Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Morning 2019 in Itchen Valley Parish

We were packed out at St John’s Itchen Abbas and did run out of seats (at 160 plus we were bound to do so) – so sorry for those of you who had to stand!  But we had a lot … Continue reading

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Midnight Mass/First Communion of Christmas 2019

Another wonderfully atmospheric Midnight Mass at St Mary’s Avington this evening.  Over 40 of us made the journey to St Mary’s after dinner parties and long journeys home to worship God on this Christmas morning.  Always a delight to have … Continue reading

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Crib Service at St Mary’s Easton 2019

Just packed!  That was the verdict on the Crib Service this year as we found we had almost 300 men women and children crammed into St Mary’s Easton for our annual Crib Service.  It is a really amazing way to … Continue reading

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Little Rainbows Christmas Party 2019

We had about 20 children at our annual Christmas Party for our Little Rainbows toddler group this morning.  Huge amounts of delicious food of all sorts of different kinds and many of the children were dressed as characters from the … 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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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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