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27th February 2018

St, Matthew’s Coffee Morning

The next coffee morning will be held on Monday 6th March in the Church Room and proceeds from the morning will be used to provide flowers for Easter in Church.

Our last coffee morning raised £124 for the Gardening Team.  Thank you to everyone who came along.

Do come and join us on Monday from 10 a.m.

21st February 2018

Hursley Hub Cafe

Come along for bacon and egg rolls and cake on Saturday 24th February between 9 a.m. and 12 noon in Hursley Church to enjoy a relaxing morning and a chance to read the papers.  Everyone is welcome to join us.

11th February 2018

Lent Study Groups

This year, the Lent Study Groups will be held.on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m in Compton C of E Primary School and at 10 a.m. on Thursday mornings in the Church Room, St. Matthew’s, Otterbourne. The meetings will begin on 21st and 22nd February respectively.

Together we shall be watching the Swedish Oscar nominated film ‘Som I Himlen’, As it is in Heaven’.  This film is not a musical but it is about a conductor who has a breakdown and returns to his roots and inspires people in a village to change through the power of making music together.

Watch the clip below for a taste of the film..

Everyone is welcome to come and join in the discussions.

18th January 2018

Good Book Group

There will not be a meeting of the group for the next few months.

The next meeting will take place in May.  This will allow people time to attend the Ash Wednesday Service, Lent Groups and have space for Easter.

Details of the Groups and Services will be published soon.


18th January 2018

St. Matthew’s Coffee Morning

The next coffee morning will be held on Monday 6th February at 10 a.m. in the Church Room.

Monies raised will be donated to the St. Matthew’s Church Gardening Fund with a view to buying the gardening volunteers a new wheelbarrow!

Come along and join us for tea, coffee and cake.

2nd January 2018

St. Matthew’s Coffee Morning

There will be no coffee morning this month .  The next one will be on Monday 5th February at 10 a.m. in St. Matthew’s Church Room.  Everyone will be most welcome.

2nd January 2018

Good Book Group


We meet monthly at 8pm on the first Wednesday of the month in Compton C of E Primary School, Compton Street. This month we shall be reading together and discussing two Psalms.

19th December 2017

Services for Christmas Eve

The following services will be held within the Benefice on 24th December:

3.00 p.m.Crib Service at St.Matthew’s, Otterbourne

4.00 p.m. Crib Service at All Saints, Compton

5.30 p.m. Carols For All at All Saints’, Hursley

10.30 p.m. Midnight Mass at All Saints’, Compton

11.30 p.m. Midnight Mass in both St. Matthew’s, Otterbourne and All Saints’, Hursley

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

14th December 2017

Special Services

The Family Carol Service will be held at 9.30 a.m. and the traditional 9 Lessons and Carols Service will take place at 5.30 p.m., both on Sunday 17th December at St. Matthew’s Church, Otterbourne.

Do come along to join us.

30th November 2017

Christmas Folk Carols Charity Concert



A collection of songs and readings featuring local artists and children, led by the Itchen Folk Band.  will be held on Friday 6th December at 7.30 p.m. at All Saints Church, Compton.  Mulled wine and mince pies will be served during the interval.

We are raising funds for the Christian Aid/DEC appeal for South Sudan Refugees.  There is no entry fee although donations will be gratefully received.

Parking will be available at the adjacent school and the church field.