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ROPLEY burns down!!

Please hold Royston, Tana and the people of Ropley in your prayers. A devastating morning for them as fire swept through the building, leaving a shell of the former structure.   The church at Ropley caught fire this morning and despite … Continue reading

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A very extraordinary few weeks…by Alex Pease

A very extraordinary few weeks… By Revd. Alex Pease Lucy and I have been away since Easter on a 25th wedding anniversary trip to South Africa and returned at the weekend and then attended an event at the Royal Albert … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Andrew – speech at APCM by Anna Burness

THANK YOU ANDREW 23 April 2014 When we described ourselves in our last interregnum as …. a welcoming, open, vibrant community of all-age followers of Jesus Christ. –   we felt quite bold as this still was somewhat of an aspiration … Continue reading

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Glynde Easton

Please come and support our fundraising evening in aid of our beautiful churches in the Itchen Valley and bring your friends to hear the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  This will be their  6th visit to Easton for an … Continue reading

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Nick Owen comments on The Marriage Course in Itchen Valley News

This article was first published in the May 2014 edition of Itchen Valley News The Marriage Course By the time this goes to press, Lavinia and I will have celebrated our golden wedding – and I mean celebrated. Why would … Continue reading

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No-one expected it – Revd Andrew Micklefield’s Final Sermon in Itchen Valley on Easter Sunday

Easter Day Sermon

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He washed the disciples feet John 13:1-17 by Revd. Alex Pease

John 13:1-17 How did the apostles know what Jesus’s crucifixion means? How did they know that it was the supreme act of service for them and for us?   That it was the ultimate indication of God’s character; the demonstration of … Continue reading

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Temptation – Matthew 4:1-11 by Revd. Alex Pease

Matthew 4:1-11 Temptation Why didn’t Jesus just zap him? I don’t know if you have ever watched the television series ‘Outnumbered’.  It’s a comedy about the daily rollercoaster of life with growing children.  In one scene the three young children … Continue reading

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The Valley of Dry Bones Ezekiel 37:1-14 by Revd Alex Pease

The Valley of Dry Bones Ezekiel 37:1-14 “Our hope is lost; we are cut off completely”.  Verse 11 of the passage from Ezekiel 37 which we have just read.  Ezekiel was writing at a time of great despair for the … Continue reading

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The Triumphal Entry – Matthew 21:1-11 Palm Sunday Parish Communion by Revd Alex Pease

Matthew 21:1-11 The Triumphal Entry If Jesus has just walked all the way from Galilee to Bethpage (some 63 miles) why would he get on a donkey for the last five miles into Jerusalem?  This is the only occasion that … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit Sermons: Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Jesus and the Holy Spirit Tony Gaster  Genesis 1.1-11, John 14.15-30 I was reflecting on this many times during my recent time away. I find the idea of the Trinity very difficult at times, but of course only because I … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit Sermons: Home

Sunday, October 13, 2013 We are taking a break from the lectionary from now until the end of November and during this time we shall focus our Sunday Bible readings and sermons on the subject of the Holy Spirit. We … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit Sermons

For six weeks we are leaving the lectionery and giving a series of sermons about the Holy Spirit. To develop the learning experience we will be publishing information, notes and in some cases a full transcript of the sermons which … Continue reading

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Avington Box Walk

Avington Park on Sunday 23rd June. Walk around the river and the village with your dog (if you have one) and back to the house for tea and cake! All ages welcome. In aid of St Mary’s Church, Avington and the Mark Davies Injured … Continue reading

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Babies and Toddlers Come to Rainbows

Parents & Carers bring your little ones to rainbows at St Johns Itchen Abbas on Monday mornings at 10am. Coffee and chat while there are lots of toys and activities for the younger ones.  For full details click here.

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