Sunday’s Worship Across the Parish:
8.00am St.Mary’s Said Communion
Revd Andrew Norris
9.15am St.Mary’s Communion
Revd Andy Norris
Anthem: Holy, Holy, Holy (Schubert)
9.30am St.Faith’s Communion
Revd Reg Forse
10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive
Revd Andy Norris
11.15am St.Francis All Age Worship
Diana Dow
6.30pm St.Mary Liturgy with Prayer for Healing & Wholeness Diana Dow

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Sunday’s Principal Bible Readings:

Roman 8v12-17   and   John 3v1-17

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NEXT MEN’S BREAKFAST
All men welcome on Saturday 6th June at 8.45am in the Parish Centre. RSVP David Atkins or Parish Office by 4th June. Future dates at 9.00am: 4th July, 19th September and 7th November.

PILGRIM
Join us for ‘church’ during the week on Thursday evenings in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm – this week looking at John’s Gospel chapter 1. A midweek act of worship, prayer, friendship, learning, growing.

At ST.FRANCIS – Cream Tea & Old Gosport
Saturday 27th June, 3.00-4.30pm, cream tea, suggested donation of £3 per adult.  To hire our building contact Kay Lancaster 92522113.
Illustrated Talk on Old Gosport -14th August 7.00pm at St Francis.  Refreshments of puddings, tea/coffee included in ticket price of £4 which are available from Joy and Eric Skinner 92588520.

PARISH HEALING LITURGY – tonight
at St. Mary’s will focus on prayer.
Prayer is the ‘engine house’ of the church.
We would welcome all ‘Prayers’ for our parish, particularly those who receive the Monthly Prayer List and those who are part of the Parish Emergency Prayer Chain.   We shall pray together for the church, our community, the world and each other.

MOTHERS’ UNION
Invite you to their next meeting on 16th June to hear Carol Workman talk about her experiences as a Churchwarden in Alverstoke! They also invite you to communion in St.Mary’s this Wed at 10.30am.

WELCOME LUNCH 5th July
Please especially set aside Sunday 5th July to join us from 12noon-2.00pm in the Parish Centre for a lunch to welcome Chris & Abbie Richardson, James & Kate, following Chris’ ordination in the Cathedral on 4th July. Chris will be with us as our new full time Assistant Curate for the next 4 years. Thank you for the provisions for their moving home welcome hamper for which they are very grateful!

Parish SUMMER FAMILIES FUN DAY
Lot’s of free fun activities day for families on Saturday 18th July from 2.00-4.00pm at the Parish Centre. Soft play, garden games, bouncy castle, making bunting, crafts and more. Ending with a free provided picnic tea on the lawn! Hosted by the parish Baby & Toddler Groups and Messy Church.

SUMMER PICNIC AT THE BEACH
bidding farewell to Laura.
All are invited please to join us on 19th July from 12.00-2.00pm. This will be Laura’s last Sunday with us as our Parish Worker. Picnic and games on the grass at the end of the path from the GAFIRS mini roundabout. We may also host a baptism in the sea at 11.30am!

COLLECTING ARC GROCERIES
There is a permanent basket near the entrance of St.Mary’s where we continually collect long life groceries and toiletries for Gosport’s Accommodation Resource Centre, a Christian ministry helping local homeless young people.

NEXT MESSY CHURCH
Thursday 25th June at 3.30pm in the Parish Centre.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT THEME
At Church Alive during May we shall approach Pentecost with reflections on the amazing life of God for each person through the gift of the Holy Spirit today – join us to find out more…
10th May   The Fruit of the Spirit  – Galatians 5v22-23
17th May   The Gifts of the Spirit – 1 Corinthians 12v4-31
24th May   The Holy Spirit and the Church – Acts 2v1-21
31st May   The Holy Spirit adopts us – Romans 8v12-17

SUMMER CHORAL EVENSONG
Sunday 5th July at 6.30pm in St.Mary’s. ‘Evening Canticles in D’ by Herbert Brewer.

BECOME A SCHOOL FOUNDATION GOVERNOR?
Could you make a difference to the lives of local children by joining the governing body of a local church primary school?  Leesland Federation is a growing Church of England primary school and is urgently seeking new governors.  We need people with a passion for improving the childrens’ experience and performance, a desire to contribute to their local community, the confidence to ask questions, join in debate and make informed judgements.  If this is you and you have a few hours each term to spare we would really love to hear from you.  For more information please contact the chairman, Matt McKeown on 07808663313 or mattmckeown1@sky.com