Category Archives: Activities

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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Bible Course suspended

Dear All In view of the Prime Minister’s announcements yesterday afternoon, we will be suspending the Bible Course.  Gerry has kindly agreed to post the remaining videos on line so please do feel free to watch the videos and continue … Continue reading

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The Bible Course starts on Tuesday 11th February 2020 at St John’s Itchen Abbas at 7.30pm

Dear All, The Bible is a big and complicated book to read and for many it can be difficult to know where to start. Maybe you’ve been part of a Bible study group and want to build your confidence so you can study the … Continue reading

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Children’s Trail – this Sunday after Family Worship

The Arts Society Alresford have created a Children’s Trail for St Mary’s Church, Easton and it will be launched this Sunday after the Family Service. The Arts Society, formerly known as NADFAS, is a leading arts education charity with over 380 local … Continue reading

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The Marriage Course starts on Wednesday 22nd January….last chance to join

This is the last chance to sign up to The Marriage Course to be run on Wednesday evenings at St John’s Itchen Abbas  – please could you let Beccy know if you would like to come  and have not yet … Continue reading

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The Marriage Course at St John’s Itchen Abbas commencing Wednesday 22nd January

Dear Neighbours, Happy New Year!  I hope that you all had a happy Christmas and New Year holiday. If making sure that your marriage is as wonderful as it can be was one of your new year resolutions, or if … Continue reading

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Little Rainbows – Coffee Rota

As I’m sure you are aware we have a wonderful toddler group at St John’s on Monday mornings, this is a lovely start to the week for parents who come along with their pre-school age children who play, sing, dance … Continue reading

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The Marriage Course at St John’s Itchen Abbas commencing 22nd January 2020

Dear Neighbours, James and Julia Wright will be leading The Marriage Course in January of next year.  This is such a great course to attend that after being on it about a decade ago, Lucy and I ran it seven … Continue reading

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Carols in the Barn 2019 by Revd Alex Pease

What a super evening!  Thanks to the very kind hospitality of Michael and Frances Gray were were again able to hold our annual carol service in Grace’s Barn, accompanied this year by Judy Bishop’s two donkeys (thank you so much … Continue reading

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Christmas CAMEO 2019

  What a great party!  We reached even new heights in culinary excellence for our Christmas CAMEO lunch this year – totally delicious turkey with all the trimmings and mince pies following our Holy Communion service.  We were 50 altogether … Continue reading

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