Category Archives: Mission

Have you ever considered offering respite fostering care

Bishop David has emailed us asking if we can give publicity to a new County Council initiative.  It seems that changes in the demographic of our households seems to have affected the numbers offering themselves as foster parents and the … Continue reading

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The Cinnamon Network

On Monday 24th April, Amanda and Alex attended a meeting at Hampshire County Council offices to launch a partnership between the Cinnamon Network www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk Hampshire Constabulary and Hampshire County Council. It was fascinating meeting at which the Chief Constable of Hampshire … Continue reading

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Lenten Lunches 2017

Lunches are from 1200pm to 2pm

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Rising early for BBC Radio Solent

Its not hugely popular to set the alarm clock for 5.45am on a Sunday morning, but nevertheless I did manage to negotiate it and try to slip out of Martyr Worthy without waking up the entire neighbourhood, so that I … Continue reading

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Sycamore Tree Course at HMP Winchester

Those of you who were able to attend the talk given by Peter Holloway on Sunday about the work of Prison Fellowship will know about the Sycamore Tree Course which is run at many prisons (including HMP Winchester).  We have … Continue reading

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Prison Fellowship: Sunday 22nd January at 10am St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy

Happy New Year! We hear in the media of prisons overflowing with inmates and of those who leave prison returning again and again. If you find this as frustrating as I do, then come to the service which we are … Continue reading

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Who cares….?

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What sort of harvest? 2 Corinthians 9.6-11 (and Luke 16.19-end)

Every year,  farmers have a decision to make: how much of their precious seed will they sow.  This is an extremely important decision, one that the farmer will ponder and spend time making. It is a decision that will have … Continue reading

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News from Lango Diocese Uganda

Hello, I bring you greetings and huge thanks from the lovely folk of Lango Diocese in Northern Uganda, who have been greatly blessed by the donation that they received in February from your Deanery. I am a retired GP and … Continue reading

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Our part in the Mission of Jesus: our Mission Action Plan (pMap)

Luke 4.14-21  Our part in the Mission of Jesus: our Mission Action Plan (pMAP)  by Revd Amanda Denniss  Jesus was sent by God the Father to us with a mission and a plan.  Jesus’ mission was to invite every single … Continue reading

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Update from the Diocese of Lango, Uganda

Introduction. As diocese of Lango we feel blessed for God bringing us together with Winchester diocese to jointly serve his people better in various ways; spiritually, morally and socio-economically. With your commitment to strengthen the link in order to help … Continue reading

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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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Valley to Verbier by Revd Alex Pease

‘I am sure there are opportunities at the English Church in Antigua, for when you come back’ one of the Itchen Valley’s church wardens quipped in an email to me. I was just about to leave on a two week … Continue reading

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The Alpha Course is over….

Tuesday evenings will not be the same in Itchen Valley now that the Alpha Course has come to an end! Amazingly, 26 of us got through to the end of the course. If, as the African saying goes ‘it takes … Continue reading

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Shoe Box appeal update by Sara Mason

I have recently been into The entertainer in Winchester who denied all knowledge of accepting filled shoeboxes!  But the Shoe Zone in winchester do accept them. Dont forget that the deadline is 18th November for filled shoeboxes to be dropped … Continue reading

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