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Calling all grandparents!

November 8, 2017 – November 29, 2017

Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Deuteronomy 11:19 Becoming a grandparent is something tremendously special and I, for one, was completely unprepared for the out-pouring of love that I felt towards our first grandchild. Of […]

Christmas Fair – Alton Methodist Church

November 25, 2017

The fair takes place in the church on Saturday 25th November, 10am — 12noon Come and browse the stalls of home-baking, jewellery & accessories, fancy goods, toys, sweets and Christmas decorations. Then take a break with coffee and cake. For those feeling more energetic, the Boys’ Brigade will be running games in the Hall. […]

GAP Initiative – Knitted Angels

November 29, 2017

Come and find out about this exciting outreach project that has been successfully run from North Camp Methodist Church for the last couple of Christmases. There will be a GAP council meeting open to all at 7pm on Weds 29th November at St Lawrence church in the Galilee chapel. You can find out more on […]

Vox Lucis at Alton Abbey

December 9, 2017

The a cappella singers — Vox Lucis — are returning by popular request following their wonderful performance last April, and will be singing in the Abbey Church, Alton Abbey, GU34 4AP “NE TIMEAS MARIA” Saturday, 9th December 2017 at 2pm The programme will be mainly early music, to include Palestrina, Victoria, Parsons, Tallis , De […]


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. 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!!


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 […]

Historic Church – Ride & Stride

Tim will report on the day  in more detail soon but just to say he and I  visited 25 churches yesterday and others walked and cycled to a good number – thanks to all our sponsors – we will be in touch!   John

GAP Travelling Meal – Afternoon Tea at Alton Methodist Church

A fine spread awaited those who came to the GAP afternoon tea at the Methodist Church on 29th July — sandwiches, cakes, scones, meringue and cup cakes…….. along with a plentiful supply of tea. It was a very sociable and well supported occasion with people from the different GAP churches chatting together. At the end […]

Post Communion Prayer, 8th Sunday of Trinity

After yesterday morning’s communion service at St Lawrence Church I was asked to publish the post communion prayer that I used – it is a particularly beautiful one.  Perhaps it is one to be used more often.  It is the set post communion prayer for the 8th Sunday of Trinity. Andrew Strengthen for service, Lord, […]