Category Archives: Festivals

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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Harvest Festival 2019 at St Mary’s Easton and Easton Village Hall

Over 70 people came to our Easton Harvest Festival service and Parish Communion today and then met together for our Harvest Lunch at Easton Village Hall.   The flowers at St. Mary’s were absolutely superb in a long tradition of … Continue reading

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Harvest 2018 in Itchen Valley

This year we held a number of Harvest celebrations in our Parish.  Starting with a Harvest BCP Communion at St Mary’s Avington on 30th September and a harvest All Age Service at St Mary’s Easton on Sunday 7th October and … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday 2018

For our Palm Sunday procession this year in Martyr Worthy we followed Max up the hill to  St Swithun’s.  Wonderful to have about 50 of us to celebrate this start to Holy Week. Thank you Judy Bishop for bringing Max … Continue reading

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Remembering the Fallen in Itchen Valley 2017

‘There seem to be more of us these days’ Gerry Stacey said to me.  And its true.  There was a stage, when my generation was growing up, when shame about Empire and the diminishing memories of the First and Second … Continue reading

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‘O thank the Lord’

[My sermon from 8am Communion and Harvest Matins at Avington, Rebecca] I had a great aunt of whom I was incredibly fond. She was full of life and laughter and fun and was well named. Aunty Joy was one of … Continue reading

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The Passion and Easter – new video from CofE

All actors drug addicts or homeless…

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Harvest Gifts

‘All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above; then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord, for all his love’ Harvest is an opportunity for us to remember that everything we have comes from God and to thank … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival in Itchen Valley

And its not just at St Mary’s Avington that we have been celebrating Harvest Festival.  St Mary’s Easton has been decked out with flowers and vegetables as well – with the font positively groaning with produce and flowers. Thank you … Continue reading

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