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100 YEARS – Remembrance 2018

by andynorris

  In November we Remember. As 10,000 members of the public process past the Cenotaph this Remembrance Sunday so the nation gives thanks with dignified remembrance, gratitude and commemoration. We’ll commemorate in Alverstoke at our special war memorial in St.Mary’s.  To help us the Gosport Men’s Shed have made some life size silhouettes of Tommy soldiers […]

NEW FAMILIES MINISTER

by andynorris

NEW FAMILIES MINISTER We’re blessed to have been able to appoint a new Families Minister so quickly and I’m delighted to say that we have offered the post to Kate Smyth.   Kate has a long and faithful track record of serving the Lord in Gosport where she is well loved by many people; not […]

Rector’s Autumn Letter to all in the church

by andynorris

A LETTER TO ALL FROM THE RECTOR SEPTEMBER 2018 Greetings to all who worship in the church across the parish and a warm welcome to those who’ve recently come – we’re glad you’re here. Although the summer may have been one of the warmest it has also brought change for many people and indeed the […]

NEW FAMILIES MINISTER VACANCY

by andynorris

Applications are sought for our new post in the parish of Families Minister  We’re very excited about the possibilities and potential of this new appointment for which the Advert, Parish Profile, Job Description and Person Specification can be seen by clicking this link… Alverstoke Families Minister 2018 Application Information Alverstoke Families Minster Application Form 2018 […]

TOWARDS A FAMILIES MINISTER

by andynorris

A letter from the Rector about our vision:   I’m writing to commend to you our vision for a Families Minister to serve the parish. Why do we seek a Families Minister? We seek a Families Minister to help us nurture faith in Christ and to make disciples. Let’s explore this through Jesus’ miracle of […]

BID FOR A CHURCH PEW!

by andynorris

ST.MARY’S PEW AUCTION 29 pews are available and bids for our fundraising auction are welcomed on the forms in St.Mary’s or in an envelope with your bid and full contact details to be received by 8th May (starting at £100 per pew please). Click link below for more information and a form: Shaping the Future […]

All Change at St.Faith’s Church Spring 2017

by andynorris

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow – Facing Change at St.Faith’s Church An Explanatory Leaflet         Published across the parish in March 2017 YESTERDAY St.Faith’s Story by Peter Keat, Server St. Faith’s Church is the story of a lively school and business area with a thriving community. A ‘Mission Church’ it was built to serve the needs […]

Thank You Jo – Baby & Toddlers

by andynorris

The Parish Baby & Toddler Groups have flourished through the commitment of Jo Fryer whose leadership stops this half-term. We’re so grateful to Jo for her warmth and generous nurture of the Monday and Tuesday groups; as seen in the photo celebrating the first birthday of the St.Francis group (Jo in centre front). We wish […]

2016 Worship Survey Results Booklet

by andynorris

Download a pdf booklet of our March survey involving over 130 responses from worshippers at St.Mary’s. The results are fascinating and can be seen here St Marys Worship Survey March 2016 Booklet The document is formatted as a booklet and so reads best if you can print it out first! (8 pages of paper). Some […]

Call To Prayer 8th-15th May in Alverstoke

by andynorris

A NATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER Thy Kingdom Come We respond to the call of the Archbishop’s to pray for the week leading up to Pentecost. They’ve asked the church to rise up in prayer across the country to uphold our nation, the world and the church at this particular time. They’ve chosen the theme of […]