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Notices in brief...

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

Faith and the Arts IV

Faith and the Arts IV will be held in Littleton Church Room in October.

 

  • Monday 22 October: Being Dean of Winchester: The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle
  • Monday 29 October: Round the Voice in 60 Minutes: Hilary Llystyn Jones

For further details see church noticeboard or contact David Targett.

Refreshments at 7pm. The talk will start at 7.30pm.

Tickets; £8 per event, £28 if all four booked together. Available from David Targett - wdtcgt@aol.com, Margaret Harris 01962 807361 and Carol Ward 01962 883185.

Save the dates 

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

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 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.