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We intend to carry on with our usual services for Remembrance on the assumption that given current congregation numbers we can cope with the small increase that we have on Remembrance Sunday. The Act of Remembrance at the memorials will also go ahead as normal, though people will be asked to keep in their family groups, distanced from others and wearing their masks….

St Matthew’s, Otterbourne has launched an appeal in order to fund the repairs to the church room roof which presently is causing considerable damp and damage to the plaster. The cost of the work will be approximately £6,000, which, coming in a year when we cannot hold any of the usual fund raisers, will seriously denude our finances. …

God of compassion,whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,shared the life of a home in Nazareth,and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:strengthen us in our daily livingthat in joy and in sorrowwe may know the power of your presenceto bind together and to heal;through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.

The annual Memorial Service will be held at 6 pm on Sunday 1st November. in St. Matthew’s Church, Otterbourne . Unfortunately, due to the limit on the numbers of people we can fit into St Matthew’s and still keep to the necessary distancing, anyone intending to come is asked to contact William to let him know so…

There will be a Holy Communion service at 10 am this morning at All Saints’ Church, Compton. Everyone is welcome to join us. We follow the guidelines for social distancing and hand hygiene in accordance with government guidelines including the mandatory wearing of face coverings in places of worship..

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,…

There will be a Holy Communion Service at 10 am on Wednesday 16th September at All Saints’ Church, Compton. This service will continue to be held on the third Wednesday of each month adhering to the guidelines and advice from the government and the Church of England relating to COVID 19.

Six people from Hursley will be walking around the Romsey churches tomorrow in aid of Ride&Stride.  Half the money goes to the Hursley church and half to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Historic Churches.  Please sponsor their walk to give them some encouragement! Contact Sadly, we have had to postpone the Churchwardens’ Challenge sponsored…

The new guidance from the C of E’s House of Bishop’s Recovery Group now allows a small choir to sing in Church although, congregations are still at this time not permitted to sing as part of worship. So vocal music can now return to our churches. It isn’t perfect, but it is progress. Benefice services continue…