In a few days Christians all over the world will celebrate Easter. Already the shops are full of a variety of Easter cards, many of which are decorated with beautiful pictures of eggs, bunnies, churches and spring flowers. I offer you instead this lovely photograph of St Martin in the Woods with its lovely Daffodils in the church garden. [Read more…] about Easter Message 2017 by Reverend Christine Whitehead
So, as the old saying goes, “Christmas is upon us and the goose is getting fat” and, to stay in Dickensian vogue, “Bah, Humbug!” Sorry, but I had to get that off my chest! Seriously, I do find Christmas hugely stressful and have often wished that it would simply go away.
As a Clergyman I find that it is a time of high workload, with many additional pressures (as is also the case for so many in the retail trades). [Read more…] about Some Christmas Thoughts
Music. Food. Ponies. Dogs. Games. Stalls. Friends. Queen.
Fryern Funtasia this afternoon on the Fryern Recreation Ground was enjoyable.
It’s the 5th Fryern Funtasia event in Chandler’s Ford. The Fryern Funtasia is a community event organised by local volunteers and businesses, with the help of the Chandler’s Ford Parish Council. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Fryern Funtasia 2016
I have a note in my diary for Thursday 5th May 2016 indicating that is Ascension Day.
This day easily goes without noticing, in fact many diaries don’t even recall it. It’s not one of those major events in the Christian calendar like Christmas or Easter, however it is worth just considering what this day signifies.
Let’s just go back a couple of thousand years. [Read more…] about Mission
Now for Part 2 of my 50 things to like about the Chandler’s Ford area.
26. David’s Fish Bar at Fryern Arcade
It is a family tradition to have a takeaway and watch a movie on a Friday night. We visit David’s Fish Bar (who regularly offer fish and chip suppers as prizes for various charities raising funds. A delicious prize!). [Read more…] about 50 Things I Like about the Chandler’s Ford Area (Part 2)
You know what it’s like, a bank holiday weekend’s coming up, so how are you going to amuse yourself?
Are you into conspiracy theories?
Maybe you like a thriller, action, international intrigue, even a little of the supernatural.
Easter has it all! [Read more…] about Easter Message 2016
“She wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger.” Luke 2 v 7
Last year, for the first time in nearly 25 years, we did not have the joy of watching a family dog open his Christmas present.
Our retrievers were clumsy animals, but [Read more…] about Christmas Unwrapped – Christmas Message from Churches Together in Chandler’s Ford
This morning, my son and I went to Eastleigh town centre and was surprised to see lots of activities at Leigh Road Recreation Ground.
We were attracted by the free drinks (and who wouldn’t?), and had some strawberry milkshake. We then explored the park and watched lots of people having fun. [Read more…] about Hope Eastleigh 2015 Highlights
Hundreds of people indulged in a great day at the fourth Fryern Funtasia this afternoon at Fryern Recreation Ground.
Fryern Funtasia is a community-led event organised by local volunteers and local businesses, with support from Chandler’s Ford Parish Council.
Fryern Funtasia is a fusion of village fete with funfair atmosphere: [Read more…] about Build a Community We Are Proud of: Fryern Funtasia 4th May 2015
Update of GE2015 result: Winchester Constituency
Winchester and Chandler’s Ford MP: Steve Brine (Conservative)
Member of Parliament for Winchester result: BRINE Steve Conservative 30,425 received – [hold] #GE2015
— Winchester CC (@WinchesterCity) May 8, 2015
Chandler’s Ford hustings will be taking place this evening – 22nd April 2015 (Wednesday) at the Methodist Church. It’s time we focussed and did some good reading about the 2015 election.
I recommend Democratic Dashboard.
Democratic Dashboard is a project established by the Democratic Audit, based in the London School of Economics. [Read more…] about Democratic Dashboard: Helping You Access Data for Election
Next week is going to be a busy week for Chandler’s Ford.
All events are listed on this Upcoming Events page, but below are some highlights:
Election: Hustings event on Wednesday 22nd April
Highlight of the week will be a Chandler’s Ford Hustings event on Wednesday 22nd April at 7.30pm [Read more…] about Exciting April Events in Chandler’s Ford
There’s no doubt about it: the death of Jesus was unexpected, and although he gave quite a few hints that it would happen, the disciples either didn’t believe him, or just didn’t want to.
And when it did finally happen, it left the disciples in a state of shock and dismay that they wouldn’t have recovered from had it not been for what happened next. For if Jesus’ death was unexpected, his resurrection was doubly so … or was it? [Read more…] about Minister’s Letter – Easter 2015
Meet your next MP – Churches Together in Chandler’s Ford has arranged a Chandler’s Ford Hustings event for the 2015 general election.
Now you have a chance to hear from all* of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Winchester (which covers Chandler’s Ford) Constituency.
Churches Together in Chandler’s Ford has arranged a hustings event for the 2015 general election.
Chandler’s Ford Hustings: Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at 7.30pm – Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford SO53 2GJ
According to Stephen Dominy, [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Hustings: Wednesday 22 April 7.30pm – Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church
We had a fabulous event in the Asda store on Monday the 15th.
It’s the third year in a row we have had the Chandler’s Ford Churches Together choir with the Chandler’s Ford Boys’ Brigade Brass Band (@1CFBB) under the direction of bandmaster Simon Farrenden, with the Chandler’s Ford Street Pastors collecting for Christian Aid. [Read more…] about Asda Eastleigh: Chandler’s Ford Churches Together Carol Singing 2014
Christmas is undoubtedly a special time of year, but it is often quite a frantic time too.
Our ‘To Do’ lists seem endless and the mountain of cards waiting to be signed grows year-on-year. We spend more, eat more, travel more, get stressed more … we even go to church more!
I begin to suffer from Christmas fatigue [Read more…] about Being Human – Christmas Message From Churches Together in Chandler’s Ford
Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church will be presenting The Crossroad, a musical drama, from 10th to 12th of April (Thursday to Saturday).
The Crossroad was written and performed in Truro last year and has been specially adapted by Mike Standing.
50 people from 9 local churches are taking part. [Read more…] about The Crossroad: Musical Drama At Methodist Church
Carol singing at Asda on Monday evening in Chandler’s Ford was a rather unusual experience.
Simon Farrenden and his Chandler’s Ford Brass Band were playing at the optician corner of the shop.
Rev. Peter Cornick from the Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church was playing the euphonium in front of modest ladies pyjamas, [Read more…] about Beautiful Carol Singing At Asda In Chandler’s Ford