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

All Saints Awbridge June 2013

All Saints would like to thank ADVA on organising such a great village/community fete in May, well done to everyone, also thanks to the many church members to helped in various ways on the day especially on the BBQ team, teas and other refreshments, well done!

On Sunday 2 June our church will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation during our 9 30 am service, when we will be able to use our beautiful new Diamond Jubilee Kneelers which were dedicated at a special servivce in May.

Everyone is welcome to our next social event on Sunday 9 June with a scrumptious Afternoon Tea at the home of Sarah and Ian Keith, 3-5pm Yew Tree Cottage, Dunbridge Lane, so come and relax and enjoy cream teas and cakes. Donations can be given to theTree Nursery Project in our link diocese of S Rwenzori in Uganda. Contact Sarah 340707 or James 340386 for info.

We have also been supporting the work of Southampton City Mission which has been working in the city for 50 years and who are therefore currently celebrating their Jubilee year, collection jars and information are available in church, we continue to collect food items for their Basic Banks throughout the year.

At our family service in June we will be welcoming Rafferty Woods as he is baptised in All Saints on 23 June.

The next Messy Church will take place on Sunday 30 June this time at Braishfield Church Room 2 30pm – 5 00 pm on the theme of Joseph and Trusting in God. Activities to include making bread, a coat of many colours and disguises with beards plus a celebration and feast. All families welcome. Contact Pepe 340386 or Mary 367908.

Looking ahead to July we have two enjoyable events to take part in. Firstly a guided walk through the Awbridge wildlife sanctuary on Friday 5 July, at 6 30 pm with Bryan Raines who generously donated the visit as part of the Benefice Auction in 2011 from which we can now benefit! Bring a picnic to enjoy afterwards at the village hall. After that our annual BBQ with Awbridge First Responders is on Friday 19 July 6 30pm plus fun with water rockets. At both these events we will be promoting the water project Turn on the Tap.

Dates for July: Friday 5 July 6 30 pm Wildlife Walk and Picnic Awbridge village Hall BYO drinks and picnic
Fri 19 July 6 30 pm BBQ at village hall with First Responders.

Worship and Events in Awbridge in June
Sunday 2 June 60th Anniversary of the Coronation
9 30 am Holy Communion
6 30 pm First
Sunday 9 June
9 30 am Morning Worship & Young Church
3-5pm Afternoon Tea, Yew Tree Cottage, Dunbridge Lane
Sunday 16 June
9 30 am Holy Communion
Sunday 23 June
9 30 am Family Service and Baptism
Sunday 30 June
10 00 am UB Holy Communion at Eldon Church
2 30 pm Messy Church: Joseph Trusting in God, Braishfield Ch Rm & Ch
Sunday 7 July
9 30 am Holy Communion
6 30 pm First

Other Activities for June
Five Alive Fellowship
Monday 3 June
7 30 pm at Romsey Abbey
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 12 June at Awbridge Church Rooms &
Wed 26 June Coronation Celebration Lunch at village hall both at 12 noon
contact Delia 340395
Housegroup
Tues 18 June
7 45 pm Rosemary Croft, Awbridge
contact John Twigg Tel 521966
Open Housegroup
Thurs 13 & 27 June
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 368335 email:pittisinc@gmail.com
or Benefice Office 01794 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

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