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.

Bishop’s Commission for Mission

 The Diocese of Winchester have launched their Autumn Term BCM Programme.  If you are a lay person who is involved in ministry in your local church, or perhaps feeling a call from God to become more involved in ministry in your local church then BCM training might be for you. They aim to equip and inspire lay people to become more confident in their service within their church and community, growing in understanding that you are indeed a valuable part of the mission of God in His world.

This autumn term there are four BCM programmes (the opening and closing sessions and perhaps one mid term as ‘in person’ training in locations in Winchester.  All other sessions will be held online.

BCM Creation Care for those who want to help their churches take more steps towards caring for God’s Creation. 

New – BCM Children & Youth Ministry for those who are involved in leading groups in any form of youth or childrens ministry.

BCM Prayer Champions for those who feel a calling to see their churches become ‘a house of prayer’ and want to help others grow in confidence in prayer. 

BCM Worship for those with a heart to lead others into the presence of God. 

Full details are available at https://www.winchester.anglican.org/bcm/