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New Fresh Start Course from Christians Aginst Poverty

For some people, Lockdown has meant they spend more time and money on a life-controlling habit such as smoking, gambling, over-eating, internet addiction, online shopping,  drinking, or taking drugs.  Fresh Start helps you tackle such a habit.  It’s an 8-week course pioneered by Christians Against Poverty (CAP), based on principles from the Bible and the 12-steps-of-recovery process, backed by 1-to-1 coaching and a support group of others wanting to tackle their dependencies.  It’s free and completely confidential.  For more information, see www.capfreshstart.org. A new Fresh Start course will begin on Monday…

Our churches are opening for Public Worship from 29th March!

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding public worship services for Holy week and Easter and beyond. We expect these services to be popular. The ‘Rule of Six’ will be in place and we will be following strict social distancing and public health guidelines so BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Please email potr.alton@btinternet.com to book.We are really looking forward to seeing you in person.   Services for Holy week and following on

From 8th March Churches reopening for Individual Private Prayer!

I am sure you will all be pleased that from Monday 8th March we shall be reopening the churches for individual private prayer. We will revert to the pattern from before: All Saints Church – Monday 2-4pm & Friday 10am-12noon St Lawrence Church – Tuesday 2-4pm & Saturday 10am-12noon Church of the Holy Rood – Wednesday 10am-12noon & Saturday 2-4pm St Peter’s Church – Thursday 2-4pm

Cycle Racks at St Lawrence Church

So now there is no excuse for not cycling to St Lawrence Church in Alton. We are really pleased that these cycle racks have been installed. Be great to see them being used in the future. Eco Church have managed, despite Covid restrictions, to get these put in place. Now Eco Church hope to extend this intiatove to our other churches.

Family Lent Challenge – week one – A Blessings Jar!

Instead of giving something up for lent why not try one of our family challenges – this week’s challenge is to make a Blessings Jar. If you do make one please share some of the blessings you come up with or even send us a pic – we love to see what you have been up to! Please email potr.alton@btinternet.com

Can you guess the name? Eco Church News…..

Ruth Randall has written a great piece about Greetings Cards. Click here to have a read. Do you make your own or buy from a shop? Ruth has set us a challenge to guess the name of her friend from when she was five from this card. Email Ruth at ruthmaryrandall@gmail.com or call me on 01420 549567.   There will be a small surprise for the first person whose name is pulled out of her ‘hat’ … perhaps even a card,…

Update from the Alton Foodbank

The foodbank has been very busy adapting to the new lockdown and ensuring that we support families in need while keeping all our volunteers safe. We are now operating a home delivery service and have temporarily closed our premises in Market Square. Demand is increasing and we are distributing about 750kg of food a week. In addition, we have started a new service offering families a home delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables that is delivered by Get Fresh & Fruity in Lasham. Our finances remain…

It’s a Wrap

Please read an article written by Martyn and Sue Dell about packaging It’s a Wrap. We would be interested to hear of your experience – do you have examples of good practice you could share – equally, have you come across examples of shocking waste? If you have photos you would like to share please send them to Ellie at – potr.alton@btinternet.com

Local Covid-19 Support

Please see the leaflet below for assistance to local residents during this new lockdown. Please share this with people who you feel would benefit. Many groups are continuing to support people during this difficult time.

Traidcraft – supplying everyday essentials

As we enter lockdown Jo would like to remind you that  she is still able to supply fair trade store cupboard essentials and eco friendly cleaning products. The full range of goods can be found at www.traidcraftshop.co.uk. The site currently has a Sale, the perfect opportunity to replenish your gifts drawer. If you feel like being really organised you could even order cards for next Christmas. Jo also has medium and large face masks in-stock. Orders can be placed directly with…