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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.

From the Vicarage: May

by Matthew Doe

This month’s ‘From the Vicarage’ is more ‘news from the church’ than ‘views from the vicarage’, because there is a lot to report. At last month’s Annual Meeting, we said ‘thank you’ to Dave Fowler, who has completed seven years of service as our churchwarden, serving beyond the maximum time laid down in the Church […]

Mission of the Month: Christian Aid

by Matthew Doe

Adapted from the Christian Aid website. Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless […]

From the Vicarage: April

by Matthew Doe

A few weeks ago, at half past seven on a Monday evening, my wife and I were returning from a week away in Yorkshire. It had been a cold snowy week – we managed to coincide our week away with the visit of the Beast from the East, but it had been a good week. […]