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Parenting for Faith – Volunteers needed!

This year we would like to run a course called Parenting for Faith which is designed to enable parents and children to talk about faith at home. The course will take place later this year during the summer months and I would like volunteers to help in the following ways: Greeters/refreshments; group leaders to lead discussions between and after the video tutorials; babysitters to enable those parents to be able to come to the sessions. All roles will require some…

Santa Run raised over £500 from POTR

Thank you to the teams that ran and to those who sponsored them. POTR raised over £500 for Home Start and we would like to thank each of you for your support

Christmas Cards

Please don’t forget to bring your Christmas cards to church to be recycled. We will have a box in the back of each church for the next few weeks. Thank you

The Christmas Tree Festival

The Christmas Tree Festival was a great success. 77 trees decorated St Lawrence Church and the event raised £1183.90 to be shared between Parkinsons UK and the Covenant Training and Youth Choir. Thank you to Elaine Cook and all the wonderful helpers. And thank you for all the beautiful music from the organ and choirs that played this weekend.

£176.20 for the Children’s Society!

What a lovely Christingle Service we had. The Church looked glorious lit up by candles and christmas tree lights. The children loved the songs and of course the sweets. And we raised a fabulous £176.20 for the Children’s Society. Thank you everyone and thank you to the team who made the Christingles and helped at the Service.

Christmas Produce and Gift Table at the Christmas Tree Festival

Releasing your creative skills….we have been allocated a small area amidst all the lovely Christmas trees. I am sending out a plea for Chutney, marmalade, jams, Christmas cakes, biscuits, sweets and small Table decorations or handmade gifts for Christmas. Please package and label produce with all the ingredients. I will collect or please drop off at St Lawrence church on Friday 6th or first thing Saturday morning. I look forward to hearing from you if you are able to help…

Enjoy Carol Singing?

We are planning to go Carol Singing at 3 pm on 16th December on the Wootey/Manor Estate. The aim is to sing, offer free mince pies and hand out information about the Christmas services. All are welcome especially anyone who lives in the Wootey/Manor area. If you’d like to join us please contact Gordon and Ruth Randall via email gordon.randall@sky.com or phone 01420 549567.

Volunteers for the Christmas Tree festival

Christmas Tree Festival at St Lawrence Church: December 7th and 8th. Your donations of festive fare, help to serve refreshments on both days and prizes for Gwen’s Tombola all very gratefully received. Please see the sign up sheet to help by the Pod in St Lawrence Church and take Tombola donations to the parish centre (or give them to me or Jenny Thompson on a Sunday) Thank you lovely people x

Santa Run by Home Start Hampshire – We are in training!

Come and support our clergy (and Ellie) as we take part in the Santa Run. We shall be running in Alton at 2.45pm on Saturday 30th November in aid of Home Start Hampshire (Weywater). Please sponsor us – forms are at the back of the church and money to Sarah Broadbent. We would also love you to come and cheer us on or you are all welcome to join in one of the races. See poster below. Reverend Andrew Micklefield…

Traidcraft – 40th Anniversary Year!

As the festive seasons approaches there will be plenty of opportunities to buy Fairtrade gifts and food across the Parish. As always you can contact me directly on 01420 87680 to place an order. Thank you to everyone who has bought from the Traidcraft stall during this very special 40th anniversary year. I hope to see you at one of my Christmas stalls. Sunday 17th November Traidcraft stall after 10.30am Parish Communion St Lawrence Saturday 23rd November Traidcraft stall 10-12,…