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Remembrance

Notices in brief...

For all the notices and more information, please see our Notices page

Half Night of Prayers - Friday 27th July - St Mary's, Crawley - 6.30pm until Midnight

We are hosting the next Andover Deanery Half Night of Prayers at St Mary's, Crawley on Friday 287th July.

It is an evening of Readings, Prayer and Reflection.

It starts at 6.30pm and continues until Midnight but you are most welcome to come for as little or as long as you like and it would be fantastic to see as many people as possible.

Drivers needed please!

The Care Group in Littleton is becoming short of drivers to take Lunch Club members to the Church Room by 12.15pm, on the first Friday of the month and to collect them again, about 1.45pm, and take them home. If you can help in any way, please contact Shirley Lupton - mands@lupton.plus.com

Save the dates 

1st September, from noon, Littleton & Harestock Show

2nd September - Littleton and Harestock Show Service in Marquee

8,15, 22, 29 October - Faith and the Arts IV, Littleton

17th November - Charity Gift Fair, Crawley Village Hall. More info to follow.

Would you like to ring Church Bells to mark 100 years since the end of WW!?

Please see our Notices  page for further information

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for October/November edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 10th September.

Sparsholt Book of Remembrance

 

We are fortunate to have a beautiful "Book of Remembrance" for St. Stephen's Church, Sparsholt, given in memory of James Hancock by the Hancock family. It is housed in an oak case with glass lid and is open to show the current week so that names entered will always be on view for their 'year's mind'.

Anyone who has lived in this village is eligible for entry in the book, as are family members of residents. A person does not need to have been Church of England, or to have had a funeral service conducted by us, in order for their name to be entered in the book.

A professional calligrapher will enter the names, so it is necessary to make a charge of £25.

If you would like one of more namees to be entered, would you please supply the following details:

  • Name to be commemorated:
  • Date(s) of death
  • Age of deceased if under 25
  • Your name:
  • Your address:

Please make cheques (for £25) payable to Sparsholt PCC and give details and money to:

Mrs Jenny Andrews
2 Church Farm Cottages
Sparsholt
SO21 2NP

Tel: 01962 776703