St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Hutton - News
Hutton, January 2018
This month I have jumped ship three times. I have
moved my bank account to a new bank, I have taken out pet insurance
for Dolly with a new company and I have taken out car insurance
with a new company. As a result I have saved a lot of money.
I know of some people who have stayed with the same company
for the whole of their adult lives and would never think of
shopping around. I must admit that changing bank was a scary
experience. I was scared that they would mess it all up and
it wouldn’t work. I was told that I didn’t have
to do anything, and that they would inform everyone who paid
in and who I paid out to. I really didn’t trust them –
but so far so good!
I guess change is something that many of us don’t
like. We resist it or run away from it. The older we get the
harder it is to face change – whether that be changes
in our circumstances, changes in ourselves or changes around
us. We like to have things that are safe and familiar, we like
to know what to expect – they become our security blankets.
Yet life is about change and January is the time of year when
we think about it a lot. It’s the time when people do
want to change – change their health, diet or fitness,
their hobbies, job even. January is the time to look at our
lives and to ask ourselves ‘What do I need to change and
how?’ That may well be a question that you don’t
to ask yourself at all.
God Himself is one thing that does not change.
‘For Jesus doesn’t change—yesterday, today,
tomorrow, he’s always totally himself.’ Hebrew 13:
8 (The Message). Jesus is the one person in my life who does
not change. He is always there for me, totally reliable, totally
dependable, totally loving me. That gives me courage when life
throws me a curved ball and there is some change, either great
or small. Although Jesus never changes thatdoes not mean that
He wants me to stay the same. Becoming a Christian is all about
change and becoming that person God wants me to be. ‘Therefore
if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things
passed away; behold, new things have come.’ 2 Corinthians
5: 16 God wants to bring us change for the good this year. Maybe
something really needs sorting in your life. Maybe He wants
you to come back to Him and His church. Maybe He is longing
to bring you healing or forgiveness or joy. Whatever it is with
Jesus change is a wonderful thing.
Happy New Year – and embrace all that God
wants to do in your life this year
See Notice Board for
Whats's On this week - See Event Calendar
for events this month
January 20th “Messy Detectives”
Come and meet Shyone and Whatsup
4pm – 6pm, Hutton School Hall
Lots of crafts, songs, story, active prayer and
Christmas Party Tea. For more details call Mary Potter on 812788
Parents and children come together for a great
The next Messy Church will be
February 24th “Messy Detectives”
in Hutton School hall.
To receive email information, please give your email address
to Mary Potter.
Come and meet the Messy Detectives and be one yourself!
Royal British Legion
St Mary's Hutton
Saturday 13th January
Come and celebrate the 90th anniversary
of the Hutton, Oldmixon and Locking
Branch of the Royal British Legion
Monthly Prayer Meeting
on Saturday 6th Jan at 10.00am
in church. All welcome.
Subsequent meetings to be held on:
Sat 3rd Feb and Sat 3rd March
with Fish & Chip Supper
Friday 2nd February 2018 at 7.30pm Hutton Village Hall
BYO Drinks and glasses - Alternative menu available
£7.00 per person
Tickets available from from Kay Cole,
811424, Mustard Seed and Church
Locking Deanery Service of Light
Sunday 4th February
at 5pm at St Paul's
Weston. All Welcome
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 please contact
Kay Cole Tel: 811424
Jan 4th -Tea and chat
Jan 18th - Geoff Hobden - 'Life as a Vicar'
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
||Morning - Hutton
||Morning - Locking
||Hutton - Music & Meditation
||Hutton - Evensong
||Locking - Evening Prayer
||Celebration Sunday followed by lunch
||Locking - Holy Communion
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, Tuesdays
- Locking Church Centre. Tuesdays at 10am. Contact Julie
Hardy on 824575
Tuesday Morning Home Group
- Tuesdays at 10am at 51 Vereland Road, Hutton. Contact
Virginia Hollis 708924
Oldmixon Home Group - Monthly
on Wednesdays at 2.15pm at various locations. Contact Kay
Cole on 811424
Moor Lane Home Group -
Wednesdays at 7.30pm at 1 Moor Lane, Hutton. Contact Chris
Wilkins on 814483
20 Old Banwell Road - Wednesdays
at 7.30pm at 20 Old Banwell Road, Locking. Contact Tony
Coles on 822678
The Green Lounge, Thursdays
– Locking Church Centre. Thursdays at 7.30pm. Contact
Contact Hazel Hobden on 707981
77 Elm Tree Road. Thursdays
at 7.30pm. Contact Chris Sceeny on 822331
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
If yes, please see one of the wardens who would love to get
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 three trained Lay
Pastoral Assistants, Kay Cole (811424), Chris Wilkins (814483)
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
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
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.
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
New Neighbours? Patch is the answer!
New neighbours will be visited by a local church member and
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.
If you would like personal prayer on any Sunday
please ring Kay Cole 811424 to send a prayer request to the
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
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
choir, cleaning, helping with refreshments? If yes, please see
Anne or a
warden who would love to get you involved!
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
Perhaps you are thinking about baptism - either
for yourself or your child.
Give Revd Anne Lee a ring 823556.
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
Ringers in order:- 1 Reece S Wilkinson, 2 Lauren Ashford, 3
4 Dave Baker, 5 John Boorman (C), 6 Colin J Hornett (2 first
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
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.