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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 […]

Removal of St.Mary’s pews against the walls

by andynorris

Notice of Removal to storage February 2016 We are 3 months in to our 15 month permission to experiment with removing the pews in St.Mary’s which are attached to the north and south walls. There were open consultations and presentations in Spring 2015 with regard to this plan. We expected to move a few at […]

The Prayers of Jesus Course

by andynorris

THE PRAYERS OF JESUS. A fabulous course on Thursday evenings from 7.15pm-9.00pm in the Parish Centre during Lent. Come when you can. Great evenings in friendship and growing in faith & prayer through this significant course. All welcome. You’ll enjoy it.

Announcement: Leesland Pioneering Minister – The Revd Tim Watson

by andynorris

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of The Revd Tim Watson as our Leesland Pioneer Minister (subject to normal administrative legalities!). Tim will be joined by his wife Clare and their two young daughters: Evie (6) and Lucie (3). Tim was ordained in 2011 and comes to us having established a […]

Summer Fun Day Gallery

by andynorris

A few shots from an amazing parish Fun Day… brill! Grateful for sponsorship from Gosport Asda, Rich’s Bakery in Fareham, Alverstoke Tennis Club and ELJ Furnishing. Thanks to everyone who enjoyed in the fun!