Author Archives: Revd Alex Pease

CAMEO 100 lunch by Revd Alex Pease

What fun we had!  With tri-colour bunting across the church and our tables bedecked like a Parisian cafe, both guests and helpers turned up dressed like the cast of ‘Allo ‘Allo for our 100th CAMEO lunch.  Nora had prepared and … Continue reading

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Elsie Lark Binney-Martin 2018-2019

St Mary’s Easton was bedecked with soft toys and filled with lit candles and many, many photos as we gathered as a community to say goodbye to Elsie Lark and stand with her parents Phil and Helena in their grief. … Continue reading

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Real Peacemakers Matthew 5:9 by LLM Gerry Stacey

Anyone know the connection between Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Obama?  How about I add in Nelson Mandela and mother Theresa and it will be obvious to all. They all won a Nobel peace prize! Now, I mention this because in … Continue reading

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There will be division, but not, please, because of us Luke 12:49-56 by Revd Alex Pease

‘Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!’ This sounds such strange language from Jesus.  Isn’t Jesus about giving us freedom from our sins; about giving us peace; … Continue reading

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Fred Haslam 1930-2019

On Wednesday 7th August 2019, St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy welcomed over 1oo people to celebrate the life of Fred Haslam, a long term resident of Martyr Worthy.  John Purver played the organ beautifully with Sheep may safely graze by JS … Continue reading

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Elsie Lark Binney-Martin

Dear Neighbours, I am so sorry to inform you of the death of Elsie ​Lark Binney-Martin aged 1 year, 1 month. Elsie died peacefully in the arms of her Mummy and Daddy, Helena Martin and Phil Binney, on Friday 2nd August.   Her funeral will be at … Continue reading

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‘Read to me about the rich farmer, Daddy’ Luke 12:13-21 by Revd Alex Pease

Luke 12:13-21 I have always found this parable of Jesus, the parable of the Rich Farmer, profoundly challenging When we were living in Tokyo, where our youngest Marina was born and I was working for the law firm, I used, … Continue reading

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Alpha in September

If you would like to come and see what this is about – please do let me know

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Digital Charter by the Church of England

  It would be wonderful if everyone who receives this post might be willing to sign up to the Digital Charter of the Church of England – this is an idea launched recently by The Archbishop of Canterbury at Facebook … Continue reading

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Martyr Worthy Patronal Service and Drinks on Sunday 27th July 2019

It was wonderful to see St Swithun’s packed for our annual patronal service – over 60 of the residents of Martyr Worthy and beyond were able to attend.  The service was a traditional BCP Evensong led by Revd Alex Pease, … Continue reading

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Family Worship Sunday 4th August 10am St Mary’s Easton

Please do join  us for our Family Worship on Sunday 4th August at 10am at St Mary’s Easton.

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Pray with persistence Luke 11: 1-13 by Revd. Alex Pease

Luke 11: 1-13 I met up with a couple that I don’t know the other day, while walking through one of the villages. Seeing that I was a vicar, they were telling me about a huge challenge that one of … Continue reading

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Little Rainbows Picnic on 25th July 2019 by Julia Wright

This afternoon, in the overbearing heat, the Little Rainbows crew met for a picnic at Katherine Nevin’s idyllic garden in Beauworth. With a slip and slide, and a giant paddling pool, it was nothing short of heavenly! The combination of … Continue reading

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Avington Car Boot Sale Sunday 14th July by Judy Thomas

Avington Car Boot Sale Just about everyone in the village in the run up to July 14 and on the day of the event, put in a huge effort to make the Car Boot Sale the resounding  success it was. … Continue reading

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Valley Worship July 2019: Every Day Lives, the whirlpool of sin and the pure in heart, Matthew 5:8 by Revd. Alex Pease

Every Day Lives – Dan Day-Robinson Every Valley Worship Sunday at the beginning of the service we have an ‘Every Day Lives’ section to the service in which someone from the congregation speaks about their faith journey.  This Sunday, Dan … Continue reading

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