Friendly village in the Test Valley, Hampshire, on the edge of the New Forest

All Saints Awbridge November 2012

Messy Church the True Vine: we have just enjoyed a great afternoon of Messy Church, on the theme of Jesus being the True Vine, including making footprint paintings of vines, modelling vegetables into intriguing characters, making and eating fruit kebabs, icing biscuits, making thumb print and vine leaf pictures, weaving bracelets, writing prayer cards, making hedgerow arrangements and getting wet with apple bobbing ,not to mention enjoying fruits of the vine with our feast both grape juice and wine!

We had a great afternoon,with over 50 people, (including 26 children), please look out for the next Messy Church! If you want to find out more about what messy church is all about look up.


Operation Christmas Child: Saturday 10 November 10 – 12 noon Awbridge Village Hall Come and join us for coffee and shoeboxes. We trust that you are all busy creating shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, please use the leaflet, sent out in October, about making a shoebox and bring your completed box or gifts for shoeboxes, to our special coffee morning, hosted by ADVA and Awbridge Church. More leaflets are available in church, village hall and at Choice Plants, Timsbury or you can download information from the website Boxes can also be brought to church on Sunday 18 November and these will then be taken to All Saints, Braishfield at 3pm for our Romsey Deanery Shoebox Service.


We look forward to welcoming many of you to our Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 11 November, at 10 15 am, in Awbridge School Hall, (no service in church) followed by a wreath laying ceremony, at the village war memorial, at 11 00am. This year our service will be taken by Revd Michael Halliwell from Awbridge.


At our First service in October we looked at the roundabout ways of God with Steve Pittis, and learnt lots of new worship songs, our next First is on Sunday 4 November at 6 30 pm.


Element V: Deanery Worship Event for Young People-  Friday 23 November 7-9pm at Broughton Village Hall. This event is taking place as part of the Bishop of Southampton’s Emmaus visit to our Deanery, Bishop Jonathan will be taking part in this event with the theme of Journeys, live worship band, prayer zones from round the deanery linked by journeys,for all young people of secondary school age,(see separate advert) contact Mary or Fred for more information.


Advent: If you would like to receive the travelling crib during Advent, Pepe Alexander would love to hear from you on 340386.

Christmas: Sat 15 Dec Nativity on the Farm, at Butlers Wood Farm, 6 00 pm, by kind permission of the Hillier Family,  Carols with Christingles service Sunday  23 December 4 pm at church.


Worship and Events in Awbridge in November

Sunday 4 November

9 30 am Holy Communion

6 30 pm First service

Sunday 11 November Remembrance Sunday

10 15 am Remembrance Service at Awbridge School (including young church) followed by wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial at 11 00 am

Sunday 18 November

9 30 am Holy Communion

3 00 pm Romsey Deanery Service for Operation Christmas Child

at All Saints, Braishfield

Friday 23 November 

Element V,Deanery Worship Event with Bishop Jonathan

7-9pm, Broughton Village Hall

Sunday 25 November Advent Sunday

9 30 am Family Worship

Sunday 2 December

9 30 am Holy Communion

6 30 pm First Service: speaker Steve Pittis


Other Activities for November

Five Alive Fellowship

Mon 5 Nov: “Life so far…”

With Steve Pittis

7 30 pm Braishfield Ch Rooms

Prayer Group

Meets twice a month in Romsey, prayer

requests to John Twigg 521966 or

via prayer request box in church.


Tues 20 November

7 45 pm contact J Twigg 521966

Open Housegroup

Thurs 8 & 22 November, 7 45 pm venue tba

Sue Franklin 322185

Awbridge Lunch Club

Wed 14 & 28 November

at church rooms 12 noon

contact Delia Dutton 340395

The Ark Toddler Group

meets in the village hall on Fridays in term-time

9 30 am – 11 00 am, For fun, friendship, craft & refreshments

contact Lynda Tucker 340709 for more information.


Welcome Pack

If you have recently moved into the Awbridge area and would like a copy of our village Welcome Pack please contact one of the churchwardens, see details below.

Useful church contacts:

Rector: Revd Canon Steve Pittis 01794 368335

or Benefice Office 01794 878020 email:

Churchwardens: Fred Tucker (01794 340709) or Mary Savage (01794 367908)

Young Church: Pepe Alexander (01794 340386)

The Ark Toddler Group: Lynda Tucker (01794 340709)

Awbridge Neighbourcare: 0845 094 6155


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