Church News 01.07.2020
“St. Swithin’s Day, if thou dost rain, for forty days it will remain.” Old Proverb.
We cannot believe that this is our third newsletter during this unique time. We have now had the longest day, the summer solstice, and June is almost at an end. We were delighted to have church open for private devotion or prayer. It is open each Sunday between 11am. and 12 o’clock. We ask that for the safety of all who visit you use the hand sanitiser and sit in the suggested areas. Preparations and consultations are underway for additional services these will be advertised at a future date
St Peters Elwick is also open Sundays for quiet prayer between 2 and 3 o’clock.
We are delighted so many people are accessing the Sunday morning and family streamed services. If you have not shared this you can go to Hart Church facebook page 9.20am. Sunday morning’s. Sunday June 29th the venue is St Peter’s Elwick.
In the month of July we celebrate the life of two saints we gave you the first clue at the top of the news sheet. Did you know St Swithin was a bishop in Winchester, he had a special request to be interned outside of the cathedral so “raindrops fall on me” .How ever on 15 July 971 the king ordered he be reinterred in a splendid new tomb inside the cathedral, legend says his spirit was so offended a great storm and heavy rain came.. So remember if it rains on this day it will continue for 40 days.
July 22 we celebrate the life of St Mary Magdalene our church is dedicated to this special lady.
Newsflash: On the 1st Sunday of the month at 4pm Revd Janet will stream a bible story for children at 4pm on HartChurch facebook. Do catch up and hear the next story.
A huge “Thank you” goes to everyone helping to keep us safe whether it is updating the Village Hub on Facebook, providing neighbourly and smiling support for all who require assistance,, offering friendly waves to those you see and painting the pebbles on the “Pathway of Hope” outside Hart School. Thank you for all the beautiful cards children from Hart school have made for church use.
We have really appreciated those who are working in the churchyard at present our grass cutter is out of action and undergoing major repairs. We are hoping it returns quickly. The memorial garden is an oasis of calm, for comfort, contemplation and peace.
Thank you to all those who have continued to offer financial support to Hart Church. If you would like contribute please send a cheque made out to Hart Parochial Church council / cash to Anne Johnson, Church Warden, Manor Croft, Magdalene Drive, Hart.
200 Club Winners May 2020
- £50 number 130 Mr R Tilley
- £20 number 89 Mrs.C Larkin
- £10 number 19 Mrs M. Vickers
- £5 number 44 Sir R Norman.
Revd. Canon Janet Burbury and Anne Johnson