Posts from 2016

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Leading Your Church Into Growth

by mattsaville

The PCC has begun considering the future direction of our church, but we would like the whole church to be involved in this. During January and February we will be holding meetings to discover a common vision for the growth of our church. The meetings will be held in church on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. […]

From the Vicarage: December

by mattsaville

Another successful Advent Fayre has been and gone and the Advent cross is shining from the church tower. It can mean only one thing. It will soon be Christmas. But let’s not rush too quickly through December. Advent is a great time to get ourselves ready to welcome Jesus. There’s always a bit of discussion […]

Mission of the Month: The Children’s Society

by mattsaville

With Advent and Christmastide fast approaching, celebrating Christingle is the perfect opportunity to involve your friends, family and community together in worship and spread hope to children and families throughout the UK. The orange, sweets and the candlelight in the dark all help engage children (and others!) in the Gospel at a time of year […]

Advent Fayre 2016

by mattsaville

Our Advent Fayre took place on Saturday 26th November. It was an amazing day, full of laughter, joy and fun! We welcomed hundreds of people from our local community to see God’s work in action. Just take a look, the photographs speak for themselves. The icing on the cake? We raised much needed funds for […]

Wilderness

by mattsaville

Wilderness provides a quiet space for those who are world-weary, feeling low, or simply seeking space. It is held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn on: Sunday 27th November 6:30pm to 8:30pm Monday 28th November 10.00am to 12.00pm, 2.00pm to 4.00pm and 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Drop in and out as you need.

From the Vicarage: November

by mattsaville

If you read Pompey Chimes (the newspaper of the Diocese of Portsmouth) you may have read about Leading your Church into Growth in this month’s edition.  Last month Sandra (our Lay Minister), Mark (our Curate) and myself spent a few days away on this course. The message of Jesus Christ is as relevant today as […]

Mission of the Month: Simeon’s Trustees

by mattsaville

The trustees take their name from Charles Simeon who was born in Reading in 1759.  He became a zealous evangelical Christian whilst studying at Kings College, Cambridge University.  Cambridge was very different from today.  It was a county town, poorly appointed, with no street lights and carriages could only move with some difficulty even on […]

Harvest Hoedown

by mattsaville

Huge fun was had at our Harvest Hoedown on the 8th October. Here are a few of the best photographs of the evening.

Light Party

by mattsaville

This is a Light Party for children between the ages 4-11. We will be serving food and drinks. We have a mini disco, crafts and marshmallows as well as glow sticks and messy crafts. Adults are invited to stay if you wish, we promise to look after you. Wear your brightest clothing or come in […]