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Events

Praying in the community

December 13, 2017 – January 25, 2018

We gather every weekday at 8.45am for Morning Prayer during which we normally pray for the community of our parish.  For a while now we have taken this a step forward by praying for the community in the community.  On Thursdays now at 8.45am you will find a small group somewhere outside in the parish […]

Men’s Breakfast

January 27, 2018
8.30am

For a while now a small group of men from the parish have been meeting for breakfast once a month in The Ivy House.  We would like to build on this and so from January we will be meeting at The White Hart in Holybourne on the last Saturday of the month at 8.30am for […]

Lent Talks 2018

February 22, 2018 – March 22, 2018
7.30-9pm

Following the success of last year’s Lent Talks we now announce ‘Eye Witness’ a series on the Gospel of Mark.  We join with local churches in Alton Assembly Rooms on the Thursday evenings of Lent.  See the advertising materials.

Pilgrimage to The Holy Land

May 8, 2018 – May 17, 2018

For even more details read the whole of the brochure: Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018

News

Continuing Restoration Work at St Lawrence Church

Although the main bulk of the restoration work is done there are few bits and pieces left to do.  Hopefully the porch ramp will have been done by the time you read this.  This leaves some work on the East wall which because we need to use lime plaster cannot be done during the winter […]

Mince Pies at Alton Station

For the third year running members of Alton Methodist Church and the Parish of the Resurrection got up early on 11th December to get to the station in time for the early trains. This year they braved freezing weather to hand out over 400 complimentary mince pies to commuters and staff at the station. Along […]

Evening Worship @ St Lawrence Church

We have been meeting together for Evening Worship on Sunday evenings in St Lawrence Church since September and there have a been a number of people who have to come to share this time.  We have more contemporary worship songs accompanied by Sylvia Raine on the keyboard, Robin Kemp on guitar, Helen Walters on flute […]

Hard of Hearing Group – November Programme

Tuesday 7th November — Lip Reading, 2.30pm with Maggie Short, Lip Reading Tutor (ATLA) Sunday 19th November — T @ 3, light afternoon tea, 3pm in the church hall, with chat and quizzes over tea and cakes. This group, run under the umbrella of the Hard of Hearing Group, is open to everyone including HoH […]

From Zero to Hero

Over 50 people gathered in St Lawrence Church on Thursday 12 October to hear about Jane Austen and support the important work of the local Anna Chaplaincy. Sue and Martyn Dell are closely involved at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton as volunteers and worship regularly at St. Lawrence Church. In their illustrated talk, they […]

Live The Mission – Diocesan Newsletter

The November Edition of Live the Mission is available by clicking the link below.  It is full of interesting Diocesan good news stories. http://www.winchester.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Live-the-Mission-November-pages.pdf The October Edition of Live the Mission is available by clicking the link below.  It is full of interesting Diocesan good news stories and a particular Alton story!! http://www.winchester.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LtM-october-17-pages.pdf

OPEN THE BOOK

This is a phrase that is now familiar to nearly all of our Primary aged children in Alton. ‘The Book’ is of course ‘The Bible’ and the story is one of many acted out by our teams of budding thespians. Their aim — to share the Bible stories with the younger generation. At a recent […]

Vokes Lunch Club – Volunteers Needed

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Your Local Alton Vokes Lunch Club Needs you! We provide daily lunches in a friendly social atmosphere for over 60s living in Alton. Our members enjoy a home cooked meal and the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. Our Club is just opposite the Catholic Church in Normandy Street. We […]

Jigsaw Festival 2017

Jigsaws… Jigsaws… Jigsaws… and Jigfest17 What a tremendous event again this year. After a year of people contributing made up puzzles, and an amazing team preparing for the festival, we grossed £4822.15 with about £250 expenses, so comparable with last year. We had 478 paying visitors, who bought more than 540 puzzles. However, I would […]

Resources for Learning Christ – following the sermon on 24th September

GREAT BOOKS ABOUT JESUS The Jesus I never knew – Philip Yancey The Challenge of Jesus – N.T. Wright The Life: A Portrait of Jesus – J.John Following Jesus: A Non-Religious Guidebook for the Spiritually Hungry – Dave Roberts Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith – Rob Bell A Spectator’s Guide to Jesus – John […]