Today SHAPING THE FUTURE GIFT DAY
Improving our hearing and seeing at St.Mary’s – please see the display at the back. We seek the balance through this special gift day. Please see the special gift day leaflets. Thank you for you support.

Today ST.FRANCIS CHURCH celebrate their patronal festival at 11.15am with a ‘Bring & Share’ lunch to follow the service.Thank you for the Harvest gifts donated to Gosport Food Bank.  Filled bottles are being collected for bottle stall coffee morning on 9th Nov please.  Leave at Parish Centre or St Francis.  To hire our building contact Kay Lancaster 92522113.

Today ST.FAITH’S CHURCH celebrate their patronal festival at Evensong tonight at 6.00pm.

This Thursday OUR NEW ALPHA ‘ESPRESSO’
Starting on Thursday 9th October from 10.30-11.30am we are hosting ‘Alpha Express’ in Darcey’s Tea Room. Simply order your refreshments and join us upstairs.
Please invite guests with the special Alpha leaflet.

This Thursday PILGRIM
The course got off to a great start with 25 members. Missed it – you can still come this Thursday evening at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. The evenings commence with some prayer and music. Please invite guests will the special Pilgrim leaflet.

PARISH LUNCH CLUB Tuesday 14th October. All Welcome at 12.30pm for our friendly lunch club. RSVP to Office or Carol Workman; £5 on the day.

FRIENDS OF ST.MARY’S AUTUMN WALK
Tuesday 7th October in the Meon Valley & pub lunch. Contact Eileen or Colin Peake 92 521271.

THANK YOU FLOWER GUILD
Many thanks to members of the Flower Guild for the wonderful floral and vegetable harvest decorations.

FAIR TRADE sales will take place at 10.15am in St Mary’s on Sundays 26th Oct, 16th Nov & 7th December.
CONCERT for SHAPING THE FUTURE
On Saturday 15th November in the Parish Centre –
Paul Pilott, Lousie Helyer and Friends perform ‘Songs of Food and Drink’  – about 60 minutes of light hearted musical entertainment – Admission Free – Retiring Collection for Shaping the Future.

VOTE FOR OUR PARISH TODDLERS GROUP
Lloyds Bank Community Fund has shortlisted our Baby & Toddlers Groups to receive a grant based upon community voting by 10th October. Please support our ministry by voting at https://lly-cf.co.uk/JFD or visiting Lloyds Bank Gosport Branch for a voting token.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE CONFIRMED? 23rd Nov.
Please have a word with Andy Norris if you are interested in Confirmation when the Bishop visits the parish on Sunday 23rd November. Preparation will be by our Pilgrim or Alpha Espresso Courses. A course for young people starts 17th Oct, please ask Andy.

PARISH SUPPER FOR our KENYA LINK
Tickets for the Supper in aid of Narok County Maternity Services at 7.30pm on Saturday November 8th in the Parish Centre are now available from the Parish Office and from BFG Leaders: Liz Hussein, Kay Howard, Diana Dow, Pam and Bob Green, Marie Anthony, Sue Strong and Sarah Cawte. Tickets price £7.50. Presentation by Christian Aid, raffle and a game or two.

Join our BIBLE FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
There are 5 small groups which regularly meet across the parish in homes or the Parish Centre. For bible reflection, fellowship and prayer – you’d be very welcome to join one. Please see details on the website under the ‘courses’ heading.
Diana Dow invites you to the Thursday Morning Bible Study whilst there is a change of details for our
BIBLE & BISCUIT GROUP – now Fridays 10.00-11.30, a relaxed and informal discussion to develop friendship, support and explore the reality of Jesus in everyday life. Pre-school children are welcome to play alongside. 16 Solent Way – tel: Marie Anthony 02392 523378.

PAPER RECYCLING You’re invited to use our charity Recycling facility in the Parish Centre Car Park. The Parish Centre is supported through the paper bank.

DEANERY TRAINING EVENTS See Phil Hiscock
DOES GOD HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR?
For all interested in sharing their faith at St.Peter & Paul, Fareham, 7.30pm this Tues 7th Oct.
MENTORING MATTERS 22nd Nov for nurturing disciples and developing leaders at St.John, Fareham.

DIOCESE OF PORTSMOUTH HEALING DAY
Portsmouth Cathedral Sat 18th Oct 9.30am-4.30pm. Exploring Christian Healing: Foundations and Practice Bishop Christopher invites you to this day. Speaker will be Rev. Wes Sutton of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation and 7 workshops. Take packed lunch.  Booking Fee £8. Forms at the back of churches or Diana Dow 92 538122 or clare.jones@portsmouth.anglican.org