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We have just celebrated the life of Denis Williams at the recent thanksgiving service and we want to uphold the family in our prayers, especially his daughter Jennifer Hall, as she cares for her husband who is now home from hospital after a three months' stay. We think, too, of Sarah Downie's family as they plan for her service of thanksgiving on 1st March and assure them of our love. We continue to remember Thelma Kember and Kath Shipley who are struggling with health issues.
We can rejoice as Bob Weighton's celebrates his 109th birthday on 29th March and thank him for all his contributions to our church life. It's lovely that Caroline and family are over from America to help Mum, Olive Wheeler celebrate her birthday — though not as many candles as Bob!

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Alton Webteam: Thu 02 Apr 11:59am

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Alton Webteam: Mon 30 Mar 12:31pm

An Unexpected WanderStorms Ciara and Dennis had passed, but the ground was still very wet. Wasn't it a good thing that we had chosen to go to Weaver's Down, which is dry and sandy underfoot, for the Church Winter Wander walk?But when we arrived, we found, much to everyone's surprise, that the area had been closed off by the Army 'for military training exercises'. So there...

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Alton Webteam: Thu 26 Mar 5:22pm

Dear Friends,I am sure that we are grateful for the beautiful spring weather that we have enjoyed this week. It has given us much to be thankful for in this time of uncertainty and anxiety as our daily lives have in many ways been turned upside down.A hymn that brings me reassurance and comfort is:Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,There is no shadow of turning with Thee;Thou...