Author Archives: Revd Alex Pease

An Elevator Pitch for Itchen Valley Parish 2 Timothy 2:8-10 by Revd Alex Pease

2 Timothy 2:8-10 “Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David” “Remember Jesus Christ raised from the dead a descendant of David” Last year, we had a meeting of the PCC (Parochial Church Council) and those involved … Continue reading

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Making a difference – Christians against Poverty Luke 4:18-19

Numbers and money were a bit of a theme in our Parish Communion at St John’s Itchen Abbas today Firstly, we looked at the words of Luke 4:18-19 where Jesus reveals that he has come to ‘set the captives free’. … Continue reading

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Lavinia Owen receives the Bishop’s Commission for Mission

Winchester Cathedral was completely packed out today for Lavinia Owen to be given the Bishops Commission for Mission after the course that she attended last year. I was really struck by how popular these courses were with 90 people from … Continue reading

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Deanery Service Sunday 3rd November 2019 6pm at St John’s Northington with Bishop Tim

Our Diocesan Bishop Tim Dakin will be preaching at a service for the Deanery at St John’s Northington at 6pm on Sunday 3rd November Deanery Thanksgiving Poster 2019

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Making a Difference Together Sunday 13th October St John’s Itchen Abbas

Please do join us for our Parish Communion on Sunday when we will be hearing about the work of Christians against Poverty and the Money Course

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All Souls Service of Remembrance Sunday 3rd November 2019 at 6pm St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy


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How much faith do we need; not much it turns out Luke 17:6 a sermon for BCP by Revd. Alex Pease

Luke 17/6 How do you have faith to travel on an aeroplane? 30,000 feet in the air, all dependent upon two or four great engines, which might go wrong at any moment?  Of course, some people don’t have faith that … Continue reading

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Preachers and leaders and others that you will see up front

We are such a fortunate parish!  Why?  Well, of course, we live in a part of the world which never ceases to astonish by its beauty; our villages are dynamic and enthusiastic communities, which are small enough for everyone to … Continue reading

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Family Service Sunday 6th October St Mary’s Easton at 10am

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1642: King or Parliament – it was one or the other then, let’s not make it binary now by Revd. Alex Pease

This article first appeared in Itchen Valley News October 2019 October 2019.  When you read this, we are either staring in the face of leaving the European Union at Halloween or something has intervened to extend the deadline or even … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival 2019 at St Mary’s Easton and Easton Village Hall

Over 70 people came to our Easton Harvest Festival service and Parish Communion today and then met together for our Harvest Lunch at Easton Village Hall.   The flowers at St. Mary’s were absolutely superb in a long tradition of … Continue reading

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Bishops Letter on Brexit crisis

I received the following letter from our Bishops Tim Davind and Debbie this week. Dear Clergy and Parish Leaders, We are conscious that in the past few weeks there have been many changes to both our local politics in the … Continue reading

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Full shelves and empty hearts: The Delight Deficit Psalm 100 Philippians 4:4 by Revd Alex Pease

1 egg,  2 ounces of tea  2 ounces of butter, an ounce of cheese,  eight ounces of sugar,  four ounces of bacon  four ounces of ham  four ounces of margarine 3 pints of milk….. These were the weekly food rations … Continue reading

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None of us are too lost to be of interest to Jesus Luke 15:1-10 CAMEO

The Bishop of Chelmsford tells a story of the first church that he ledafter his curacy.  He had not read the description of the parish very carefully, but had accepted the job anyway. When he arrived at the church for the first time he remarked to a church … Continue reading

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Valley Worship and Patronal Sunday 15th September 2019

The Sun was shining, the church was full and the Holy Spirit was tangible by His presence.  – that was this mornings Valley Worship informal service and patronal at St Mary’s Easton.  This was an excuse for St Mary’s to … Continue reading

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