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Worship across the Parish:    TRINITY SUNDAY

8.00am St.Mary’s BCP Said Morning Prayer

Darren Clarke

9.15am St.Mary’s Trinity Communion

Hazel O’Sullivan

10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive

Chris Richardson

11.15am St.Francis’ Morning Worship

Diana Dow

6.30pm St.Mary’s BCP Evensong

Paddy Trasler

Thurs 10.00am St.Faith’s Thursday Communion 

Andy Norris

CONNECTIONS   Strawberries This Thursday

A reminder that ‘Connections’, our fortnightly activity and coffee morning for seniors, will meet in the Scout Hut, Clayhall Road on Thursday 20th June from 10-11.30am.   We’ll be anticipating Wimbledon fortnight with strawberries and cream. Bring a friend! (Invitation cards available at the back of church).

ADVANCE NOTICE – ART:  At ‘Connections’ coffee morning on Thursday 4th July, Dr Joe Luffingham will be showing some of the wonderful works of art created by his late wife, Jan.  Come and see the art and enjoy a free cuppa and cake.

WELCOME PICNICS for ERICA & STEVE

Please join us for two lunchtime picnics to welcome Erica with Peter, and Steve with Jane. 

ERICA: Sunday 30th June, from 12 noon in Leesland Park.(St.Faith’s if too wet!)

STEVE: Sunday 14th July from 12.30pm at Stokes Bay (Grass or beach off GAFIRS car park – Rectory if wet!)

GWMH Parish Volunteer’s supper with STEVE

Revd Steve Dent is being appointed by the hospital trust chaplaincy to join the team of local volunteers who serve the chaplaincy at the War Memorial Hospital alongside being appointed by the Bishop to serve in the parish. As well as staff, there are a number of volunteers from the church who serve the hospital through the League of Friends or through the chaplaincy.  Those involved in these ways at the hospital are invited to come and informally meet Steve & Jane over supper at The Rectory on Tuesday 16th July at 7.00pm  For catering purposes please sign the list at the back of St.Mary’s or RSVP Parish Office if you’d like to come – thanks.

YOUTH CLUB CIRCUIT TRAINING 22nd June

On 22nd June  7pm-8.30pm any year 6  to year 10 wanting to join us for a session of Circuit Training in  the Parish centre are more than welcome. We have invited Spirit in Sport to run this event and its going to be great fun!  Bring a friend! A great opportunity to have some fun and exercise and find out why Spirit in Sport do what they do as they serve Jesus.

PARISH BABY & TODDLER GROUPS Massage

Families with babies and tots are welcome to try out a taster session of baby massage and relaxation techniques with the under 5s. To book a slot please call Kate 07986009942 for either Mon 24th 1.15pm at Parish centre or 10am 25th June at St Francis Clayhall.

CUPPA & COMPANY    Tues 25th June

In the Parish Centre between 2pm – 3pm.  Friendship, conversation & cake for any who are bereaved – simply pop in or take a friend.

MEN’S PETANQUE TOURNAMENT!

Calling all chaps!  Our informal men’s group, A.MEN (Alverstoke Men) invites you to play (or just watch!) French Bowles/Boules/Petanque at the pitches opposite Pebbles from 7.00pm on 28th June.  You’re welcome to bring your own drink or snacks, or acquire a drink or food from Pebbles/Chip Shop etc.   

Just turn up or details from Deane Street or Kim Beazley.   Have you any Boules to bring?    Next up:  6th September – Take Away Night on Peel Road 1st November – Bonfire at the Rectory

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WORSHIPPING

Acts 2v47: praising God and enjoying the favour of people.

ORDINATIONS FOR ERIC & STEVE   29th

We look forward to welcoming Steve Dent (Honorary Chaplain GWMH & Associate Minister) and Erica Wilkie (Pioneering Curate) after their ordinations in the Cathedral on Saturday 29th June.  Ordination for Erica at 11.00am and for Steve at 4.00pm. 

AT iNViTe     23rd June

You’re invited to join us for at 6.30pm in St.Mary’s on 23rd when Revd Tim Watson will lead our monthly reflective praise service.

SUMMER CHORAL EVENSONG

The choir invite you to join them in St.Mary’s at 6.30pm on 7th July.

CAN’T GET TO COMMUNION ON SUNDAY?  Join us at St.Faith’s Tribe Road, each Thursday at 10.00am for a full Common Worship communion service with hymns and refreshments.   You’d be very welcome.

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Working Towards a New Parish Centre…

Coffee, Cake & Co.   Tues 25th June

We’d value your company every 4th Tuesday of the month from 10.30am-noon in the Parish Centre.  £2.50 for coffee and cake.  Cakes & books for sale.  A great buzz and meeting place. 

ALVERSTOKE GARDEN WALKABOUT 

6th-7th July 

We have 15 gardens open this year. The tickets at £5 per adult (children <15 free) and will allow entry for both days. Tickets now available from the Parish Centre; Queen’s Parade News in Privett Road; and at any of the participating gardens.  On the day, the Parish Centre will be open for tickets, tea and cake.  

We will be selling plants. If you would like to donate any plants for us to sell, please bring them to 4 Beechcroft Road on the morning of Sat 6th July (NOT PARISH CENTRE, all space needed for teas!)

CAKES…

“Please could you make a cake for us to sell from the Parish Centre for the Garden walkabout?. Please contact the office or Marilyn Lovett   marilynlovett@yahoo.co.uk if you can help. Many thanks.”

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SERVING & GIVING

Acts 4v32:  ‘“they did not claim their possessions as their own, but they shared everything they had… in God’s grace.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2019 Total

A big thank you to all the volunteers and the many people who made donations to Christian Aid Week which raised £1650 this year. A little more may come in and also, having received the envelopes you posted through the door some people did give directly online.  So thank you all again for your fabulous support and to Philippa Harrap and Peter Ford who coordinated the week for us.

SUMMER HOLS FAMILIES GAMES

We’re after any simple board games to borrow or be given for Families Ministry; please give to Kate Smyth or call her on 07986009942 to arrange collection.  Thank you.

PRAYER SPACES IN SCHOOL: AJS & Leelsand

We would value your prayers for the two parish teams who are hosting Prayer Spaces in Alverstoke CE and also Leesland CE Junior Schools this coming week.  Most especially your prayers for the schools, their staff, students, families and governors. These are creative spaces for the young people to share and explore prayer.

MICHAELMAS FAYRE 28th September

St.Mary’s needs you!   Please save the date.  

Because we share with the Rotarians in the overall hosting of the fayre we do need to offer more people to help run the event. 

It is great that many of us participate through other charities and groups – but it does traditionally leave us falling short in offering helpers.  So even if you participate with another group could you still offer just an hour to the main church fayre team please? – that would be invaluable.  We need to provide different roles – like stewards, roads, tickets, moving tables/chairs, brochure, 10p Family Fun Fete (hosting family games and activities), refreshments etc.  In advance those preparing the brochure (Mike Critchley) and main draw (Michael Wheeler) may also value some extra help.  We’ll put a list out from July for signing up to roles and times.  Thank you.

THE PRAYER CHAIN 

exists to support those needing prayer through a confidential network of caring parishioners. Call Sue Stacey on 023 92 583167.

NEW SAFEGUARDING POLICY

The PCC approved our renewed parish safeguarding policy last Tuesday.  It is on display in each of our buildings and details, including those in an emergency are also on our website.  Jan Windsor is our Safeguarding Lead available on 92 588197 or 07743 771539 or jan.windsor39@gmail.com

KFC (our KIDS for CHRIST club)

Kate Smyth and Chris Richardson are looking for new volunteers to support KFC that meets on Wednesdays from 5.30pm-7pm. This club is discipleship training for school year 7plus. There are 7 young people who are very chatty and full of beans! If you’d value serving young people in this way then please get in touch.  

THE ALVERSTOKE TRUST… 

for the relief of need in Alverstoke parish.

We host an independent charity which can make small grants to those in need, hardship or distress.  See the pages on the church website for details and please encourage applications – thank you.

MICHAELMAS FAYRE 28th September

St.Mary’s needs you!   Please save the date. 

GET THIS PEW SHEET ONLINE!

Simply sign up on our website to join 160 folk who receive this pew sheet and any orders of service each Friday with our weekly mailing. We use ‘Mailchimp’ which is very safe and easy to unsubscribe.  Give it a go and keep in touch!

ST.MARY’S NAME BADGES 

Just a reminder for St.Mary’s congregation that we do encourage the wearing of a simple name badge.  They do help the overall welcome and atmosphere, whilst being of particular benefit and service to those of us who are a bit forgetful!  Thank you for your help in this.  There are a number of newly made badges to collect at the back – where you can also request one to be made if you don’t have one; thanks.