Dear Church member,
It has been really lovely to be able to reconnect with so many over the last few Sundays as we have recommenced a regular pattern of services - 9.30am in Chilton, and at 10am, 11.30am and 6pm in Harwell. More details about the pattern and each of the service types here.
This Sunday (26th September) our churches are celebrating Harvest - giving thanks to God for his gifts of creation, and especially for the fruitfulness of the earth and those who are involved in bringing food to our tables.
At each of our services we have an opportunity to bring offerings of tins and packets of imperishable food for Didcot Emergency Foodbank.
Do drop into our churches next week (open during the daytime) to enjoy the floral Harvest displays that our talented teams have produced.
After the morning services, we will have a Bring and Share Lunch from 12.45pm at St Matthew's Harwell. Everyone is invited to bring a plate or bowl of savoury or sweet food to share with others.
If you are able to bring your own cutlery and crockery, that would be very helpful.
This Thursday (23rd September) sees the second of our weekday services of Holy Communion.
These 'said' services are at 11am and held fortnightly - on the 2nd Thursday of the month at All Saints' Chilton, and on the 4th Thursday of the month at St Matthew's Harwell. On 'odd' months we follow the traditional BCP liturgy and on 'even' months Common Worship. Everyone is welcome.
As we re-start a regular pattern of 'in person' worship please be thinking and praying about how you might be involved in church life. There are opportunities to suit everyone, and our Churchwardens have recently written about opportunities to help with the smooth running of our services. Information about other opportunities to follow...
O Lord, we beseech you mercifully
to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive
and know what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Yours, in Christ,
Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey
Rector of Harwell with Chilton