A Meeting of Parishioners is to be held on at 7.30pm on Thursday 3rd January at All Saints’ to elect two new Churchwardens.
Nomination forms are available at each of the Churches. Please return to Tracy. (Refreshments will be available at 7.00pm).
Details about the duties of a churchwarden can be found below.
An outline of the role of Churchwarden
- When the archdeacon admits you as a churchwarden, he is formally appointing you to this office on behalf of the Bishop. The Bishop may want to consult with you about the parish during the year.
- The office of churchwarden holds ownership on trust of all the movable assets of the church, and they are to be held and used to pursue the mission of the Church. A record of such items is to be kept i.e., the inventory·
- A support for the priest-in charge. Clergy look to their churchwardens to be dependable colleagues and supportive in their shared responsibility for the life of the parish
- They are to ensure that an inspection is made of the church each year and to make a report on the fabric and contents to the PCC once each year i.e., presenting the terrier and inventory with a report·
- They are to maintain order in the church and churchyard, most especially during times of services, and to ensure that the church is ready for worship.
- They have the duty of providing seats for parishioners· They are to collaborate with the bishop in the running of a parish during vacancy·.
- They are the principle representatives of the laity of the parish and should be foremost in furthering its mission of the church and collaborating to that end with clergy and laity.
- Lay people will often follow the example and lead of their churchwardens both in the PCC and more generally in the parish. They will sometimes come to a churchwarden with their concerns about the church. A churchwarden’s wisdom and common sense are great assets for a church.
The Christmas Tree Festival is open from 9.00am – 3.00pm each day until 27th December.
Some trees are to be sold off by a silent auction. Bidding slips are available by each tree being sold, and should be placed into the box on the counter.
Bidding will finish at 3.00pm on Monday 17th December
Please come and join us for the Parish Christingle service at All Saints’ Fawley church.
Now in its 50th year, Christingle is a special, memorable celebration that takes place in thousands of churches across the country
Because Christingle was specifically created with children in mind, the celebrations are the perfect event for children and families and can be enjoyed by people of all ages – especially if they don’t regularly attend church.
Come and join us for a wonderful celebration of carols with the amazing Southampton Brass.
The service starts at 6.30 but it’s best to arrive early to guarantee a place.
Over the next month there are a number of special services and events
|Sunday 2nd ||6.30pm||Advent Carol Service & Communion|
|Saturday 8th||7.00pm||Elvis Tribute Act|
|6.30pm||Carols with Southampton Brass|
|Tuesday 18th||9.15am||Manor School Christingle Service|
|6.00pm||12th New Forest Scouts Carol Service|
|Monday 24th||4.00pm||Christingle Service|
|Tuesday 25th||9.30am||Family Communion|
|Sunday 30th ||9.30am||Eucharist|
The Setting up of the Christmas Tree Festival will be taking place between 9.00am and 1.00pm on Friday 7th December.
The Festival opens at 9.30am on Saturday 8th December, with the blessing of the trees followed by an Elvis tribute event costing £10.00 in the evening. Doors will open at 7pm for the Elvis act.
To enter a tree as a family, individual, group or business, please contact Mike (email@example.com) or Marlene (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Donations of tree lights & decorations would be appreciated.