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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…

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 potr.alton@btinternet.com 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, Booking.com 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, jo@mcgregorfamily.org.uk or browse online, traidcraftshop.co.uk, Jo will happily order and deliver…