Benefice News

This week is a brief moment of quiet before we launch into our APCM season. I would strongly encourage you to attend to hear how our PCCs and particularly our Churchwardens have been working so hard on your behalf throughout the vacancy period. I would also ask you to consider volunteering to either stand as a member of PCC or perhaps as a Deanery Synod representative so that we continue to have a voice for our Benefice in the wider area.

The APCMs will also be a forum to hear about progress being made on the Parish Profile.

Please also pray for Revd Coleen whose house was flooded in the recent storms. There was considerable damage and the house will take nearly a year to fix. We pray for all others who were affected too.

Hopefully I will see lots of you in the coming week.

Revd Joy

Revd Joy Windsor
Assistant Minister
07730 168291

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.

With a wealth of history to explore, and many unique and beautiful features we are well worth a visit.

Anna Chaplaincy

BCI Churches and the United Benefice of Catherington and Clanfield are looking for an Anna Chaplain who could come alongside ourAnna Chaplain, Dawn, to accompany older people at this age and stage of their lives. It is an ecumenical, community-based, chaplaincy promoting the spiritual welfare of older people. Anna Chaplaincy is a person-centred and non-judgemental ministry for people of strong, little or no faith at all. We have expanded our ministry to 4 nursing and care homes and one sheltered housing complex. We are in need of someone willing to train as a Chaplain with the Diocese and to be able to work with our team of ‘Anna Friends’ to bring this ministry to our older residents. You would need to be able to give one to two days a month at minimum. Please talk to either Revd Richard or Revd Joy in the first instance.

There is training in the Diocese starting in May and all recruitment is subject to safer recruitment rules and to DBS clearance and to undertaking the necessary safeguarding training.

Latest News and Upcoming Events

Here is the weekly news sheet for w/b 21st April.

About our Churches

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. 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.

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 Ms Janet Laws, our Safeguarding Officer.

Registered Address:
Benefice Office,
Blendworth Lane,
Waterlooville, PO8 0AA

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