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

All Saints Awbridge October 2013

All Saints Awbridge October 2013


We have just celebrated Harvest so thank you for all your generous donations which have been given to Southampton City Mission and to Turn on the Tap, for decorating the church so beautifully at harvest time and for the wonderful harvest lunch provided by our social committee in the village hall. God is good all the time, all the time God is good.



Sunday 13 October: Messy Church – Moses: God’s rescue plan –come and find out more at Messy Church at Awbridge village hall, 2 30 – 5pm families welcome, fun, messy activities, celebration and feast,  contact Pepe Alexander 340386 for further information. The next Messy Church will be on Sunday 24 November at the Jubilee Hall, Timsbury, 2 30pm – 5pm – preparing for Christmas (Advent) as we take Messy Church around our parishes for more families to enjoy.


Operation Christmas Child: The power of a simple gift: It is now time to be thinking about making up our shoeboxes. In Awbridge there will be a special coffee morning  promoting Operation Christmas Child on Saturday 9 November 10 – 12 noon at the village hall, sponsored by ADVA. Do come along with your completed boxes or bring items to go in boxes so we can make up some more. You should have received a leaflet on how to make up a shoebox with your ADVA newsletter, if you need an empty shoebox we have some at Awbridge Church and Choice Plants. The children of Awbridge School are also collecting for Operation Christmas Child.  For more info see or contact Mary Savage 01794 367908 or email: In November we will have our annual Romsey Deanery Shoebox Service on Sunday 17 November, at 3pm, at St John’s Church, Lockerley.


New housegroup programmes: our current Open Housegroup is studying a new course called “God is nearer than you think”, the next session being on 3 October using a dvd series by Tim Ortken, for further information contact Sue Franklin 322185. In addition Fred and Lynda Tucker will be leading a new group as a follow- up from our Alpha course last year, please contact Fred or Lynda 340709 if you would like to join.


Craft & Chat: a new craft group is starting on Friday 4 October, meeting every fortnight, in the church rooms, 10-12 noon, bring your own craft or come and learn some new skills please contact Sue Franklin 322185 for more information.


Young Church Awbridge we are still looking at how to continue Young Church in Awbridge, and we are currently praying for a way forward for this important work, if you would like your family to be involved please contact Mary Savage 01794 367908


Advance dates:

Remembrance Sunday 10 November: A service will be held in Awbridge  school hall

at 10 15 am (not at church) which is then followed by the wreath laying ceremony at the village war memorial at 11 00 am.

Nativity in the Barn will be held on Saturday 21 December at 6 00 pm, at Butlers Wood Farm by kind permission of the Hillier family.

Worship and Events in Awbridge in October

Sunday 6 October

9 30 am Holy Communion

6 30 pm First Service

Sunday 13 October

9 30 am Morning Worship & Young Church

Sunday 20 October

9 30 am Holy Communion

Sunday 27 October

9 30 am Family worship

Sunday 3 November

9 30 am  Holy Communion

6 30 pm First

Other Activities for October

Five Alive Fellowship

Mon 7 October

Women’s Ordained Ministry

With Fiona Gibbs

7 30 pm B’field Ch rooms

Prayer Group

Meets twice a month in Romsey, prayer

requests to John Twigg 521966 or

via prayer request box in church.


Tues 15 October

7 45 pm Rosemary Croft

contact J Twigg 521966

Open Housegroup

“God is nearer than you think”

Thurs 3 & 17 October

7 45 pm (3rd Oct The Byre, Romsey Rd,


Sue Franklin 322185

Awbridge Lunch Club

Wed 9 & 23 October

12 noon at church rooms

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, 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: contact one of the wardens

The Ark Toddler Group: Lynda Tucker (01794 340709)

Awbridge Neighbourcare: 0845 094 6155

Other relevant information can be found on the village website

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