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Praying in the community

December 13, 2017 – January 25, 2018

We gather every weekday at 8.45am for Morning Prayer during which we normally pray for the community of our parish.  For a while now we have taken this a step forward by praying for the community in the community.  On Thursdays now at 8.45am you will find a small group somewhere outside in the parish […]


Mince Pies at Alton Station

For the third year running members of Alton Methodist Church and the Parish of the Resurrection got up early on 11th December to get to the station in time for the early trains. This year they braved freezing weather to hand out over 400 complimentary mince pies to commuters and staff at the station. Along […]

Evening Worship @ St Lawrence Church

We have been meeting together for Evening Worship on Sunday evenings in St Lawrence Church since September and there have a been a number of people who have to come to share this time.  We have more contemporary worship songs accompanied by Sylvia Raine on the keyboard, Robin Kemp on guitar, Helen Walters on flute […]

Hard of Hearing Group – November Programme

Tuesday 7th November — Lip Reading, 2.30pm with Maggie Short, Lip Reading Tutor (ATLA) Sunday 19th November — T @ 3, light afternoon tea, 3pm in the church hall, with chat and quizzes over tea and cakes. This group, run under the umbrella of the Hard of Hearing Group, is open to everyone including HoH […]

From Zero to Hero

Over 50 people gathered in St Lawrence Church on Thursday 12 October to hear about Jane Austen and support the important work of the local Anna Chaplaincy. Sue and Martyn Dell are closely involved at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton as volunteers and worship regularly at St. Lawrence Church. In their illustrated talk, they […]

Live The Mission – Diocesan Newsletter

The November Edition of Live the Mission is available by clicking the link below.  It is full of interesting Diocesan good news stories. The October Edition of Live the Mission is available by clicking the link below.  It is full of interesting Diocesan good news stories and a particular Alton story!!


This is a phrase that is now familiar to nearly all of our Primary aged children in Alton. ‘The Book’ is of course ‘The Bible’ and the story is one of many acted out by our teams of budding thespians. Their aim — to share the Bible stories with the younger generation. At a recent […]

Vokes Lunch Club – Volunteers Needed

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Your Local Alton Vokes Lunch Club Needs you! We provide daily lunches in a friendly social atmosphere for over 60s living in Alton. Our members enjoy a home cooked meal and the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. Our Club is just opposite the Catholic Church in Normandy Street. We […]

Jigsaw Festival 2017

Jigsaws… Jigsaws… Jigsaws… and Jigfest17 What a tremendous event again this year. After a year of people contributing made up puzzles, and an amazing team preparing for the festival, we grossed £4822.15 with about £250 expenses, so comparable with last year. We had 478 paying visitors, who bought more than 540 puzzles. However, I would […]

Resources for Learning Christ – following the sermon on 24th September

GREAT BOOKS ABOUT JESUS The Jesus I never knew – Philip Yancey The Challenge of Jesus – N.T. Wright The Life: A Portrait of Jesus – J.John Following Jesus: A Non-Religious Guidebook for the Spiritually Hungry – Dave Roberts Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith – Rob Bell A Spectator’s Guide to Jesus – John […]

Historic Church – Ride & Stride

Tim will report on the day  in more detail soon but just to say he and I  visited 25 churches yesterday and others walked and cycled to a good number – thanks to all our sponsors – we will be in touch!   John