Tag: Christmas

Christmas messages from the Bishops of Winchester and Southampton

   The Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester As Christmas shoppers wrap themselves in hats, coats and scarves, the bitter cold reminds us of those for whom the winter, and even Christmas-time is itself a struggle.  People without houses face more than usually inhospitable conditions, and many, many others struggle to pay bills for…

Christmas celebrations at Bishopstoke Park

Residents, staff, families and local school children enjoyed the Christmas celebrations at Anchor’s Bishopstoke Park retirement village near Winchester and Eastleigh this week, as it hosted a Christmas party. Stoke Park Junior school children met Santa and reindeer in his grotto and took photos on the sleigh, before singing Christmas carols in the Bistro. Residents…

Chandler’s Ford group perform Christmas nativity

Chandlers Ford youngsters will perform a modern-day Nativity to help support people in developing countries to break free from poverty this Christmas. On Tuesday 20 December, at 7.30pm, St Edward the Confessor Church in Chandlers Ford will be hosting a special performance of ‘The Gift: A Modern Nativity’ for one night only. The performance, arranged…

Botley set for Boxing Day Blood donation

Around Christmas blood stocks can drop and in  Botley there are still plenty of appointment slots available for their Boxing Day blood donation session.  The need for blood is constant including the festive season. Providing life saving blood and platelets to patients across the country doesn’t stop over Christmas. With the weather getting worse, people…

Council promise “Christmassy” atmosphere for Eastleigh shoppers

Eastleigh’s council bosses promise the run-up to Christmas will be easier in the Town Centre this year with late night shopping, some free or discounted parking, entertainment and a “Christmassy” atmosphere with a new seasonal market. Town centre retailers, the Business Improvement District (BID) and Eastleigh Borough Council are joining forces to ease the burden…

Have a Safer Christmas this year

          Christmas is a time to celebrate and have fun. But for some it can provide opportunity to take advantage of those who are vulnerable and susceptable to crime.   Eastleigh police want you to have a safer Christmas this year and under the banner of “Operation Cracker” they are cracking…