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. 

Our Safeguarding Officer is - vacant

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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Calmore and Eling NeWS

Services again at St Mary’s and St Anne’s

OPEN FOR WORSHIP     18th April to end of June 2021

We are delighted to welcome you all back to worship and pray at our two churches. We are still under Covid restrictions of course and in a vacancy, so these arrangements are a step on the way rather than final and complete.

What you need to know:

All services will be for the combined congregations of St Mary’s and St Anne’s. In the current circumstances we are unable to provide separate weekly services for each church.There will be a combination of Morning Praise and Holy Communion services led by our volunteer team of retired clergy, Reverends Stuart and Pamela Goddard and Kelvin Taylor, Licensed Lay Ministers Antony Sturmey and Terry Stanfield, and (if all else fails!) Churchwardens Graham Norman and Tim Mole.  The services will be at each church on alternate weeks, starting at St Anne’s this Sunday 18th April with Revd. Stuart Goddard.

St Anne’s has been re-arranged to accommodate a congregation of up to 40 safely. You will notice some changes, so please be alert and follow the guidance:

Please wait outside socially distanced until the stewards direct you inside and help you get seated.

Use the hand sanitisers and wear facemasks inside the church.

At the end of the service please remain seated until directed out by the stewards. Please follow their instructions and do not socialise inside the building.

The service will follow the service sheets with communion being taken by the priest only.  Hymn music will be played on the organ but as yet there is no singing allowed.

OPEN FOR PRAYER

At each church on the Sundays when there is no service the building will be open for individual prayer, meditation and quiet sitting from 10.00.a.m to 4.00.p.m. Outdoor socialising may also take place within the Covid safety restrictions.Please refer to Government guidelines.

 OUR CHURCHES NEED THEIR PEOPLE AND WE URGE YOU TO INHABIT THEM AGAIN IN WORSHIP, PRAYER AND MEETING.

 If you have any concerns about these arrangements Churchwardens Tim and Graham are happy to help. We can’t yet speak with you in church but will meet safely outside by arrangement. Or you can phone or email us.

Graham Norman   greydogstar15@gmail.com     Tel: 07547 174524

Tim Mole   tcmole@virginmedia.com      Tel: 07765 886112

CHURCH SERVICES AT ST MARY’S ELING AND ST ANNE’S CALMORE

SUNDAY SERVICE 10.00. A.M         Church               Open for prayer& meditation                   Sunday

18th April.                                         St Anne’s.            St Mary’s.                                                      10.00 to 12.00

25th April.                                         St Mary’s.             St Anne’s.                                                     10.00 to 12.00

2nd May                                            St Anne’s.              St Mary’s.                                                    10.00 to 12.00

9th May.                                            St Mary’s.              St Anne’s.                                                     10.00 to 12.00

16th May.                                          St Anne’s.              St Mary’s.                                                     10.00 to 12.00

23rd May.                                          St Mary’s.              St Anne’s.                                                     10.00 to 12.00

30th May.                                           St Anne’s.             St Mary’s.                                                     10.00 to 12.00

6th June.                                            St Mary’s.              St Anne’s.                                                     10.00 to 12.00

13th June.                                          St Anne’s.              St Mary’s.                                                      10.00 to 12.00

20th June.                                          St Mary’s.               St Anne’s.                                                     10.00 to 12.00

27th June.                                          St Anne’s.               St Marys.                                                      10.00 to 12.00

ADDITIONAL OPENING FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

St Anne’s Wednesday and Friday 10.00am - 11.00am

St Mary’s Tuesday 10.30am-11.30am

ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION AND ELECTION OF PCC 15th April to 27th May 2021

We are now embarking on a revision of the Electoral Rolls of St Anne’s and St Mary’s which will then be combined into a new electoral roll for the Parish of Calmore & Eling.  The APCM and PCC meetings will take place on 13th May 2021

Timetable:

Notice of revision of Electoral roll  15th April

Revision of Electoral Roll begins  29th April

Revision of Electoral Roll ends  12th May

Notice of meeting for election of Churchwardens and Annual Parish Council Meeting (APCM)

Followed by the first meeting of the Calmore & Eling Parochial Church Council (PCC)  13th May

Display of Financial Statements  20th May

APCM 27th May

Forms for application to be included on the electoral roll will be issued by 29th April and should be returned 12th May.

PRAYER

We pray for our new Parish of Calmore & Eling and for our Ministers and Lay members who charged with enabling us to worship safely and in communion with one another. We pray for each other as our two congregations become one and we pray humbly to you, Lord, that you will grant us your divine mercy as we endeavour to do your work in Totton.  Grant us unity, peace and a strong love for one another.

May Christ lead us and show us the way

May the Holy Spirit fill our hearts with joy

May God our Father watch over us.    Amen

CONFIDENCE

We want you to be confident that you can return to church safely. We are by no means ‘normal’ yet as facemasks must be worn and singing is still not possible and, most importantly, social distancing and minimal socialising must be the rule.Nevertheless, vaccinations, keeping to the rules and common sense mean that we can worship safely in church.

Some of you will not feel able to come back yet. Don’t lose hope or lose touch. We will do our best to keep you with us. We are always together in Christ.

MEANWHILE

ENJOY the chilly Spring. It may be cold, but the celandines and primroses are blooming, the birds are singing and our hearts are full.

**************************************************************************************** Provision for those who cannot attend for church services or individual prayer

We recognise that for many a return of confidence may take some time. There is no pressure to return though we will encourage you to come when you feel able. Do talk to your church leaders, clergy and friends about how you feel – you are not alone!

We give thanks to you, our brothers and sisters in Christ for your continued faithfulness, to our leaders and clergy for their stewardship and guidance, and above all to God for his mercy and goodness as we emerge, staggering into the daylight, after the darkness of this pandemic.

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Team Council Steering Group met on Monday 1st March so that we could be updated on the Parish Reorganisation and the vacancy situation. This is the state of affairs at present:

  1. The consultation on the reorganisation was complete on Feb 22nd without objections being brought.   The measure  took effect on 1st April 2021.
  2. The majority of vacancies are now in a state of being frozen until the summer. There will be a review process in the light of financial issues. We have been told that Calmore and Eling will be among the first to be reviewed as our scheme is a long way forward. However, it would be unwise to count any chickens at this point.

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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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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 15thApril 2021