Posts from September 2014

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Can’t wait to be a Pilgrim!

by andynorris

I’m looking forward to the start of our new Pilgrim Course.  It’s the first time we’ve tried this new Church of England Course in Alverstoke.  I hope you may be able to join us for Pilgrim which starts on Thursday evening 2nd October at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.

Oh! the joy being the Church Junior Sailing Club Commodore!

by andynorris

A wonderful weekend in Alverstoke for Michaelmas.  The Village transformed for the Michaelmas Fayre on a perfect day on 27th September with thousands of visitors to the village, church and Parish Centre.  Followed in the evening by the Community Concert in St.Mary’s Church.  Harvest across the churches in the parish today including a debate on […]

Weekly Notices for Sunday 28th September

by andynorris

TODAY IS HARVEST FESTIVAL THANKSGIVING Across the parish your harvest offerings of imperishable groceries and toiletries are very much appreciated in support of Gosport Food & Basics Bank; thank you very much. There will be a FAIRTRADE stall at St.Mary’s over coffee in Church. At St.Francis we host a debate on Poverty whilst the great […]

Giving to our Vision for local mission

by andynorris

Arising out of our Mission Action Planning, can you sponsor our vision to renew the PA system in St.Mary’s Church and provide an AV system in support of our mission in serving the community, our new services and the growing of the church for the community?   If so, please see our  Shaping Future Gift […]

Weekly Notices for 21st September 2014

by andynorris

On Tuesday CUPPA & COMPANY offering friendship for the bereaved: is changing time to meet on 4th Tuesday of each month from 2.00-4.00pm in the Parish Centre starting this week on 23rd Sept. This Thurs MESSY CHURCH is Back! Thursday 25th September, 3.30pm in the Parish Centre. Please join us, ending with cooked tea from […]

Vote for the Baby & Toddlers Group

by andynorris

Lloyds Bank Community Fund has shortlisted our parish Alverstoke Baby & Toddlers Groups to receive a grant based upon community voting by 10th October 2014.  Please support our vital ministry by voting at this Lloyds Community Fund  site now or by visiting Lloyds Bank Gosport Branch for a voting token.  Thanks for your vote.

Welcome to Laura

by andynorris

We’re really pleased to welcome Laura Craft to the church staff as our Discovery Parish Worker. We’ll greet Laura at St.Mary’s Family Service on 14th September. Laura will work full-time with us across the range of parish life and ministry until July 2015. Laura has moved in to the parish and we’ll encourage her to […]

Weekly Notices for Sunday 14th September

by andynorris

WELCOME TO LAURA We welcome Laura Craft at 10.00am today as our new Discovery Parish Worker. Sponsored by the Diocese, Laura will be joining our church staff on a full time basis for one year. Laura has moved to the home of Marie & Gavin Anthony, 16 Solent Drive, for the year. Please introduce yourself […]

God’s love in our hearts! – Getting Confirmed.

by andynorris

Would you like to be Confirmed by our Bishop Christopher when he visits St.Mary’s on 23rd November 2014? Confirmation completes the aspirations and prayers of Baptism. A time when the prayer for the candidate is for God to Confirm the Holy Spirit upon an individual by the laying on of the Bishop’s hands. We see […]

Is there a solution to poverty in the UK?

by andynorris

St.Francis Church are hosting a special debate to mark Harvest on Sunday 28th September at 11.15am. Following the success of their earlier debate on ‘suffering’, the congregation invite you to join them in thinking about Poverty in the UK. With a special panel of 3 guests to speak to the debate in an ‘any questions’ […]