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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

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…