Our new Lent series will begin the week after Ash Wednesday and end the week before Holy Week. We will use sections from films to illustrate and provoke some thinking about questions of faith and life. Each session will be free standing – come and join us when you can.
There will be the option of either a morning or evening group.
The morning group will meet at the Otterbourne Church room at 10 am on Thursdays – beginning on 9th March. The evening group will be held in Compton Primary school at 8 pm on Wednesdays – beginning on 8th March.
We are having a special service for Ash Wednesday at 7.30 pm in Hursley. This service marks the first day of Lent, and will include a short communion with hymns and the imposition of ashes.
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 admission.
The next coffee morning will be held in St Matthew’s Church Room on Monday 6th February, from 10.00am– 11.30am. This month we are supporting Breast Cancer Haven for their ‘Big Tea Cosy’, and hoping to raise money to support the wonderful work that they do. Please do come along and support this worthy cause, and enjoy coffee and cakes, and good company!
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 1st February at 8 p.m. in Compton School.
We will be looking at the career of the Prophet Elijah which can be found in 1 Kings, Chapter 17, v 1 to 2 Kings, Chapter 2, v 12.
The next Good Book Group meets on Wednesday 4th January at 8.00pm in Compton School. This month we will be looking at John 1.1-18. The key to the whole of St John’s Gospel.
The festival was again a great success – here are a few pictures of just a few of the trees.
Every second saturday of the month, at 12.30pm in The Reeves Scout Hall in Martin’s Field, Compton, a lunch is offered to whomsoever would like to come. In December things are a little bit special!
A Christingle Service will be held in each of our three Churches on Sunday 11th December. This popular Service is enjoyed by all ages. During the Service, we will be making and lighting our own Christingles and so it is the perfect time to bring children along. Do come and join us.
Services times are as follows:
This year we are keen to once again support Winchester Basics Bank at Christmas time. It must be very difficult to be surrounded by shops full of Christmas treats and to be in a situation that makes it almost impossible to provide the basics for your family, let alone some luxury items.
Winchester Basics Bank helps many families in our area and further afield to provide for their families when they are experiencing such challenging times. Last year, we were able to make a difference to these families by providing a few luxury items too. If you would like to help, you may want to keep a look out for opportunities to buy one and get one free, with the ‘free’ item perhaps being donated to the Basics Bank.
Suggested donations include:
Chocolates, tubs of sweets, selection boxes, chocolate tree decorations, boxes of mince pies, Christmas puddings, Christmas cakes, chocolate logs, tubs of savoury snacks (Twiglets, Cheese Footballs, Cheeselets etc), boxes of Christmas biscuits, UHT milk and juice, tinned fruit, jams, jelly, custard, Angel Delight and gift packs of toiletries for both Ladies and Gentlemen.
There will be donations boxes both in Otterbourne School and in St Matthew’s Church to receive any donations you would like to make. All donations will be taken to the Basic Bank on Monday 19th December so that they can be distributed to families before Christmas.
Thank you for your support.