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Notices in brief...

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


'Mission and responding to God's Call'.

This year we have invited various speakers to come and talk to us about how they have responded to God's Call and how their faith directs their life and work - to vocation and to their charitable works.

For full details of the dates and time please go to our Lent page.

Mothering Sunday

Sunday 31st March 2019

We will be holding special Mothering Sunday services in all five churches at 10am on Sunday 31st March. 

Everyone is most welcome to attend, and please spread the word to any families you think might like to come along.  Even better, bring them with you!

Spring Meditation Series 

St Peter & Holy Cross, Wherwell

7th April - Brother Lawrence, Carmelite lay brother and writer, 1614-1691

2nd June - St Benedict, founder of Western monasticism and Patron Saint of Europe, ca AD480-ca AD 547

Electoral Rolls

Just a quick reminder that it is time for the new Electoral Roll to be compiled.  Please don't forget to fill in your forms and return them to your Electoral Roll Officer or the Benefice Office.

Benefice Baptism Team

Would you be interested in becoming part of the Baptism Team?

For more details please see  Notices

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for June/July edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 10th May.

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