Nokando in Concert – 23rd November

Our next Nokando concert will be on Wednesday 23rd November, doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 7:30pm. It was a great fun evening last time, so we are excited to welcome the band back again!

Tickets are £5 and are on sale through Stringbrokers Music Shop in the Chantry Centre in Andover, 01264 339898 http://www.stringbrokers.com, or Rev’d Tim has a few if you would rather purchase from him.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available before the show and during the interval.

All proceeds to the church to help us to maintain the ministry of our local church (we don’t receive any Government funding; everything is paid for by the generosity of local people). Thank you!

Harvest Thanksgiving Service

This Sunday 25th September, our All Age Service of Harvest Thanksgiving at 10am is led by the Children’s Church. All welcome – expect joy and thankfulness with a little touch of glorious chaos as we all come together in worship to celebrate God’s goodness.

Ps we will be collecting harvest offerings for donation to the food bank and these can be left in advance in front of the nave alter or brought on Sunday to the service. Thank you!

Saturday 24th September 10am

At 10am, this Saturday morning:
🧤🧤🧤The churchyard maintenance team will be working to keep the churchyard looking good, so all volunteers welcome for a max 2hrs work with doughnuts afterwards. Bring your gloves and rakes etc. 🧤🧤🧤
Alternatively…
🥾🥾🥾The monthly church walk sets off from the lych gate for a ramble. Wet sturdy footwear please. All welcome inc friendly dogs!🥾🥾🥾

Ladies Breakfast 3rd September

🥐🫖☕️ Cafe Bienvenue, the Ladies Breakfast, opens in the church hall this Saturday 3rd September at 8:45am for good chat over a continental breakfast. We will also have a guest speaker with us to tell us all about the adventures of a street pastor out and about in Southampton – pretty exciting. Looking forward to seeing all you ladies there! All welcome! 🥐🫖☕️

Bishop Wilson’s Visit

We were delighted to host Bishop Wilson and his wife, Mama Agnes, who came to us for some rest and relaxation a week after the other Sudanese Bishops, due to other commitments to visit Northern Ireland. But the need for rest did not stop our guests from being out and about locally during their week with us, speaking on the radio at Castledown FM, enjoying a bbq with parishioners and seeing the sights at Stonehenge and Avebury, as well as joining our worship and prayers at St James. Another blessing to us, and we hope they have returned home to Sudan refreshed by time spent in rural Wiltshire!

Bishop Zechariah’s visit

Over the last week, Rev’d Tim and Dawn have hosted Bishop +Zechariah and his wife Mama Christine from Sudan. We were thrilled to have them here with us for some rest and relaxation after the Lambeth Conference, and wish them every blessing now they have headed back to South Sudan. We continue to pray for them, their churches and for peace for Sudan.

Saturday 6th August

This Saturday 6th August! Two things:

  • Cafe Bienvenue, our womens’ breakfast, is open at 8:45am in the church hall for a continental breakfast and good company. Lovely! 🥐🫖🥐🫖
  • At the Rectory of our sister church Holy Trinity Church Tidworth, they are holding a fete at 12 noon, with a beer tent, live music and games – see the poster below for details. 🎶🍺🎤🎉