Worship across the Parish:    Remembrance

8.00am St.Mary’s 1662 Said Communion Reg Forse

No 9.15am

10.30am St.Mary’s Remembrance Service Andy Norris

No 10.45am

10.45am St.Francis’ Remembrance Commemoration

1.15am St.Francis’ Morning Worship Darren Clarke

6.30pm St.Mary’s 1662 Merbecke Choral Communion Andy Norris

Thurs 10.00am St.Faith’s Communion  Andy Norris



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.

100 YEARS’ PEAL OF BELLS       Friday

This year marks the Centenary of the completion of St Mary’s Bells, which were dedicated on 11th November 1919. There is an account of this in The Ringing World at that time. In 1921, the bells were also rung on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the Gosport War Memorial Hospital by Earl Haig. This year the ‘Tower’ will ring a full peal of bells on Friday evening 5th November from 6.00pm-9.00pm in commemoration.


A fashion show by M&Co Gosport this 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.


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

POP UP FAYRE  This Fri 15th

Alverstoke WI are holding a Pop Up Fayre at the Parish Centre Friday 15th November from 12-4 pm – entrance free – many stalls – some with a Christmas theme – handmade stall – cakes -preserves-  books – handbags- scarfs – tea coffee cake- fizz and nibbles!  To raise money for local charities.


Traidcraft stall at St.Mary’s next Sun 17th Nov morning. Last chance to order before Christmas. Gifts, Cards, Wrapping Paper, Chocolate and so much more!

CONNECTIONS   Thursday 21st Nov

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

‘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?

Coffee, Cake & Co.   Tues 26th Nov

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.  

CUPPA & COMPANY    Tues 26th Nov

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


Children and their adults are invited to join us for crafts, games, fun, songs, story, worship and a hot cooked tea from 3.30pm in the Parish Centre 28th November.


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


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.


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


To all volunteers who help with Tots, Kids and Youth alive: We have our next planning meeting on Wednesday 13th November at 7.15pm in the Parish centre. RSVP Kate Smyth if you can/can’t attend – thank you for all you do for the children and young people. 


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.


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.


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.



We’re sad to say that both Richard Perry (Sidesman) and Anne Charlesworth have passed away this week; both worshippers and members of the church and community for so many years.  

Please pray for Richard’s sister Marianna and for John Charlesworth and his family at this sad time. Services in St.Marys:

11.00am Thurs 28th Nov – Thanksgiving for Anne Charlesworth

10.30am Fri 29th Nov – Funeral for Richard Perry