Category Archives: Activities

Way of the Cross – wet weather programme

Dear All Of course the one thing that Jesus did not have to put up with on the way to the Cross was rain.  However it is the only thing that we have to put up with as we act … Continue reading

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Little Rainbows Christmas Party 2017

Its always fun to see the Little Rainbows and to see them dressed up as angels, shepherds and (in one case) Mary was a delight.  We did our usual dancing to the bemusement of the children and then Julia Wright … Continue reading

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Carols in the Barn 2017

We returned to Grace’s Barn again this year for Carols in the Barn, at the kind invitation of Michael and Frances Gray.   Michael had got the whole thing ready with a huge red bale trailer for the stage and … Continue reading

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CAMEO Christmas 2017

It is without a doubt one of the highlights of Christmas!  And I do think of the wonderful cooks who put it all together only to have to do the same thing for their own families within a few days … Continue reading

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The Posada starts its journey in the Parish!

Our Posada has started its journey this morning with Rafferty and Primrose.  In its travel around the Parish it will stay with 21 families each of whom will say a prayer, light a candle and provide hospitality for these three … Continue reading

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Posada 2017

In Mexico and other Latin American countries, there is a tradition called Posada. By this tradition, the figures of Joseph, Mary and a Donkey (from a nativity set) travel around the young families of a parish, being welcomed on each … Continue reading

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How do we talk to others about Jesus by Gerry Stacey – Sermon for Cameo

When Bill was at the hairdressers the conversation finally turned to religion. ‘I don’t believe in God.’ “Why do you say that?” asked Bill. “Well, you just have to go out in the street and look. Tell me Bill, if … Continue reading

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New CAMEO aprons!

Great excitements amongst the CAMEO helpers today as we all wore the new matching CAMEO aprons for the monthly Communion Service and Lunch led by Revd Amanda Denniss (with Gerry Stacey preaching) and Lavinia Owen.  Many thanks to Jan Davies … Continue reading

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Who Cares Hampshire – Survey Report

Reports on the Who Cares Survey for the whole of Hampshire The full report follows Who+Cares+Hampshire+2017+Report+PDF

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The Ark and Harvest 2017 by Tim Clapp

This week was harvest festival at The Ark and we celebrated it by saying thank you to God for our food and by making soup to share with the adults in the congregation. We are in such a fortunate position … Continue reading

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The Bereavement Journey

We know from the Who Cares Survey that for 8% of our population, bereavement is the issue in their lives which they find hardest to handle. Itchen Valley Parish is seeking to start to help addressing this issue by running … Continue reading

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Who Cares? First Responses….

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What hurts the most? By Revd. Amanda Denniss

What hurts the most? This article first appeared in the October 2017 edition of Itchen Valley News Most of us like to think we are people who care.  We like to think we care about our families, our friends, our … Continue reading

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Ladies Supper Tuesday 13th June at Martyr Worthy Manor

At the kind invitation of Isobel Pinder, there was a ladies supper last night at Martyr Worthy Manor. About 35 ladies from the Valley attended. Drinks were enjoyed in the beautiful garden followed by supper at long tables with table … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event at Winchester Cathedral by Revd Alex Pease

So I guess there were about 3000 of us in the Cathedral last night for The Kingdom Come Beacon Event.  The Itchen Valley were represented by Oliver and Amanda, Alex and Lucy, James Grieg, Gerry Stacey and Mike and Kelly … Continue reading

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