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  • Operation Christmas Child 2017 This is just to say thankyou to all those people who helped in any way with our Christmas boxes this year. They were all collected this morning (Wednesday 15th) and the grand total was 113 boxes and £125.00 towards the cost of the transport of them, which is a fanta... [read more]
  • Seven people from across the diocese, including our own Ruth Freeman, were licensed as Lay Ministers on Saturday October 14th at Winchester Cathedral. It was a beautiful service, attended by many of us from St Leonards & St Ives, who travelled up in a coach to support ... [read more]
  • Rev. Graeme's ordination:  It was so lovely to see some of you again at Graeme's ordination service last Sunday and for me to be back in clericals again exactly a year after I left you to go to France.  It was especially important to both myself and Graeme for me to be there for the occasion and to ... [read more]
  • Sunday July 2nd was a special day in the life of our church, when Graeme was ordained as a deacon at Winchester Cathedral. A coach went from the church, leaving early enough to get us to Winchester in good time so that we were able to take the short stroll to the cathedral, and be among t... [read more]
  • After Graeme's last service on June 18th, we held a buffet lunch in the centre, and a presentation was made to Graeme and Steph as they leave to take up the post of curate at Totton, after Graeme's ordination at Winchester on July 2nd. We will miss them at All Saints, as they have bee... [read more]
  •  NYAKATARE HEALTH CENTRE  As part of our commitment to our partnership in Uganda we support their Health Centre at Nyakatare. No establishment can function to the best of its abilities without adequate staffing and Nyakatare Health Centre is no exception! It’s categorised in Uganda as HC III in a ... [read more]
  • What a wonderful result.  126 Operation Christmas boxes ready for collection.    Many boxes were handed in completed, which was lovely, but several other people had spent time collecting things which would go in the boxes, and they had been very generous.  So Monday 14th saw a great team of people p... [read more]
  • A seventh visit to Kinkiizi Diocese - the same but different! My seventh visit over, I’ve again been reflecting on my experience. Although many of the activities are the same each time, inevitably some things are different and this latest visit was no exception! Never before has someone contr... [read more]
  • Well, well, well. C'est la vie. Mom arrived on Thursday 7th July and I thought she'd be popping off again after two days but not this time. I was told that this time she was here for good. YIPPEE! Looks like some normal family life is to be resumed after 12 years. So we had some quality time t... [read more]
  • radio bedside An Evening at Hospital Radio Bedside. As many of you may know, I present a radio programme every other Sunday evening from 8:30-10:30. On Hospital Radio Bedside ( essentia... [read more]
  • The Minstead Training Trust is seeking to establish a dialogue with all Churches in the region with a view to promoting the charity, enable referrals, seek volunteers, to support churches in their own mission with vulnerable people and where appropriate to set up mission partnerships. For further... [read more]
  • Saturday November 28th saw us madly making and decorating gingerbread ready for the Advent Gingerbread Service the following day. A lot of the gingerbread had been pre made and cut into shapes of all the nativity figures, so that the children (and adults!) could decorate them. But the children al... [read more]
  • This painting of the Last Supper has been given to the Church by Gill, as a thank you for all the support given to her as the link ambassador for the deanery of Kinkizii in Uganda. It has been painted on a fabric made from the inside bark of the fig tree.
  • On Saturday a group of 4 of us went to support Jude when she gave her second talk on Centering prayer at Worth Matravers. After a lovely drive through the Dorset countryside we were greeted with coffee and biscuits. Jude did her second talk on Centering prayer and inner awakening. A contemplative pr... [read more]
  • On Fire Conference 2015 I would like to tell you my experiences of my first visit to the On Fire Conference, with Jude & 5 others of our congregation. The rest of our group had all attended before so I’d had some feedback from them but still felt a bit nervous. The On Fire Mission ... [read more]
  • On Saturday April 25th Jude was delivering a Centering Prayer workshop at Worth Matravers, for a group of people from three churches in that area. A small group of us joined her to take part in the workshop. The workshop went very well and the group were very receptive, and a second workshop i... [read more]
  •           Did Humpty Dumpty fall off the wall, or was he pushed?Several suspects, all in costume. Was it Old King Cole, his employer, Jack Beanstalk, his neighbour, The King of Hearts who had allowed him to umpire the Embers Test Match, or the Queen of Hearts, who wanted to chop everyone's head off... [read more]
  • Come in and take the time to look at our Easter garden. Created by the flower ladies with help from some of the children, it formed part of our easter service as the stone was rolled away to reveal the empty tomb.
  • The recent Christchurch Deanery Craft Afternoon resulted in 2 virtually identical stoles being made in celebration of the Centenary of Christianity in Kinkiizi. One stole is a gift for clergy in Kinkiizi and the other is for our Deanery. Both will travel to Kinkiizi for the ‘Centenary Sunday’ on May... [read more]
  • Many of you will know that we lost little Joan Peterson in September. I heard the news when I returned from holiday in France and I was devastated. You see, Joan was a very special lady to me and I was particularly fond of her. When it was announced that the new priest (me) would be a woman Joan ... [read more]
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