Author Archives: Revd Alex Pease

How to move from ‘won’t’ to ‘want’ John 3:1-15 by Revd. Alex Pease

Well its been eight months since I was licensed as your Rector at that amazing service in April on what would have been our Valley Worship Sunday here in Easton. The warmth of your welcome and encouragement was palpable and … Continue reading

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The Easton Panto 2018

What fun it was!  I have realised, now having been performer rather than punter, that whatever fun the audience may have, and listening to the peals of laughter from beyond the stage lights, you must have been having a good … Continue reading

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Nicolas Head 1938-2018

20 of us gathered at St Mary’s Avington to remember Nicolas Head, step brother to Sarah Bullen and brother to Georgie Black of Avington Park on Monday 10th December 2018.  David Duffin played the organ and we sang ‘Lord of … Continue reading

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Don’t use Advent just to escape, use it to notice what the world is like, in the light of Christ! Luke 3:1-6 Philippians 1:3-11 by Archdeacon Richard Brand

Come Holy Spirit: what we know not, teach us; what we have not, grant us; what we are not, make us; for your love’s sake. Amen. If you have a visitor coming, are you of the  ‘Tidy up the place, … Continue reading

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Sinbad the Sailor – Easton Pantomime 2019

Dear All If you have not yet bought tickets for Sinbad this year’s panto in Easton please can I recommend that you do.  It is, of course, totally ridiculous (sorry to Mary Hall who wrote the script and to Anna … Continue reading

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Ruth Christine Hunt 1955-2018

About 30 mainly family and friends gathered at St John’s Itchen Abbas on Tuesday 4th December 2018 to say goodbye to Ruth Hunt. We sang Guide me O thou great Jehovah and Morning has broken and Ruth’s niece Anna read … Continue reading

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Christmas Services in Itchen Valley Parish 2018

Dear Neighbours Please see attached our flyer for our Christmas Services this Christmas in Itchen Valley Parish.  We do hope that you will be able to join us. Just to let you know, both the Carols in the Barn and … Continue reading

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Advent Sunday 2018 Luke 21:25-33 Sermon for BCP by Revd Alex Pease

Its Advent Sunday and we are all looking forward to Christmas when we all celebrate the time when the creator of the universe came and lived on a rather unimportant planet orbiting a minor sun on the outskirts of the Roman empire in an unimportant village of the province … Continue reading

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Letter from the Rectory December 2018 by Revd Alex Pease

Letter from the Rectory December 2018 This letter first appeared in the December edition of Itchen Valley News As I write this letter, I am still rather reeling from the emotional overload of Remembrance Sunday this year.  The film They … Continue reading

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Itchen Valley Alpha 2018 comes to an end

We finished the Alpha Course for 2018 in Tuesday night.  We used the Alpha Film Series this year which was completely amazing. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=alpha+film+series The course was for Lucy and I at the very least, the high point of our week. … Continue reading

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Jennifer Ffennell 1929-2018

Around 30 of us gathered to accompany Jennifer Ffennell on her final journey at St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy.  We said Psalm 121 together and Simon gave the following eulogy Well she certainly was a character. We all shared many happy … Continue reading

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New Generosity: St Mary’s Easton Patronal 2018

The church was packed.  Just under 100 people largely from Easton but also from the other villages as well.  The format was the same as our usual Valley Worship services – informal but this time without the band but still … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday in Itchen Valley 2018

We had a really extraordinary turnout in Itchen Valley Parish for our various events on Remembrance Sunday 2018 in which we commemorated the end of the First World War. In the Valley we hold Acts of Remembrance at each of … Continue reading

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‘The Lost’ 2018 Remembrance Service in Itchen Valley Parish by Revd Alex Pease

It doesn’t matter who you are: you can be a ambassador from the Commonwealth; you can be a president or head of state of another country; you can be a bride on the day of your wedding to a Prince; … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday parking arrangements 2018

Dear Neighbours, I apologise for sending you so many posts about Remembrance Sunday and hope that this will be the last….however as we are expecting a lot of people attending the service at St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy on Sunday, could … Continue reading

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