The Benefice Cross of Ampfield, Chilworth and North Baddesely

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These are the stories that matter to us as followers of Jesus in Ampfield, Chilworth and North Baddesley. We are concerned for social justice in our area, and what it means for us as residents to follow God in our neighbourhood. Equally we are passionate about justice and equity in all the lands and for the welfare of the whole created order.

All Saints Church Damascus, our namesakes, have lain on the frontline in Syria for seven years. Their faithful worship and service to the community is a story of love remaking hope in trouble. An Advent story.

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A post for Church of England parishes… Unofficial image size cheat sheet for the new A Church Near You site. Editors will find this super helpful for picking good images.

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Living with mental health issues is hard. Bumpy Road sets out to explore whether Christian spiritual practices can help. Our pilot course has just finished, and a revised course will run again soon.

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Are you looking for a welcoming group in which to develop your faith? A new Monday evening house group, open to all in our church family, led by Phil and Kim with a focus on learning discussion and prayer starts in October

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If you worship with us: please reach out and be a good friend to someone you know who is spending Christmas alone. Let’s counter loneliness at this special time.

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St Denys Church hosted a sale of pre-loved art in need of a new home. The sale is part of the church’s work to connect with the community and raise funds.

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The North Baddesley Scarecrow festival this year was the biggest yet with more scarecrows, more visitors and a new short, fun and engaging harvest reflection.

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‘Operation Christmas Child’ has been giving western children a concrete way to get involved in improving Christmas for less privileged kids around the world by sending a shoebox since 1990.

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Today 38 people came to enjoy a natural voice workshop at the Baddesley Big Sing in All Saints Church. It was a fun morning to explore what happens when we set our voices free

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President Trump's words 'Fire and fury' ... ' like the world has never seen before' were a nuclear threat. The church should not acquiesce in the face of a renewed recourse to nuclear arms in pursuit of political aims.

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Each year @acnbchurch uses All Souls day to mark bereavement . We see a large number of families for funerals, and we have found it is good to have a space for shared solace.

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An obituary of sorts: The end of ‘4:4:40’. Find out what beautiful thing God is doing in our church. Meet ‘This week with God’.

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Can you help understand how you see your local church? With our partners from the Church of England Test Valley we are surveying your experiences until 15 August 2017

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