Category Archives: Activities

Join the Prayer Course

Join me for a series of eight one hour sessions of video, discussion and prayer based around the lords prayer. This will answer your questions about where, when and how to pray and more importantly why to pray and how … Continue reading

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Walk of Hope – finale

It was so wonderful to see so many people (suitably socially distanced) in St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy churchyard on Sunday for the finale of our Walk of Hope in which a lot of people ate a lot of Jude’s ice … Continue reading

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Walk of Hope – Ice Creams this Sunday

If you are one of the many wonderful people who have taken part in our Walk for Hope over the last few weeks please do come along and claim your free ice cream this Sunday at St Swithun’s, Martyr Worthy from … Continue reading

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Walk of Hope by Lucy Pease

Just wanted to update everyone about the Itchen Valley Walk of Hope.  There has been a really positive response to this initiative which is so encouraging and exciting.  You will see on the website page that the map is fast … Continue reading

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Walk of Hope

Spurred on by Alex’ message I have been engaging in the Walk of Hope. So far I have visited 18 of the squares on Beccy’s map and am planning to visit as many as I can by the end. I … Continue reading

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Parish Video 9th July 2020 – The Walk of Hope

Please see about the Itchen Valley Walk of Hope below  

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Love your neighbour who’s a stranger…..

I know that the weather has got a bit mixed but can I possibly encourage you to support Itchen Valley Churches ‘Love your neighbour whose a stranger’ tea in the garden campaign.Love your neighbour who is a stranger – new … Continue reading

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Is lockdown getting you down? by Lucy Pease

This week we were reminded by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, as well as looking after our physical wellbeing with daily exercise, to also take care of our own mental wellbeing.  The pandemic can play havoc with our thoughts … Continue reading

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To anyone who is facing hard times financially at the moment due to the current crisis

  If you know of anyone who lives in the Itchen Valley who would benefit from this offer please do pass on a link to this page.

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Palm Crosses to show daily prayer in your household for the end of the Coronavirus Crisis

Dear Parishioners Please do collect your palm crosses from the table just outside our house.  Please do show that you are a household praying daily for the end of the Coronavirus Crisis by pinning one to your front door. Blessings … Continue reading

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This Week’s Church Matters

I will also be posting Church Matters on the website in this way each week for those people who are not on the email distribution list. CHURCH MATTERS 29.3.20

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The Marriage Course at St John’s Itchen Abbas by Julia and James Wright

In all the drama surrounding the Coronavirus crisis, I failed to publish this report about the recently completed Marriage Course at St John’s Itchen Abbas – many apologies to all those who are mentioned but who have not yet been … Continue reading

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Lets make use of this time!

For those of us whose diaries are starting to empty and (because they are in at risk groups or not) are facing days and days with little social interaction, can I recommend that we take the advantage of spending some … Continue reading

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Martyr Worthy Plant Sale 2020 – but not as we knew it in 2018 by Pauline Tovell

Martyr Worthy Plant Sale Exciting News!  At an “extraordinary” meeting of the Martyr Worthy Plant Sale Committee last night it was decided that the April 2020 sale will not go ahead in its usual format, but we shall embrace technology … Continue reading

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Co-ordinated response to Coronavirus Crisis

Dear Neighbours, Patrick Appleby as Parish Council Chairman and I have been discussing this morning how the Parish Council and the Itchen Valley Parish might work together to look after the vulnerable in our community over the next few weeks … Continue reading

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