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Risen Christ,you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:strengthen us to proclaim your risen lifeand fill us with your peace,to the glory of God the Father.Amen.

God of our lives,we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,for his love of our country,and for his devotion to duty.We entrust him now to your love and mercy,through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.

We are pleased to confirm that all three churches within the benefice will be open for private prayer as follows: Otterbourne Weekdays 9am -10am, Compton Wednesdays 9am – 10am, Sundays 11am – 12noon, Hursley Sundays 11am – 12noon. Face coverings are required by law in places of worship so please do remember to bring one with you unless you have…

On Wednesday morning, 5th August, at 9.30am there will be a BCP communion service in Compton. Our thanks are due to Rev Brian Pickett for agreeing to take this service in my absence.

To share in our service for the Sunday after Ascension Day, please click on the link in the Benefice Service section. If you would like to join the live service at 10 a..m, using Zoom.us, please email for more details.

From BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Fergal Keane reading ‘This is the time to be slow’, by John O’Donohue. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/embed/p0884gfm/52091958 This is the time to be slow, Lie low to the wall Until the bitter weather passes. Try, as best you can, not to let The wire brush of doubt Scrape from your heart All…

Listen to the renowned theologian, Alister McGrath, as he develops approaches to help Christians grasp the doctrine of the Trinity, which at times can be baffling. The first of five talks by Alister is being delivered on Tuesday 26th June at 7 p.m. Tickets for this event are now sold out. However,  live streaming of…

Winchester Basics Bank provides emergency food and clothes to individuals and families in need and aims to make appropriate resources available to the maximum number of people at their point of greatest need. The Basics Bank would like more volunteers to help with either the collecting, sorting or distribution of food.  If you feel that…

This year the Rectory Garden Bring and Share lunch will be held on Sunday 16th July. There will also be a Parents and Tots Picnic in the Rectory garden on Sunday 23rd July. Further details will be provided nearer the time but do please ‘save the dates’ in your diary.

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A unique interfaith musical experience as you, the audience move around the cathedral encountering music groups and soloists singing for peace. Community choirs, schools, faith groups and soloists join forces to create a montage of sound, working together, demonstrating that peace is possible. Thursday 26th January 2017 at 7.15pm in Winchester Cathedral. All welcome. Free…