Dear Friends

A few days ago I went to a supper at Wolvesey in Winchester with a focus on pioneering.  You may have heard of ‘pioneer ministry’ or ‘fresh expressions of church’.  They’ve been around for quite a few years now and have grown hugely.  Recent research has id...

Picture: Foot Washing - Sieger Koeder

They had opened up a can of worms, these boys.  They asked to be treated as ‘favourites’, with privilege; their ambition (and their mother’s!) was to be chosen as ‘the special ones’.  His equals, no less!  Boy, did it cause trouble...

Thank you so much to everyone who collected or donated to Christian Aid this year.  We raised £1452 - £80 more than last year! – which includes £345 from our May Café @ St Mary’s.  It was also really good to hear Gospel Phonics, a local community choir, at our café – t...

I am pleased to report that this year Bishopstoke Parish donated £496.76 to the work of The Children’s Society through the home-held boxes.  This is another year of generous giving despite the shrinking number of box­-holders.

The Children’s Society works with children...

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