Category Archives: Ministry Team Blog

Video Letter from the Rector 18th March 2020

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Lent by Revd. Alex Pease

This article was published first in Itchen Valley News March 2020 Lent So, New Year’s Resolutions – how did that go then?  That determined resolution not to drink alcohol or to cut down on your sugar consumption or to go … Continue reading

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Letter from the Rectory- Optimism in the New Decade by Revd Alex Pease

This article first appeared in the February edition of Itchen Valley New The word which came to me as the year turned was ‘optimism’:  optimism both as a personal aspiration and as a hope for a new decade!  I think … Continue reading

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Parish Ministry Team 2020

Happy New Year to all our parishioners, I prepared this message before Christmas and as you read it, I should be falling over on the ski slopes! I return on Wednesday 8th January. During the Autumn of 2019 a number … Continue reading

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It’s happening soon – we all have a part to play by Revd Alex Pease

This article first appeared in Itchen Valley News December 2019 It’s all coming very, very soon.  All the preparations are being made.  Everyone is going through their time-honoured rituals.  We all have a key role to play.  A role which … Continue reading

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1642: King or Parliament – it was one or the other then, let’s not make it binary now by Revd. Alex Pease

This article first appeared in Itchen Valley News October 2019 October 2019.  When you read this, we are either staring in the face of leaving the European Union at Halloween or something has intervened to extend the deadline or even … Continue reading

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Unbelievable?

As many of you know, Lucy and I have just returned from a holiday in the United States and we have had a wonderful time.  But one the things which struck me about the US (and this will not come … Continue reading

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Dying Well by Revd Alex Pease

This article first appeared in the March 2019 edition of Itchen Valley News “You are the best granny a girl could want.  I love you so much”.  These were the last words that my mother in law, Cherry Slater, read … Continue reading

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Letter from the Rectory December 2018 by Revd Alex Pease

Letter from the Rectory December 2018 This letter first appeared in the December edition of Itchen Valley News As I write this letter, I am still rather reeling from the emotional overload of Remembrance Sunday this year.  The film They … Continue reading

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God Pod – enjoy theology with a cup of coffee in the garden

I thought that you might enjoy this.  The God Pod is a series of podcasts (normally just audio but this one is video as well) in which Graham Tomlin, Mike Lloyd and  Jane Williams talk on theological subjects sent in … Continue reading

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What a busy week…..

My goodness what a busy week!  Sunday early morning BCP followed by Valley Worship and football, Monday Little Rainbows, Midday Prayers, Monday Group and extensive post holiday meetings with Beccy, then train to London to see Steve Brine speaking in … Continue reading

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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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Letter to our Itchen Valley Neighbours by Revd Alex Pease

Dear Neighbours, Then there was one!  From one full time Rector, two curates and two licensed lay ministers to just one part time Rector and one licensed lay minister in the space of a couple of years; there have been … Continue reading

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HTB Focus 2017 talks now available

If you were interested in my post about HTB Focus HTB Focus Post and want to see the talks they are here. Unfortunately you now have to pay a small amount for each one.  I can however really recommend Graham Tomlin, … Continue reading

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HTB Focus, Stewards’ Trust Houseparties and a taste of Heaven

Of course, it used to be sunny and warm in July and August and I guess that’s why we British are stuck in a cultural warp of organising all our outside events during these months.  And I did feel for … Continue reading

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