Posts from 2022

Congratulations to Wendy

On Saturday 2nd July Revd Wendy Burnhams was ordained priest  at WInchester Cathedral and here is a picture to prove it. (Thank you to Ruth Randall fopr this wonderful picture) We are rightly delighted that God has called Wendy to her ministry among us and we do everything we can to support and encourage her.

Environmental Footprint Calculator – message from the Eco Church Team

One of the main aspects of an Eco-church approach is that we – both as a church and as individuals – should work to ‘tread lightly on the Earth’. The World Wildlife Fund have introduced an Environmental Footprint Calculator. Please follow this link to find out more. Environmental Footprint Calculator

Alton Deanery’s Overseas Link serving the Church of Uganda in Karamoja – May Update

We have been sent an update from our link in Karamoja. It is really encouraging to hear how the students have been coping and progressing. There have been many hardships but also rewarding times. Please take a read of their summarised report. Theey still require our continued prayer and support. Update from Karamoja May 22 These chairs are part of a Furniture Project the students have been working on

BRF 100 years

This year marks the centenary of BRF. A thanksgiving service from Dorchester Abbey will be streamed live on  Sunday 24th April at 3.00 pm. Access from the BRF website uk. The service will feature Debbie talking about Anna Chaplaincy and will celebrate the  work of the BRF in helping people of all ages to grow in faith.

Eco Church Travel to Church Questionaire

You will have seen in the April edition of Sunrise an article describing how the Eco Church team is leading a piece of work to establish our ‘carbon footprint’.  An important part of this is estimating our own mileage in travelling to and from places of worship and for church related activities. Everyone is asked to complete a simple travel survey for the month of April 2022 which can be done either online or as ‘hard copy’. The link to…

New Midweek Encouragement email available

Our new Midweek Encouragement is now out. Please click here to see the email. Or click below to see the interview with Kate Powell. If you are not receiving our weekly emails please let me know and I will add you to our database.

Praying for Ukraine

Please find below details of prayer events taking place this week. Many of us are wondering how we can help those in Ukraine. We have listed some charities you can donate to and the Alton Community Centre are accepting donations of Mens warm waterproof coats, scarves, hats, socks and boots Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Nappies, Sanitary Pads, womens toiletries/wash kits, Tena pants and pads for adults Disinfectant, disinfectant wipes, Microfibre towels, Medical supplies. Painkillers, cough and cold medicines, nappy rash creams. First…

Alton Walking Church for Men – new 2022 programme available. Put the dates in your diary

We are really pleased to say the the Alton Walking Church for Men is back for another year with a full schedule of new walks to try. The walks are a great place to meet people, chat, reflect and enjoy the beautiful local scenery. All walks involve a 90 minute gentle walk followed by refreshments in a local pub. Two of this year’s walks are open to the whole family. For our full schedule, please follow this link If you…