Category Archives: Christmas

The Advent Posada travels through Itchen Valley Parish 2019

During the month of December we enter the period of the church year called Advent.  It is a period of looking forward to the world changing event of Jesus’ birth which we celebrate at Christmas. It is a time when … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Party – Next Friday

The Christmas Party is now only a week away, if you would like to come along and join in the fun please let us know –

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Advent Sung Parish Communion at St Mary’s Easton Sunday 1st December at 10am

Please do join us as the Itchen Valley Parish Choir led by Major General Tim Tyler sing with us a Choral Eucharist to celebrate the beginning of Advent.

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Christingle 2019 – Sunday 1st December 2019

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Children’s Christmas Party

Please do bring your children along to the Christmas Party, it will be lots of fun and we will also be donating gifts via the Salvation Army for those children who might otherwise not receive one. If you would like … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Sermon 2018 by Revd Alex Pease

We were about 100 in St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy for our family Christmas Day communion. Revd. Alex Pease gave the following talk: I just love Christmas Since my earliest days I can remember the excitement of Christmas Day of waking … Continue reading

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Midnight Mass 2018 Sermon

Our first communion of Christmas was held this year at St Mary’s Avington where the wonderful chandelier was lit for the occasion. Over 50 of us attended. The Revd Alex Pease gave the following sermon: The pain is a symptom not the … Continue reading

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Crib Service St Mary’s Easton 2018

Over 300 of us found a place to stand or sit to engage in the Easton Crib service, for many those who have been attending something that they have enjoyed at Christmas all their lives. Christmas has really started in … Continue reading

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Little Rainbows and CAMEO Christmas Parties

It continues to amaze me the immense versatility of St John’s Itchen Abbas, as we celebrated Christmas with our oldest and our youngest residents in the space of two days.   Monday was our last Little Rainbows before Christmas and … Continue reading

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Carols in the Barn 2018

Another epic year for Carols in the Barn, this time at Avington Farm in the barn which Robert Stent has converted into a very popular wedding venue. This year, under our impresario Sonia Cragg, we did it rather differently from … Continue reading

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Posada 2018

Our Posada is well on it’s way travelling around the Parish,  it will stay with 25 families each of whom will say a prayer, light a candle and provide hospitality for these three nativity characters – giving a home to … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree of Prayers

On Monday 3rd December Revd Alex Pease led a school assembly at Itchen Abbas Primary School in which we looked at how to live in community and how we can be kind to our neighbours.  He explained that one way … Continue reading

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UTX December Social

It’s become tradition for Decembers UTX Social to be a Christmas craft themed evening and this year was no exception, with our theme being chocolate craft. December is always a busy time of year so it was a quieter evening … Continue reading

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Carols in the Barn – 16th December, 4pm

Please come along to Carols in the Barn next Sunday 16th December at 4pm, there will be a new perspective on the story and everyone can be involved – come dressed as a character from the Nativity and be part … Continue reading

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Christingle Service 4pm this Sunday 2nd December at St John’s, Itchen Abbas

Please come along to celebrate Christingle with us this Sunday.

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