November Pew Sheet with ZOOM links

Every care will be taken to make the church environment as safe as we can. Social distancing will be a requirement. Hand sanitizer will be available at the church door. Please observe hand hygiene.
Face coverings must be worn in church services

For church services, restrictions are in place including a cap on the number of people we are able to accommodate at a single service. It is important to book (each time) if you want to come to a 10am service in the church. You can book either by leaving a message on 01730 269390 or by emailing

If you feel unwell, PLEASE DON’T COME TO CHURCH
Ask someone to let the Parish Priest know and she will come to you!

Services accessible on Zoom are indicated by *Z. All Zoom links are listed at the end of this pew sheet
Services in November

Sunday 1st Nov 10am Parish Eucharist*Z
All Saints 3.00pm All Souls service*Z

Sunday 8th Nov 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Remembrance Sunday
11.20am Service of Remembrance*Z (see below)

Sunday 15th Nov 10am Parish Eucharist*Z
2nd Sunday before Advent

Sunday 22nd Nov 10am Parish Eucharist*Z
Christ the King 4.30pm Family Teatime service

Sunday 29th Nov 10am Parish Eucharist*Z
Advent Sunday

On some Sundays either or both the OT and NT maybe used, but the Gospel will always be used

On FRIDAY mornings 11-11.45am do join us on Zoom to discuss the coming Sunday’s readings

1st Nov All Saints na 1 John 3:1-3 p.237 Matthew 5:1-12
8th Nov Remembrance 8am 1 Thess 4:1-13 p.201 Matthew 25:1-13 p.27
11.20am na John 15:9-17
15th Nov 2nd b. Advent Zephaniah 1:7, 12-end p.889 1 Thess 5:1-11 p.202 Matthew 25:14-30 p.27
22nd Nov Christ the King Ezekiel 34:11-16,20-24 p.817 Ephesians 1:15-end p.189 Matthew 25:31-end
29th Nov Advent Sunday na 1 Cor 1:3-9 p.162 Mark 13:24-37 p.48

Holy Communion at home
I am aware that, if you are one of those who still feels unable to come to church for our services, you are continuing to miss out on receiving Holy Communion. As was always the case, Tom or I (or another licensed lay assistant) will be happy to bring communion to the home of anyone unable to get to church, sitting in the garden if you like! Please just let me know. Judith 269390

Weekday services
Every Thursday evening at 6.00pm Holy Communion in church
Morning Prayer (8.15am) and Evening Prayer (5.30pm) are normally said in church on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The church is open for private prayer in the South Aisle on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays during the day (subject to change)

St Mary’s website.
Please check our website regularly
If you have a pastoral emergency (whatever day it is) please don’t hesitate to contact Judith. If your situation is not urgent, however, it would be helpful if you could avoid contacting her on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The churchwardens are happy to assist with parish business on those days.

Are you sick?
If you are unwell, with the virus or anything else, please let the Parish Priest know. I may not be able to visit but there are other ways of ministering. Please don’t assume that I know

Church Warden contact details.
Win Normington: 01730 267926 Reached via:
Richard Marks: 01730 262599 Reached via

PCC members
The Revd Canon Will Hughes, the Rev’d Judith Bee, Win Normington and Richard Marks (Churchwardens), Moya Cozens, Vanessa Dowse, Greg Ford, Ian Johnston (Deanery Synod), Mary Owens (Deanery Synod), Alison Stevens, David Symmonds. Simon Nicholls, James Dryden and Katy Schwarz: PCC Secretary.
News from the pews.

All Souls’ service
The pandemic means that our All Souls’ service this year will be very different from normal. It will take place in the church at 3pm as usual on Sunday 1st November. Numbers able to attend will be restricted because of the COVID regulations. It will be necessary to book; there are some spaces left. To book for this service, Email or leave a clear message on 01730 269390.
Please do not come if you have not booked!
Please book by midnight on Wednesday 28 October. Anyone can join via Zoom; you don’t need to book for that! See link below. There will be no tea this year. Please email the names of those you would like remembered by name during that service to with All Souls’ list in the subject box (or leave a CLEAR message on Judith’s ansaphone)

Sunday 1 November
On this Sunday, please note there will be NO service of Holy Communion at 8am
There will be a service of Holy Communion at 8am the following week, Sunday 8 November

Remembrance Sunday, 8th November
There will be an 8am Holy Communion on this day, but no 10.00am service
Restrictions mean that our act of remembrance at the War Memorial will be able to be attended by no more than 6 people. A short ceremony, focussed on wreath laying, will take place with these 6 people
Neither St Mary’s nor Buriton Parish Council is organising an outdoor event – nor are we encouraging any members of the public to attend (though It is understood that members of the public are legally permitted to stop and watch the wreath-laying ceremony as spectators, but must observe the rule of 6 and all social distancing rules.)
Following that short ceremony, a Remembrance Day service will be held in the church At 11.20am. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 11.10am!
Booking for this service is essential. It is also accessible via Zoom

Sadly, there will be no door to door poppy collections this year and it is not possible to leave a poppy box in the church. However, anyone who would like a wooden cross(s) please contact me and I will see what can be arranged
People of course can donate direct to the Royal British legion. The Area Commander for the Legion is extremely grateful for any donations, as with many charities, income this year will be very slim

Family teatime service, Sunday 22nd November
Places will be restricted under COVID regs so you will need to book please and to help us please book with the following information:

Family name
No of adults
No of children over 11
No of children under 11

Places will be limited to how many we can safely accommodate.
Each family group will be allocated a pew 2 metres away from any other family, adults will be required to wear masks, we cannot sing but can do the actions to a recorded song,

You will be given materials for a craft to do together in your family pew, ( if you wish to bring your own scissors, crayons, glue etc, please feel free, though we will be providing these)
and do bring some food for tea for your family – again to be eaten in your pew.

Post Office
The Post Office will be in the Seward Room at St Mary’s church on Fridays from 9.30am to 11.30am
New arrangements at the Seward Room for the weekly visits include:
• people will need to follow the signage,
• wear a mask,
• use the hand sanitiser
• only one person can be served (and one waiting by the Seward Room door) at a time.
It will be Post Office only (no sales, no tea/coffee) and the toilets will not be available.
Our giving
No services in church during lockdown meant that our finances suffered (like everyone’s!) and will continue to do so for a while.
Thank you to those of you who continue to give through the Parish Giving Scheme, or by standing order.
If you would like to find out more about the Parish Giving Scheme (which is an easy and convenient way to give and includes Gift Aid) please contact our Treasurer, Ian Johnston 262293.

It is now also possible to give via GoFundMe on our website. As is usual with such websites, there is a small administration charge for its use. When you make a donation, it asks you to give a tip, which goes towards the costs of running its site. Set the tip to £0 if you don’t want to pay this!

Each month in our prayers for the community we focus on a different road, which is always advertised in this pew sheet. This month we particularly pray for the residents of North Lane and Pitcroft Lane

Plastic milk bottle tops
I am still collecting so please keep saving the milk bottle tops.
Monica Stokes

Advent and Christmas
Sadly, many of our activities at this time are not able to be happen this year, as we protect ourselves and each other.
Our Posada, Carols round the Pond and our Crib service will be all the better for waiting until next year!
Plans for doing things a bit differently are shaping up.
If you can offer creative help with making nativity figures, building shelters from pallets, doing some extra cleaning in church between events, stuffing envelopes, or anything else you think would be useful, please let Judith know
More details next month.
Our Carol service (COVID style) WILL happen on Sunday 20 December at 3.00pm and be accessible via Zoom

Our PACT foodbank in Petersfield is as necessary as it ever was. It continues to provide bags of food to people in difficulties who are referred by various agencies in the area. Following the recent influx of generous Harvest Festival donations, they are currently low on the following items: Longlife milk, Packet soups, Tins of soup, Savoury snacks, Sweet treats, Christmas treats and Baby food. Goods can be left with Liz Palmer at 6 Kiln Lane (labelled cardboard box in the porch or nearby if locked) or phone 01730 266267 or email Updates about the Foodbank can be found via

Zoom links
10am Sunday Eucharists during November
Nov 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Nov 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Nov 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Nov 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Meeting ID: 850 6024 8915
Passcode: 111111

Or dial by your location PLEASE CHECK YOUR TARIFF FIRST
0 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
Meeting ID: 850 6024 8915
Passcode: 111111

Sunday readings
Nov 6, 2020 11:00 AM
Nov 13, 2020 11:00 AM
Nov 20, 2020 11:00 AM
Nov 27, 2020 11:00 AM
Meeting ID: 817 2026 4022 Passcode: 368654

All Souls service
Time: Nov 1, 2020 03:00 PM London
Meeting ID: 859 0849 2207
Passcode: 241556
Or dial by your location PLEASE CHECK YOUR TARIFF FIRST
0 203 481 5237 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 859 0849 2207
Passcode: 241556

Remembrance service
Time: Nov 8, 2020 11:00 AM London
Meeting ID: 840 4393 9705
Passcode: 222222
Or dial by your location PLEASE CHECK YOUR TARIFF FIRST
0 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
Meeting ID: 840 4393 9705
Passcode: 222222

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Next edition beginning of December

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