Lent begins on March 1st – Ash Wednesday.

It’s a great opportunity to learn, to pray,k to review our lives and our spiritual journeys.

We have an extensive programme of events – services, study groups, Lent Lunches and more.

We suggest that you tap in to the events which will help you keep a ‘Holy Lent’ – but the idea is to use the space creatively during Lent – not to feel you have to attend everything.

Click HERE for the programme, which is also available in the Parish Magazines or in Church.


EVERY MAN REMEMBERED – WWI Commemorations on the centenary of their deaths






Come and remember those who died in the First World War on the centenary of their deaths.

All the Services in Fordingbridge are at 11.00a.m., at the Memorial Gates, Fordingbridge Rec, and those at Breamore at 7.00p.m. in the Church.

All very welcome.

If you are attending as a family member, we would be interested to hear from you beforehand.

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Advent Lunches:
 Wednesdays 30th November, 7th & 14th December, 11:30am Eucharist, followed by 11:45-1:15pm lunch in St Mary’s Church Hall, Fordingbridge. All are welcome to join us for our Advent lunches – soup, bread & cheese. (No charge)
Tuesday 6th December
St Mary’s Fordingbridge 7:00pm Reflective Space for Advent
Sunday 4th December
St Mary’s Fordingbridge 10:30am Allsorts – Nativity Service
St Mary’s Hale 4:00pm Concert of Advent Music & Carols – Tickets from Woodgreen Shop and Church Office
Friday 9th December
St Boniface, Woodgreen 6:30pm Christmas Tree Festival Launch
Sunday 11th December
St Mary’s, Breamore 6.00pm Carol Service and Nibbles
St Boniface, Woodgreen 6:00pm Carols by Candlelight, Darkness to Light
Wednesday 14th December
Godshill 10:00am Carols and Coffee Morning
Friday 16th December
Sandleheath 6:00pm Carols by the Christmas Tree
Sunday 18th December
St Mary’s Hale 10:00am Carol Service
Sandleheath Church 6:00pm Carol Service by Candlelight
St Mary’s Fordingbridge 6:30pm Carol Service by Candlelight
Wednesday 21st December
St Mary’s Fordingbridge 7:00pm Just Carols & Refreshments
Christmas Eve
St Mary’s Fordingbridge 4:00pm Christingle and Crib Service
Sandleheath Church 6:00pm Christingle and Nativity
St Boniface Woodgreen 11:00pm Carols and Refreshments
St Mary’s Fordingbridge 11:30pm Midnight Communion
Christmas Day
St Mary’s Fordingbridge 8:00am Holy Communion
St Giles’ Godshill 9:00am Christmas Communion & Carols
St Mary’s Fordingbridge 10:00am Christmas Communion & Carols
St Mary’s Hale 10:00am Christmas Communion & Carols
St Mary’s Breamore 11:00am Christmas Communion & Carols

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

10.00a.m., Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Fordingbridge, followed by breakfast for all.

No need to book – just come.

To find out more about what is going on, we’d love to welcome you to one of our services, or please visit our website,

or find us on facebook – Avon Valley Partnership


(Images by Fordingbridge Infant School pupils – Ruby Jones & Emily Albury)