Posts from 2014

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The Food Bank

by Hazel

Can you help?   Thank you for all you did to get the boxes ready for Christmas. The Fareham Foodbank would appreciate you helping them. They have used much of the items they had stored away over Christmas and now very short of everything

Help needed

by Hazel

Community Action Fareham and local church organisations host a Christmas Day lunch each year for local people who would otherwise be spending the day alone.  We are catering for 100 diners on 25th December at a local Fareham church but find ourselves without a chef! Can you help us? Please call 01329 231 899 and […]

Christmas Boxes

by Hazel

I have heard from Bob Rouse and his group that they filled 20 boxes and had other bits to give the food bank staff for people of Portchester and the Fareham area.   There are some pictures in the gallery

Chocolate and St Marys’ Lambs.

by Hazel

The chocolate have been delivered to the Fareham Food Bank. This  picture shows the chocolate they have been saving for during the year. Thank you to the Lambs, their parents and the hard working team who run St Mary’s Lambs. https://www.facebook.com/FarehamandGosportBasicsBank

Shoe Boxes

by Hazel

102 boxes were placed by the altar in our 10am service today. Thank you to all the people who have helped to make this so successful.   There are pictures in the gallery.

Special Christmas boxes for the Foodbank

by Hazel

Can you help please… In the New room will be a seperate box for any of the above items. We would like to make about 20, OR MORE, boxes. We need to get them to the foodbank in Fareham by the beginning of December. Here is a list of some of the items I thought […]

The Real Advent Calendar

by Hazel

St. Mary’s has joined the campaign to share the Christmas story by stocking Fairtrade’s Real Advent Calendar. It might be difficult to believe but recent national surveys show the knowledge of the Christmas story is fading. Among 5 – 7 year olds, 36% don’t know whose birthday is celebrated at Christmas and 72% don’t know […]

Fairtrade Church Status

by Hazel

St. Mary’s has been awarded Fairtrade Church status by the Fairtrade Foundation Trust and a certificate will be displayed in the New Room for all to see. This means the Church has demonstrated its commitment to uphold the Fairtrade principles as far as possible. Fairtrade is a simple way each one of us can make […]

Your Part in the Body

by Hazel

Rev Ian has asked us all to fill in the booklet. If you haven’t as yet please collect a new one in Church or download this one

Rev Ian’s letter about the Scottish Referendum

by Hazel

Vicar’s Letter to ‘The Church Times’ On the Scottish Independence Referendum, 18 September 2014 6th September 2014. From: The Rev Dr Ian Meredith (formerly of the Scottish Episcopal Church) Priest-in-Charge St Mary’s Parish Church Portchester  As a Scot living in exile, though in regular contact with friends and family north of the border, my main […]