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St Anne's news update                                                         11th August 2020

At the AGM meeting on Sunday 9th August 2020 a vote was made on the starting time for St Anne's Sunday worship service. Based on the votes cast it was agreed that the Sunday service starting time, from the 16th August 2020, will be at 9:15am.

Following the AGM there are several vacancies that still need to be filled at St Anne's:-

a/ Church Warden
b/ Treasurer
c/ DCC members
e/ DCC minutes Secretary

If you would like stand for any position, or need any more information, then please talk to any of our DCC members or Rev Chris Steed.

"None of us, including me, ever do great things.  But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful."
                                                                                 Mother Teresa,

Church Warden's message

We have been notified by the Church Of England that places of worship must follow guidelines of safe distancing, washing hands (or using sanitizer) and wearing of face masks when entering the church for services and for personal prayers

From next Sunday 2nd August we will be having a form of communion service. During the service if you wish to bring to the Altar your representation of bread and wine, it will be blessed by the Minister and you will be able self communicate.

St Anne's AGM will be on Sunday 9th August 2020 at 10:15 after the service. (Sadly we will not be able to provide tea or coffee). At the AGM the members of St Anne's will be asked to vote on the change of time to the start of our Sunday service to 9:15am as currently it is 9am. We still need members on our DCC and various positions at St Anne's. There is a form on the notice board at the back of the church if you wish to join us.

We need to keep St Anne's sustainable for its members, our community and our future, and with that the Parish Giving Scheme was set up to help the church manage regular donations. Donations can be made to the scheme by Direct Debit which will be passed back to St Anne's Church within ten day of the payment being made, the Gift Aid a few days later. This scheme has worked well for us over several years and has been a financial lifeline during this time of lockdown and church closure. Also you can donate on a regular basis via Standing Order. If you are interested in joining the scheme please ask Pam Hall (covering Treasurer) who can give you our bank details and will be pleased to help you.

It has been lovely to see friendly faces at our Sunday services and is joyful that we can pray together again. Please I ask that you place those who are in isolation or are unwell and unable to visit St Anne's in your daily prayers.



Joshua's Fund news

Anni and Rob Churton have had a card from Beatrice with reference to Joshua.

She writes:      To St Anne's members & sponsors on the behalf of Joshua and Joshua's parents

Thank you so much for all you've done for Joshua to reach Form Six. May God bless you all with good health for many years to come, Joshua also sent words of many thanks to you sponsors that he will keep you in his prayers always,

With love, Beatrice.  


Lord, you taught us to love our neighbour, and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you. In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love, for your name's sake. Amen


The Rev’d Chris Steed : Team Rector – Rev’d Chris announced this week his resignation from his post as Team Rector of the Totton Team Ministry to take effect from the end of October. Chris described his role as one of ‘pastor’ to all four churches across the Team. Each of us will hold particular memories of Chris’ ministry with us – he is now looking to the next stage of his ministry journey. We pray for him and give thanks for what he has communicated to us of God’s goodness over the last 6 years.


Sunday Worship:

  • St Matthew’s Netley Marsh  8.00am (Holy Communion) & 11.00am
  • Anne’s Calmore 9.15am (form of Communion -see above)
  • Mary’s Eling 10.30am
  • Mary’s Copythorne 9.30am (Holy Communion)
  • Face masks : while attending services in church it is strongly encouraged that all attendees should wear a face mask - unless the person is exempt due to medical or other relevant reason

It has been so lovely to gather again for really simple worship – socially distanced!  To pray and give praise with a congregation of people has been such a strength and joy. 

The St. Winfrid’s Zoom service continues at 11.00am  - details on how to access this service are with this newsletter. 

Mid-week Open for Prayer : don’t forget churches are open for supervised private prayer during the week – it has been lovely to welcome so many who have dropped in to pray and say ‘hello’.

St. Matthew’s, Netley Marsh : Tuesday 9.00- 11.00am

St. Mary’s Copythorne :  Thursday 10.30am – 12 noon  


Live Zoom Church

Last week we repeated our successful Live Zoom Church Service. This has heralded a new way of meeting as so we will be continuing this into the future.

Doing it on Zoom also allows people to listen to and participate in the service without internet or computer by using their phone.

After the service there will be a chance to chat. This will be done by splitting the congregation off into randomly assigned "rooms" with around 5 people in each "room", enabling a better flow of conversation than one person talking and 25 people listening.


"Doors" open at 10.45                               Service begins at 11.00               After church chat at ~11.40



Meeting ID: 828 4122 0447                      Password: 400952

 How to use Zoom

If you ask around, people will tell you that Zoom was easier to use than they thought.

Click on the link above and follow the instructions on screen. If it asks you to download Zoom click download and allow the install (you may need to click on the link again once you have done this). When you sign in, say yes to using computer audio and video. You can use your smartphone, tablet/iPad or laptop/computer. Settings such as turning on/off camera and microphone can be found at the bottom of the screen after moving your mouse or touching the screen. 

If you have any issues please contact Andy Wickens by email Andrew.L.Wickens@gmail.com or call 07774313875

 Using your landline or mobile to ring into the service

You can also call into the service and listen even if you do not have a computer or internet. Please pass on the following details to those that do not have internet or computer access and would enjoy joining us on Sunday (and the practice on Saturday if needs be). 


  • Call either 0203 481 5240 or 0131 460 1196
  • When prompted for the meeting ID enter 828 4122 0447#
  • If asked for participant ID, there isn’t one - just enter #
  • When prompted for the password enter 400952 #

Zoom Etiquette 

There is some Zoom etiquette to follow that some may be unaware of, here are a few pointers.

- Stay Muted

- Think about what is behind you if your are using your camera

The service is recorded and uploaded onto Facebook (though you will only be seen by the recording if you speak)

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Totton Baptist Church are still collecting for the basics bank. There is usually someone there from 10am to 2pm.  items can be left outside but its suggested after 12 as its in the shade at the front then. They are short of tinned meat, Men's toiletries (razors), shower gel and deodorant but please no potatoes or perishable items.



Please use the area immediately outside St Anne’s opposite Farm Close entrance as a drop-off zone only.Please park sensitively (and legally!) and use the car park if possible.

This site was updated on 12TH  August2020