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

All Saints Awbridge February 2013

Happy New Year from members of Awbridge Church

Although it  seems a while ago, we had some wonderful Christmas services and celebrations in the village, thank you for supporting them and taking part in the Christmas story, we also had a great New Year’s Walk round Mottisfont followed by soup at Poppies.

 

We (Fred and Mary) have just returned from an amazing trip to Bosnia to see how the shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child are distributed through the local churches there, we will be giving a short presentation at our next social event which is a supper at Poppies on Friday 8 February, 7 30 pm, tickets £7 50 and please bring a bottle to share.  Tickets from Roger Savage 367908, e-mail:  savage@choiceplants.freeserve.co.uk. or James Alexander 340386 e-mail: p.alexander386@btinternet.com. Numbers by Wed 6 February please.

Our next First service is on 3 February 6 30 pm, do come and join us for this informal worship and praise service.

Following our successful Messy Church  in October about Jesus being the true vine, there will be another Messy Church on Sunday 17 Feb looking at Jesus being the Good Shepherd, 2 30 – 5 00 pm, Awbridge Village Hall, contact Pepe Alexander for more info 340386 or email: p.alexander386@btinternet.com

 

There will be a new discussion based course starting in Lent “Lost for Words” for those of us who find it difficult to discuss our faith and may be worry we don’t have all the answers! Six sessions starting on Wed 20 Feb 7 30 pm in Poppies, Timsbury with refreshments.

 

Worship and Events in Awbridge in February

Sunday 3 February (2nd Sunday before Lent)

10 00 am UB Holy Communion at All Saints, Braishfield

6 30 pm First service

Sunday 10 February (Sunday before Lent)

9 30 am Morning Worship & Young church

Wednesday 13 February Ash Wednesday

7 30 pm Holy Communion with ashes for Lent, at All Saints, Awbridge

Sunday 17 February (1st Sunday of Lent) 

9 30 am Holy Communion

Messy Church 2 30 pm – 5pm Awbridge Village Hall “I am the Good Shepherd”

Wednesday 20 Feb

 7 30 pm “Lost for Words” course at Poppies

Sunday 24 February (2nd Sunday of Lent)

9 30 am Family Worship

Wednesday 27 Feb

7 30 pm “Lost for Words” course at Poppies

Friday 1 March

7 30 pm World Women’s Day of Prayer All Saints, Braishfield

Sunday 3 March (3rd Sunday of Lent)

9 30 am Holy Communion

6 30 pm First Service

 

Other Activities for February

Five Alive Fellowship

Mon 4 Feb Members Meeting

7 30 pm, Church Rooms, Braishfield

Prayer Group

Meets twice a month in Romsey,

Prayer requests to John Twigg 521966

or via prayer request box in church

Awbridge Lunch Club

Wed 13 & 27 February

at 12 noon, Awbridge Church Rooms

contact Delia 340395

Housegroup

Tues 19 February

7 45 pm Rosemary Croft, Awbridge

contact John Twigg Tel 521966

Open Housegroup

Thurs 7 & 24 February

7 45 pm  venue TBA

Contact: Sue Franklin 322185

“The Ark”

The All Saints Church Toddler group meets

in Awbridge Village Hall, on Fridays in term-time,

9 30 am – 11 00 am. All toddlers and their parents and carers welcome.

Refreshments, craft, singing and other activities provided.

Contact: Lynda Tucker 340709.

 

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: Steve Pittis 01794 368335 email: pittisinc@gmail.com

Braishfield Benefice Office: 878020 email: braishfieldbenefice@gmail.com

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

Young Church: Pepe Alexander (01794 340386)

The Ark Toddler Group:Lynda Tucker (340709)

Awbridge Neighbourcare: 0845 094 6155

Other relevant information can be found on the village website

www.awbridge.info

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