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Reports of the APCM 2016

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in news and events | 0 comments

The PCC APCM annual accounts and report are now ready to view. Click on the links below to download: Final Accounts Annual Report

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Easter at All Saints, Hinton Ampner

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in news and events | 0 comments

Designed, created and built, one cold, Wednesday evening during Lent, by my congregation. Below the Chancel, to the North of the Nave, you will find my Calvary Garden, surmounted by its three plain crosses. Across the aisle and symbolizing “New Life” is my Easter Egg Tree, with its colourful, hand painted eggs, all hanging from the branches. There’s even a drawing of my little Saxon church on one of them, but which one? And all are lit up by my famous, Reyntiens East Window, of smoke and flame, depicting the Hebrew’s escape from slavery to new lands and the beginning of their “New Life” too. Luke 23:27-47 Crucifixion and Death upon the Cross Luke 23:50-53 Christ laid to Rest Luke 24:1-12 Jesus has...

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Diary Dates and events in Bramdean

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in news and events | 0 comments

Saturday 5th March 2016, Safari Supper (contact Ruth Coxon, ruthcoxon@waitrose.com) Saturday 14th May 2016, Bramdean Fete (contact Zoe, zoethursbypelham@aol.com)

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Powerhouse is here…

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in news and events | 0 comments

Powerhouse is here…

A brand new service designed and presented by children and teenagers, taking place at St John’s church in our neighbouring benefice in Alresford. Services take place on the first Sunday of each month at 6pm. Full details...

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Lent Course 2016

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in news and events | 0 comments

The Mystery of Everything is a new Lent course by Hilary Brand. She uses the film the ‘Theory of Everything’ as a point of reference in an attempt to explore the mysteries of the Universe as well as those of everyday life. Hilary also points out we have far more Questions than we do Answers which is how we hope during the Lent course to reinvigorate and encourage growth in our spiritual journeys. The course is Five weeks long and is looking to explore different topics each week: The experience of wonder, the strangeness of weakness, the complexity of relationships, the encounter with frailty, and finally the hope beyond...

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Happy New Year 2016 from All Saints, Hinton Ampner

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in news and events | 0 comments

I see you have been busy on a Nativity Scene and a display about Christian Marriage, since my last letter. I well remember when Richard Williams was my Rector, only four hundred and fifty five years ago. Richard made the first formal marriage entry in my registers, between Susan and John, which you can still see at the Hampshire Record Office. Sadly the Reverend Richard’s living only lasted two years, (1559 – 1561) as he died in May 1561, but I remember him as having started that tradition, which you still keep. Once again “The House” held their National Trust Carol Service here and celebrated Christmas 2015 with the depiction of a Victorian Wedding: one I remember well. You will have seen the wedding display, beneath my bell tower, which my congregation put together, with its collage of wedding photographs, marriage certificate and guidance on Christian marriage, all set off by a beautiful wedding bouquet, wedding shoes and veils. Unfortunately there are no photographs from January 1561, just a copy of that early record! I so much enjoyed Reverend Graham’s Dedication Service of my new nativity scene. The crib and each figure was taken forward during the Service and placed in the manager, which had been so beautifully designed and built by my local carpenter. It even has a star to show the way and I was delighted the message of Christmas was all made possible through your local collection. As you know my Eastern window was designed by Patrick Reyntiens and depicts the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt, led by Moses. Hundreds of visitors crowded in this Christmas. They saw how the Christmas tree lights, next to my advent candle, led the eye up to that beautiful window. As usual many of the visitors lit a candle and left a prayer card. My favourite this Christmas; “Dear God, Please let my Grandpa remember me and have lots of fun in...

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“Cheriton Talks” Programme for 2016 released

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in news and events | 0 comments

Please see here. There’s a fascinating selection on offer next year, ranging from wildlife, through military leadership, all the way to number 10 Downing Street. Tickets are priced at £12 for each talk (subject to available seating), children free, and are available from mid January onwards from Cheriton Stores and the Flower Pots; or send a stamped addressed envelope with your cheque to: Penny Scott Burnt Platt Cheriton Hampshire SO24 0PY Enquiries to Penny Scott on 01962 771 263, and...

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Harvest Festival at St Michael’s

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in news and events | 0 comments

Harvest Festival at St Michael’s

Presenting our gifts to God, celebrating the different aspects of harvest: Soil and Water, Grain and Seed, Beer and Wool, Fruit and Vegetables, Milk and Eggs.

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Charity Cycle Ride raises £6000

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in news and events | 0 comments

Charity Cycle Ride raises £6000

Reverend Graham Bowkett led an intrepid group of cyclists through 106 miles of the West Country, raising thousands of pounds for charity. The ride took place over the 2nd to the 3rd of May, starting from Wells Cathedral, where the group was sent off by the Bishop of Bath and Wells, Peter Hancock. They then cycled to Salisbury and stayed overnight, before being sent on their way by the Bishop of Salisbury, Nick Holtam. The group finally arrived in Winchester on Sunday 3rd May at 3pm, received by the Bishop and many members of the Upper Itchen congregation, and after a refreshment or two, enjoyed Evensong. Graham is seen here at Winchester Cathedral, handing over a cheque to the Bishop, Tim Dakin for £3000, half of the total raised, with the other half going to Walking with the Wounded. From left to right are Nick Smith, Alistair Gossage, Simon Scott, Richard Cotton, Susie Corbett, Matthew Morton, Richard Perkins, Jane Macrae, Simon Young. Others that completed the ride were Graham’s brother David Bowkett, Justin Berryman, Charlie Corbett and Charles...

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The Village Fete 2014

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in news and events | 0 comments

The Village Fete 2014

The Cheriton Village Fete is a bi-annual event and is essential to the church community in raising much needed funds to help support our Christian work across the Village and Benefice.  The 2014 fete was a huge success and we were very grateful for good weather, many helpful hands and donations and of course all of our visitors. The event went very smoothly and a lovely day was had by...

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