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St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Hutton - News

Hutton, August 2019

Dear Friends

This week I have had the privilege of having a student from Churchill School with me for work experience. It’s been a very good time and she has shadowed me on visits to people in their homes, in a care home to take Communion and to pre-school. Casey has been with me for Christianity Explored and for a wedding and Messy Church. It’s been a week full of different experiences. I have also learned a lot and it’s been good to chat with her.

So many people write off young people these days. When did you last sit and chat with a young person – your own child or grandchild or a neighbour or family member? We might well be surprised at what they say. I asked Casey to write down her thoughts on how she sees the world and the future – she says I can share it with you.

‘It’s a big beautiful world, with cruel and dreadful people. Everywhere we go and everything we do can affect the way we see things. Young, innocent and vulnerable children are being brought into a world where people think it is okay to act on things with violence. It’s unfair that they will grow up not knowing what peace and comfort is as the world is slowly and definitely becoming chaotic. Each day, one by one the hope for this planet is quickly burning out, like a fire. It’s damaging to us physically and mentally to have to fear what’s going to happen next, Not knowing the consequences and circumstances to certain situations, Not knowing who or what could be gone in an instant. People are just like weather. You never know how or when it will change but you know that one day it will. It’s frightening that every single person on this planet no matter who or where you are will lose someone important to them, not being able to laugh and smile with that person ever again. We are all aware of tragedies such as death but we all still seem to take people and things for granted. Sometimes we get so involved in our own dramas and fixed on the problems we have that we never really take the time to appreciate what we have whilst it’s still here. We are blinded by our own happiness and success that we forget that other people are suffering and in need of help too. Thousands of innocent people are dealing with serious mental health issues at such a young age due to the loss of someone close to them. Teenagers especially find it difficult and challenging to say or express their grief and sadness, making them distance themselves from the people they feel safe and protected around. Time is precious and should be treasured because in one moment or second everything could be different or could be gone. We should pay more attention to the people we care for and love because one day deep down we will regret not doing so. We need to be more thankful and grateful towards the people that have raised us, supported us and provided for us. Once we appreciate the love and blessings we already have then that is all the happiness we will ever need.’

Such wise words from such a young person. I pray it will spur you on to reflect on them and to listen to the words of young people in your lives.

Have a great summer!

Bless you

See Notice Board for Whats's On this week - See Event Calendar for events this month

A Taste of Somerset

Wednesday 28th August from 10am to 3pm
St Mary’s Church Fellowship

Once again at The Taste of Somerset on
Wednesday 28th August we we will hold a BBQ (sausages and burgers) stall.
There will also a stall selling ”Grown and made in Hutton”.
We would appreciate help during the day, on a rota basis, for the BBQ and the
produce stall as in previous years.
Any offers of produce, cakes etc please bring
on the day or contact us on 07747 100 712. Please sign the sheet at the back of
church if you can help. Thank you. John and Margaret.

Open Gardens 2019

Welcome you / friends / families / neighbours to Open Gardens,
each one between 2.30pm to 5.00pm on Saturday afternoons :-

27th July - John Parfitt, Home Farm, Silver Moor Lane, Banwell BS29 6LG
Cream teas and come and see the animals

17th August - Julie & Peter Hardy, 31 Beechwood Ave, Locking BS24 8DS
Refreshments and Bring & Buy stall

Board Games Galore

Sat 18th August 3.00pm - 6.00pm
St Augustine's Chruch Centre
All Welcome. Individuals and families.
Bring your own favourite board game or table top game to play
Many games available. Refreshments provided

Charity Quiz Night

in the Show Marquee
St Mary’s Field, Hutton.
Thursday 29th August 7.30 p.m.

In aid of Lymphoma Association and St. Mary’s Church Hutton
Question Master Robin Webb
£2.50 per person – teams of 6 max.
Team tickets available from Chris Wilkins 822857; Jane Barry 813802;
Kay Cole 811424; Parish Council Office from July 30th

Due to the popularity of the event, no ticket sales on the night
Bring your own food

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Songs of Praise

with refreshments
Sunday 1st September 10.00am
The Show Marquee
St Mary's Field Hutton
All Welcome

Coffee Morning

ST. MARY’S CHURCH HUTTON
INVITES YOU TO A COFFEE MORNING

Saturday 3rd August 10am to noon
and
Wednesday 14th August 10am to noon
Legion Room, Hutton Village Hall

COME ALONG TO ENJOY REFRESHMENTS AND GOOD COMPANY
Donations to be shared between Fair Trade and St. Mary’s Church.

Harvest Supper

Harvest Celebration weekend
Harvest Supper
Saturday 14th September 7pm
in Locking Church Centre
All are welcome. Please ring the Benefice Office 01934 822857 to register your place

Harvest Celebration Service

for all the family
Sunday 15th September at 10am in St Mary's church

Please bring non-perishable food items to church
They be donated to Somewhere to Go in Weston-super-Mare

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Locking and Hutton Women’s Fellowship

Meetings are in the
Green Room, Locking Church Centre
1st, 3rd & 5th Thursdays from 2.45 to approx 4.00pm
ALL LADIES ARE MOST WELCOME
to join this friendly, informal group which usually comprises
a short act of worship, a speaker and refreshments
For further information or to arrange a lift from Hutton please contact Kay Cole Tel: 811424

Sept 9th - Tea and Chat
Oct 3rd - All members - School Memories
Oct 17th - Claire Roberts - Parklands Community Church
Oct 31st - Sue Badger - Village Agent
Nov 7th - Tony Cornford - Life on a Desert Island
Nov 21st - Hebron Lunch with Speaker - at the Heborn Chruch 11.30 - 2.00pm
Dec 5th - Yvonne Criddle - Past, Present and Future
Dec 19th - Carols and Cake

TAKE 5

Take a Break and drop in after school on Tuesdays for drinks, fruit and cake

We offer a warm welcome to The Families of Children
Held in the school hall at Haywood Village Academy
2.30pm – 4pm (term time only)
TAKE 5 is offered by Church @ St Anne’s

In association with Locking Castle Church,
Woodspring Church and New Creation

Book of Remembrance

If anyone would like an addition
to the book of remembrance, please contact Menna Davies 01934
814680, who will be pleased to add names for a small donation.

Pattern of Services

Sunday Morning - Hutton Morning - Locking Evening
1st Holy Communion Family Service Hutton - Music & Meditation
2nd Morning Worship Holy Communion Hutton - Evensong
3rd Holy Communion Family Service Locking - Evening Prayer
4th Mattins Celebration Sunday followed by lunch Locking - Holy Communion
5th
Combined Service
None

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Vist St Mary's

You are welcome to visit St. Mary’s Church on
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during
from 10am to dusk. Enjoy the wonderful building
and an opportunity for peace and quiet.

Please sign the Visitors Book at the end of your visit

Hutton and Locking Home Groups

Home groups are mid-week Bible study groups. They are a great way to meet others, learn more about God and also give an opportunity to pray and share current needs and concerns. Groups are listed below:-

  • Farm Road Home Group - Meets fortnightly on a Monday or Tuesday evening at 22 Farm Road, Hutton. Contact Jane Barry on 813802
  • The Green Lounge - Locking Church Centre. Mondays at 10am. Contact Hazel Hobden on 707981
  • Tuesday Morning Home Group - Tuesdays at 10am at 34 Vereland Road, Hutton. Contact Virginia Hollis on 708924
  • Vicarage Home Group - Wednesdays at 7.30pm at The Vicarage, The Green, Locking. Contact Chris on 823556
  • 20 Old Banwell Road - Wednesdays at 7.30pm at 20 Old Banwell Road, Locking. Contact Tony Coles on 822678
  • The Green Lounge – Locking Church Centre. Tuesdays at 10am. Contact Contact Julie Hardy on 824575
  • 77 Elm Tree Road. Thursdays at 7.30pm. Contact Chris Sceeny on 82233

St Mary's Church Mission Action Plan.

Please commit to praying for the following events that will be taking place in the next six months:-

• Outside Service at Elborough
• Prayer Walks around the parish
• Afternoon tea in the Village Hall
• Film Afternoons
• Pray for new people to come along
• For the provision of resources
• For the love of God to be shown

Opportunities to serve in Hutton Church.

Would you be interested in: Reading the lesson, leading the
prayers, helping with young people, being a welcomer,
joining a homegroup, joining the choir, cleaning, helping with refreshments?
If yes, please see one of the wardens who would love to get you involved!

ST MARY'S CARES……..

Lord, teach us how to pray. Never has it been more important for us to repeat this request made
by the disciples so many years ago. Many of us find it difficult and as the church throughout the land is
now on its knees we, at St Marys, recognise our need to give ourselves more time in prayer.

Would you like a home visit?
In Hutton our visiting team consists of our Reader Jane Barry (813802) and six trained Lay Pastoral Assistants, Jean Eldridge (811346), Sue Orton (07449 330036), Jackie Williams (626833), Kay Cole (811424), Chris Wilkins (823556) and Virginia Hollis (708924). We also have four LPAs available in Locking church. Each person has been fully trained and appointed by the Bishop to do this work. This enables us to be out in the community making more visits and showing God’s love in a practical way. All visits are confidential and we hope that you will pass on this information to neighbours who you feel may benefit from a chat with one of us. If you are in church, please complete a contact form to be found on the table at the back of church and someone will contact you. If you are not able to attend church, just ring Virginia Hollis (708924) and she will make the necessary arrangements for someone to contact you.

Are you in need of practical help?
If you are unable to do necessary shopping perhaps because of the weather or illness, we may be able to help you. Do you feel that your
quality of life could be improved by some home improvements or extra help? We could put you in touch with someone who can direct you to
the right organisation to help you.

Unable to visit church?
If you are unable to visit church but would like home communion, let us know and this can be arranged in your home. We have a team of four
people, who have been given permission by the Bishop to do this work and would consider it a real privilege to visit you.

Prayer Cascade
This means that a prayer request can be made via Kay Cole (811424) and she will send this
to a list of people who want to be actively involved in the prayer life of
the church. Your requests for prayer can also be pinned to the board at

New Neighbours? Patch is the answer!
New neighbours will be visited by a local church member and will be
given a patch pack to welcome them to the village and inform them about the local church.
Patch stands for Parish and the Church. We, you and I, are the body of the church, and we need to work together to make it work efficiently for
our future generations.

PRAYER REQUESTS

If you would like personal prayer on any Sunday please ring Kay Cole 811424 to send a prayer request to the prayer cascade
or Virginia Hollis 708924 to arrange a visit.

THE PASTORAL CARE TEAM

The Pastoral Care Team wish to offer contact numbers for shopping
and other necessary errands when people are stuck at home because
of the weather or illness. Please contact one of the following if you
are in need of help and we will tryto assist
Virginia Hollis - 01934-708924
Val Harris - 01934-814676

Opportunities to serve in Hutton Church

Would you be interested in: Reading the lesson, leading the prayers, helping
with young people, being a welcomer, joining a homegroup, joining the
choir, cleaning, helping with refreshments? If yes, please see Anne or a
warden who would love to get you involved!

BAPTISM

Baptism is a very special occasion when a person is publicly welcomed into the
church and makes a commitment to the Christian way of life (either by parents / sponsors on their behalf or if the
person is old enough, bythemselves), where sins are washed away and the Holy Spirit is at work in the person’s life
in a special and personal way. Have you had a time when God was at work in your life in a special way? Would you like to share your

Perhaps you are thinking about baptism - either for yourself or your child.
Give Revd Anne Lee a ring 823556.




BELL RINGING

We are a friendly group of people who meet in Hutton church on a Wednesday evening at 8pm.

Y ou can be any age from 10 upwards to 80 and don’t need to be physically fit.

We would like to recruit some new ringers.
If you would like to have a go join us on a Wednesday evening.

Monday 16th October was a special occasion. It was the culmination of an ambition that our ringers had held since Hutton bells were re hung and augmented to 6 in 2010. We achieved our first quarter peal of 1260 changes with a local Hutton band. It has taken patience, training and a few disappointments to finally achieve our goal. For a band of more experienced ringers it would not have been a problem. We decided that trying to achieve our goal would coincide with Anne and Chris’s wedding and so the dedication of our quarter peal would go to them.
Ringers in order:- 1 Reece S Wilkinson, 2 Lauren Ashford, 3 Margaret Bailey,
4 Dave Baker, 5 John Boorman (C), 6 Colin J Hornett (2 first inside)

For any further information please contact Margaret Bailey Tel 815308

ST MARY'S CHURCH CHOIR

all welcome, practices most Thursdays at 7pm, contact Eric 813716

LAY LED HOME COMMUNIONS

Over the last year the number of people receiving Home Communion in their own home risen considerably.
In order to cater for this, We have formed a team of lay people from both churches trained to do this
and who also have the Bishop’s permission to do so. If you yourself would like to receive Communion at home,
please let the clergy know and they can make arrangements for this.

WELCOME TO LIFE

"Welcome to Life” is Weston’s new independent Christian bookshop,
based at 13 The Centre, Weston-super- Mare.
Here at “Life” we aim to be more than a book shop. Yes we sell books,
cards and gifts, as well as daily Bible reading notes etc. But this is not our sole purpose.

Come and visit us!
We look forward to welcoming you at “Life”!
Andrew, Lydia and Rob

MOTHER TERESA'S PRAYER

A prayer written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and
self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish,
ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful
friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive
you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could
destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be
jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be
enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It
was never between you and them anyway.

A Psalm by David Sutton

I pray to God
I pray in quiet or aloud to Him to hear me
I turn to Him in times of trouble or distress
I worship him in praise and glory

And God hears me
He listens to me and answers me
He speaks to me
But he speaks in so many different ways

Lord your voice can be powerful
But it is often soft
And when I hear you Lord
You speak to me with wisdom and encouragement

Lord always when I falter you remind me
You remind me of the path I must follow
Of my need to pray to you
Thank you Lord God for being with me
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

David Sutton :12th August 1940 - 2nd April 2012.

Desiderata - Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.