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Sparsholt Mission Links

Notices in brief...

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

September Harvest Festivals in the Downs Benefice

For full details and all our Harvest services please see Notices

Autumn Sale, Littleton - Saturday 29th September

For full details, please see Notices

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Friday 28th September

Come and join us for the Macmillan  Coffee Morning and help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support at either

Memorial Green, Sparsholt - 8.30am onwards, or

The Running Horse, Littleton - 9am to 12 noon, or

St Mary the Less, Chilbolton - 10.30am to 12 noon

Urgent help needed for a refugee family

For full details, please see Notices

Faith and the Arts IV

LAST FEW TICKETS available

8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th October - For full details and how to buy tickets, please see Notices

Autumn Meditations at Wherwell Church 

 7 Oct, 4 Nov - For full details, please see Notices

Save the dates 

Sparsholt Harvest Supper, Saturday 13 October - tickets on sale 10 September

Autumn Sale - 29th September, Littleton -please see Notices

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

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for December/January edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - 12th November

  Winchester Churches Nightshelter     This independent local charity helps homeless people by providing a safe, warm environment together with a meal, advice and vital assistance to prepare for independent living. Sparsholt community, including the school, also support this charity by donating Harvest Festival goods and several villagers cook hot meals for the Nightshelter.  See Benefice page for further details.                                                                       
  Karis Kids This WInchester charity supports children orphaned by AIDS in Uganda by helping local families to care for them and enabling the children to go to school. See Benefice page for further details.
  Missionary Training Service This charity is run by Rev. Ian Benson, the son-in-law of Rosamund Wells who has been involved with St. Stephen’s Church for many years. The charity provides practical assistance to encourage missionary leaders around the world convert non-believers to Christianity. See www.missionarytraining.org for further details.

 

 

Sparsholt Church has also made donations to the following during 2016:

 

Fete donations         

The PCC, on behalf of the Fete Committee, donated to each of the following local organisations: Sparsholt Primary School, Sparsholt Village Playground Association and Ham Green Conservation Volunteers. Huge thanks to everyone who helped to make the 2016 Fete such a huge success.

 

Sparsholt School      

The pupils’ donations and School Christingle collection was processed and paid to The Children’s Society by the PCC.

 

PCC members gave personal donations for the purchase of Advent Calendars for Sparsholt School pupils.

The PCC also organised the village envelope drop for Christian Aid week in May. The Remembrance Service collection in November was paid to the Royal British Legion – Poppy Fund.