Category Archives: Valley Events

Posada 2018

Our Posada is well on it’s way travelling around the Parish,  it will stay with 25 families each of whom will say a prayer, light a candle and provide hospitality for these three nativity characters – giving a home to … Continue reading

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The Easton Panto 2018

What fun it was!  I have realised, now having been performer rather than punter, that whatever fun the audience may have, and listening to the peals of laughter from beyond the stage lights, you must have been having a good … Continue reading

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Sinbad the Sailor – Easton Pantomime 2019

Dear All If you have not yet bought tickets for Sinbad this year’s panto in Easton please can I recommend that you do.  It is, of course, totally ridiculous (sorry to Mary Hall who wrote the script and to Anna … Continue reading

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Light Party – 31st October at St John’s.

This is happening at Itchen Abbas church on Halloween as a nice alternative to the ghouls and goblins – all children are welcome, please just let Beccy know so we have an idea of numbers.

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The Way of the Cross 2018

As usual, we will be holding the Way of the Cross on Good Friday 30th March in Church Lane Martyr Worthy at 10am.  For those of you who haven’t attended before, this is a lot of fun and can be … Continue reading

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Remembering the Fallen in Itchen Valley 2017

‘There seem to be more of us these days’ Gerry Stacey said to me.  And its true.  There was a stage, when my generation was growing up, when shame about Empire and the diminishing memories of the First and Second … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross – The Martyr Worthy Passion 2017

The anxieties of producing the Way of the Cross for Itchen Valley Parish seem pretty all encompassing at the time: – how on earth will we cast 32 people (most of whom probably need to be men) for an event … Continue reading

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Three tea parties for HM The Queen

All over the country, in communities in villages, towns and cities, events have been held to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday today.  And the Itchen Valley has been no exception.  In addition to the Easton Street Party and the Celebratory … Continue reading

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Easton Street Party for HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday

  Easton kicked off the celebrations of the Queen’s birthday in Itchen Valley with a street party on Saturday 11th June outside the Chestnut Horse.  A long table of flags and the bunting draped between the houses gave a scene … Continue reading

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Pancake Day !!!!

A big thank you to everyone.  To all those who helped, thanks for your time and effort. To all those who came, thanks for making it great fun. You ate enough pancakes to keep the helpers working full time, non-stop … Continue reading

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Ladies Supper November 2015 by Lucy Pease

Itchen Valley Parish Ladies Supper The Ladies Supper which was first inaugurated by Fiona Micklefield and then seamlessly continued in the church vacancy by Laura Hanley and Penelope Kellie has now become a Valley institution. On Wednesday 18th November our … Continue reading

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Itchen Valley Catholic Mass on Tuesday 14th July 2015

On Tuesday 14th July Wojtek and Madeline Rakowicz and the Catholics of Itchen Valley invited their Anglican neighbours to attend a Catholic mass at Itchen Abbas House followed by drinks and supper.  This Catholic Mass in the Valley is a … Continue reading

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Visit by a group from Benwell

The weather was kind when a small group came to visit us from our link parish of St James, Benwell so our guests were able to see the Itchen Valley at its best. The group of seven ladies included their … Continue reading

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Marriage Preparation Day at St John’s Itchen Abbas

If the build up to a wedding is not enough to put your nerves on edge, surely attending marriage preparation in a church must really be the worse thing of all!  And I would not have been surprised if the … Continue reading

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APCM at Avington Park by Revd Alex Pease

How is it that the normally tiresome Annual Parochial Church Meeting of a Parish can, in the Itchen Valley, be such a delight?  Of course the venue has a lot to do with it.  In the beautiful surroundings of Avington … Continue reading

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