16 Feb. 2021
It is a custom dating back centuries and a powerful sign of penitence at the beginning of Lent.
But amid restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19, many Christians are seeking out different ways of marking Ash Wednesday this week. Read more
10 Feb. 2021
Avon Valley Churches continue to reach out to communities both within and outside of the church in multiple, ‘hybrid’ forms despite living in lockdown and the many challenges we face due to the Coronavirus; from Pastoral Care to our daily online Thought for the Days and providing cupcakes for children and the elderly, we are here to help. Read more
9 Feb. 2021
Local charity Alabaré is calling on local people in Hampshire to take part in their Big Sleep at Home event on 5th March. The charity says that the ongoing pandemic, and the economic and mental health repercussions, are putting thousands more people at risk of homelessness. Read more
2 Feb. 2021
The Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Revd Dr Tim Dakin, lead bishop for Further and Higher Education, has welcomed the recent publication of a White Paper which aims to revolutionise post-16 education. Read more
27 Jan. 2021
St Peter’s Church, Boyatt Wood Eastleigh is playing a key role in the Hampshire COVID-19 vaccination effort. Read more
11 Jan. 2021
The Parish of Winton, Moordown and Charminster* thanks to funds from the Church Revitalisation Trust’s Love Your Neighbour campaign (CRT) was able to provide over 250 emergency food parcels to the vulnerable and those most in need at Christmas. Read more
5 Jan. 2021
There have been reports of a new scam where a person receives a text saying they need to book a vaccination appointment and it takes them to a fake NHS form which then asks for their bank details to prove their identity. Read more
23 Dec. 2020
A Christmas Day carol service, made by HMP Winchester and local churches, is to be broadcast into almost every cell of each of 50 prisons nationwide.
The service, featuring Sir Cliff Richard and Shane Taylor will be available on the prison tv channel at 10am, 4pm and 10pm on Christmas Day.
18 Dec. 2020
We all know that this year’s Christmas celebrations will be different. For many families, there will be no celebration, as they come to terms with spending Christmas without their loved ones, and perhaps grieving. Read more
14 Dec. 2020
On Saturday 12 December, Winchester Cathedral announced the death of the former Dean of Winchester, the Very Reverend James Atwell. James passed away at home in Cambridge with his family following a short illness. Read more