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From the Vicarage: August

by Matthew Doe

August can sometimes be a time to stop and reflect. It may be a time to take things a little slower. Having said that, for some it will be a busier time than usual, perhaps because of the additional need to care for and/or entertain children. During the recent warm weather, there were times when […]

Mission of the Month: School Pastors

by Matthew Doe

School Pastors is an initiative from the Ascension Trust, which is a Christian-based Charitable Trust, operating a successful national initiative known as Street Pastors since 2003. School Pastors was set up with the desire to assist schools with pupils who were experiencing difficulties with their school life. Established initially through a pilot scheme in South […]

Holiday at Home

by Matthew Doe

“Holiday at Home” Wednesday August 8th 10.30am to 4.00pm The British Seaside comes to Crookhorn for one day only! If you can’t get away for a holiday then come along to CoGS for a fun day of Games and Crafts (incl. Bingo), a traditional Fish and Chip lunch, “End of the Pier” Show and a […]

Good Neighbours Needs You

by Matthew Doe

Christ Church Good Neighbours Group needs a new Secretary. Could you help support the committee at four management meetings each year and at our AGM plus a little admin in between? If you are interested to find out more please speak to Sheila Gill. To find out more about what Good Neighbours does click here.

From the Vicarage: July

by Matthew Doe

Since I wrote my piece for last month’s magazine, I have had the good fortune to have two, very different, weeks away. At the end of May, as you will see elsewhere in this magazine, a group of us from Christ Church, along with others from the Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn, and some […]

Mission of the Month: Mission to Seafarers

by Matthew Doe

Piracy, shipwreck, abandonment and separation from loved ones are just a few of the problems merchant seafarers face.  Around the world, The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat. Mission to Seafarers work in over 260 ports caring […]

From the Vicarage: June

by Matthew Doe

Some of you will know of my passion for the ‘beautiful game’ of football. I usually try to keep it out of this column for the sake of those who aren’t interested, but this month I have given in. I hope you’ll bear with me for this occasional indulgence. The end of the football season […]

Mission of the Month: Mission Aviation Fellowship

by Matthew Doe

            In today’s ‘connected world’, the irony is that never have so many people been so isolated. Flying onto desert and jungle airstrips, lakes and rivers, tracks and roads, MAF’s light aircraft and their mission pilots go the extra miles to provide a lifeline. Working in partnership with hundreds of […]

D Day Parade Service

by Matthew Doe

Next Sunday 10th June at 10.30am we will be holding our Annual D Day Parade Service in memory of General Sir Miles Dempsey and his troops of 2nd British Army as commemorated in the church D Day Windows. Wednesday 6th June is the 74th Anniversary of the D Day Landings on the beaches of Normandy.