QUIZ NIGHT & SUPPER Saturday 19th May
The tickets for the Curry and Quiz night are now on sale at the parish office costing £10 which includes curry and pudding (with quiz, of course). Please bring your own drinks and glasses. We’d love to see you there. All money raised will do towards the regeneration of the parish centre.

Please read on for this week’s notices:

EASTER FAMILIES GET TOGETHER
Are you around with the kids/grandchildren in the holi-days ? We plan to meet together again for a picnic, mee-ting at the Stanley Park carving at 11am on Tuesday 10th April for fun together in the woods, games out on the grass and an ice-cream down by the beach if it’s warm enough for us grown ups to want to ! Phone or email Jo Northey for more details and let her know.

SMILE
The next women’s social event is ceramic painting at 7pm on 9th May in Lee on Solent. Please contact Emma An-derton for further details at emma@closewood.com or 07917780276 All women are welcome !

NEW-WINE.org August 2018
Several families have already expressed an interest in
attending New Wine together this year for Week 2: 5th-11th August. If you might be interested let Jo Northey know so we can organise for all to camp together and help each other out! if you have never been before then come and ask what it’s all about! Camping, worship, fabu-lous kids’ groups, a chance to grow friendships with each other and build our faith all with a lovely coating of mud…. what’s not to love? Contact Jo at youth@alverstoke.church for more info. Our booking ref-erence number is: 280323

PARISH LUNCH for next Tuesday 10th April is can-celled

Working Towards a New Parish Centre:
ALVERSTOKE GARDEN WALKABOUT
Could you grow some plants for this event? The team would be grateful for any donations of plants to sell at this new fundraising event to be held on Sunday 17th June. For more details please contact the parish office.

ALVERSTOKE PARISH APCM
Is to be held on Tuesday 17th April at 7pm in St Mary’s church. Elections for Churchwardens, 4 members of the PCC and 1 member to Deanery Synod will be held in the context of reports, accounts and reflection from 2017.

PCC, SYNOD AND CHURCHWARDENS
Our thanks to those who are at the end of their term and have served us on PCC and Synod for the past three years: David McKinlay, Phil Dray, Betty Baird and Sarah Savery.
Could you serve on the PCC or Deanery Synod? We need to appoint 4 members to PCC for 3 years and 1 member to Deanery Synod, including PCC, for 2 years. Nominations forms for these rolls can be found at the back of St Mary’s church. In addition, we will be appoint-ing our 2 churchwardens who are willing to stand again.

NIGHTRIDER LONDON 2018 June
Do you fancy cycling 50km around London’s famous landmarks at night to raise funds for our church’s Africa Partnership? Then join Libby Norris who is planning to do the Nightrider Challenge on 9th-10th June. Details at www.nightrider.org.uk and contact Libby if interested at libby.norris@btinternet.com

NEW PARISH EMAIL ADDRESSES
Please note that any former church email addresses which ended @alverstokeparish.org no longer work. If these are in your system please update them. Parish ad-dresses are now moving to a new @alverstoke.church address. Hence for Sue in the Office please use parishof-fice@alverstoke.church and for the Rector please use rec-tor@alverstoke.church

ST. FRANCIS’ GARDENING on Saturday 14th April