Dear Friends

For the second year running the Church of England’s Christmas campaign is ‘Follow the Star’.  Someone I was chatting to thought they should have had a new strapline for this year, just as in previous years.  But I do like ‘Follow the Star’…  I could make a...

This year during December and into January we will be supporting Fledge Youth Support in Eastleigh.  Fledge nurtures vulnerable and homeless young people by providing a home environment, offering long-term support and encouraging healthy relationships.  

On Sunday 8 Dec...

This year ARK Eastleigh will again be giving Christmas hampers to the people they support in our area.

If you would like to donate towards them, you can either give online at or do this via our church.  Please place your donation in an envelope m...

Our Saturday morning cafés continue to be a success and this year they have raised a total of £2970 for the work of the church, including St Mary’s lighting, and various outreach projects. 

Thank you very much tor all the cake makers who contributed such a variety of c...

PHF members had a wonderful afternoon at their Anniversary Service on 30 October.  It was great that 33 people attended.

We sang with enthusiasm, prayed earnestly, and praised God for all his blessings.  Our speaker, Ann Arnold, told us how her faith helped her in...

This year we are going to make hanging stars for St Mary's Christmas tree!  If you'd like to do this with others, there will be a crafty session on Monday 2 Dec at 8 pm at St Mary’s.  Craft materials and instructions will be provided – or just get creative!  Mulled win...

A date for your diary is the Christmas Café @ St Mary’s which will take place on Saturday 23 November from 10 am – 12.30.  There will be coffee / tea and our delicious cakes as usual - for just £1!  There will also be seasonal stalls, so you might find a present or two...

Thank you so much for all the food donations for Eastleigh Basics Bank – they were much appreciated.  We also raised the wonderful total of £258 (plus some Gift Aid) for this year’s Harvest charity, Self Help Africa. 

Dear Friends

A couple of weeks ago, around the time that the clocks went back, I was thinking that this really isn’t my favourite time of year.  It’s getting darker; it’s getting colder; most of the trees have lost their leaves; and the amount of rain we’ve had some day...

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