Author Archives: Revd Alex Pease

How we can respond to a crisis: ‘here we go again’ Mark 4:35-41 by Revd Alex Pease

Mark 4:35-41 The three trusts How frightened have you been in your life? Taxiing along the runway of an airfield in California 30 years ago, for the first time, with six other people all togged up with parachutes, it dawned on me that I was not coming … Continue reading

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Wedding Season 2018

We are well into wedding season now – with six weddings on our books over the next few months.  I really enjoy weddings – moments of sheer joy and excitement for all concerned. Just good news!  They are such a … Continue reading

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What a busy week…..

My goodness what a busy week!  Sunday early morning BCP followed by Valley Worship and football, Monday Little Rainbows, Midday Prayers, Monday Group and extensive post holiday meetings with Beccy, then train to London to see Steve Brine speaking in … Continue reading

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Step out of that Slavery Philippians 2:12-18 by Revd Alex Pease

Philippians 2:12-18 I have been reading Winston Churchill’s History of the English Speaking Peoples over the last few months.  It’s been fascinating filling in a lot of gaps in my historical knowledge both about Britain but also about USA. Most recently, I have been … Continue reading

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How on earth do people go from ‘won’t’ to ‘want’? I dunno, but we shouldn’t need to know Mark 4:26-29 by Revd Alex Pease

It’s called: germination: the process by which seeds grow into standing shoots of corn. Science has given us a good understanding of how the process of germination and growth happens but, of course, from the point of view of a farmer in the first century, it … Continue reading

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Martyr Worthy Gardens Open Sunday 24th June 2-6pm

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Gordon Macpherson 1931-2018

St Mary’s Easton was full to the brim for the Thanksgiving Service for Gordon Macpherson.  The service was introduced by Revd. Alex Pease and then led by Very Revd Alec Knight.  The hymns sung were Dear Lord and Father of … Continue reading

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Judy Countess of Strafford 1932 – 2018

St Mary’s Easton was packed full for the Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the life of Judy Countess of Strafford on Friday 18th May 2018. The service was led by Revd. Jan Brookshaw.  The music before the service included In Paradisum … Continue reading

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HTB Leadership Conference 2018

As some of you know, Lucy and I and Theo and Judith went to the HTB Leadership Conference at the Royal Albert Hall at the beginning of May this year and here is a brief video oversight of what we … Continue reading

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All Age Worship Sunday 3rd June 2018 at St Mary’s Easton at 10am

Please do come to our All Age Service on Sunday  – the details follow:

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Valley Visitors commissioned

At our Parish Communion on Sunday 27th April, 10 Valley Visitors were commissioned by Revd Alex Pease.  They will now continue the work that many of them have been doing in the Parish for the last few years of visiting … Continue reading

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Baptism by water, OK but by the Holy Spirit? What’s that about? John 3:1-15 by Revd Alex Pease

Nicodemus John 3:1-15 ‘He is an Englishman! For he himself has said it, And it’s greatly to his credit, That he is an Englishman! For he might have been a Roosian, A French, or Turk, or Proosian, Or perhaps Itali-an! … Continue reading

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Easton Duck Race Deadline TODAY by David Poole

DUCK RACE Please note that the deadline for reserving lunch at the Duck Race is today (Tuesday 22 May).  The application form for tickets is page 10 of the May Edition of Valley News. Spectators are welcome to arrive on the day. … Continue reading

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A New Attitude Philippians 2:1-11 by LLM Gerry Stacey

Introduction by Revd Alex Pease: What we are about in Itchen Valley Parish is encouraging people to become followers of Jesus Christ; to become his disciples; to be empowered by the Holy Spirit for God’s purposes in our lives.  A … Continue reading

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War Requiem to mark 100 anniversary of end of World War I

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