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This week in church

We had a memorable service in Easton on Sunday. It was a delight to see Revd. Peter back from his travels and you can hear his sermon by clicking below. And following the service there was an excellent organ recital … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come – 26th May to 5th June

Church of England Celebrates a chance for us all to pray for people to come and know Jesus. Ascension on the 26th to Pentecost on the 5th June is that hiatus of expectation between Christ finally leaving the earth and the … Continue reading

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Ukraine Update

You may have heard we were in the process of getting permission for a family to come here, however this has fallen through because the people concerned were doctors. They wanted to come to UK because they speak English and … Continue reading

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A prayer for the mothers of Ukraine

God of love we cry for the people of Ukraine and pray for the innocent, the displaced and the frightened. We rejoice in the spirit of motherhood which surrounds Kyiv. God of Peace we pray for the families separated We … Continue reading

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Taize Service

In this week of Christian Unity we will be holding an ecumenical Taize service at St Johns Itchen Abbas on Sunday evening It is an evening service of quiet prayer and reflection and singing of some traditional Taize chants. Starting … Continue reading

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Advent Choral Evensong by Gerry Stacey

What better way to welcome in Advent than with a wonderful choral evensong at Martyr Worthy. St Swithun’s was full  with an excited congregation eager to share a traditional service with glorious music. Tim Tyler led a twenty strong choir … Continue reading

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Green pastures and still waters

Many of you will have noticed the title is taken from Psalm 23 which is also the theme of the Bible Society garden at Chelsea (winner of both a gold medal and ‘best sanctuary garden’). This has great local connections, … Continue reading

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Parish Communion at Easton

Revd Alex Pease led our service of Parish Communion this morning and spoke on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.  You can listen here or read below. Ephesians 3:14-21 What are you (what am I) rooted in? What are you (and … Continue reading

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Evensong at Martyr Worthy

Evensong continues to be a very well attended service at Martyr Worthy. Not least for the excellent singing by a small choir and the beautiful building. Everyone agrees that music and singing has been a  much missed part of services … Continue reading

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Pentecost – The Feast of Weeks

Pentecost – the traditional Jewish Feast of weeks, being celebrated by the disciples in Jerusalem when they were visited by the Holy Spirit. Sermon 23rd May 2021 by Lay Minister Gerry Stacey. Today is Pentecost. The day of Pentecost is … Continue reading

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Ascension Day

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Today is Thursday 13th May, 40 days after Easter and Ascension Day, when we celebrate the ascent of Jesus to Heaven at the completion of his ministry on earth. Eight of us … Continue reading

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