OCTOBER 7th – THE NEW AVON VALLEY PARTNERSHIP COMES INTO BEING

All are welcome to attend any or all of these Services.

On October 7th there will be a day of Celebration of Ministry as the two new Benefices (Groups of Parishes) which comprise the New Forest North Group Ministry are brought into being.

The New Forest North Group Ministry.

 The Benefice of Ringwood with Ellingham & Harbridge and St Leonards & St Ives.

 The Benefice of Fordingbridge and Hyde and Breamore and Hale with Woodgreen (The Avon Valley Partnership).

 A CELEBRATION OF MINISTRY THROUGHOUT THE DAY

 SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2017

 From 8.30, Breakfast at All Saints’, St Leonards & St Ives, BH24 2LS, followed by…

9.15, Holy Communion with the Archdeacon of Bournemouth, as we pray for the new Benefices and the events of the day.

 11.00, Induction by the Bishop of Winchester of the Revd Matthew Trick as Vicar, and the Licensing of the Revd Ian Whitham as Associate Minister, and the inauguration of the new Benefice of Ringwood with Ellingham & Harbridge and St Leonards & St Ives at the Church of Ss Peter & Paul, Ringwood, BH24 1AW, followed by refreshments.

 2.00, Licensing by the Archdeacon of Bournemouth of the Revd Nicky Davies as Associate Priest in the Avon Valley Partnership,with special responsibility for the Parish of Breamore, at the Church of St Mary, Breamore, SP6 2DF, followed by drinks

 4.00, Induction by the Archdeacon of Bournemouth of the Revd Canon Gary Philbrick as Rector, and the Licensing of the Revd Rachel Noël as Assistant Curate, and the inauguration of the new Benefice of Fordingbridge and Hyde and Breamore and Hale with Woodgreen (The Avon Valley Partnership),at the Church of the Holy Ascension, Hyde, SP6 2QJ, followed by Tea.

 

Trussell Trust Community shop opens in Ringwood

As a benefice we support the work of the Trussell Trust which overseas the activities of over 420 foodbanks in the U.K. including Ringwood foodbank which has a distribution centre in Fordingbridge. We have a shopping trolley in St Mary’s Fordingbridge and a box in St Boniface, Woodgreen where we leave donations of non-perishable food which is used to provide emergency support to local individuals and families in difficulty supplying a 3 day pack which will make 9 meals.

As part of its income generation Trussell Trust has a recycling business based in Salisbury which supports 14 community shops which recycle clothing, household goods and furniture, sending worn out items to be recycled and re-selling other items through the shops at very discounted prices. All local people can volunteer irrespective of age, disability or other life crisis. The shops also act as a place of safety and a listening ear.

Some items of furniture are put through the workshop to repair or modernise them. This work is undertaken by volunteers learning practical skills.

To donate furniture, clothing household goods and electrical items please visit 13/15 Market Square Ringwood. Larger items of furniture can be collected by ringing 01722 580180 and asking for the recycling team. They accept white goods which we can renovate and sell but please enquire before booking a pick-up. Beds, sofas etc without a fire label cannot be accepted as it is not legal for the charity to pass them on to anyone.

For more information about Trussell Trust visit www.trusselltrust.org