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St Andrew’s Kilmeston Carol Service with Christingles, 9th December

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Blog, news and events | 0 comments

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The Hinton Ampner Church Tea Towels and Cards

Posted by on Nov 18, 2018 in Blog, news and events | 0 comments

That surprise Christmas Present from All Saints The Hinton Ampner Church Tea Towels and Cards                             Not so very long ago a still life with flowers fetched £2.1m at auction, it was painted on a Tea Towel by Van Gogh. Unlike Banksy’s “A Girl with a Balloon”, the All Saints Tea Towel is not a work of art on canvas. It’s a bespoke work of art, screen printed, on the finest cotton cloth. And, unlike the Banksy stencil sold at over £1million, your Tea Towel will not shred itself! It’s washable up to 40 degrees and our hammer price is only £6 each, or 2 for £10. All Saints Church has thousands of visitors every year and also unlike that destructive Banksy, All Saints is kept under continuous maintenance, renovation, improvement and repair. The most recent state of the art project? A new lighting system. How to pay for these works? Our hand crafted Tea Towels and our Christmas Cards; of All Saints Church Chancel, its Altar & Patrick Reyntiens Windows decorated for Christmas, are not only affordable, they will help All Saints raise much needed funds. Like Banksy and Van Gogh you could put your Tea Towel to some new and innovative use, or even keep it as a work of art. It’s available, in sage green on a white background, so why not buy two, keep one and send the other one together with our Christmas card as “That surprise Christmas Present”? A final word of caution. Your Hinton Ampner Tea Towel, comes without instructions, so use it with care when drying up! Use by untrained operatives is definitely not encouraged and to quote Picasso: “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge”! “No room at the Inn,” and not much in the stable, with Shepherds, Magi, Mary, Joseph, the heavenly host and a baby using the manager as a cot! But, there is always room for you at this important time in the Christian year, to see our Nativity Scene and much else besides. You are very welcome to visit us at Hinton Ampner every day of the year www.explorechurches.org and to join our Services too. Details of the Services and the many activities in the Upper Itchen Benefice are in www.upperitchen.org and there’s “Definitely room for you on Christmas Eve at The All Saints Midnight Mass”! With your support, at this important time in the Christian year, all who receive our Christmas card and Tea Towel, will share in the true meaning of Christmas. Both are on Sale at All Saints. And Christmas Cards are also available at The Cheriton Village Shop £6 for a packet of 10, or 80p for a single card. We guarantee profits from all sales will be used to maintain and improve All Saints.   All Saints Tea Towels £6 each, or 2 for £10. All Saints Christmas Cards £6 for a packet of 10, or 80p for a single...

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Bramdean Bridge Tea

Posted by on Nov 18, 2018 in Blog, news and events | 0 comments

The Bramdean Bridge Tea was held on Thursday 11th October 2018 at Woodcote Manor, by kind permission of Richard and Maria Peers. You will see in the photos attached, the calm before the storm, and that the Tea Table was groaning with delicious goodies. all our sixty bridge players were amazed and enjoyed a lovely afternoon playing bridge and eating a delicious tea, what more could they want! Such a successful afternoon and our best profit yet, just over £1500 !! to go towards the Church Fabric...

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WE ARE SEEKING A NEW RECTOR

Posted by on Oct 7, 2018 in news and events | 0 comments

We are advertising for a new Rector via Church Times and Pathways. Closing date for applications is 25 October 2018 at 12 noon. Please click “Read More” below to access our Upper Itchen Benefice Profile

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Fundraising Event for the Village Hall

Posted by on Oct 7, 2018 in news and events | 0 comments

There will be a talk by Techer Jones on Saturday 10th November 2018 at St Michael’s Church, Cheriton on: “The Fascinating History and Archaeology of St Cross Hospital, Winchester” Doors open at 18:30 for complementary wine and nibbles. Talk starts at 19:00. Tickets are £12 from Cheriton Village Shop, or The Flower Pots or by post from Mrs Penny Scott, Burnt Platt, Cheriton, SO24 0PY. Please enclose SAE and makes cheques payable to Cheriton Village Hall.

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Cheriton Talks

Posted by on Oct 7, 2018 in news and events | 0 comments

The ‘Cheriton Talks’ was created to raise funds for St Michael’s Church Cheriton. Every year since 2012 the organisers have put on a series of five talks on consecutive Saturday evenings in February and March in the church on a whole range of topics – always with a superb cast of speakers. The Talks are preceded by glasses of wine, and canapés contributed by many people in the village. In 2017, helped by a generous legacy, the church was able to install a new audio-visual system, which greatly enhances the professionalism of illustrated Talks. Past programmes can be seen on http://www.cheritontalks.com. The 2019 series has been organised, and will be announced...

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