Tag: Church

‘Stop arms sales to Saudi’ pleads Bishopstoke church

  Members of St Mary’s and St Paul’s Church Bishopstoke are calling on the Government to act for peace and suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia as it takes part in Christian Aid’s ‘Be A Peacemaker’ appeal. More than half of Yemen’s population live on the brink of famine due to war. Church members have signed…

Bishopstoke churchgoers learn of Haiti aid effort

Church members of St Mary’s Church Bishopstoke had a surprise Sunday visitor when a Christian Aid worker from Haiti dropped into the morning service to share details about the reality of delivering development projects in a country hit by hurricanes, storms and a devastating earthquake. Senior Programme Officer Victoria Jean-Louis works with local partner organisations…

Martial arts open day re-stocks Hedge End food bank

An open day at the West End based Health and Fitness organisation, Choi Kwang Do 4 Health, has recently raised over £160 for Hedge End Food Centre. The event was held at the Choi Kwang Do academy, which is conveniently located over Asda in West End. It featured demonstrations, games, face painting and a raffle.…

Bishop Undertakes Journey Round Eastleigh

Southampton Airport has welcomed Jonathan Frost the Bishop of Southampton as he visited the airport as part of his tour of the Eastleigh Deanery. The Rt. Rvd. Dr Jonathan Frost met with Dave Lees, Southampton Airport Managing Director and Jan Halliday, Southampton Airport Director of Marketing & Communication.  Dave Lees said: “We were delighted to…

Velmore’s Christmas

The new Velmore Centre held its first Christmas Craft Fayre yesterday, 15th December. Stalls selling an assortment of festive products were located in the main hall of the building and a side room, with refreshments available in the new cafe area at the front of the building. With Santa indisposed, dealing with some troublesome Elves, a rather attractive looking Mrs…

Fair Oak’s ‘Church without walls’ bucks trend

While many churches are experiencing falling attendances,  Fair Oak’s Parish Church of St Thomas is bucking the trend. With 425 members and growing, St Thomas’ clearly has something many churches do not. Associate Minister Jono Harvey, is taking St Thomas’ out to the people  to “Celebrate 2012”  – a campaign inspired by the extraordinary events in Britain this…

Weekend community events at Bishopstoke

  Bishopstoke Methodist church on Sedgwick Road will be staging some community events this weekend. This Saturday (May 19) they will be holding a Coffee morning and plant sale in aid of CLIC Sargent Children’s Cancer Charity from 10 am till 12 noon during which visitors will be able to grab some plant bargains for…