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Café Lite Sunday 3rd of April

Slightly delayed due to technical issues – but here’s the latest Café Lite

Dear All

We have put together another Cafe Lite service and hope that you enjoy it.  We forgot to do an activity so get your thinking caps on, maybe send a card or a text message to a long lost friend, or ring someone you have spoken to for a long time, pray for a neighbour or friends from other Christian churches – we are all part of God’s family.

We also have a number of folk who have taken part this time.

Here is the link to click on, just one format this time

The Reading:

Acts 2 v 42-end

The Fellowship of the Believers


42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

And here are the songs we have chosen, you might like to play them again after listening to the service:

Let there be love shared among us

There is a Redeemer

Risen by Shawna Edwards

In resurrection tua

(50 young adults from all over the world sing together across the internet

Build your Kingdom here: Rend Collective

Do let us know your thoughts, if anyone would be interested in reading a prayer or take part in the drama or has some music suggestions (next month probably Pentecost) please get in touch.  We have the technology, well Alistair has!

Stay safe and keep well

Love and prayers

Caroline and Anne

The Venerable Caroline Baston
Interim Priest in Charge, parish of Fawley

Daily Hope Free Phone of Hymns, Prayers & Refelections

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus.

Daily Hope, which is available from today, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

Wednesday the 25th Annunciation

The feast of the Annunciation marks the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he told her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is celebrated on 25 March each year.

In the church the altar cloth is changed to white for the day.

Readings are:

  • Isaiah 7.10-14,
  • Hebrews 10.4-10
  • Luke 1.26-38.

Hymn for the day Hail, thou once despisèd Jesus sung to Hyfrydol

Our Psalm for the day is psalm 40 verses 5-11

As a little extra, here is the first of Heinrich Biber’s ‘Rosary Sonatas’ – the Annunciation. It consists of a Prelude, aria and variations and a finale.

Update (23rd March) for Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, & Services

Additional details can also be found on the Church of England website

All our church buildings are now closed until further notice

Weddings: All weddings are now suspended until further notice!

Baptisms and funerals can still be held with the followining restrictions

Only immediate family members can attend. That is defined as a spouse or partner, parents and children – all maintaining a physical distance.

Baptisms: Emergency baptisms can take place in hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygienic precautions and physical distancing as far as possible

Funerals: Funerals can only happen at the crematorium or at the graveside.

Services: As previously stated all services are now suspended.