Category: Notices

It may seem rather early for this notice for some people and for that we apologise. The traditional Charity Christmas Card shop has relocated this year from the Guildhall because the Tourist Information Centre was deemed too small to house all those cards as well as the TIC staff in these times of social distancing.The…

We have recently received the following letter from a Trustee of the Basics Bank: Dear all,As autumn approaches, we traditionally turn our thoughts to Harvest, and in the past you have been kind enough to arrange a Harvest collection in aid of the Winchester Basics Bank.Due to the fantastic ongoing generosity of the local community,…

We are now allowed to open the churches for private prayer only. Initially, it has been decided to open the churches in the benefice at particular times of the day, so that the buildings might be discretely supervised and surfaces cleaned after each visit. When you visit one of our churches there will be someone…

It seems that we have been given permission to open our churches only for private prayer from today. However, we will need to find a way that we can do that safely while following all the necessary guidance for cleaning and social distancing. Each church will need to find its own way to do this, but…

As you may have heard, places of worship are set to reopen for private prayer from next week. As a result of this, in the House of Bishops Recovery Group plans are being made to enable us to comply with the guidelines. As for Sunday services, we await words from the Recovery Group. I will…

We have received the following from the Diocese which is a very relevant warning as members of our congregation have been targeted, fortunately without falling prey to the fraudsters: ‘Please can I remind you all again that parishes are constantly being targeted by scammers either for cash transfers or Amazon vouchers (see example below).  Parish websites…

It is with regret that the organising team of the Otterbourne Summer Fete have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. This means that the fete will not now take place on Sunday 28th June 2020. This decision has been made taking account of the current lockdown situation and the difficulty…

Trinity’s Big Sleep Out has unfortunately been postponed in-line with the new government measures announced this week. Trinity Winchester are working hard to set a new date for later in the year. Future announcements will be made via Trinity’s social media sites and mailing lists.

Scam Alerts, March 2020 Please click on the link below to read the latest information from HCC Trading Sandards. In these troubling times we all need to remember to be extra vigilant. Go here to see details: Scam Alerts: