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90% of us celebrate Christmas..so why do we find it so difficult to talk about Jesus? By Revd Alex Pease

This article first appeared in the December edition of Itchen Valley News I have heard it said of Archbishop Justin Welby that he is a person who uses the name ‘Jesus’ naturally in conversation.  I write this as we approach … Continue reading

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Forgiveness by Revd Alex Pease

This article first appeared in Itchen Valley News November 2020 Every November we mark two events which cause us to think back – Remembrance Sunday and All Souls Day.  On Remembrance Sunday we stand (doubtless socially distanced this year) at … Continue reading

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What resources do you have to get through the winter? by Revd Alex Pease

This article first appeared in Itchen Valley News October 2020 What resources do you have to get through the Winter? We can all imagine how tough this Autumn and Winter are going to be.  Finally we have all appreciated that … 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

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A new better? by Revd Alex Pease

A New Better? This article first appeared in the July 2020 edition of Itchen Valley News  I have got rather bored of the expression ‘The New Normal’.  It’s often accompanied by a shrug of the shoulders, a ‘nothing can be done’ … Continue reading

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Rector’s Video Letter Wednesday 24th June 2020

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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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Valley Worship Service 17th May 2020 Talk by Gerry Stacey

Romans Chapter 6 And so we come to chapter six in our journey through Romans. And for those of you who are finding it a bit of a hard slog I would say two things. Firstly at one point St … Continue reading

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Rector’s Video Letter Thursday 7th May 2020

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Rector’s Video Letter 30th April 2020

Here is this week’s video letter Winchester Villages Trust referred to in the above video letter Tim Clapp’s video introduction to Sunday’s Family Service This is one of the songs to take a look at before the service  

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Changing habits during lockdown by Revd. Alex Pease

This article first appeared in Itchen Valley News May 2020 Nicky and Sila Lee the founders of The Marriage Course say that it takes eight weeks to change a habit.  It is for this reason that their course lasts eight … Continue reading

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Rector’s Video Letter 22nd April 2020

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Rector’s Video Letter Wednesday 15th April 2020

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Alex and Lucy Pease – house move

Alex and Lucy Pease are moving house over the next two weeks. It’s possible that you may see removal vans in Chilland Lane.  Many of you will know that we exchanged contracts on the purchase of a house within the … Continue reading

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