Category Archives: Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers

What St Paul tells us about the everlasting love of God

At Valley Worship today Gerry Stacey talked on Romans 8:17-39  ‘nothing in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord’. I am often asked questions about when and how the … Continue reading

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Can we trust The Bible?

Is a question I am often asked and can take a while to answer but now I have a simple and straightforward response.  Is a new podcast series from the producers of the Bible Course featuring conversations with experts in … 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

Posted in Activities, Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers, Family Worship, From the Rectory, Letter from the Rectory, Ministry Team Blog, Walk of hope

Pentecost and After

I hope you all enjoyed Bishop David’s really explanatory sermon today about Pentecost. BUT as he said “Pentecost is not just a one time event” it is in fact the single most significant act which leads to the development of … Continue reading

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Rural Dean Preaching This Sunday

Our new Rural Dean the Revd. David Chattell – Rector of Farleigh, Candover and Wield will be preaching at Parish Communion this Sunday, 10am at St Swithun’s, Martyr Worthy – do try to come along to hear him.

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National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast 2018

This morning I attended the annual National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast at Westminster Hall (part of the Houses of Parliament) organised and hosted by Christians in Parliament All Party Parliamentary Group at the kind invitation of Steve Brine, our MP and … Continue reading

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Licensing of Alex Pease as Priest in Charge of Itchen Valley

You may have received this invitation already, but if you have not please do come if you can – but most importantly let Beccy know by an email to admin@itchenvalleychurches.org

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New Rector for Itchen Valley Parish

I am delighted to announce that Bishop Tim has approved the appointment of Rev. Alex Pease as the next Rector of The Parish of the Itchen Valley. His official licencing will take place at a service and celebration on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Who you will meet during the Vacancy….

Or is it ‘whom’…?  A former lawyer should really know…. It’s a vacancy – it used to be called an ‘Interregnum’ but that suggests a period between two rules and the Church of England doesn’t rule anything (any more) and … Continue reading

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Revd Amanda Denniss’ last service in Itchen Valley Parish Sunday 14th January 2018

  It was a packed house to say goodbye to our Rector Revd. Amanda Denniss on Sunday at St Mary’s Easton at our Parish Communion.  After almost three years, Amanda is moving on but, fortunately, will remain in Winchester Diocese. … Continue reading

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Revd Amanda Denniss’s Leaving Service Sunday 14th January at 11am at St Mary’s Easton

We are sadly saying goodbye to the Rector of the Itchen Valley, Revd. Amanda Denniss at the end of this week. Her last service will be Parish Communion at 11am (not 10 am as stated in Itchen Valley News) at … Continue reading

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Revd Jonathan Cruickshank

For those of you who do not know already, Jonathan Cruickshank who was Rector of Itchen Valley at the time of its merger into one parish, immediately before the arrival of Andrew Micklefield, sadly died on Sunday 28th May.  This … Continue reading

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Revd Rebecca Fardell leaves Itchen Valley Parish

  Very sadly the Itchen Valley Parish said goodbye on Sunday to Revd Rebecca Fardell who has been curate in the Itchen Valley for just under 4 years.  There was a goodbye tea in St Mary’s Easton and Churchwarden Robin … Continue reading

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Rebecca’s last Sunday

Lots of people are asking when I am going: it has been agreed that my last Sunday will be 23rd April (Sunday after Easter) so I am not disappearing for a while yet! Revd Rebecca Fardell

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Rebecca’s announcement

I am delighted to announce that I have been appointed as Vicar of Sunnyside and Bourne End in the Diocese of St Albans. This is subject to the completion of legal formalities and when those matters have been completed.  It … Continue reading

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