St Michael & All Angels, Shalbourne, Wiltshire SN8 3QH
The schedule below may be subject to change, so please check here before you attend a service.
|30 March||11am||Walk of Witness Shalbourne to Ham|
|1 April||11am||Easter Sunday Family Communion|
|8 April||9am||Holy Communion|
followed by the
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
|22 April||11am||Joint Matins with Ham at Ham|
|29 April||11am||Cluster Service at Shalbourne|
The Shalbourne Prayer
LORD, Thank you for the wonderful countryside in which we live. May we do nothing to despoil your handiwork, and help us to make our village a beautiful place. Increase the sense of community that binds one to another. Bless the work of our local church that it may give a sense of identity where there is none, provide refuge to those who feel threatened by anonymity, and create a place of belonging, where people know they are welcomed, remembered by name, and valued as individuals. And help us celebrate a faith that, in the Word, announces that we are forgiven and accepted, and in the Sacrament, gathered again into the life of the risen Christ. For your name's sake. Amen.
The weather has not been kind and we have had to cancel two services and a christening this month. But there has been lots of fun in the snow and the new heating in St Michaels' has proved itself against the elements. We are still having trouble with a noisy switch but our contractors are on the case.
Sandy Railton helped out leading two services including Mothering Sunday. It was nice to have her in the Church again. We were hoping to welcome Andy Thewlis on our third Sunday but were thwarted by the weather.
Our new Welcome Leaflet is now printed and has already been passed to some families in Shalbourne. Copies are also available in the Church. In the leaflet are some details of St Michaels', our regular monthly service plan and contact information. New residents In the village can expect to receive copies as part of their arrival.
The Winterfold trees are down which has opened up the driveway on the right hand side. Hopefully a new fence will grow up, but one advantage at the moment is you can actually see St Michaels' from the road, rather than being completely hidden. Thanks to the Jensen Pikes for keeping the lane clear.
Looking forward we will be walking on Good Friday from Shalbourne at 11am to Ham for a short service with Andy Thewlis. Easter Sunday Family Communion is at 11am with Jo Reid. On 26th April there will be a Thanksgiving Service at 12pm for Richard Banks who we have sadly said goodbye to.
The Shalbourne Collection concert this year is planned for 20th May with rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 26th April. 'Come and See' has been in full swing, however some films and events were rescheduled or cancelled. On April 3rd the last event will be Gerald and Colin at the Bruce Arms in the evening to discuss their rendering of St Marks Gospel that they are doing in March.
The annual meeting of Shalbourne PCC (The APCM) will be held in the church after the 4pm Holy Communion service on Sunday 15th April. Everyone is welcome when reports on all aspects of the Church year are presented and discussed. Wine and nibbles after.