Newsletter 10th March 2024

Lent Course Meeting

There will be a Lent Course meeting at the Vicarage at 2.30 pm on five Wednesdays of Lent: Feb. 21st & 28th, and March 6th, 13th & 20th. All are welcome, and the course material, entitled ‘Watch and Pray’, will be provided. There will be no Zoom communion on those days.

Quiz Night – Saturday 6th April

The charities committee are hosting a quiz night on Saturday 6th April, 7pm in aid of Thrive. Please come and support. There will be cottage pie provided and you are invited to brink your own drinks. £12.50 for each person with teams of 6-8. You are welcome to come as a team or we can assemble the teams, so no worries if you are on your own. There will be a raffle (of course!) and any contributions to this are welcome. Please see Deb, Jane, Kate or Dilys after church for tickets. Or phone Deb on 07804095921.

Devotional organ recitals for Lent and Easter

John Dillistone will be giving half-hour organ recitals on five Thursdays, 1.15-1.45 pm. The dates are March 21st, March 28th, April 4th, April 11th, and April 18th. The aim is devotional and meditative. All welcome.

PCC Minutes

A copy of the Minutes of the PCC meeting will be displayed on the Noticeboard by the font after they have been agreed and signed at the following meeting – which is usually, but not always, held the following month. A copy will also be available on the church website.

John Dillistone: CDs of Bay Area Recitals 1998

At last year’s Ride and Stride Day, John Dillistone, former organist of St Mary’s performed a sponsored concert in church and kindly provided CDs of his recitals in San Francisco and New Berkeley to be sold to support our fund-raising for Ride and Stride. He has now given me a further 10 CDs to be sold to raise funds for our current projects. These are of his performances of organ music from the Baroque to the C20th. They are £10 per CD. The CD is 70 minutes long and contains the wonderful music of, amongst others, JS Bach, and S Wesley.

I am loath to leave these on display when the church is open but if anyone might be interested, please contact me on or 433467.

Nicholas Leigh Smith

Taize worship

In place of Evening Prayer, on Sunday April 14th at 6.30 pm there will be a service of worship in the style of the Taize Community. This involves simple musical chants that all can sing, reflection on scripture, prayer and silence. There will be refreshments afterwards. Do come.


Sunday 10th March – Mothering Sunday

08:00​Holy Communion

09:30​Parish Communion – Mothering Sunday

11:15​United Service (Methodist Church, Hilton)

18:30​Evening Prayer

Monday 11th March

18:15​Evening Prayer [Monday – Saturday inclusive at same time on Zoom] (please email for access)

Tuesday 12th March

10:30​Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

19:30​Bell Ringing Practice

Wednesday 13th March

14:30​Lent Course Meeting (The Vicarage)

Thursday 14th March

09:45​Holy Communion

19:30​Hunts Phil rehearsal

Friday 15th March

10:00​Bible Study (Zoom)

19:30​Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 16th March

19:30​​Concert: ‘The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace’

Sunday 17th March – Fifth Sunday of Lent

08:00​Holy Communion

08:00​BCP Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30​Sung Eucharist

18:30​Evening Prayer

Refreshments are served after the 9:30am service. All are welcome.