Author Archives: Revd Alex Pease

St Mary’s Avington Patronal

What an amazing peal of bells!  It was a delight to arrive to the most wonderful peal of bells by our bell ringers at St Mary’s Avington.  The church was fairly packed out despite the continuous rainfall which was a … Continue reading

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Depend upon the Flesh: John 6:35-59 Part 2 by Revd Alex Pease

What do you depend upon? Jesus gives us two images in the passage we have just read: The Bread  and the Flesh This morning, I described how Jesus speaks of being the Bread of Life.  He is the one thing that we need to … Continue reading

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Depend upon the Bread John 6:35-51 Part 1 by Revd Alex Pease

John 6: 35-59 I am the Bread of Life What do you depend upon?  Jesus give us two images in our passage this morning: The Bread  and the Flesh. This morning I am speaking about the Bread.  This evening at … Continue reading

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Joan Bickerdike

Dear Neighbours, I am sorry to advise you of the death of Joan Bickerdike a long time resident of Itchen Abbas on Thursday 26th July.  There will be private Family Cremation beforehand and a Thanksgiving Service at St John’s Itchen … Continue reading

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Andrew Kennedy

Dear Neighbours, I am sorry to advise you of the death of Andrew Kennedy a long term resident of Easton.  He died at home on Friday 27th July. The family will be holding a private family cremation.   There will … Continue reading

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No need to fear – August All Age Worship

Do join us for All Age Worship on Sunday with LLM Gerry Stacey leading the service    

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David Humphrey 1939-2018

It was a swelteringly hot day for the Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday 25th July for the life for one of Itchen Abbas’s most prominent residents, David Humphrey.  Despite the heat, around 190 of David’s family and friends were present to … Continue reading

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Stepping beyond what hurts the most by Revd Alex Pease

This is an email sent out today on the Itchen List with Video links referred to below Dear Neighbours, Last Summer in the Who Cares Survey, you helped us a lot by being really honest about answering our one question … Continue reading

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Sheep flying or plummeting from the cliffs, we need a shepherd Mark 6:30-56 by Revd Alex Pease

Mark 6: 30-56 Last week (at the BCP) we discovered, from Mark’s breathless narrative, that the disciples had been sent out two by two to the surrounding villages with nothing, but trust in Jesus to support them.  And that trust … Continue reading

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Jesus: Compassion, Flexibility and Story by Revd David Chattell

Today we welcomed our new Rural Dean David Chattell the Rector of Fairleigh, Candover and Wield to preach at our Parish Communion at St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy.  Please listen again to his talk by pressing the start button here.  The … Continue reading

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New Friendships Philippians 2:19-30

Friendship  How many friends do you have? By friends I mean:  People other than your husband or wife or children or parents with whom you can share your joys and sadnesses, hopes and fears. I don’t necessarily mean neighbours (although our neighbours could of course also be our … Continue reading

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Mark 6:6-13 The essential element for our journey – sermon for BCP Communion

What was the essential item that the disciples must carry with them when Jesus sent them out? One of the striking aspects of last year was, of course, the Who Cares survey.  But a lot of us felt reluctant to knock on the doors of … Continue reading

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God Pod – enjoy theology with a cup of coffee in the garden

I thought that you might enjoy this.  The God Pod is a series of podcasts (normally just audio but this one is video as well) in which Graham Tomlin, Mike Lloyd and  Jane Williams talk on theological subjects sent in … Continue reading

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Valley Worship this Sunday 15th July 10am at St Mary’s Easton

Please do join us for our Valley Worship on Sunday at 10am at St Mary’s Easton.  I will be speaking on the New Friendships that we have in Jesus Christ from Philippians Chapter 2:19-30 Best wishes Alex

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UTX Barbecue 2018 by Kelly Gibson

On Sunday 8th July UTX our Valley Youth Group met for their July Social meeting, their final meeting before breaking up for the summer holidays. The Mezgers kindly offered their beautiful garden for an end of term BBQ. The UTXers … Continue reading

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