Alton Webteam: April 2017
As many of you know, my husband and I have been looking to downsize for some time, and have found a house in Abbot's Worthy (NE edge of Winchester) that fits the bill, so I will be leaving you as I need to find a church near there to worship at.
23 years ago I arrived here with 2 young children. I was quite shy and reserved, and happy to attend worship, with my only involvement otherwise being occasionally doing a bible reading.
However, over the years I have become involved in different aspects of church life as a result of your fellowship, encouragement and patience! Many of you have become close friends, walking alongside me, sometimes taking a step back to gently push me forwards. (I could quite easily even now just hide behind my music stand otherwise!) Being involved in house-groups and the worship band has been a particular joy to me, but even that has not always been easy, and needed to be worked at, so thank you all for persevering with me.
I will miss you, and will endeavour to stay in touch, and look forward to hearing how you are doing especially when Revd Simpkins arrives in September. Having said that I am ready for new challenges, I am having a few wobbly moments about all this now, but I know that your thoughts will be with me over the transition period as we settle in to our new home,
With all my love to you all,
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Welcome!The theme of our service today is Amazing GraceThe service is led by Mrs Liz George with thanks to members of Alton church for their...
Dear Friends,Many years ago, a young girl lived in a small cottage in the Welsh countryside in the shadow of the mountainside. She was excited to learn that a school was to open in the village and even more keen to be able to learn to read.Mary had also watched the minister in her village church read from this big leather-bound book called the bible. She longed for the time to come when she...
Welcome!We join with friends from around our Hants/Surrey Border Methodist Circuit to share in worship this week.The speaker is Rev Nick Oborski — the new minister at Fleet & Harley Wintney.Alison Morris from Rowledge reads the bible passage and the prayers are led by Alan Goldring (Fleet) and Rev Philip Simpkins.Video clip contributions from members from Cove, Frimley Green, North Camp and...