THE PARISH CHURCH OF
ST. MARY AND ST BARTHOLOMEW
HAMPTON - IN - ARDEN
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Please see this page for the new pattern for Sunday evenings, our weekly bulletin and links to other information about the church.
For all general church information please contact our Parish Administrator Chris Cluley (see contacts page)
SERVICES IN CHURCH
THURSDAY 10 AM. SAID EUCHARIST
SUNDAY 8.15 AM SAID EUCHARIST
11.00 AM SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST
THE 11 AM SERVICE ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH IS A FAMILY ALL AGE SERVICE AND NOT A EUCHARIST
OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL (CALLED J.A.M - JESUS AND ME) IS HELD AT 11 AM ON A SUNDAY. ALL CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 3 - 15 ARE VERY WELCOME TO JOIN US IN CHURCH, THEN IN THE CHURCH HALL FOR LOTS OF FUN CHURCH ACTIVITIES. SEE YELLOW POSTER BELOW FOR DATES.
ALSO, COME UP TO THE HIGH ALTAR AND LISTEN TO A BIBLE STORY AFTER THE SERVICE WHILE THE ADULTS HAVE THEIR COFFEE.
Evening Services on a Sunday at 6.30 pm are now as per the following pattern.
First Sunday: informal Eucharist (healing)
Second Sunday: Compline
Third Sunday: Choral evensong
Fourth Sunday: Study group...bible study, book reading discussion group....
Fifth Sunday: Said evening prayer
Look on the Bulletin to see more details
2nd December - 11 - 2.30 pm Hampton Christmas Fayre in the Church Hall and fun for the children in church 11 - 1 pm. (Santa will be there)
2nd December - 6 pm Concert in Church by Ex Urbe http://www.exurbe.org
CHRISTMAS SERVICES - Click on the button below.
TEA AND TOAST - for mums, dads and carers and their pre school babies and children. Baby Bumps too! Tea and Toast is on a Friday in the Church Hall 9am-10.15am every fortnight in term time. See below for dates.
TINY TOTS - Bring the little ones to Church on a Friday afternoon, meet and make friends while the children play. Contacts as per J.A.M for more information.
Our church supports the Kingfisher Foodbank. If you would like to donate, please leave your non perishable donations in the Link room before or after a service. The current situation means that many people are now forced to use foodbanks who would not have done so in the past. Please help - here are the items they need urgently
· MILK LONG LIFE
· TEA/COFFEE/HOT CHOCOLATE
· FRUIT TINNED
· CUSTARD/RICE PUDDING
· SAVOURY SNACKS CRISPS ETC
· TOILET PAPER
· TOILETRIES - SHAMPOO, SHOWER GEL,
TOOTHPASTE, DEODORANT AND HAND SOAP
· CARRIER BAGS
THANK YOU - Please see letter below
The Benefits of Singing
Singing has many benefits for both the body and mind. According to a recent study, the key benefits of singing in a choir were:
increased social connection;
improved respiratory health;
improved mental health and transcendence from everyday worries and pain.
Singing also helps manage stress, enhances mood, strengthens immunity and the lungs, enhances memory and concentration, promotes a sense of belonginess, improves sleep and speech and increases pain tolerance.
If you feel that you would like to take advantage of these benefits, the solution is ‘right on your doorstep’:
Hampton Church are actively looking to recruit some new members to join our smallish but happy choir.
We don’t take ourselves TOO seriously but our members and audiences seem to enjoy what we do!
If you think that your voice is more Pavagrotti than Pavarotti don’t worry, we will sort you out and, being able to read music is not a prerequisite to joining us as you will pick up the rudiments as you go along!
If you enjoy good music and would love to join like-minded people of all ages:
PLEASE CONTACT OUR DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, KIM RAWSON ON
OR text/ring him on 07527 540529
Thank you for your Harvest donations of 93.85kg plus a further 47.45kg of food on the 10th October.
Our food bank provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food to people in crisis, alongside additional support. We try to help people break free from poverty by providing additional support to help people resolve the crises they’re facing so that they don’t need to use a food bank again in the future. This could include things like debt advice, mental health support, or benefits guidance.
Food banks rely on the support of their local communities to support people in crisis.
Big or small, every gift takes us a step closer to ending the need for food banks in the UK – and we couldn’t do what we do without your support.
Thank you again for your support.
North Solihull Foodbank
Prayer from the Church of England
We look with horror upon the conflict in Israel and Gaza; upon acts of terrorism; destruction; and death.
Hear the lamentations of all who suffer.
Heal the fear that begets violence.
Bind up wounds which are so deep
that peace seems unimaginable
except through your merciful intervention.
Grant peace. Grant justice. Grant hope.
We ask this for Jesus Christ’s sake
and in the power of his Holy Spirit;
If you don't receive regular information emails from us, but would like to do so, then please let our Parish Administrator have your email address and we will add you to our contact list.
J.A.M DATES 2023
See poster below
TEA AND TOAST DATES 2023
In the Church Hall 9 am - 10.15 am
If you are thinking of booking a wedding for 2024 please contact our Parish Administrator by email or 'phone on Tuesday or Thursday morning. See contacts page. You will find our wedding booklet on our Weddings page on this website. We will do our best to help you experience your perfect wedding day.
TINY TOTS DATES 2023
In Church 1.45 pm -3 pm
See Poster below
We are very aware of the need for Safeguarding and caring for vulnerable adults and children at The Parish Church of Hampton in Arden and we do everything in our power to protect them. Our Parish Safeguarding Coordinator, Vickki Simkin, can be contacted via the Church Office.
Also : Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser
(T: 07342 993 844 E: StephH@cofebirmingham.com)
If you would like to read our Policies please click on this link.
As a Grade 1 listed ancient church, we have various voluntary roles that ensure we function, enable us to be welcoming, provide facilities needed, protect the building and keep it maintained, beautiful and clean. We would welcome your help by joining our rotas, or becoming a member of our Parochial Church Council to have a say in the church's every day running and it's future. Maybe you could be a Church Warden?
We need more volunteers on the following Rotas: Church Care/Cleaners, Welcomers, Readers. Volunteers begin on a probationary period, to make sure everyone is happy with the role.
Do chat to Rev. Stuart if you would like more information and thank you to all our current volunteers for helping to keep our church a growing and relevant part of our village and a welcoming example of God's love.
Hampton-in-Arden Church is a Registered Charity: 1133937