Struggling with Stress? - Life Matters talk

WE ARE VERY SORRY, BUT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. We will let you know when a new date has been arranged. Life Matters delivers accessible, empowering talks on everyday challenges in life in and around Eastleigh. On Monday 16 March we will be hosting their next talk at St Mary’s, and it will be on the theme of stress. The speaker will give us personal perspectives and tips for coping with the stresses and strains of everyday life that so many people struggle with in today’s world – before we get to crisis point! The evening will run from 7.30 – 9 pm and admission is free. Refreshments will be served and there will be friendly people to talk to. It will not be a ‘C

#LiveLent - Care for God's Creation

Lent is coming up soon! The Church of England’s Lent Campaign for 2020 is #LiveLent: Care for God’s Creation. As we move towards Holy Week and Easter, it aims to broaden our view of Jesus’ redeeming mission – a mission Christians are called to share, and to motivate us to care for God’s world. It would great if as many of us as possible could take part in this. You can receive the daily Bible readings, reflections and actions by email, by downloading an app, or by seeing the daily posts on social media. Just go to www.churchofengland.org/livelent to sign up. It’s also available in booklets with versions for adults and children / young people. We can get these slightly reduced at £1.75

From the Rectory - February 2020

Dear Friends Last year our family visited Windsor Castle twice. We only went the second time because once you’ve bought the tickets they last a year, but it can be good to see things again and things had changed a little since our first visit. Queen Mary’s Dolls House was back on view! On both occasions, though, I was struck by something outside the Castle, but in full view of it – homeless people in doorways. It reminded me of a verse from ‘All things bright and beautiful’ which, thankfully, ceased to be included in hymn books many years ago: ‘The rich man in his castle, The poor man at his gate, He made them, high or lowly, And ordered their estate.’ We don’t believe this anymore – or I

Fabric Fish! - craft evening

We’re holding another free-for-all craft evening just for fun on Friday 13 March at St Mary’s from 7.30 – 9.30 pm. To tie in with our Eco Church aims, we’re supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s invitation to send them fish, seahorses, eels, sharks and so on made from fabric, knitted or crocheted for their exhibition about Solent Sealife. Come and learn to knit, crochet, embroider (or show others how to) or have fun gluing sequins on felt among friendly people. All ages welcome. No need to book – just turn up and get creative for a good cause. We are very sorry, but there will no no refreshments at this event due to coronavirus. We are following the Church of England's

Prayer Healing Fellowship - Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who sent David, me and PHF Christmas and New Year wishes. All were much appreciated. The first fundraiser this year for PHF is a Coffee Morning on Saturday 8 February, 10 am – 12 noon at St Paul's. There will be some stalls, so come and see, but mainly come for fellowship and refreshments. YOU will be very welcome.

Christmas Charity - an amazing result!

We are delighted to let you know that we raised an amazing £970 for our Christmas charity, Fledge, at various services over the Christmas period. We also raised £63 for the Children’s Society at Christingle. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed.

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