Category Archives: Fundraising

Mayhem at St Mary’s

We had mayhem at St Mary’s, Easton on Saturday night.  It’s July, it’s Wimbledon season and so it’s a time when we think about things British. And what could be more British than an amazing drinks with canapés in the … Continue reading

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Hay Fever by the Southwood Players – Opening Night 2017!

When people start saying ‘It’s all terribly British’ you know that they are not just talking about cucumber sandwiches and the Grenadier Guards…but about the mad behavior of British people, who (like the mad dogs and Englishmen who ‘go out … Continue reading

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Victor and Albert fund raising for St Mary’s Easton Development Fund

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Oxford and Cambridge – A Tale of Two Cities – a Martyr Worthy Lecture

  Dr John Davies is a particularly welcome guest in the Valley.  He has spoken to us twice before in his specialist area – architecture.  After 34 years practising medicine in Winchester, he knows us very well and knows exactly … Continue reading

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The World in Conflict – a Martyr Worthy Lecture by John Andrews

This evening another fascinating talk in an excellent series of the 2016/17 Martyr Worthy lectures.  This time the speaker (who was introduced by John Lang and Revd Rebecca Fardell) was John Andrews a senior contributing editor for the Economist. An … Continue reading

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Martyr Worthy Lectures – the Dutch Golden Age

On Tuesday 15th November, Revd Amanda Denniss introduced the first of this series of Martyr Worthy lectures, given by Rear Admiral John Lang.  It was a packed house in Itchen Abbas Village Hall to hear this very popular speaker talk … Continue reading

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Don Giovanni at St John’s Itchen Abbas by Nick Owen

Don Giovanni in Itchen Abbas Church 14th-16th October 2016 I can say truthfully that the production of the opera was a triumph of hope over expectations. It will be reviewed in The Valley News and Hampshire Chronicle, but I think … Continue reading

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Don Giovanni starts at 7.30pm not 8pm..

…as stated in Church Matters…..sorry!

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Harvest Lunch 2016

A Harvest Festival is not really a festival without some kind of celebratory lunch or dinner and today 75 or so Itchen Valley residents crowded into the Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall for just that.. Today the whole event … Continue reading

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Quiz at St John’s Itchen Abbas, Saturday 19th November 2016

Quiz and Supper A fun quiz to raise funds for the Parish will be held on Saturday 19th November at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Itchen Abbas. Tickets £15 to include an Itchen Valley Special supper (and you know how … Continue reading

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Ride and Stride 2016 by the Famous Five by Jacqui Squire

RIDE AND STRIDE 2016 OR THE FAMOUS FIVE – who set off in the rain one Saturday in September to walk to as many churches as possible in a day.  Sara Janssen, who had done the same walk 2 years … Continue reading

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Harvest Lunch Sunday 9th October

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Garden Party at Abbey Cottage 2016

‘David and Sally are so good at getting everyone together’ said one of the ladies of Itchen Abbas who enjoyed, with us, a Sunday afternoon at Abbey Cottage. In the beautiful surroundings of Abbey Cottage’s prize winning organic garden, we … Continue reading

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Easton Fete 2016

‘Only at the Easton Fete’ remarked one observer, as we collectively gambled on where a minion called Steve would dump his load of bananas. Just hilarious and, as this event is usually a glimpse into the creative direction for the … Continue reading

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The Martyr Worthy Lectures, 2016-17

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