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Worship across the Parish:   All Saints Sunday

8.00am St.Mary’s Said 1662 Morning Prayer Diana Dow

9.15am St.Mary’s Communion

Reg Forse

10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive

Libby Norris/Reg Forse

11.15am St.Francis’ Communion

Andy Norris

12.30pm St.Mary’s Baptism

Andy Norris

6.30pm St.Mary’s All Saints Bereavement Service

Steve Dent/Andy Norris

Thurs 10.00am St.Faith’s Communion   Tim Watson

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ALL SAINTS BEREAVEMENT SERVICE   Tonight

Sunday 3rd November at 6.30pm in St.Mary’s.  You’re invited to our special service when we remember with thankfulness our loved ones departed whether in the recent or distant past.   A gentle and moving service where there will be an opportunity to light a candle whilst the choir sing through a time of prayer and reflection.

You’re welcome to add names at the back of St.Mary’s to the ‘roll’ of any you’d like mentioning by name during the service.

CONNECTIONS   This Thursday 7th

Coffee and activities morning for Seniors from 10.00am -11.30am in the Scout Hut, Clayhall Road, this Thurs 18th.  Every 1st/3rd Thurs.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY TIME CHANGES

Sunday 10th November:

10.30am St.Mary’s Remembrance Service

10.45am St.Francis’ Act of Remembrance

Please note: No 9.15am or Church Alive that day.

Also, Mon 11th Nov there will be an 11.00am act of remembrance at the memorial at the ‘front’ of Haslar Hospital & St.Luke’s.

It’s time to get your tickets for the 12th November:

SPARKLE & STYLE FASHION SHOW 

A fashion show by M&Co Gosport on Tuesday 12th November at the Parish Centre, 2.00pm – 4.00pm.  Doors open at 1.00pm.  

Tickets include a glass of wine.     £7.50 from Parish Office in support of the new Parish Centre.

GAMES & COMPANIONSHIP  Thurs 14th

Come and enjoy a cuppa, chat and opportunity to play table top games from 2.00pm-4.00pm in St.Francis, Clayhall Road.

‘SMILE’ LADIES NIGHT        22nd November

Ladies SMILE group wreath making evening Friday 22nd November in the Parish Centre.  SMILE = St.Mary’s Informal Ladies Evening!  There will be a choice of two wreaths to make either a felt one at a cost of £7 per person for materials or a rag wreath which will be at a cost of £5 for materials.  Alternatively you may bring your own wire coat hanger and materials and make a rag wreath at a cost of £1 towards the tuition.   Can you please email Emma indicating  which wreath you would like to make . Could we please have a couple of volunteers to bring along a few cakes to go with the tea and coffee?

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

Save the Dates: Thurs 5th – Sun 8th December

TREE FESTIVAL SUNDAY TIME CHANGES

Please note: No St.Mary’s 9.15am or Church Alive on 8th Dec when we shall have one united festival service at 10.00am.

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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.

NEW SCHOOL FOUNDATION GOVERNORS

Called to serve?

Some 13 members are Foundation Governors in our parish church schools (Alverstoke and Leesland).  Being a school governor on behalf of the church is a very significant and rewarding voluntary role.  We’re very grateful to Judith and Amanda who have served as governors at Alverstoke Junior School but who have now stepped down.  We therefore seek two folk from the congregation/electoral roll who may be able to offer their time, skills and experience to serve Alverstoke CofE Junior School.  If it could be you called to this roll then have a word with Andy Norris who’d be pleased to chat and put you in touch with another governor so you can find out what it involves, thank you so much.

CHRISTMAS TREE STEWARDS

Help us welcome and host 5000 guests!

Christmas Tree Festival Stewards (Fri 6th – Sun 8th December).

Many thanks to those of you who have already confirmed that you can act as a steward again for this year’s festival.  If there is anyone else who would like to steward or would like to find out more about what being a steward entails, please email Liz Finch.  Thanks so much.

CHRISTMAS TREE ‘CAFE’ PRIZES

We’re grateful to the team who will be hosting refreshments/lunches/teas in the Parish Centre for the tree festival.  They have asked if any have any unwanted gifts suitable for a draw at the cafe?  Bottles, chocolates, toiletries and the like.  If so they’d be happy to collect them at the Parish Centre – thank you ever so much.