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 19th January - Epiphany 2
10.00am Family Service (Readings: John 15: 9 - 17 Proverbs - Friendship)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Readings: As above)

Sunday 26th January - Epiphany 3
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Readings: Ephesians 6: 1 - 4 Proverbs - Parenting & families)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: As above)

Sunday 2nd Feb - Candlemas
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Matthew 6: 19 - 24 Proverbs - Money and Greed
5.00pm Service of light - St Peter's Milton

Please take a MAP - Mission Action Plan - and see what we are planning for 2020.

AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB - please let Anne, Mary French or Ray Pilgrim know if you are able to help with the walking bus on a Tuesday afternoon at 3pm to escort the children from school to the church centre. This will take about 20 minutes and then you are free to leave. Please pray about this change to the club.

PRAYER MEETING on Tuesday 14th January 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!

We have started a new sermon series on the Book of Proverbs - which is a book of wisdom. If you miss a week read the SERMONS HERE on this website.

A TASTER DAY for the CMS Certificate in Pioneer Mission will take place on Saturday 1st February 2020. This one day event will provide an opportunity to find out more about the Certificate in Pioneer Mission course. The Certificate in Pioneer Mission is aimed at people who can show they have a record of pioneering – even in small ways – at work or in social situations or in a church context. The course will help those who are exploring contextually appropriate ways of engaging people with the gospel outside the church, or initiating something which will help advance the kingdom of God. The day will be held at the Old Deanery in Wells, starting at 9.30am and finishing at 3.00pm. If you would like to register for this event Contact us or call 01934 822857.

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 Cole 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.

Locking Men's Breakfast Group warmly invite ALL MEN to a special MEN’S EVENING MEAL with an after dinner speaker. He is Mike Harris who represents Christians in the national sporting world. Mike will speak on `What Has Faith To Do With Sport?' with opportunities for questions afterwards. WHEN? - Saturday, 15th February 2020, 7pm WHERE? - St. Augustine’s Church Centre. Do come along and bring your friends. R.S.V.P by 8th February 2020 to :- Geoff & Hazel 01934 707981 or Sue 01934 811270.

BOARD GAMES GALORE - Sunday 16th February 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 15th March.

ALPHA FOR MEN starting on Tuesday 3rd March, 12.30pm with lunch. Locking Church Centre Green Lounge. Please pray about this that many men would attend. For more information, please contact Geoff Hobden 707981.

TABLE TOP SALE Saturday 14th March 2020, Locking Church Centre. Stall holders set up time from 8.30am Doors open from 9.30am to 12.30pm Come and browse / buy / sell your new or pre-loved items Refreshments available Tables are £5 each To reserve your table, please contact Sue Williams 811270 or Hazel Hobden 707981

NIGHT ASSESSMENT CENTRE: We'd like to say thank you to the overwhelming support of our volunteers, churches and the kindness of strangers for your donations. We are now at capacity and for the moment we can no longer accept clothing donations, blankets or cereal as we cannot store any more at present. We are however still in need of toiletries, hats, gloves, scarves, deodorant, tinned food (soup, beans, spaghetti etc) socks and underwear. Somewhere to Go and the NAC would like to thank everyone for having a big heart and filling up our cupboards and storage at this crucial time of year! You're all amazing! For donation drop offs: 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.

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 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

January 2020
Sun 5th Jan 10.00am Joint Benefice Service
Sun 12th Jan 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sun 19th Jan 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sun 26th Jan 10.00am Celebration Sunday
  6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP)

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

January 2020
Sun 5th Jan 10.00am Joint Benefice Service in Locking
Sun 12th Jan 10.00am Church in the Village Hall
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 19th Jan 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 26th Jan 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) in Locking

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