This is the ‘electronic’ version of the magazine of the Priory Church of St Andrew the Apostle, Hamble. This version is for those living outside the parish who do not receive a free copy, or for those that have lost their original copy. My thanks to Liz (Scoop) Jarvis, New Waves editor, for her kind co-operation in making this ‘e’ version possible.
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In this issue:
- Church services
- A Voice from the Vestry
- Have you been to St. Andrew’s Café yet?
- Obituary – Jenny Law 1936 – 2011
- The Three Stooges
- The Sea of Galilee – A poem by Rosemary Barton.
- The Cross in my Pocket
- For the Picture Album
- From the Parish Registers
- Nine Went Frenetic in France
- Christmas Lunch
- What’s on
- Who do I contact
Church Services on Sundays
8.00 am Holy Eucharist
9.50 am Beacons (Junior Church) – meet in the Priory Centre
10.00 am The Parish Eucharist; coffee is served afterwards
1st Sunday in the month only – in addition to the above services:
11.15 am “The 11.15”- modern worship; coffee is served afterwards
12 noon Holy Baptism
2nd Sunday in the month only – in addition to the above services:
6.00 pm Choral Evensong
Church Services on Weekdays
Tuesday 7.00 pm Holy Eucharist
Healing Service once a month on Tuesday: 1st of November and Tuesday 6th of December
Thursday 9.45 am Eucharist – informal service with hymns; coffee is served afterwards
Parish Priest :Fr. John Travers The Vicarage, High Street, Hamble, SO31 4JF Tel/Fax 023 8045 2148 e mail: email@example.com
|Parish Readers : Joan Glue Tel : 01489 788675 David Winser Tel: 023 8045 5872 Churchwardens : Colin Glue Tel: 01489 788675 Pat Stephens Tel: 023 8045 4181|
A Voice from the Vestry
I was asked to write this article with quite a short deadline.
Immediately my mind sprang to the one hundred and one things that besiege us all in our daily lives – journeys to make – people to meet – all the other crowding tasks – and I thought, how can I possibly fit this extra burden into a busy schedule?
And then that quiet voice came to me in my mind – the voice that I would like to think that all Christians are able to hear – and welcome eagerly – in difficult times. It said to me quite simply that all of my mundane pressures and priorities were artificial, and relatively unimportant. Far more of a priority was to take the opportunity presented to me to put forward to those reading these lines, without being forward, some images, thoughts and impressions that may bring some help in troubled times, or those occasions of doubt or confusion.
One of my current feelings is that of a specific inadequacy and at least partial failure. One of my friends had been quite seriously ill for some time, and it was my practice to call and take him out for a couple of hours occasionally. Regrettably, these occasions had become rather fewer. Eventually I phoned and left a message about a proposed excursion. His wife phoned back, and said he had died the previous day.
I am finding it quite hard to convince myself that I had not let him down – but I am beginning to see that I am being given a reminder to work harder at helping and supporting other people, particularly when they are facing difficult circumstances. I am also reminded by all this that God judges us by our moral choices, not by our material or secular ones.
Every week we are told at the end of our church services that we must go out and do God’s work. I believe that we must be very disciplined with ourselves to ensure that our resolution to do this work lasts longer than one hour after the service. It should in my view encourage us to work to change the way we are as individuals, so that concern and help for others does not occur as a premeditated one-off, but in fact becomes part of our reactive nature, growing stronger and stronger, making us more effective as practical Christians. I would not wish it to become one of our motivations solely, but it might well be that other people who see us work in that way may be encouraged to come and join us in our beliefs and services.
I also believe that this can be, and should be, a two-way process. We should respond positively to any effort by others to relate to us, which is perhaps easy enough if that approach or contact is a warm one, but also, should it be negative, to try to understand the reasons behind that, and to carefully unravel them if at all possible, with care and understanding, to the benefit of us both.
The Arrival of the 97th Bishop of Winchester
This month the appointment of Canon Tim Dakin as the next Bishop of Winchester was announced. It was the start of a series of stages leading up to his arrival at the Bishop’s House in Wolvesey, Winchester, with his wife, Sally.
Over the next few months he will be working out his final period as head of the Church Mission Society. His daughter, Anna is at university and his son, Johnny has already started his sixth form education in Winchester. In mid-October Canon Tim will be formally elected by the canons of the Cathedral. This is not a public event but it is one enshrined in ecclesiastical law as the canons affirm the Queen’s choice.
On 14th December his ‘Confirmation of Election’, a formal service, will be held at
St. Mary-le-Bow in London, in the late afternoon. The Archbishop of Canterbury will preach. Canon Tim’s consecration as bishop will be held at a London cathedral on 25th January 2012. This service, on the day the Church marks the conversion of St. Paul, starts at 11am and is profoundly impressive.
Canon Tim will emerge from that service as ‘Bishop Tim’ ready to face the next stage: his homage to the Queen. Following that private ceremony the diocese will be in a position to formally announce a date for his Service of Enthronement, in the spring.
At this point he takes up the reins as Diocesan Bishop.
Didn’t we have a lovely day – the day we went to ‘All Saints’!
St Andrew’s ‘Thursday Fellowship’ had a very successful day excursion to ‘All Saints’ parish church in the beautiful village of East Meon on Thursday the 15th of September. The weather was as beautiful as the church which was a wonderful bonus.
The ‘Fellowship’ were transported by Eassons Coaches and our driver, Ian, a member of our congregation, made sure we were all picked up on time and certainly took us the ‘pretty way’ to our first destination of East Meon and the beautiful church of ‘All Saints’ where a Eucharist was celebrated for us by Father John.
A surprise find was the ships bell from HMS Mercury! But before we had a chance to liberate it and bring it home, Dennis assured us it was not from our TS Mercury but from a completely different ship of nearly the same name – HMS Mercury! Glad we had you along, Dennis!
After we left the beautiful ‘All Saints’, Ian took us, via roads that only a very brave coach driver would dare to use but which are among the most beautiful that our lovely county has to offer, to our next stop of Petersfield where we had time to have a leisurely lunch and explore.
But Ian wasn’t quite finished with us yet, he took us back to Hamble via Portsdown Hill where we had a chance to stop and take in the superb view, and, for some, the chance to buy an ice-lolly. The weather was so good the ice-cream man had sold out of ice-cream by the time we arrived!
I am sure all who went will agree that it was a marvellous day that we all enjoyed immensely, and I would like to thank Pat Gillman, Father John and especially Ian who all worked so hard to make sure we all had a day to remember – Thank you so much!
Have you been to St Andrew’s Café yet?
A group of regular volunteers serves a variety of tasty and nutritious meals and snacks. All the helpers are voluntary, and we welcome offers of help, either on a regular or irregular basis.
Most of our customers arrive between 11.30 am and 12 noon to place their order, and we start to serve food at noon. Some come earlier and join us for coffee first. You can arrive later and we take orders up to 1pm and sometimes later, so don’t worry if you are busy in the morning.
We normally offer a choice of soup; three hot meals plus jacket potatoes; salads; sandwiches; snacks and desserts. The food is very reasonably priced so you won’t need your credit card!
Everyone is welcome and regular customers come from Netley, Lowford and Hedge End, as well as Hamble. We have customers of all ages from 2 to 92 so you can be sure of a warm welcome and good company. If you know of anyone who lives in the village who would like to come but can’t get there by their own means, we can pick them up by car and drop them off again afterwards. Please phone David Wilkinson 07787410188 to make arrangements.
Many of our customers are regular church goers, but just as many are not, so don’t be put off.
So why not come and join us? We would be delighted to see you.
The dates for the rest of this year are:
18th October; 1st, 15th and 29th November and finally our Special Christmas meal on 13th December.
Next year we will re-start on 10th January.
Jenny Law 1936 – 2011
Sadly on 17th August Jenny Law passed away following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Jenny was an outstanding and inspirational lady and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Jenny was born in Oxford, in 1936. She was the second child having a brother Gordon, who was 11 years older then her. She spent most of her formative years in Oxford, leaving school at 18 and going to work at the Ashmolean Museum as a photographer. She continued to use her photographic skills throughout her life, as hobby. She was delighted to see the gift being continued in Lewis, one of her grandsons.
She met Jeff, in 1961, in Germany where he was serving in the Army, and they married in 1962. They were blessed with their three daughters, Sara, Lindsey and Kim.
Jenny loved the army life; she loved to travel and enjoyed the various postings with Jeff. Her warm and hospitable nature meant she made many friends throughout the time Jeff was in the army.
When he retired the family settled in Southampton, where Jenny had a small rest home, where her caring skills were brought to the fore.
In 1987 the family moved to Hamble and Jenny soon became involved in village life and, particularly the life of St. Andrew’s. Jenny’s ability to make people feel special and to give them a sense of belonging, enabled her to draw many people into the family of St. Andrew’s.
Jenny was further blessed, over the next few years, with six wonderful grandchildren, Jessie, Lewis, Charlie, Lisa, Harry and Grace. She loved her role as ‘Gramma’ and built special relationships with all of them.
She was a vey gifted needle woman and made clothes for herself and her family; curtains and upholstery for their homes and she crafted some wonderful pieces of needle point and cross stitch. Jenny’s houses always looked wonderful and were warm and welcoming. She had such a gift of home maker.
In 1996 Jenny was diagnosed with breast cancer and that began her battle with the awful disease. While many of us may have given in and said “Why me?”, Jenny had great resolve and was determined to ‘pack in’ all that she could to her life.
She continued to work tirelessly for St. Andrew’s, she was involved with many of the important pieces of out reach, the early days of the Lunch Club, the Passover Meal, the Burns Night Supper, the Place 2 B and, latterly, the Let’s Sing evenings.
She was a great support to her family and it was, to her great delight, that all three of her daughters and their families settled in Hamble and, they too, became part of the life of St. Andrew’s.
Sadly in 2006, Jenny received the news that the cancer had returned and this time it was in her liver, but again she was unwavering in her desire to make every day count. There were many facets to Jenny, her love of fashion; of reading; of the opera and ballet; of horse racing……..but all of us will think of her warmth, her caring nature and above all, her willingness to go that extra mile for her family and friends.
Jenny expressed that she wouldn’t have coped with her battle with the cancer, without the love, support and prayers of her family and friends, for which she was so very grateful.
Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death, when a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully or just, completely.
If this is the case, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
May she rest in peace.
The Three Stooges of St. Andrew’s
In place and rearing to go! The three self named “3 Stooges” are from left to right: Bert, Tom and Bill, sitting in their usual front row pew, awaiting the start of the service. with a combined age of 270 years they must have been waiting quite a while!
The Sea of Galilee
The atmosphere, sky, wind and wave,
The rippling of the sea,
To know Our Lord who came to save
The people just like me.
And as the boat stopped silently
Upon the Galilee,
The wind and rain came up then
For all of us to see.
We all shared a prayer
Under a greying sky,
And we knew that Jesus had been there
As we all know why.
Jesus came down from heaven
In order to make us free,
Truly in our minds
That day on the Galilee.
By Rosemary Barton
A poem by Rosemary Barton
The Cross in my pocket
Contributed by Heather Brown
For The Picture Album
Some pictures to remember the Parish Holiday to Bude. Here are three pictures of the beautiful day trip to the RHS gardens at Rosemoor:
From the Parish Registers
We welcome into the family of the church
Lucy Rice-Worley Emily Rice-Worley
Edward Doyle Scarlett Campion
Wayne Bunday & Marie Hedges Andrew Downs & Anja Janssen
Rest in Peace
We offer our sympathy to the family and friends of
Jennifer Law Olwen Pool
Nine Went Frenetic in France.
Those Wacky Races of the cartoon series from the 70’s took on a whole new resonance as two cars with nine people between them had the road to themselves at 5.30 on a Friday morning in June. Bags were coaxed into position and the cars’ occupants jostled for the remaining space. Then we were off; but only to the top of Satchell Lane to check a bag to see if it contained a passport. You know who you are! Is a passport necessary?
Two hours later we were on the Fast Cat except this was no ordinary Fast Cat – possibly due to a Force 4, this Cat was at half throttle. Every undulation of the sea was felt. Sea sickness gripped some and those who ventured out of their seats took on a virtual, solitary ballroom dancing routine to their next port of call.
We eventually landed in Caen and drove to Falaise for lunch. The whole town was closed and everyone seemed to have turned up at the café we had chosen. The waiter said it would be ten minutes and after ten minutes we were sitting at a table and orders were being taken.
On returning to our cars, we found a collection of vintage Renault cars that had assembled in the car park, were beginning to make tracks and, in their wake, so did we.
After a couple of laps of the town of Le Mans, in opposite directions, the two cars were head to head. A photo finish opportunity awaited us at the Town Hall reception in Thiron Gardais, and friends that we had made in past visits were there to greet us and the hospitality began!
Saturday was spent in various activities with our hosts and in the evening, we drove for what seemed like a long time into the countryside and parked in a field. Now I like fields – this one, however, had features. Like a tent – not your 2 man festival type, more an 80 ft x 20 ft type with tables and chairs to seat around 200, a dance floor and DJ. An aperitif and nibbles were served followed by a three course meal, wine and dancing and, dare I say, lashings of fun. What was particularly pertinent to the evening was the gathering of around 200 people, in the rain, from varying backgrounds with ages ranging from babies to Bert’s age – couldn’t resist that, Bert!
A fireworks display accompanied by reggae music completed the evening and was strangely perfect.
Sunday dawned all too soon and we attended a service at the Abbey Church and then took part in the ceremonial procession to the tiny chapel of St. Anne’s some 2 kilometres away. This chapel would be the equivalent of an apprentice piece for a builder. It was no bigger than the average garden shed, but built of stone.
We returned to the Abbey and contributed to the second meeting of L’Association de l’Ordre de Tiron. Presentations were made in both French and English. Afterwards an indoor picnic was enjoyed. This was followed by an architectural historian delivering a lecture on the site of the Abbey.
Sunday had been a long day and at 5.30 pm I thought maybe it was time to chill out – my perceptions of situations can be oh so wrong. Into the car I got with Jean Paul and Marie Francis, my hosts, and down the road 39 kilometres and forty minutes later we were in Chartres – taking in the colours of the glass in the Cathedral – and I bought some Chartres coloured glass from a gallery with the intention of making a window.
In no time at all it was Monday morning and we were saying our goodbyes and waving wildly as we drove away, already looking forward to our next visit.
A great weekend!
Well done, Bert and Beda.
|Tuesday 18th||10.30 am – 12.45 pm St Andrew’s Café|
|Wednesday 19th||2 pm – 3 pm Cherubs|
|Thursday 20th||9.30 am – 12.30 pm Shoe Boxes|
|Wednesday 26th||2 pm – 3 pm Cherubs|
|Friday 28th||7 pm Black Tie Dinner|
|Saturday 29th||10 am – 12 noon The Place 2 B|
|Tuesday 1st||10.30 am – 12.45 pm St Andrew’s Café7 pm Healing Service;|
|Wednesday 2nd||2 pm – 3 pm Cherubs; All Souls’ Service|
|Sunday 6th||11.30 am The 11.15 with Baptism Service|
|Wednesday 9th||2 pm – 3 pm Cherubs|
|Saturday 12th||10 am – 12 noon The Place 2 B|
|Sunday 13th||9.45 am Remembrance Sunday Parish Eucharist;11 am Ceremony at the War Memorial;6 pm Choral Evensong|
|Tuesday 15th||10.30 am – 12.45 pm St Andrew’s Café|
|Wednesday 16th||2 pm – 3 pm Cherubs|
|Wednesday 23rd||2 pm – 3 pm Cherubs|
|Saturday 26th||2 pm – 4 pm Christmas Fayre|
|Tuesday 29th||10.30 am – 12.45 pm St Andrew’s Café|
|Wednesday 30th||2 pm – 3 pm Cherubs|
|Saturday 3rd||Christingle Service|
|Sunday 4th||11.30 am The 11.15 with Baptism Service|
|Tuesday 6th||7 pm Healing Service|
|Wednesday 7th||2 pm – 3 pm Cherubs; 7 pm Christmas Dinner at RAFYC|
|Saturday 10th||10 am – 12 noon The Place 2 B ; 7 pm West End Singers|
|Sunday 11th||6 pm Choral Evensong|
|Tuesday 13th||10.30 am – 12.45 pm St Andrew’s Café|
Who do I contact?
St Andrew’s Parochial Church Council (PCC)
|Annette de Bary||Music||02380458452|
|Colin Glue||Churchwarden||01489 788675|
|Joan Glue||Parish Reader||01489 788675|
|Helen Griffiths||Music; PCC Vice Chairman;Deanery Synod Rep||02380 458452|
|Arthur Haines-Ray||Assistant Churchwarden;Funeral Verger||02380 453553|
|Jeff Law||Treasurer||02380 454299|
|Pat Stephens||Churchwarden; Assistant Sacristan||02380 45 4181|
|Thomas Taylor||02380 45 8347|
|Fr John Travers||Baptisms; Weddings; Funerals;Priory Centre||02380 45 2148|
|David Winser||Parish Reader, Sacristan||02380 45 5872|
|Pat Gillman||Magazine distribution||02380 452422|
|Richard and Hilary Hardy||Electoral roll||02380 453676|
|Grant Hearn||Friends of St Andrew’s||02380 456265|
|Brian Howlett||Health and safety||02392 832740|
|Kim Quayle||Beacons||02380 562193|
|Heather and Terry Smith||Wedding Vergers||02380 452988|
|Helen Taylor||Cherubs||02380 458347|
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