Weekly News Sheets, Orders of Service, and Parish Magazines

Partners is our weekly newsletter.

You can download a copy of this week’s edition here.  

There will be paper copies of Partners in the Church Porches at Breamore, Fordingbridge, Hale, Hyde and Woodgreen.

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Download the current edition of Partners and Service Sheet (when available for our online/streamed Services)

Partners 19th September

Download previous edition of Partners and Service Sheets (when available)

Partners 12th September

Partners 12th September – St Mary’s Fordingbridge Patronal Festival

St Mary’s Fordingbridge Patronal Festival 12th September – service sheet


Please note that the services in the Parish Magazines are subject to change, following the latest Government Covid-19 advice. Please check Partners for full details

Vicar’s article from John Towler – September 2021

Prayer Link (Churches Together)

Prayer Link September 2021

If you have an article or information that you would like to have included in Partners please e-mail it to Gail at office@avonvalleychurches.org.uk specifying the dates that you would like it to appear.  

Please ensure that all articles are sent to the church office by 9am on the Thursday before publication.  


CELEBRATION OF A NEW PARISH : Special Parochial Church Meeting, Monday July 19th at 7pm on Zoom.  All are welcome to the Special Parochial Church Meeting where we will be looking forward as the new Parish including receiving the new Electoral Roll report and electing new Churchwardens and Deanery Synod representatives.  Paper copies of the Agenda and nomination forms are in each Church and on the website (and sent with the Partners email).  Meeting ID 836 6512 3893; Passcode 223573 and direct link below



Notice of election of Churchwardens

Notice of election of Parochial Representatives to PCC and Deanery Synod; appointment of Independent Examinor or Auditor; consideration of Electoral Roll

Churchwarden nomination form

Deanery Synod nomination form

PCC nomination form

ORDINATION SERVICE 4th July at 3.30pm

The (soon-to-be) Revd Tom Burden, our new Curate, will be Ordained Deacon at St Mary’s, along with one other Candidate. We are looking forward to welcoming Tom at that Service, and also Bishop Geoff Annas, a former colleague of Gary. 

Sadly the Service will be ticketed with tickets being issued on a “first come, first served” basis.  If you would like to attend, please click on the link below (if you are receiving this via email) or scan the QR code (both will also be in the Partners email and on the website) :


If you are unable to book a ticket on-line, please call the Church Office and either Gail or Jackie will help you. 

After the service,  all are welcome from 4.45 to join us after the Service to meet Tom and for tea and cake outside.

‘Let us Dream Course’ – Christchurch Deanery

‘Let us Dream Course’

‘Let us Dream’ Information Flyer

Christchurch Deanery are running a Zoom course ‘Let Us Dream’, based on the book written by Pope Francis (full details in link above).  It will be on Zoom and led by Canon Charles Stewart of Christchurch Priory.  The dates are Saturdays June 12, 19 and 26, starting at 10.00. 

Christchurch will be handling the registration for this via Zoom, which is why people are being asked to register (for security’s sake) and to accept the Zoom agreement (link below); this also covers GDPR issues. Once registered, people will be automatically sent the joining details and, by separate cover and later, the booklet.

‘Let us Dream’ Zoom agreement

It is appreciated that people may have plans already in place for those Saturdays so, if necessary, they can miss one of the sessions on the course.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please check your spam folder.