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Open The Book Awareness Week

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As Open the Book Awareness Week is 11-18 February 2018, it seems appropriate to make you aware of what Open the Book is and what the GAP Open the Book teams have been up to. Open the Book is part of GAP’s outreach to our local schools. We have two teams who are involved with […]

Continuing Restoration Work at St Lawrence Church

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

OPEN THE BOOK

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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

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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

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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 […]