Second Sunday@Six

Following the positive response from villagers to an evening service at the church on Remembrance Day in November, the PCC have enthusiastically embraced plans for beginning a new series of services at 6.00pm in the New Year. They will happen, as the name suggests, on the second Sunday of the month starting in February (see dates below). The 10.30am services will continue every week as usual but it is clear that many people would value the opportunity that a regular evening service would bring. It has many advantages:-

1. Sunday morning can be busy for people. In our culture there are so many ‘other options’ on a Sunday morning.
2. Sunday morning can be hectic – even in church. An opportunity to come and worship in the quiet of the evening might well be a real oasis of peace for many.
3. It gives us the opportunity to try different styles and ways of worship; not just the traditional but the more reflective and contemplative too. We plan to have our own ‘songs of praise’ on one of these occasions too.
4. A regular special monthly service will help those who want to come but feel the morning service is not for them or they are unable to relate to it.

It should be easy to remember which Sundays the services are happening simply by remembering the name Second Sunday@Six. We will be producing a follow-up flyer when all the details have been finalised but if this new venture might interest you I suggest you mark up your new 2009 diary now. Feb 8th / March 8th / April 12th (which is Easter Day) / May 10th / June 14th and July 12th.

David Abbott

NEW VICAR

We are very pleased to be able to announce that Rev. Rebecca Fardell has been appointed as the new Vicar for Sunnyside and Bourne End Churches. We all felt at interview that Rebecca is exactly the right person to fulfil the role set out in our parish profiles and that God has sent her to us to lead us forward both as a church and as individuals in our Christian journeys. We believe she will nurture, encourage, challenge and inspire us all. When offered the post, she was delighted and accepted immediately.  We look forward to welcoming her into our two church families.

 A message from our new Vicar – Rev Rebecca Fardell

  'I am currently the assistant curate of the Itchen Valley Parish, four villages east of Winchester. Before ordination, I was a teacher and museum curator; history and museums remain passions of mine. I am the devoted aunt of two beautiful nieces and three gorgeous godchildren (aged 16 years - 4 months) who all bring me much joy.

 I am excited about what God will do in us, through us and for us at Sunnyside and Bourne End and am thanking Him for the privilege and joy of coming to serve as your new vicar.'

 Please continue to pray for Rebecca as she prepares to join us in May and for the churches she will be leaving. Her service of Institution will be on Wednesday May 17th at Sunnyside.

 

We are here every Sunday at 10:30* - Why not join us!

* And every Second Sunday at 6:00pm! And every 2nd Wednesday for our Pot Luck Lunch!

And the last Friday of each month for Coffee & Cakes!