Snakes and Ladders in Matins

Last Sunday we mixed up the usual course of Matins, or Morning Prayer at St Denys Chilworth. Instead of a sermon we had a bible quiz with added snakes and ladders.

Find a way to a church

Can we help you bring folk into your church? In rural places even finding your way to a church often leaves folk cold. In this article we look at the problem and some quick and easy fixes available free for every parish church.

Community Remembers III: WWI Poppy Cascade Update

Very excited to be able to share how the poppy project continues to develop...

A new bug hotel at St John the Baptist

We are committed to looking after the environment in our communities and beyond. At St John the Baptist we’ve just finished a new bug hotel as part of our work as an A Rocha UK Eco Church.

A service of memory and hope: Report

In response to requests, we held a service of memory and hope in the churchyard at St John the Baptist at the end of July.

Volunteer tidy up day in the grounds of the ancient church of St John the Baptist

Thanks to all volunteers who helped give the churchyard at St John the Baptist a wash and brush up this morning.

Come into life. We are the Church of England in the communities of Ampfield, Chilworth and North Baddesley. Find faith, offer worship, and make the places we live better for everyone.


Vicar Victoria

Listen again: Talk player

Feeding of the 5000: the fruit of compassion and blessing

In great compassion Jesus takes what little the community has, what it gives freely, blesses that and through it works to transform the world. Such is the fruit of compassion and faith, when humanity and God, work in harmony

A sabbath rest: required for compassionate engagement in mission

I urge you to embrace the spiritual practice of rest and renewal for Jesus’ sake. Rest, relaxation, and vacation are not only God-given gifts; they are God-directed necessities. But then we must move from the Sabbath rest to the compassion and action of Mission in the world around us.

Implications for today: The death of John the Baptist

A sermon from Revd Victoria Ashdown: an urgent call to self examination of conscience, and to activity in the service of Christ. Inspired by the accounts of the death of John the Baptist in Matthew 6 and events current at the time of the talk surrounding the Middle East, and the visit of the President of the United States to the UK. 

Churches Together: North Baddesley a talk by Ali Tuft from AoG True Life Church

A talk by Ali Tuft at a Churches Together: North Baddesley joint service at All Saints Church North Baddesley. 

Trinity 2018, Sixth Sunday after, Matthew 13

A talk by Revd Victoria Asdown, preaching on the account of the healing of Jairus' daughter in the Gospel of Luke. 

Trinity 2018, Fourth Sunday after, Matthew 13

A sermon given by Revd Victoria Ashdown at All Saints on the fourth Sunday after Trinity 2018. The parable of the mustard seed. A cracking read.