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The Circuit is pleased to announce that, after visiting the Circuit last weekend, Rev Philip Simpkins has accepted an invitation to join the Circuit staff team next summer. Philip will have particular pastoral responsibility for the churches at Alton, Hale and Rowledge. Philip and his wife Angela are currently living between Bristol and Bath where Philip is the Minister at Keynsham Methodist Church. They will move to our Circuit in August of this year. This means that both of the vacancies in our Circuit for 2017 have now been filled. In a time of significant shortages in Ministers available to stationed each year, we are thankful to God for these appointments and grateful to the Rev John Hellyer, our District Chair, to the Circuit and Church Stewards involved and to all the members of the Circuit invitation Committee for their careful and prayerful commitment to this process. Rev Chris Blake: Circuit Superintendent / Sally Press: Senior Circuit Steward.
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Dear Friends,This Sunday we welcome the Rev Ian Bowley to speak during our on-line service. Ian was a minister in our circuit in the past and has also been in active missionary work abroad. He was originally invited as part of our church anniversary celebrations at Alton.I also discovered that he married Rev. David and Aileen Ashby at Rowledge so it seems very fitting that they are also...

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Alton Webteam: Thu 09 Jul 1:52pm

We welcome you all as we share together in worship.The service is led by Rev Philip Simpkins. Mrs Liz George and Rev Ian Bowley. Ian was a minister in this circuit several years ago and was invited to lead the Church Anniversary services at Alton this weekend. The bible passage is read by Mrs Pam JonesDavid & Aileen Ashby (Rowledge) Carole Gaines (Hale) , Jane Clabon and Angela Simpkins...

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Alton Webteam: Wed 08 Jul 7:38am

Our Pause for Thought this week is led by Rev Michael Hopkins of 'The Spire' Methodist/URC Church in...