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Weekly Pew News w/b Sunday 14th April 2024
Easter 3

Dear All
I hope this finds you keeping well and enjoying the moments of drier and sunnier weather!!

Throughout the Gospel accounts, Jesus had sought to carry out his ministry in God’s way- not my will, but yours Jesus said- and he commissioned his disciples to do the same. And now at Easter Jesus’ hands are RESURRECTION HANDS and the disciples are not just witnesses to this, but are commissioned to tell others both in word and in action.This commission has been passed through the generations and is now with us, for future generations: we are to be the hands (and feet) of Christ, as St. Teresa of Avila expressed:

“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” Teresa of Avila

So our Gospel reading this week invites us to look again at the hands of Christ: to seek Him for the healing and blessing and acceptance of his touch and to bring that same healing, blessing and acceptance to the world in which we live as followers of Christ.


Acts 3:12-19

1 John 3:1-7

Luke 24:36-48


Sunday 14 April Easter 3

8am Holy Communion

10am Parish Communion

Weds 17th

9am Morning Prayer

9.30am Extra PCC meeting in church 

Friday 19th

2.45pm School Worship



Sunday 21st April Easter 4

8am Holy Communion

There will be no 10am service as the Marnhull 12k run is on at the same time.However we can be involved by helping with a tea and cake stall for supporters and runners. Please sign the sheet if you can help on the stall and/or donate a cake for the event. The church will receive 50% of the takings for the stall.

  • Congratulations to Arthur Dudderidge for reaching his 100th Birthday this Sunday!
  • Church Fete: if we are to have a fete this year we need a new group of volunteers to coordinate it. If we dont get a team by end April we will have to cancel it. Please speak to Revd Gaenor ASAP if you can help.
  • Hardy Link. Our PCC is making the next steps with the diocesan plan for a joint application to the Heritage Fund, to create a network of Thomas Hardy churches in the Salisbury Diocese, working with Infopoint and the Thomas Hardy Society.We need your input as local church members so please complete this short survey by April 26th:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GDL28LS


Tues 23rd April 12pm Lunchtime organ recital given by Stephen Binnington. All welcome.
Sat 27th 3pm Marriage of Zoe Hamer and Elliott Bennett
Sun 28th 10am Judith Male will be licensed as LLM/Lay Reader to our parish by the Archdeacon of Sherborne. After coffee, it will be followed by our APCM- all electoral roll members are expected to attend! 
We have a churchwarden vacancy and few vacancies on the PCC. Please prayerfully consider these roles for yourself before the APCM.
Thurs 9th May 11am Ascension Day Holy Communion
Sat 18th May 6.30pm Confirmation Service at Salisbury Cathedral: If anyone is interested in adult confirmation preparation please contact Revd Gaenor ASAP!
Mon 3rd June. The Bishop of Salisbury will visit the school as it celebrates its 150th Anniversary. There will be activities at the school and the Bishop will dedicate the spiritual garden which is in progress. There will be a family fun day on Sat 8th June, open to all the community. More details to follow.


  • Please pray for those working towards a ceasefire in Gaza, Ukraine, Sudans and other war-torn areas of the world- for perseverance and courage
  • Give thanks for those whose Christian faith was encouraged in Holy Week- for perseverance and faithfulness
  • Pray for those whose faith is challenged- for a new depth of prayer and hope
  • Pray for all in our parish who are ill in body, mind or spirit- for healing and wholeness
With every blessing this Eastertide



Revd Gaenor Hockey, Rector

01258 821605  [email protected]

Part time: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday

Revd Angus Mayhew, Assistant Curate

07788100885     [email protected]

Shared full time curacy: Marnhull and Gillingham Team  

Rest day: Monday


Nick Lalor 01258 820553 [email protected]

Church is open daily:  9am – 4.30pm