Our Purpose as the Church here in Calmore is to gather together to worship God and grow in faith and to witness to the love of God.  

We welcome you to our website and hope you will find what you are looking for. 

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To visit the website of the 4 churches in the Totton Team Ministry please go to www.tottonteam.compark.co.uk

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Zoom Team Council Meeting tomorrow Monday 1st March at 7.30pm

You are all invited to the Team Council meeting for both churches at 7.30 pm tomorrow by zoom.

"see you" at 7.30 pm tomorrow ,

Please contact Geoff Aston for the Zoom details.

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Lent Learning 2021

We start next Wednesday at 4.00.p.m. No need to pre-register. Just connect to Zoom (details to follow) and join in. Here is the programme.

Meeting format

  • Preparation: a breathing meditation of five minutes.
  • A short prayer
  • Introductory talk
  • Readings: two short bible readings – to be read aloud by members of the group.
  • An open discussion led by Graham to explore the week’s subject.
  • A short ‘quiet time’ for refreshment, and relaxation.
  • Sharing time – being open to each other in God’s presence; sharing our thoughts and feelings about what we have learnt.
  • Final prayers.

 

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LENT AT ST ANNES AND ST MARYS

 Lent starts next week so here are events and services happening between now and Easter.
o Ash Wednesday 17th February – an hour of prayer and meditation
o March the 5th World Day of Prayer (see letter from Christine Farleigh below)
o Lent Learning on Wednesdays at 3.30 to 5 00 p.m., 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March
o Palm Sunday 28th March Morning Service and Creative afternoon
o Maundy Thursday 1st April. A talk on giving and serving
o Good Friday 2nd April Meditation at Noon – prayers, poetry, art, music
o Easter Sunday 4th April – Celebratory Service! Outdoor service if the weather is good!

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Christine Farleigh writes:
As you are all aware we are unable to gather together on March the 5th for World Day of Vanuatu entitled ‘Build on a Strong Foundation’.
We will hold this service in the summer when hopefully many restrictions may have been lifted but we wanted to mark the day when normally for 24 hours all over the world Christians would celebrate the service.
In Totton 10.30am has been the time of our service for many years so this year we are asking people
to keep that time and in the comfort of your own home follow the Service Booklet (which we are happy to deliver to you) with many of your friends who would normally join us at St Theresa’s Church.
We may not be able to physically join together but we will be together in Prayer and Worship.
Please pass this on to all your Church Friends. For the booklets ring 02380862882.
We would ask you to keep hold of your booklets for the summer service or return them by contacting the above number.
All the booklets have a gift aid envelope enclosed and, if you wish to donate, can be sent direct to World Day of Prayer, Commercial Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. TN1 2RR marking it from Totton or again  contacting the above number.

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A series of four Lent Learning zoom meetings of an hour and a half led by Graham Norman exploring
Pilgrimage, Creation Care, Sanctuary and Being Church.
Meeting format
Preparation: a breathing meditation of five minutes.
A short prayer
Introductory talk on the topic of the week by Graham (a short paper on the topic will be sent out a few days before).
Readings: two short bible readings – to be read aloud by members of the group.
An open discussion led by Graham to explore the week’s subject.
A short ‘quiet time’ for refreshment, and relaxation.
Sharing time – being open to each other in God’s presence; sharing our thoughts and
feelings about what we have learnt.
Final prayers.
Week 1 3rd March Pilgrimage
Pilgrim comes from the Latin word peregrinus which means stranger, traveller, or a transient person.
This week we consider what it means to be a Christian Pilgrim; strengthening our legs for walking with Jesus, and reflecting on life’s journey, where we have come from, our ongoing and our destination. We will consider the idea of Holy Place and learn how to make a simple pilgrimage close to home.
Week 2 10thMarch Creation Care
We see God’s world being destroyed around us by human action but does it have to be like this? Are we powerless to in the face of unstoppable forces or can we, if we listen to God, make the difference? How important are the things we do in our own lives? We shall ask these questions discover how Christ gives us the answers. We will learn some practical, creative things that we can do to care for creation.
Week 3 17th March Sanctuary
Sanctuary is a holy place, a place of safety and worship. It can be inside or outside, in the world or in the mind. We will talk about our own ‘safe places’ and how we give sanctuary to others, humans and the other beings of creation. We see how God gives us a guarantee of sanctuary. We will look at our Sanctuary church vision and mission and realize its deeper meanings in our lives. We will learn how to use sanctuary for wellbeing and caring for ourselves and others.
Week 4 24th Marc hBeing Church
The dictionary defines ‘church’ as a building used for public worship but gives the synonyms ’house of God, house of prayer, the Lord’s house.’ Is it just a convenient building to meet in or something more? We are Christians by following Jesus as disciples and pilgrims so why do we stay put in the sanctuary of church? What is ‘being church’ anyway? A Sunday club? A community organisation? Or is it something more, something that touches everything in our lives? We will attempt to answer these questions – with more than a little help from God!

All course materials (talks, readings, prayers) will be sent in pdf format by email to the participants before each meeting.
To take part, you will need internet access and a computer to run zoom, receive email and read pdf documents.
The course is open to everyone at St Mary’s and St Anne’s churches. No registration is needed as thezoom link will be the same each week and the details will be in the weekly Newsletter. No commitment to attend all sessions is necessary as they are freestanding.
However, an indication of interest in attending would be welcomed! Email me at greydogstar15@gmail.com or text to 07547174524
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THE WAY AHEAD

If you have any queries or concerns in the coming weeks and need your church’s help or comfort,please contact,

Geoff Aston for St Anne’s glebe_cottage2@hotmail.com 

Graham Norman for StMary’s and St Anne’s greydogstar15@gmail.com tel 07547174524.


John Reeve is at johnreeve6@aol.com

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE

We would like to remind people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 to stay at home as much as possible and observe social distancing guidance, and we strongly discourage you from attending church in person during this time.  We will let you know  a time for you to attend for individual devotions when we are able to open the church again.

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We have a small St Anne's Whatsapp group which you can join .

Currently , the church can be open for private prayer . Simon has agreed to open the church for Wednesday's private prayer from 10am to 11 am , thank you Simon. 

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AN APPEAL

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.

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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.

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PARKING OUTSIDE CHURCH

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 28thFebruary 2021