Author Archives: Revd Alex Pease

Carols in the Barn 2019 by Revd Alex Pease

What a super evening!  Thanks to the very kind hospitality of Michael and Frances Gray were were again able to hold our annual carol service in Grace’s Barn, accompanied this year by Judy Bishop’s two donkeys (thank you so much … Continue reading

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Robin Hood, the Return of the King and the Messianic Secret Matthew 11:2-11 and Isaiah 35:1-10 by Revd. Alex Pease

I went to the Easton Panto on Thursday night. For those who have not been, it is Robin Hood this year, and, of course, the concept of Robin Hood fighting injustice and taking from the rich, to give to the … Continue reading

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Christmas CAMEO 2019

  What a great party!  We reached even new heights in culinary excellence for our Christmas CAMEO lunch this year – totally delicious turkey with all the trimmings and mince pies following our Holy Communion service.  We were 50 altogether … Continue reading

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Are you significant in a world which has Christmas? By Revd Alex Pease

Significance and Christmas Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12 How significant is Christmas for you? How significant is Christmas for you? I don’t know if you have been into Alton recently but you may have seen, instead of a Christmas Tree a … Continue reading

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Eirlys May Haslam 1931-2019

Too soon after her beloved Fred, we said goodbye to Eirlys Haslam at St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.  The church was packed with over 75 friends and family.  We sand The Lord’s my shepherd, Praise my … Continue reading

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The Advent Posada travels through Itchen Valley Parish 2019

During the month of December we enter the period of the church year called Advent.  It is a period of looking forward to the world changing event of Jesus’ birth which we celebrate at Christmas. It is a time when … Continue reading

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Christingle 2019

We held our Christingle Service at St John’s Itchen Abbas this evening. It’s a great annual event for the children of the parish.  We started off the talk by asking the children whether they have ever walked outside in the … Continue reading

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The King is coming. Are we ready? Advent 2019 Matthew 24:36-44 by Revd Alex Pease

We held a special Advent Sung Parish Communion this morning at St Mary’s Easton.  The wonderful Itchen Valley Parish Choir led by Major-General Tim Tyler sang the choir parts of the communion brilliantly – all very moving.  Thank you to … Continue reading

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It’s happening soon – we all have a part to play by Revd Alex Pease

This article first appeared in Itchen Valley News December 2019 It’s all coming very, very soon.  All the preparations are being made.  Everyone is going through their time-honoured rituals.  We all have a key role to play.  A role which … Continue reading

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Dr Robert David Briggs 1939-2019

We had a wonderful funeral service for Nick and Jonathan Briggs’ father David on Monday 25th November 2019 at St Mary’s Easton. We sang Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, Abide with me and Jerusalem.  John Purver played the organ. … Continue reading

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Neil Baxter

Dear Neighbours, I am so sorry to advise you of the death of Neil Baxter, a long term resident of Itchen Abbas and former mayor of Winchester.  The funeral service will be held at St John’s Itchen Abbas on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Christ the King – but is he really in charge? Luke 23:33-43 by Revd Christopher Blizzard-Barnes

As we look at our world today, with all its’ difficulties and uncertainties, for example over Brexit, international conflicts and tensions, oppression, poverty and hunger, religious persecution and climate change, together with personal issues we may face in our own … Continue reading

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Advent Sung Parish Communion at St Mary’s Easton Sunday 1st December at 10am

Please do join us as the Itchen Valley Parish Choir led by Major General Tim Tyler sing with us a Choral Eucharist to celebrate the beginning of Advent.

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Christingle 2019 – Sunday 1st December 2019

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Valley Worship Baptism and Confirmation November 2019

We had a wonderful service today at St Mary’s Easton.  The church was packed with over 80 worshippers and that was really good because it was an important service for two reasons:  Firstly, because it was the baptism and confirmation … Continue reading

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