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Amazing support for Karamoja – thank you

I hope you are sitting comfortably. This week’s count and  banking took 2.5 hours in total!!!  We have so far received in excess of £1,600 (including tax which we hope to recover) and are well on the way to £1,700.This will provide a bursary for one student for 2 years. With the Lent Lunches which are being held […]

New minister for Alton Methodist Church

The Circuit is pleased to announce that, after visiting the Circuit last weekend, Rev Philip Simpkins has accepted an invitation to join the Circuit staff team next summer. Philip will have particular pastoral responsibility for the churches at Alton, Hale and Rowledge. Philip and his wife Angela are currently living between Bristol and Bath where Philip […]

Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Many of you will know that at the beginning of January I went on a ‘retreat’ to Auschwitz-Birkenau with other clergy and The Archbishop of Canterbury.  We were all invited to write a reflection and I share mine with you here. Reflection – Auschwitz Birkenau, January 2017 You may well here more from me in […]

Diocesan Education Newsletter – St Lawrence school mentioned

Every so often the Diocesan Education Team produce a newsletter.  The latest one sent out on 24th January features, more than once, St Lawrence CE Primary School!  Please read it and celebrate the work of one of our local church schools. EmailAttachmentFilename_312_427595983333333

Bishop’s Christmas Appeal

On Christmas Day we had a special collection in all our churches for the Bishop’s Appeal.  This raised over £1,500 (once the tax reclaim is added).  Thank you very much indeed for your generosity.  The money will be sent to The British Red Cross who are assisting Hampshire County Council in their work of supporting […]

Covenant Youth Choir recruiting

Our fabulous Covenant Youth Choir needs new members.  Do you know anyone who might join?  Please speak to Joy Windsor  joydulcet28@gmail.com CYC Poster Flyer

Wendy Burnhams writes to the Roman Catholic Diocese’s E-news

4th January 2017 Happy New Year from the Diocesan Christian Unity Committee The Holy Father’s January Intention is for Christian Unity: “that all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity” For those who read […]

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What mission charity are we supporting now?

OUR QUARTERLY MISSION CHANGING THE WORLD ONE CHILD AT A TIME with Compassion UK  https://www.compassionuk.org/ Imagine sharing your toilet with 5000 other people…… Such was life in the slum where Janilum spent his childhood – 10,000 people, 2 toilets and just one tap. ‘As I child I looked around and saw people powerless to help […]

‘A Place for Space’ – Monthly prayers

For the past year we have been praying every month together under the title ‘Parish Time with God’.  We have varied the location, timing and leadership each month as well.  It has become obvious that a different approach may be needed. So, the list of prayer intentions will continue to appear in Parish Matters and […]