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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 www.brf.org 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. Office@potr-alton.co.uk

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…

Sheep Trail around Holybourne

Holy Rood Church – Sheep Trail Look out for the sheep that are hiding in windows at the addresses below; you will see a letter at each location.    You will be able to see the letters from the road; you do not need to enter onto private property.   Fill the letters into the grid below and then work out what the Christmas phrase is. White Hart Pub, 139 London Road      Holybourne Shop and Post Office, 130 London Road  …

Alton Churches Together Pop Up Carol Singing Events

Alton Churches Together present joint Pop-Up Christmas Carol events on green spaces scattered around Alton. These short 30-minute events are a great way to gather near where you live and sing carols together with friends and neighbours, bringing some real Christmas joy to our communities. Full details below Why not take some friends or neighbours too? We are looking to have a core team of 20 people for each location, made up of people from different churches, committed to being…

Recruitment of a new Anna Chaplain

With the departure of Rachel Sturt from this position in December 2021 The Greater Alton Project (Alton Methodist Church & The Parish of the Resurrection) are now recruiting for a new Anna Chaplain to join our team. Closing date is 7th January; we will shortlist on Thursday 13th January and interview Wednesday 26th during the afternoon. Anna Chaplain to Older People An ecumenical post promoting the spiritual and emotional welfare of older people, including those living in residential care homes,…

New Service Pattern – January 2022 onwards

First of all a big thank you to all those who came to recent Parish Conversations on Service Patterns.  It was very helpful to both of us (Gordon & Andrew) as we thought about the pattern for the future and then presented to the PCC and Churchwardens.  Over the last few years we have trialled and experimented with different services and ideas but now with the pastoral reorganisation upon us and including services for Bentworth, Lasham & Shalden churches as…

Prayer stations for CoP 26 between 1st and 12th November

Prayer during CoP 26 Even more than usual, your prayers for creation care are needed during CoP 26 – for the world leaders and delegates who are attending (and, possibly more importantly, those who have refused to attend). Prayer Stations have been installed in St Lawrence, Holy Rood and All Saints for the duration of the Conference for your private prayer – we hope you find them a useful focus.