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

All Saints Awbridge May 2013

We have just had another successful Messy Church on the theme of Noah’s Ark: a new start, this time held at the Jubilee Hall, Timsbury families came from our parishes and beyond. We had a lively group of 26 children and their families with many new and enthusiastic faces.  We explored the story of Noah’s Ark making badges, making and painting wooden boats, paper boats, a fingerprint rainbow, making rainmakers & animal biscuits. We had the story told in the style of Godly Play by Teresa Pittis, and enjoyed a colourful rainbow tea provided by the generous hospitality of Timsbury church. The famliliar story shows that in the Bible and in our Christian faith there are always opportunities for forgiveness and a new start.


We have also been involved in a youth worship event element at North Baddesley with the theme of transformations and heard the story from Pete Maidment, youth officer for the diocese, of the blind man whose sight  was restored by Jesus, put simply, the man said “I was blind but now I see” a basic principle of our faith, even if we don’t know the answers to all our problems, or those of the world around us, Jesus enables us to see more clearly and learn to follow him more closely.


At our last First service we looked at the theme of Emmaus and Journeys and how the disciples began to recognise the risen Jesus and the impact that had on their lives and their faith, and how that can impact our faith too, our next First service is on Sunday 5 May at 6 30 pm.


We look forward to our Pentecost Celebration on Sunday 19 May when there will be a special service of Holy Communion incorporating the dedication of our new Jubilee Church Kneelers which have been completed by skillful & dedicated volunteers from the village and church, come and celebrate this festival with us at 9 30 am.


Future Dates: Sunday 9 June Afternoon Tea 3-5pm at Sarah Keith’s home & garden, Yew Tree Cottage, Dunbridge Lane, donations in aid of S Rwenzori Diocese, Uganda – Tree Nursery Project.

Next Messy Church:  Sunday 30 June  “Joseph: trusting in God”

2 30 pm Braishfield Church Room & Church


Worship and Events in Awbridge in May

Sunday 5 May Rogation Sunday

9 30 am Holy Communion

6 30 pm First service

Thursday 9 May Ascension Day 

7 30 pm UB HC Michelmersh

Sunday 12 May

9 30 am Morning Worship & Y Ch

Sunday 19 May Pentecost

9 30 am Holy Communion and dedication of Jubilee Kneelers

Sunday 26 May Trinity Sunday

9 30 am Family Service

Sunday 2 June 

9 30 am Holy Communion

6 30 pm First service


Other Activities for May

Five Alive Fellowship

Mon 13 May

Scottish Salmon – Sharon Blake

7 30 pm Braishfield Ch Rooms

Awbridge Lunch Club

Wed 8 & 22 May at 12 noon,

Awbridge Church Rooms,

contact Delia 340395


Tues 14  May

7 45 pm Rosemary Croft

contact John Twigg Tel 521966 

Prayer Group

Meets fortnightly contact John Twigg 521966

Prayer requests to John Twigg

or via prayer request box in church

Open Housegroup

Thurs 9 & 23 May

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: Revd Canon Steve Pittis 01794 368335 email:

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 (340709)

Awbridge Neighbourcare: 0845 094 6155

Other relevant information can be found on the village website

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