 15 prayer stations have been designed to offer a fresh experience of prayer. Refreshments will then be available before the start of the Pentecost Service at 5pm with Bishop Ruth and Bishop John Perry, former Bishop of Chelmsford, which will include music by a Jazz trio. The event is non-ticketed and all are welcome. Please see poster for more details.

FAIRTRADE MUSTARD SEED COFFEE SHOP 10 - 12noon Wednesdays Hutton Village Hall. Eric and Gill Holdaway 813716
MAY’S DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR is now available at Some copies are printed and are in church - please take your copy!

WESTON FOODBANK. Thank you for your continuing support. Please leave any non-perishable goods in the box in the porch for Locking and by the font for Hutton.

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

Mens Breakfasts in Church Centre. There are more being served up on the following dates for your diary
24th June
21st October


Services at St Augustine’s Locking

May 2017
Sunday 7th May 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Hutton
Sunday 14th May 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sunday 21st May 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Thursday 25th May 7.00pm Prayer launch service – ‘Thy Kingdom Come‘
Sunday 28th May 10.00pm ‘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

May 2017
Sunday 7th May 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 14th May 10.00am Morning Worship
  6.00pm Evensong
Sunday 21st May 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sunday 28th May 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.