Category Archives: Valley Events

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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APCM Agenda APCM on Thursday 23 April 2015 at Avington Park – wine and refreshments served from 7pm, meeting starts at 7.30pm

APCM agenda 2015

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The Way of the Cross, the Martyr Worthy Passion 2015

There were a number of things which should have gone wrong this morning at the Way of the Cross in church lane Martyr Worthy.  Firstly (and exceptionally) Winchester Council had decided to collect rubbish on Good Friday for the first … Continue reading

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The Martyr Worthy Passion – The Way of the Cross – Good Friday

One of the striking features of life in the Itchen Valley is the annual Way of the Cross held in Martyr Worthy each year.  We walk from the River End of Church Lane to St Swithun’s acting out scenes from … Continue reading

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The Itchen Valley Flower Show by Sara Mason

Our annual village show takes place this year on Sunday 27th July in the Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall. There are over 60 classes to choose from cookery, vegetables, flowers, crafts, flower arranging and children’s classes. Entries forms can … Continue reading

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