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


Sunday 17th November - 2nd before Advent
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: 2 Thess 3: 6 - 13 Luke 21: 5 - 19)6.00pm Evening Prayer (Readings: As above)

Sunday 24th November - Christ the King
10.00am Celebration service with Scripture Union team (Readings: TBA)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: Col 1: 11 - 20 Luke 23: 33 - 43)

Sunday 1st December - Advent 1
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Romans 13: 11 - end Matt 24: 36 - 44)

HAND BELLS - would you like to learn to ring the hand bells? Join us in the church on Monday evenings at 7.30pm when we are practicing ringing a couple of carols for the Christmas Carol service.

SHOEBOXES - The deadline for collection is TODAY. They are going to the pickup points tomorrow. If you still have yours, please drop it off to church or the Vicarage by first thing tomorrow morning (Monday).

This year's CHRISTMAS FAYRE Sat 23rd Nov - if anyone has any: books, jigsaws, games or any unused gifts that they would like to donate, then please see Sue or Hazel. If anyone can make any cakes to bring on the day that would be excellent. But most important of all - please come along and enjoy all the stalls, refreshments and lunches and bring friends, neighbours and family with you! Father Christmas will be there as well!!

We will be hosting a CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL in church from Wed 4th - Sun 8th Dec. The festival is a 'first' for Locking and a start to the Christmas season which we hope many will enjoy coming to. The church will be open from 11-5 on each of these days for folk to come in and look around. There will also be an informal Community Carols by Fairy Lights event on Saturday 7th at 3pm with seasonal refreshments. We would be grateful if a few people could volunteer to help at this by either serving refreshments or welcoming people when they arrive. Please speak to Gillian or the Wardens if you would like to know more. If you would like to take part by decorating a tree, we are now able to open this up to church members. There is a sign-up sheet in church.

BRASS CLEANING - The annual brass cleaning in preparation for Christmas will take place in church at 10am on Monday 9th December. We'd be grateful if as many of you as possible could assist us with this and as usual a friendly cuppa and mince pie awaits you all!

PRAYER MEETING on Tuesday 10th December 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!

This year we are CAROL SINGING in the daytime outside Manor Stores. We will be handing out invitations to Christmas services and giving out sweets and mince pies. This will take place on Wednesday 18th December at 3pm. please put it in your diary now.

The date for the CAROL SERVICE has been changed to Sunday 22nd December at 6pm.

BOXING DAY LUNCH Are you alone over Christmas? Would you like lunch on Boxing Day, meet with others and home before dark? If yes, please sign up on the sheet in Church.

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.

NOVEMBER’S DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR is now available at Some copies are printed and are in church - please take your copy!

BOARD GAMES GALORE - Sunday 17th November 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 Dec.

FIND THE STAR 14th / 15th December. Place a large star in your front garden and be part of the “Find the Star” trail in Hutton and Locking villages. Stars can be bought or hand made by children / adults, lit or unlit. To register your star please contact the benefice office - 01934 822857 by 6th December. Trail maps will be available after this date so you can go on your own star hunt and see how many you can find!

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.

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

November 2019
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

November 2019
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.