Community Remembers II: WWI Poppy Cascade Update

200 more poppies arrived this week for this exciting project to drape a falling river of waterfalls down the tower at St John the Baptist. Thank you! please keep knitting

Community Remembers: WWI Poppy Cascade June Update

We are excited by the number of poppies that are pouring in from across the village for this community project. We need lots more to make the cascade so please keep crafting!

Unlocking the Church: William Whyte - In Review

There was a craze for church building in the 19th century. ‘Unlocking the Church’ charts this explosion and seeks to understand the impulse that drove it. Whyte’s book might assist churches struggling with buildings from this era.

Phoebe: Paula Gooder - In Review

Phoebe is a captivating fusion of narrative, intelligent historical imagining, and deep theological and scriptural understanding which spins a tale, centred on Phoebe with whom it appears Paul sent his ‘Letter to the Romans’ from Corinth.

Giving us life: the first Sunday after Trinity

What's giving us life this week, the first Sunday after Trinity? A reflection on Christian hope by Jurgen Moltmann, the difficult decisions about when to close things in the church - especially mission agencies, the human practice of repeating building in disaster prone areas despite regular destruction, and a graphic infographic on the situation in Gaza.

WFA: growing a service of choice for children and young familes

Worship for All is getting a specific remit to support children and families in worship and spreading from Ampfield to North Baddesley.

Giving us life: Trinity

This week a painful quote on life and death from the poet Kaleko, a round up of teaching from @acnbchurch, digital list of ministers from St John the Baptist and research into reaching young adults.

Ministers of St John and leaders of the Order of St John of Jerusalem at Baddesley

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New in digital form: Explore the Vicars of North Baddesley and the Knights, Preceptors, and Masters of the Order of St John in Jerusalem at Baddesley

Christians driven from Middle East: An editorial by Victoria Ashdown

Christianity is being wiped from the map across the Middle East. Has the church in this country forgotten how to love our family in faith? Wake up, Stand up, join with me in supporting our sisters and brothers. We may share their challenge before too long.

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