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Benefice Home and Away Day

  Keep Saturday 14th September 2024 free in your diaries for a Benefice Home and Away Day, looking at our culture of invitation. With the title “Entertaining Angels” we plan to meet at the Jubilee Hall in Bentworth, a new venue for most of us from 9.30am to 5.00pm for a time of worship, fellowship, teaching and recreation. Our dynamic guest speaker is a magician and evangelist, Reverend Tim Saiet. There is no charge for the day. Transport can be arranged if required; the lunch…

Open the Book – would you like to volunteer?

Can you help to Open the Book for our children?   Open the Book is an exciting storytelling project where Bible stories are shared with children in a way that is fun, interactive and memorable. As invited guests in school, our storytelling teams use the Open the Book programme to prepare and present a 10–15-minute scripted Bible story to a school assembly, involving the children as much as possible. Through Open the Book assemblies, teams from GAP reach out to the…

Charity and Mission Giving in The Parish of the Resurrection May 2024

Charity and Mission Giving in The Parish of the Resurrection   The PCC have been giving some very serious thought to how, as a Parish, we support charity and mission agencies. We are putting a more systematic system in place. This was also discussed at the APCM in 2023 and in other places and we have listened carefully. It has been agreed that in 2024 we will give 5% of all regular giving to some chosen charities or mission agencies…

Urgent Ukraine Appeal

Over the next few weeks, churches in the Alton area are being invited to respond to an urgent request for specific products and medical supplies for central and eastern Ukraine, where the need is as acute as ever. (See below). Products 1) Cooking Oil 2) Sugar 3) Flour 4) Pasta 5) Buckwheat 6) Canned food (fish, meat, beans, peas, corn) 7) Tea 8) Cookies 9)  Condensed milk 10) Pâté 11) Candy 12) Baby food (up to 6 months) Hygiene products…

New Fresh Start Course starting soon

Spring-Clean your habits ! If you have a life-controlling habit such as smoking, gambling, drinking, over-eating, internet addiction, shopping compulsions, drugs, etc.  – in fact any habit which once might have brought you comfort or fun, but is now spoiling your daily living – why not try a course called Fresh Start ? Fresh Start is a 9-week course run by Harvest Church, Alton.  It’s 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…

Licensing of Revd Wendy Burnhams as Assistant Priest – Wednesday 10th April at All Saints 10am

Licensing of Revd Wendy Burnhams as Assistant Priest We have been delighted that Wendy has undertaken her curacy within The Parish of the Resurrection – what a loyal, trusted member of our Ministry Team she has become. Officially now Wendy has been ’signed off’ from her curacy and the good news is that she will stay with us in The Parish of the Resurrection. To enable that Wendy needs to be formally licensed. The Bishop of Basingstoke, David Williams has…