Author Archives: Revd Alex Pease

Ecumenical Service with the Catholic Parish of St Peter’s and the Winchester Martyrs Monday 11th March 2019 at St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy

Dear Neighbours, The Catholics and the Anglicans in Itchen Valley are working together on a service of the Stations of the Cross on Monday 11th March at St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy supported by the Itchen Valley Parish Choir (led by … Continue reading

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God transforms our hearts through mourning Matthew 5:7 by James Greig

GOD TRANSFORMS OUR HEART’S THROUGH MOURNING.  We are continuing our series that is looking at Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the mount, which are probably Jesus’ most practical teachings on how to conduct our lives and fulfil his callings, whilst … Continue reading

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How important is popularity? Luke 6:17-26 by Revd Alex Pease

Luke 6:17-26 As Christian, how important is popularity? Is popularity what matters? In our Valley Worship services this year (which are at 10am at St Mary’s Easton on the third Sunday of each month) we are doing a series on … Continue reading

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Valley Worship Sunday 17th February 2019 at St Mary’s Easton at 10am

Please do join us for Valley Worship on Sunday.  A rather depleted band will be playing…actually only Tim on a guitar…but we will have croissants and James Greig will be preaching on the next verse of the Sermon on the … Continue reading

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Family Worship on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at St Mary’s Easton

We had lots of families for our family worship today and lots of stuffed animals brought up into the Ark.  Thank you to the props department of the Easton Panto for our Ark! Thank you to David, Tim, Nikki, Vernon … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 13 – it’s not really about weddings….by Revd Alex Pease

It’s used at almost every wedding;  and last week, we read it at a funeral.   1 Corinthians 13 is one of the most beautiful and insightful passages of literature.  It is a global treasure, trotted out on great occasions.  … Continue reading

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House to let needed urgently

Dear Neighbours Wonderful family who Lucy and I know well (and would make great tenants) need to rent house in Itchen Valley urgently.  Three to four bedrooms needed.  Please let me know if anything is available. Best wishes Alex

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Kenneth George Taylor 1941-2019

Over 100 friends and neighbours of Ken Taylor came to say their farewell to him at St John’s Itchen Abbas on Monday 28th January 2019.  We listened to Heaven was needing a hero by Jo Dee Messina as Ken was … Continue reading

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Family Service Sunday 3rd February 2019 St Mary’s Easton at 10am

Sunday’s family service is going to be all about Noah and the Ark – please do come with your stuffed animals (and your children)

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Michael Chance tells of his craft at Martyr Worthy Lectures

The Martyr Worthy lectures are always a delight:  drinks and delicious canapés and an opportunity to meet up with friends local and from afar, followed by a fascinating talk at Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall. Last night was particularly … Continue reading

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Common Mission Fund – Letter of thanks from Winchester Diocese – by Colin Harbidge Head of Operations

To: The PCC and Congregation of The Parish of Itchen Valley, I am writing to express our grateful thanks for meeting your common mission fund request for 2018  in full, enabling the funding of mission and ministry right across the … Continue reading

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The Band at Valley Worship and All Age Worship by Revd Alex Pease

We have received some feedback from some of the congregation about the Band and how we try and lead the informal musical worship part of our services at St Mary’s Easton. Many thanks for letting us have your thoughts: please … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:3-6 Sermon on the Mount – Lean on Creator not Crutch by Revd Alex Pease

‘A person in your situation needs to be able to stand on his own two feet’ was what my stepfather said to me.  ‘Don’t expect any support from me’.   I do think he meant well…he needed me to take … Continue reading

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John 2:1-11 The Wedding at Cana a miracle of everyday life by Revd Alex Pease

Those of you who were at St John’s on Sunday will recall that in his sermon Gerry left us with a question: What was Jesus doing for the first 30 years of his life before his baptism by John and the … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Jesus Luke 3:15-17,21-22 by LLM Gerry Stacey

In Luke’s reading we see that the people were filled with expectation as they waited for the outcome of the baptism.  This reminds me of a story about a drunk who stumbled onto a baptismal party all standing up to their waists … Continue reading

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