June Happenings in the Churn Benefice

Christian Fellowship Group

– for Mums with young children who meet together to grow in faith and take something of what they experience to their families.

The next meeting is on 7th June at Torpids, High Street, Upton, 8pm. Theme – Helping our children to understand that what we do affects others.

Contact for information or transport: Justine 510864; Revd Louise 851011

Churn Youth Group

Sunday 19th June at 7pm in the Benefice Centre

All young people of secondary school age are welcome to come along. We meet on the third Sunday of the month from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Benefice Centre or other venue depending on what activity we decide to do.


Thursday 2nd June is the Feast of the Ascension of Christ, a red letter day and important celebration in the Church’s year. There will be a Sung Eucharist and Sermon at St. Mary’s at 8pm. Everyone in the Churn Benefice is encouraged to come and share in this important festival.

“Christ in Quiet”

Monthly contemplative prayer services, reflecting on bible passages, listening to Christian music and gently moving into silent prayer, these last about 30 minutes. Held across the benefice on the last Saturday morning of each month at 9am. Next service 26th June, St. Michael’s Blewbury

This year’s Pilgrimage will be on Sunday 3rd July 2011. We meet at the top of Churn Knob from 12.15pm onwards (with a picnic), and hold a short service prior to setting off on the 12 mile walk from Churn Knob to Dorchester Abbey. There is an interesting article in May’s edition of The Door with lots more information.

Having acted as local co-ordinator for four years (and been involved for eight), it’s time for me to pass on the baton, so please contact me on 01235 850082 if you could be persuaded to take on this role from 2012. Most of the work is done on the morning of the Pilgrimage itself, with a few meetings over the year. Penny Brassell

The CHURN Branch of the MU

The next Pram Service will be on Wednesday 1st June at 12.15pm in the Vale Room, Blewbury Village Hall. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME.

A sandwich lunch is provided by the Mothers Union after the service. This is a short Eucharist service ideal for pre-school children to bring parents, grandparents, carers to.