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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

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