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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.

It’s nearly time for the Living Advent Calendar again! Sign up here

It is only October but we need to organise this early so we can prepare a beautiful illuminated trail for everyone to enjoy. If you would like to volunteer to decorate your window on a day in December then please get in touch potradventwindows@gmail.com.  For more information about what you are signing up for, please see our trail page here Let’s make this year’s trail bigger and brighter (if that’s posible) than last year! For inspiration, Google has a lot…

Traidcraft is back in Church!

Traidcraft stall After a very successful return to selling Traidcraft at St Lawrence Jo will be returning to a regular Fairtrade stall on the first Sunday of the month at St Lawrence after the 10.30am service. She will also be visiting Holy Rood, the first of these events will be Sunday 24th October after the 9.30am Harvest Service. There will be a range of Fairtrade food and non food items to buy and copies of the new seasons catalogue. Jo is…

 Climate Conference 8th October at the Maltings

Ahead of this year’s international COP26, East Hampshire will be hosting a climate conference of its own, focusing on the opportunities to take action locally to accelerate decarbonisation. The event, organised jointly by EHDC and Damian Hinds MP, will be held in Alton on 8 October at Alton Maltings. Lord Deben, the Chairman of the Climate Change Committee and former UK Environment Secretary, will be delivering the keynote speech. The event is free to attend and registration is already open. Anyone planning to attend the event can…

Listening Course on 18th October at Holy Rood

An Update from the Pastoral Team In a previous edition of Sunrise we mentioned that a small group of people have been meeting together to plan how to get a pastoral care team up and running again.   We have continued to meet since that time and are making progress!  Thank you so much for your prayers, support and encouragement. As mentioned before, the idea is that we will focus on supporting people as best we can whether they be young,…

The Library Club is back!

The popular LIBRARY CLUB  for seniors will be re – opening on MONDAY 4th October 2pm – 4 pm Please note the change of day from Wednesday to the first Monday each month, (except when there is a Bank Holiday). New members very welcome, come along for an interesting and sociable afternoon, with tea, coffee and biscuits, (and an opportunity to change your Library books). If you, or anyone you know, needs a lift please contact Peta Sutherland 84149 or…

Parish Conversation

Gordon and Andrew would like to invite you to two opportunities to come together both on Thursday 16th September 2.15pm in All Saints Church and 7.15pm at The Church of the Holy Rood. We want to look at congregational attendance figures, what we have experienced of worship during the pandemic and what future service patterns might need to be in the Parish as we go forward with the reorganisation across the Deanery. Papers are here: Congregation Statistics – for conversation in…