Church News – June 2013

Dear Friends 

June already! The weather is much better than last year, you might say it couldn’t be worse! The early summer last year according to the Met Office was the wettest since records began more than 240 years ago. Figures covering three months up to 23 July 2012 showed that more than 387mm (15.2in) of rain fell in England and Wales. That was more than double the average of 186mm (7.3in) for the period, resulting in two bouts of devastating floods in parts of England in June and July. The previous biggest summer deluge since records started in 1766 came in 1789 when almost 350mm (13.8in) fell. So let’s keep praying that this summer is blessed with plenty of Mr Sunshine!

Indeed we need good weather for many things including this month we have some very enjoyable fund raising and social occasions happening across the Benefice.

On June 21st Rose Garden Evening at Mottisfont Abbey 6.30pm.

23rd June Open Gardens Broughton.

25th June Gift Day at Houghton 6.00pm until 7.30pm. Come and have some refreshments and bring any monetary gift for the Treasurer which is used in the running of All Saints Houghton which helps us to keep the living church alive.

29th June Gill our Curate is Ordained Priest in Winchester Cathedral.

30th June Gill will celebrate the Holy Communion for the first time at St Mary’s Broughton at 9.30am followed by refreshments. (Benefice Service)

Please come and support your local churches in the Benefice, and have a lovely time as well.

With blessings