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17 September, 2019

New Bell Ropes

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Many thanks to all who contributed to our new ropes – they have now arrived. They are red, white and blue (our old ones were just red), and should be in situ by the time this magazine is out. Do come and look at them, you will be very welcome. I will be in the church from 2 to 3pm on Sunday 29th September, and can explain how we use them. ...

17 September, 2019

Bentworth Churchyard Annual Tidy Up

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With all the recent warm weather, everything in the churchyard has grown well this year. It is now time for the annual tidy up and your help is needed. ...

17 September, 2019

17th Annual Abbey Lecture – 11th October 2019

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The subject: “Freeing the incarcerated from prisons of their own making” chosen by our Lecturer Canon Alan Hodgetts OSB Obl. Let us go, sit in our cell… …and our cell will teach us everything ...

17 September, 2019

Julian Meetings

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Our Julian meetings are now held on a Monday, once a month, at 8pm. The change of day may make it easier for others to join us – if you would like to you would be very welcome; please contact Gay Howard 565993, or email julian@howard.nildram.co.uk.; or myself on 01420 562126. ...

25 August, 2019

St Mary’s Church, Bentworth Autumn Equinox Concert, Saturday 21 September

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St Mary’s Church, Bentworth, invite you to an Autumn Equinox Concert on Saturday 21 September, 7pm for an evening of beautiful music by local musicians: ...

24 May, 2019

Messy Church – Saturday 8th June 2019

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You and your family are invited to Messy Church. Messy Church is all about welcoming people of all ages to come and have fun together. No-one is too young or too old to join in. Expect a chance to be creative, exploring the theme of the day. Then what could be better than to celebrate together. Finally, everyone sits down to share and enjoy a meal of sandwiches and cake, tea or coffee and juice. ...

24 May, 2019

St Mary’s Bentworth – Unlocking

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After many years of dedicated service, 365 days a year, the Yonge family have earned a welcome break from their unlocking/locking duties at the church. We are hugely grateful for the commitment they have shown over the years to this time-consuming job. ...

18 March, 2019

APCM

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The Annual Meeting Of Parishioners when your Churchwardens are elected – voting is open to all those on the Electoral Roll of the Civil Parish – will precede the APCM. At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting reports are given of the activities of the church, the accounts presented, and members of the PCC, Deanery Synod Representatives, and other officers, are elected. Voting for these is open to all those on the Church Electoral Roll. Do come and find out what the Church has been doing during 2018. The meeting will be in the Jubilee Hall on Thursday 4th April at 7pm. ...

18 March, 2019

Alton Abbey Open Days

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Open Days at Alton Abbey GU34 4AP Saturday & Sunday April 27th & 28th 12 noon – 5pm. Admission £3 Tea and Cake £3 Featuring mosaic demonstration, beautiful stationery, second-hand books and in the Abbey Church 3pm, organ recital Saturday / piano recital Sunday ...

18 March, 2019

“Surprised by Joy” CS Lewis (1898-1963)

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Susan Morris and Alfred Bradley present a talk with readings Aslan … Puddleglum … Reepicheep … the Dufflepuds … Prince Caspian – many of us will remember these and many other much-loved characters from The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis’s series for children which he wrote whilst also in post as one of Oxbridge’s most scholarly academics. Lewis’s personal journey from atheism to Christianity was central to his life, and an unlooked-for romantic experience of extreme emotional intensity gave him powerful insights to human nature, as many will remember from Richard Attenborough’s film Shadowlands. Born in N. Ireland, he had spent some of his most formative teenage years living in Surrey at Great Bookham near Leatherhead – a period he always described as the most perfect in his life. ...