St Augustines Parish Church Locking
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‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord almighty.
Zechariah 4 : 6 (NIV)


Sunday 20th October - Trinity 18
10.00am Family Service - Speaker Chris Lowther from Open Doors (Reading: Luke 18: 1 - 8)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Readings: 2 Tim 3: 14 - 4: 5 Luke 18: 1 - 8)

Sunday 27th October - Last after Trinity
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: Luke 18: 9 - 14)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: 2 Tim 4: 6 - 8, 16 - 18 Luke 18: 9 - 14)

Sunday 3rd November - 4th before Advent
10.00am Family Service (Readings: 2 Thess 1 Luke 19: 1 - 10)
6.00pm Memorial Service

LADIES DINNER NIGHT Saturday 19th Oct. The men are hosting a dinner for the ladies in Locking church centre on Saturday 19th October 6.45 for 7 pm. There will be 3 courses and coffee/tea, menu details can be found on the sign up sheet. If you would like to bring a guest (ladies), please include them on sign up sheet. There will be a basket for donations towards the meal and any surplus will go to charity. More details from John Parfitt, 07538470230.

SUNDAY 20th Oct we welcome Chris Lowther and hear about the work of OPEN DOORS. They work with the persecuted church throughout the world.

BOARD GAMES GALORE - Sunday 20th October 2019 3pm - 6pm in the Church Centre, all welcome - individuals and families - u 18s please bring a parent. Bring your own favourite board or table top game to play, many games also available to play. Refreshments provided. For more information please contact Chris Wilkins Phone 01934 823556 Next games afternoon 17th Nov.

MEMORIAL SERVICE - If you have names of those whom you would like to be remembered at this service on Sunday 3rd November at 6pm, please could they be added to the list in church. Thank you!

Items for the PCC agenda and reports to Anne by Wednesday 23rd October for the meeting on Monday 4th November.

GENETICS, SCIENCE AND FAITH with John Bryant, Professor Emeritus, Biosciences, University of Exeter - Wednesday 30th Oct 7pm in Locking Church Centre. All Welcome - Light refreshments

PRAYER MEETING on Tuesday 12th November 7pm - 8pm - do come and join us in the Green Lounge - all are welcome! When we pray we ask for God's kingdom to come and it does!

SHOEBOXES - for those who would like a shoebox to pack an information leaflet, please pick one up from church! The deadline for collection is Sunday 17th November. Let's see if we can get to 100 this year!

CAN YOU HELP? - Tony Coles would like help with church cleaning - please see him if you are interested - or ring 822678.

PRAYER CHAIN - If you need prayer for yourself or another then there is a team of people ready to pray. For Locking, please contact Christine Sceeny phone 822331 or for Hutton Kay phone 811424 and they will send out the 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, please send feedback to Christine or Kay. Thank you.

DIOCESAN ECO CHURCH CONFERENCE - Saturday 9th November from 9.30am until 3.30pm at Christ Church, Montpelier, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2RH. There will be keynote speakers, and an opportunity for group discussion around different topics. The idea is that the conference will be an opportunity to consider practical ways in which we, God’s Church, can set an example on caring for His creation. See poster in church for more details.

FOR YOUR DIARIES - on Saturday 9th November at 2pm Glyn Jones and Mustapha Garrabos are both being confirmed in Wells Cathedral. Do come along to support them on the next step of their faith journey. Please also pray for them as they look forward to this.

ALPHA COURSE - Please pray for all those coming to Alpha that they would grow in their faith.

NIGHT ASSESSMENT CENTRE need: sleeping bags, blankets (not duvets) boxer shorts, cereal (especially coco pop style) Marmite, peanut butter, chocolate spread, cheese spread, pot noodles, squash and juice drinks. Drop offs at Worle Autos 12 Coker Road BS22 6BX or the Night Assessment Centre Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm. Or leave near the Food Bank box clearly marked NAC.

October’s DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR is now available at The calendar highlights specific intentions in one or two Deaneries, together with a reflection from a Rural Dean on the ministry they see around them and a message from a member of Bishop’s Staff. Some copies are printed and are in church - please take yours. Do read the main article about Certificate in Pioneer Mission as Chris Wilkins is part of this, which was the catalyst for starting the monthly Board Games Galore event.

WESTON FOODBANK - Please leave any non-perishable goods in the box in the porch for Locking and by the font for Hutton. Urgently needed items: Tinned tomatoes, Tinned potatoes or instant mash, Custard or rice pudding, Instant soup, Instant noodles, Juice or squash, Tinned meat or fish and Toiletries. They've got plenty of Baked beans and Sanitary products. Thank you for your continued support.

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.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

October 2019
Sun 6th Oct 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Informal worship in Hutton
Sun 13th Oct 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sun 20th Oct 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sun 27th Oct 10.00am Celebration Sunday
  6.00pm Communion (trad)
Sun 3rd Nov 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Memorial Service
Sun 10th Nov 10.00am Remembrance and Parade service
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sun 17th Nov 10.00am Holy Communion and shoeboxes back
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sun 24th Nov 10.00am Celebration Sunday
  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

October 2019
Sun 6th Oct 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Informal Worship
Sun 13th Oct 10.00am Church in Hutton Village Hall and shoebox launch
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 20th Oct 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 27th Oct 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion (trad) in Locking
Sun 3rd Nov 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Memorial Service in Locking
Sun 10th Nov 10.00am Remembrance service
  11.00am Remembrance at the war memorial
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 17th Nov 10.00am Celtic Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 24th Nov 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.