Rev'd Tom Benson
Revd. Jane Thompson
God of love,
We thank you for the life of The Queen,
for her service to our nation,
and for her faith in you.
Be close to all of us who mourn,
that we may we find comfort and hope in your love,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All Saints' Church, Braishfield
All Saints' Church, Braishfield is one of five churches in the United Benefice of Braishfield. It is situated in the Test Valley, close to the town of Romsey.
We are in the Romsey Deanery and part of the Winchester Diocese.
Rector Rev. Tom Benson. Our Associate Priest is Revd. Jane Thompson and our Hon.Assistant Clergyman is The Very Revd. Trevor Beeson. Mr Alan Manners holds the Bishop's Commission for Mission (BCM) and assists with leading worship.
We meet for worship each Sunday and share in services for special days held in other churches in the benefice. Messy Church for families is held on the last Friday of every School Holiday. We have recently begun to go into Braishfield School with "Open the Book”, sharing a Bible story during Collective Worship a few times each term.
"The United Benefice of Braishfield is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Winchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell