Author Archives: Revd Alex Pease

Family Worship Sunday 5th July 2020 – the Recording

It was great to see everyone for our Family Worship this morning.  We had 34 adults and 12 children.  The Greigs told the story of the Parable of the Sower using a puppet show made by their eldest Mia and … Continue reading

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A new better? by Revd Alex Pease

A New Better? This article first appeared in the July 2020 edition of Itchen Valley News  I have got rather bored of the expression ‘The New Normal’.  It’s often accompanied by a shrug of the shoulders, a ‘nothing can be done’ … Continue reading

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Love your neighbour who’s a stranger…..

I know that the weather has got a bit mixed but can I possibly encourage you to support Itchen Valley Churches ‘Love your neighbour whose a stranger’ tea in the garden campaign.Love your neighbour who is a stranger – new … Continue reading

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Edward Colston or Abraham, what is your legacy going to look like? Genesis 22:1-19 by Revd Alex Pease

For the first time we held a live broadcasting parish communion from St Mary’s Easton (taking advantage of the recently installed broadband).  40 of us joined for the service.  As I predicted in my video letter last week we did … Continue reading

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Rector’s Video Letter Wednesday 24th June 2020

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Valley Worship by zoom Sunday 21st June 2020 – the Recording

Please see the service that we held this morning with around 50 people attending

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There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus Romans 7:7-8:4 by Tim Clapp

One of the real delights of preparing a sermon is the opportunity it provides to dig into the scripture and really study it.  It can only be described as peeling back the layers of an onion to find the message … Continue reading

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Love your neighbour…who’s a stranger. A new initiative for lockdown.

Lockdown has been tough for so many of us.  But one upside in Itchen Valley has been getting to know our neighbours through our local WhatsApp (and other neighbour support groups) much better than we might have done before.  I … Continue reading

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Sarah laughed Genesis 18:1-15 by John Barber

Itchen Valley Churches – Sermon for 14 June 2020 Imagine that, having been married for 72 years and now aged 94 and 99, the Queen and Prince Philip had never been able to have children – so there would have … Continue reading

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Rectors Video Letter 10th June 2020

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Family Service Sunday 7th June 2020

How wonderful to see you all again after our period of leave to move house!  Thank you Julia for a wonderfully led service and some excellent actions to the worship music.  I counted 62 people attending, many of whom would … Continue reading

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AV Project for St Mary’s Easton by Theo Mezger

On Monday, the parish PCC approved a substantial investment in a new audio-visual system for St Mary’s, Easton. Whilst the benefits will be many, a key purpose of this is to materially improve the total experience of modern worship in … Continue reading

Posted in Family Worship, Music, Valley Worship

Rector’s Video Letter Thursday 7th May 2020

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Eric Alfred Hobbs 1935-2020

Under the special circumstances of coronavirus lockdown, eight of us said goodbye at Test Valley Crematorium to Eric Hobbs a life time resident of Easton. Lorraine Bradbeer, Eric’s great niece gave the following tribute: Eric Alfred Hobbs was my Great … Continue reading

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A blessing for the UK in difficult times

Churches around the UK have come together at this time to sing a blessing over the nation.

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