Welcome and thank you for visiting our website which I hope you will find both welcoming and useful. The BCI Churches are a benefice of Holy Trinity in Blendworth, Saint Michael and All Angels in Chalton and Saint Hubert’s in Idsworth. With a wealth of history to explore, and many unique and beautiful features we are well worth a visit. However, we are more than just buildings; we are a community of people who are inspired by our faith in God, to learn from the teachings of Jesus and seek to be led by the Holy Spirit, to love and serve the community around us. We worship together on Sunday mornings, and are involved in many other aspects of church and village life. We would love to welcome you to any of our churches and get to know you, so please click on the links to find out more.
Revd Vickie Morgan. email@example.com, 07429 187233
Latest News and Upcoming Events
Revd Joy Windsor
We are delighted to announce that Revd Joy Windsor has been appointed as House for Duty Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) for the Parishes of Rowlands Castle, Blendworth, Chalton and Idsworth, in the Diocese of Portsmouth. We hope for Joy to be licensed and begin her ministry with us in the Autumn. Joy will also be licensed as Assistant Curate to the Parishes of Catherington and Clanfield and we look forward to working together in ministry and mission. Please pray for Joy, her husband Peter as they prepare to join us and for Revd Vickie Morgan, Revd Richard Hutchins and the ministry teams of the parishes. Please also pray for Revd Andrew Mickleford, his ministry team and the people of the parish of the Resurrection, Alton where Joy is currently serving.
You may have heard the Government’s recent announcement that churches will be permitted to reopen for public worship from this Saturday, 4th July 2020. Although it will be wonderful to attend services together once again, we will need to implement measures to ensure your safety, and things will not return to ‘normal’ for the foreseeable future. Of course, I recognise that there will be some of the more vulnerable amongst us who will be shielding for a little while longer and I will carry on providing online worship resources for those members of the church family.
To reduce the risk of infection, we will be placing sanitising stations at the entrance to the churches, and organising the space to maintain social distancing. Unfortunately there will be no music or singing during this transitional period, and it will be necessary to register attendance for track and trace purposes. The wearing of face masks has become compulsory in enclosed public spaces from 24th July. You will need to wear a face mask if you are attending a church service on Sunday. Please bring your own as we don’t have supplies. These guidelines are formalised in our Risk Assessments for attending worship at Holy Trinity and Saint Michael and All Angels.
You may be interested to see the Church of England’s recent press release about the reopening of churches.
I am really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to our churches very soon.
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Blendworth Church Centre
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Our Safeguarding Policy.
The BCI Churches are fully committed to the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policies. Our parish safeguarding statement to this effect can be read here. Any safeguarding concerns about either children or vulnerable adults should be brought to the immediate attention of the Vicar, Revd Vickie Morgan, or Ms Janet Laws, our Safeguarding Officer.