Author Archives: Revd Alex Pease

Winifred Wolfe 1924-2018

  We held an intimate family service for Winifred Wolfe at St John’s Itchen Abbas on Wednesday 10th October 2018.  Michael chose some beautiful music: The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 and we sang Dear Lord and Father of Mankind and … Continue reading

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Tear Fund Talk at Itchen Valley Parish Harvest Festival 2018

We were very fortunate to have a speaker, Richard Pitt, from the Tear Fund at our principal Harvest Festival service at St John’s Itchen Abbas on Sunday 14th October 2018. He gave the following talk: Imagine if you started a … Continue reading

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The antidote to worries about Brexit – Matthew 6:25-37 – a talk for harvest by Revd Alex Pease

The last time I preached on this subject was at my daughter Marina’s graduation from St Andrews University.  I had been invited to preach by the Chaplain, delighted that someone would take some of the burden of preaching at all the … Continue reading

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Harvest 2018 in Itchen Valley

This year we held a number of Harvest celebrations in our Parish.  Starting with a Harvest BCP Communion at St Mary’s Avington on 30th September and a harvest All Age Service at St Mary’s Easton on Sunday 7th October and … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018

Please do attend one of our special services to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I  

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Who is the greatest? Mark 9:33-37 by LLM Gerry Stacey

Unfortunately we missed the recording of the beginning of Gerry’s talk but you can here the rest above. Who is the greatest? Reminded of last night’s boxing match after which people are comparing Anthony Joshua to Mohammed Ali. Well Ali … Continue reading

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Rosemary Ross Skinner 1932-2018

On a beautifully sunny morning on 1st October 2018, the Ross Skinner family came to St Mary’s Easton with 100 friends and relations to Rosemary’s funeral.  The service was peppered with extracts from her beautifully written books Horizon House, Letter … Continue reading

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All Age Worship Sunday 7th October 2018

Dear All Please do join us for All Age Worship on Sunday!  Its a harvest theme – Gerry will be preaching! Best wishes Alex

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How Kirstie Allsopp got it right about her children’s I-Pads Mark 9:38-end by Revd Alex Pease

How radical does God expect us to be to rid ourselves of sin? One of the most challenging passages in the Bible must be this passage where Jesus tells us to cut off our hand or foot or tear out … Continue reading

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Harvest Lunch – please buy your tickets from any PCC member!

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Rosemary Ross-Skinner

Dear All, This is just to let you know that the Funeral Service for Rosemary Ross-Skinner will be on Monday 1st October at 1130am at St.Mary’s Easton. Best wishes Alex

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Alpha begins in Itchen Valley!

On Tuesday 18th September, Alpha began in Itchen Valley Parish!  As St John’s Itchen Abbas we had 10 guests having supper together followed by the first episode of the dynamic new Alpha Film Series produced by Holy Trinity Brompton Church … Continue reading

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Flanders and Swan Revisited in Easton by Adrian Vincent et al

An effervescent evening of musical comedy was held at St. Mary’s Church, Easton on Saturday, 15th September.  Over 140 people enjoyed canapés and a light supper at The Old Rectory by kind permission of Andy and Clare Davies before walking … Continue reading

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Rosemary Ross-Skinner

Dear Neighbours I am so sorry to advise you of the death of long term Easton resident Rosemary Ross-Skinner this afternoon. We will advise of the date and details of the funeral in due course. Best wishes Alex

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New Ambition Philippians 3:10-21 by Tim Clapp

Please read Tim’s talk on Philippians 3:10-21 or hear it here: So earlier in the year Alex approached me and asked if I could preach at a valley worship service.  I must admit that my first reaction was complete and … Continue reading

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