Update on Church of England guidelines for services across our parish

Following the decision by the Government to move to step 4 of the ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ on 19th July and the subsequent update to guidelines from the Church of England, the churchwardens have agreed on changes to services held in our buildings across our parish. At present time incidence of the Covid virus continues to increase with the probability that during the summer months numbers will reach or surpass those experienced at the peak of the second wave of…

Looking to the Future – A Report to the Congregation – July 2021

The PCC is thankful to the Futures Group for its work on providing some recommendations for the mission and ministry of the Parish.  At a meeting of the PCC on Saturday 26th June they presented a comprehensive report which was discussed in full.  At a subsequent meeting of the PCC on Tuesday 13th July the recommendations were adopted and are written in this document Looking to the Future This is gives direction for the parish and is not intended to…

Forget-me-not Service 2021 – a Dementia-friendly service

  You are welcome to join us for our annual Dementia-friendly Church Service at All Saints Church on the 4th August 2021 at 14.30. This is an annual service to also remember and support families and carers led by Revd Rachel Sturt, our Anna Chaplain for Older People. This will be followed by Friendship Tea at 15.15pm with music from Paul Tickner and a raffle. In line with social distancing rules, those attending can sit apart during the service and…

PCC report to congregations 27th June 2021 – Future’s Group Report

The Futures Group presented its report to a meeting of the PCC held yesterday. The PCC considered the recommendations made and is pleased to report that there were several recommendations that could be accepted immediately. These include the recommendations on services being led by both clergy & laity, an online offer continuing to be provided after the lifting of Covid restrictions and having one sermon theme across the parish. There was wide acceptance of the recommendation to develop a network…

Breaking News – our Eco Church Team have sucessfully achieved the Bronze award!

We are really please to announce that the Parish of the Resurrection has gained the Bronze Eco Church Award. The Eco Church team have worked really hard, especially during lockdown to achieve this. Click here to read more. We will now continue with the hard work to gain the silver award. Look out for lots more Eco initiatives soming soon.

Saturday Morning Takeaway – Alton Community Share

Please come along to this exciting event. Lots of free books, games and jigsaws for you to take and keep. Alton Community Share are having a clear out ready to start collecting new donations. Saturday 22nd May at the Parish Centre at 10am until Midday. Please click here for more information.

Notice from the Futures Group

Our planning as the Futures Group has been to hold in-person conversations with the worshipping community of the Parish, which, of course, have been delayed due to the lockdowns. With the easing of restrictions, we are now able to hold these conversations and are proposing to do so in each of our church buildings on the following dates, after a shortened service. Sunday 9th May  – Holy Rood Sunday 16th May  – St Lawrence Sunday 23rd May – All Saints…

Sunday Church Service Bookings – contact details

To book a place at a church service please contact the Churchwarden or representative for the church you wish to attend. Booking is essential and we will be following Covid government heatlth guidelines. St Peter’s – Sarah Neish (sarah.neish@btconnect.com) St Lawrence – Tim Duddridge (tduddridge@googlemail.com) All Saints – Angie Briggs (mjbriggsesq@aol.com) Holy Rood – Keith Arrowsmith-Oliver (keithnorman@btinternet.com) or Gordon

ACAN – The Slow Fashion Revolution

ACAN is inviting everyone to The Slow Fashion Revolution – This event is about how we can change our relationship with clothes. In our consumer society, bombarded with adverts, we accumulate crazy amounts of clothes.  But it doesn’t make us any happier.  More stuff just adds to our stress levels.  And the planet is suffering from “too much stuff syndrome” too. The event is to be held on Zoom on Monday 26th April at 7.30pm. Email altonclimatenetwork@gmail.com for the link and click here…

Fillup – Eco Church interview with Fillup owner Louise Bagnall

Our article in February ‘It’s a Wrap’ focussed on packaging and the vast amount of waste that can be produced from packaging and postage/delivery. Some will be aware that in Alton we now have a ‘Fillup’ shop (just opposite the Resurrection Furniture shop) where you take your own containers and fill them up so eliminating wasteful packaging.  As well as starting to use it regularly, we thought that it would be interesting to interview its founder and owner, Louise Bagnall.…

Easter Gardens

As we go through Holy Week why not make an Easter Garden? Let us show the story of Easter by displaying one outside our homes or maybe something in your window. We have a wonderful message of hope and new life. Attached is a sheet which gives some simple instructions to help. Have a go and send photos to the POTR Facebook or Twitter page or email to the Parish Office – potr.alton@btinternet.com How to make an Easter Garden

Good Friday Scavenger Hunt

We are hosting a Good Friday Scavenger Hunt – why not go for a walk and follow the Easter Story and collect some  things along the way? You will need this booklet which tells the story and gives the instructions and come and collect your prize from either St Lawrence Churchyard or Holybourne Churchyard between 2 and 4pm. Don’t miss it! Good Friday Scavenger Hunt Booklet