Posts from 2020

Book early for Christmas Church services!

It is really important that you have a confirmed booking for services on Sunday 20th December and on Christmas Day. Please email to do so and don’t leave it too late.    We also have lots of Online services if you would prefer to worship from home or unable to get a place at a church service.

We have just signed up to Easy Fundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Parish of the Resurrection with easyfundraising? There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds. All you need to do is: 1. Go to Easy…

Traidcraft for Christmas

Jo now has copies of the Christmas catalogue that she’s happy to deliver around the POTR. In it you’ll  find lovely gift ideas, clothing, craft and food. There are also some interesting articles on the products and producers so when you give your gift you can share the story behind it. Every purchase from Traidcraft makes a difference to someone’s life. To get a copy of the catalogue you can contact Jo, 07980 371034, or browse online,, Jo will happily order and deliver…

All things Harvest

It’s the time of year when we celebrate Harvest Festivals in our churches, schools and around the community. Obviously we need to look at this with a difference and some creativity this year. I thought it worth letting you all know the plans that we have put into place which extends the article which was in October’s edition of Sunrise. We have already enjoyed a good online service on Sunday 27th September put together by our Parish Eco Group. If…

Traidcraft News

The new Traidcraft catalogue has arrived with some great ideas for gifts that really make a difference. The catalogue can be viewed online at or Jo is happy to deliver paper copies to addresses in Alton, Beech and Holybourne. Orders can be placed by calling Jo on 01420 87680, 07980 371034 or emailing Face masks are also back in stock in large and medium sizes

Harvest decorations – feeling creative?

During October the Ministry Team will be encouraging you to get creative as some alternatives to our usual way of doing Harvest. We would like you to consider making some sort of Harvest Wreath for front doors or gates. Philippa Penfold has put together some ideas for this and there is a sheet here. Get your creative juices flowing.

Update from the Futures Group

Firstly, thank you to everyone who completed the Survey of Church life since lockdown, 90 returns were received. The Futures Group (Robin Kemp, Elspeth Mackeggie Gurney, Helen Walters, Martyn Edwards & Matthew Bayliss) are now in the process of analysing the results before presenting recommendations on service style & content and wider issues to the PCC early in 2021. The group will continue to seek views and will consult with individuals & groups throughout the Autumn.

September Services and Communion – remember to book your place here!

  If you would like to attend any of these services you will need to book a place for you, and any family members who live with you who wish to attend. Please contact Philippa, via email ( to reserve your place. If you cannot use email, and would prefer to telephone, please contact the churchwarden or the Focal Minister of the church you would like to attend (Ministry Team phone numbers can be found here).   On arrival at…

Booking your place at our church services – 16th, 23rd and 30th August

On Sundays 16th, 23rd and 30th August we are pleased to begin to hold short non-communion services in all four of our church buildings. There will be a booking system in place. This is to ensure the number of people attending does not exceed the restricted capacity imposed upon us by the social distancing regulations. Please read the attached copy of Parish Matters which provides more information about how you can book a place and the restrictions we must follow.…

Survey of church life since the start of lockdown and the way ahead

The Covid 19 Futures Group, appointed by the PCC, would like to capture your views about your prayer life, Sunday worship, church life and fellowship to help us discern God’s plan for the way ahead. They would really appreciate you taking the time to complete an online survey. See link below Please note the closing date for the survey is 28th August Please click on the link below to follow the instructions for the survey and to help explain the…

Citizens Advice Vacancies

Citizens Advice are advertising two posts which are crucial to Citizens Advice being able to meet local demand for our advice in coming months. Please click below for links to the two job descriptions and ways to apply.  The closing date is 3rd August so not much time to get applications in. Volunteering and Training Manager Advert Advice Service Manager advert