Category Archives: Interregnum

The Institution and Induction of Revd Amanda Denniss as Rector of the Itchen Valley at St Mary’s Easton

What a wonderful evening it was!  An example of how you can have pageantry, tradition, community, worship, informality and the presence of the Holy Spirit all at the same time and in the same place.  A wonderful snap shot of … Continue reading

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Introduction to Revd. Amanda Denniss

I am married to Oliver and we have two children, Hermione and Lucia. My professional background is in law (Oliver and I met studying law at UCL). I have had the privilege of ministering in churches in West London (Kensington … Continue reading

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We have a new Rector….

Andrew Impey announced at our Parish Communion this morning that our new Rector is to be the Revd. Amanda Dennis.  It is hoped that her installation will occur in early April. Further details will follow in the next few days…. … Continue reading

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Spring and the end of the Vacancy….?

Lucy and I had the opportunity after the Lent lunch today at the Burness’ house (thank you Anna and Christopher) to visit Geoff Dee’s garden to look at some snow drops, aconites, crocuses, hellebores, daphnes and other early signs of … Continue reading

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Vacancy Update by Revd Alex Pease

In the Parish Communion Service this morning, Archdeacon Michael Harley thanked everyone in the Parish for the wonderful Valley welcome and hospitality given to the four candidates for Rector and for all the work behind the scenes that had been … Continue reading

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Interviews for the New Rector

Candidates for the post of rector are being interviewed tomorrow and Wednesday. Do pray for them as they visit the parish and for all involved in the interview process. Loving heavenly Father, thank you for your faithfulness to your church … Continue reading

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Day of Prayer Thursday 6th November

Parish of the Itchen Valley  Day of Prayer for the parish and our new rector  Thursday 6th November  ‘The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made … Continue reading

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News on the Vacancy by Andrew Impey and David Anderson

The shortlisting meeting took place on Tuesday 21st October.  We were very fortunate in having 6 excellent candidates of whom 4 have been selected for interview.  Bishop David Williams was present throughout the pre-selection discussions and will be leading the … Continue reading

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News about the vacancy by David Anderson

The post of rector is now being re-advertised and is in the Church Times and available on-line. The closing date for applications is 17 October and interviews are expected to take place on 11 and 12 November. The programme for … Continue reading

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News on the Vacancy Process by David Anderson, Andrew Impey and Isobel Pinder

As many of you know, the interview process for a new Rector for Itchen Valley has been postponed from next week.  This decision was made in consultation with the Bishop, Archdeacon, Patron and Parish Representatives.  It has been decided that … Continue reading

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Day of Prayer on Monday 22nd September 2014

The Day of Prayer is still going ahead! Please find below some slightly amended information which is also available in all our churches (printed on green paper!). I do hope that you will be able to take part in some … Continue reading

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Day of Prayer 22nd September 2014

Parish of the Itchen Valley  Day of Prayer for the parish and our new rector  Monday 22nd September  ‘Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you … Continue reading

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News on the Vacancy – by Isobel Pinder

Applications for the position of Rector of the Itchen Valley closed at the end of last month.  Six applications were received.  The selection panel, which consists of two representatives from the parish, the Area Dean (Phil Collins), the Archdeacon (Michael … Continue reading

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Photos of Church activities needed

We are looking for photographs of church and village activities to illustrate the parish profile which is currently in preparation.  If you have any please send them to me at shrubshill@gmail.com in the next few days.  Many thanks. Charlotte Appleby

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Have you got an hour a week spare? If so we need your help!

It’s the interregnum blues of course – all sorts of things to do which, well we probably didn’t realise were being done, but suddenly the Rector leaves and we find that this is something that he used to do…. If … Continue reading

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