- Church Lane East,
- GU11 3ST
New Vicar at St. Michael's and Ascension
Thursday 11th January was a special day for the congregation at St Michael's and The Ascension, as they welcomed their new vicar Alwyn Pereira. After a triumphant service at St Michael’s led by George Newton and Bishop Andrew everyone (about 150 people) came here to Park for refreshments.
Avril Eyers would like to thank the team who volunteered to help order and set out the food, those who served it, and those who washed up and cleared away. Thank you, everyone. We've had a thank you note from Barbara and Dick, the churchwardens, which was read on Sunday 11th January.
There have been quite a few occasions recently when there hasn’t been anyone to manage the PA desk. It would be good to have more people trained to use it. You may look at the bank of knobs and sliders, and think it’s too technical, but on the whole, there are only a few things you have to do - its not difficult. l can run sessions on either/both of Tue 6th/Tue 13th February. If you are interested, please let me know, and which dlate(s) you can manage. If you have done it before, but want a refresher, you are welcome to come as well, or come to our music practice evenings on alternate Mondays (next one on 5” Feb).
Big Christmas Card
Thank you to everyone who gave money when they signed the Big Christmas Card. The total raised was £91, which is being given to Mid Wessex CHristan Camps for the extra expenses incurred by their move from New Milton to Singleton.
When we had
the Mission service in Autumn last year it was suggested that people could use a Jingle-Jangle-Jar to collect their small change for The
Source. Six people did that, and between them they have raised £72.50. Thanks to those kind people.
Aldershot Food Bank
UPDATE: 5th November
There is an urgent Need for the following:
Please leave them in the Collection Box located in the Foyer of the Church.
Again, thank you for your on going support.
Town Centre Pastoral Team
We need more Team Members in the town centre.
Some of the people who have worked on the TCPT for several years have moved on or 'retired' and we do need to guarantee at least two people to make up a Team: this sometimes proves difficult.
There is only one qualification: that you believe in and wish to serve Jesus Christ. You may be a good conversationalist, or, like me, reserved and quiet, but God accepts our willingness and enables us to do far more than we might expect-it can be quite exciting!
Do speak to me, David Cottingham, if you are interested in ‘having a look’.
Mid Wessex Christian Camps
For the latest news on the MWCC scene see HERE.
The last walk was a very enjoyable trek around Compton, following part of the North Downs Way and ending up in the Watts Gallery Tea Rooms for a Welsh Rarebit! Walks have been hibernating for the winter and because of the incapacity of the organizer; but watch this space for the next 'impromptu' walk. For details of changes to the organization of the walks calendar, CLICK HERE.
Monthly Prayer Guide
The Monthly Prayer Guide is now to be found in the Park Life magazine.
Through The Gates TTg
Through the Gates (TTg) is a Christian based community project run by Viv Dawes in Aldershot, providing support for anyone (aged 18 and over) who has a drug and alcohol addiction.,. Each TTg participant has weekly individual sessions and in these sessions they work through what is known as The Genesis Process, which helps participants look at the root causes of ad-diction and how it has affected the body, mind, emotions, relationships and spirit.
Intercare - A Reminder
If you have patent medicines unused with at least 15 months before the expiry date, you may wish to send them to Intercare, 46, The Halfcroft, Syston, Leicester. LE7 1LD. They will forward them to needy folk in the Africa. You can view the work of Intercare on www.intercare.org.uk Forwarding costs money, of course, so any little gift with the medicines would be appreciated, though do not let this stop us from sending.