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COVID 19 – Coronavirus update 18th March

Due to the risks surrounding COVID 19 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have suspended all Public Worship in our churches.  The churches of The Parish of the Resurrection will remain open during the day  as places of prayer, reflection and peace – available for anyone to use.  Please keep to the social distancing guidelines in the buildings. Resources for prayer, Bible Reading and sermons will be made available on this website and through our social media outlets weekly.  Please…

Call for National Day of Prayer and Action – 22nd March 7pm Light a Candle

In this joint article published in the Daily Mail and the Yorkshire Post today, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York call for a National Day of Prayer and Action in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  We are good in this country at holding our nerve and steadying one another. But a pandemic is something else; you can’t touch the virus, see it or even know where it is. It may be spread by those who don’t even know they are…

Coronavirus Update – 17th March 2020

We have been monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus and have sadly decided to cancel a few events that were due to take place in the next few weeks. The following will no longer be running: (updated 17th March) Lent Talks (The Nail lent talk at All Saints and Hope Lent Series 2020 at the Methodist) The Preparing for Dying Workshop with Peta Sutherland and Gill Thorne on Thursday 19th Teddies Toddler Groups Lent Lunches Holybourne Coffee Morning but there…

Teddies Groups Cancelled until further notice

Because of the Coronavirus it has been decided to temporarily cancel Teddies groups until further notice. Please pass this message to anyone you know who would attend. We shall our miss our sessions but we will be back as soon as we can for more fun, craft and tea. Please see websites and social media for updates.

Coronavirus Advice

We are following the Church of England’s guidance and we will only offer Holy Communion in one kind.  The bread/wafers will be available for the whole congregation and the wine for use by the clergy presiding only.  We will ensure that hands are washed and that we use hand sanitisers.  During the peace there is to be no handshaking or physical touch only a verbal greeting.

Easter Lillies at All Saints

Some people like to make a donation towards Easter Lilies in memory of a loved one. If you would like to make such a donation, please give it to Gwen Norkett. Thank you:  

Eco Church Bake off Traidcraft Ingredients

Additional Tradicraft Stall.  For all bakers who are preparing to enter the Eco church Fair-trade Bake Off on Saturday 29th February there will be a Traidcraft stall on Sunday 23rd February. This will follow 10.30am communion at St Lawrence. Jo will have a variety of Fair trade ingredients including dried fruit for your fruit cake entries, jam for your Victoria sponges and cocoa, drinking chocolate and chocolate for the children’s cupcake and brownie entries. Alternatively contact Jo, 01420 87680 and…

Alton Foodbank – update

In the last 3 months of 2019 the foodbank handled 162 vouchers (an increase of 51% on 2018) and fed 502 people (an increase of 59% on 2018). In the same period we are thankful for very generous donations to meet this need. Currently we need long life milk and orange and apple juice. Chocolate bars are also very much appreciated. Peter

CYC Quiz winner and answers revealed!

Thank you to all the people who supported the CYC by buying the Christmas Quiz. We have raised over £200. The winner was………………. Geraldine Dockrell! Well done Geraldine who managed to get all the answers correct. The answers can be found here 2019 quiz ANSWERS