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
Eastleigh observed a two-minute silence at this morning’s Armistice Day service at the town’s war memorial.
The Remembrance Sunday service in both St. Boniface Church and St. Martin in the Wood Church will start at 10.45am. [Read more…] about Sunday 13th November 2016 – Remembrance Sunday Service in Eastleigh Borough
The children are back at school and we are into the autumn.
What better way of celebrating the new season than by coming to the Fairtrade Autumn Market on Friday 14th October at St Martin’s from 7 to 9 pm (Chandler’s Ford SO53 5AG). [Read more…] about Fairtrade Autumn Market Friday 14th October 2016 St. Martin in the Wood Church
Last Friday, there was an entertaining and meaningful Fashion Show in Hiltingbury.
It was no casual fashion show featuring high street brands. The Fashion Show promoted Fairtrade, and encouraged the community to buy Fairtrade products. [Read more…] about For a Fairer World: Fairtrade Fashion Show in Chandler’s Ford
St. Boniface Church throws open its doors for a Christmas Tree Festival.
Twenty imaginatively decorated Christmas trees now adorn the Parish Church of Chandler’s Ford, on Hursley Road, SO53 2FT. [Read more…] about Christmas Tree Festival at Chandler’s Ford St. Boniface Church
Is there more to life than this? What happens when we die?
The big questions on life and death don’t often get much thinking space. In our society of quick fixes and instant answers, it’s sometimes difficult to stop and think, to ask ‘what’s life all about?’ [Read more…] about Alpha Course: What is Alpha?
I attended Eastleigh Basics Bank’s first AGM on 22 September. Formerly operating under Zion Projects, Eastleigh Basics Bank is now registered as a charity in its own right, with its own bank account.
The management committee comprises Dan Brain (Chairman), Chris Goodhead (treasurer), Denise (secretary and joint shop manager), Dom Hooley (stock control and joint shop manager), and Dave Keating (events manager). [Read more…] about Eastleigh Basics Bank 2015 AGM
Councillor Louise Bloom from Hedge End recently visited Chandler’s Ford promoting Fairtrade.
Eastleigh is now officially a Fairtrade Borough, a status achieved on 7th May 2015. Councillor Louise Bloom, a strong Fairtrade promoter, said she hopes more companies would support Fairtrade in the Borough of Eastleigh. [Read more…] about Show You Care – Chandler’s Ford Fairtrade Autumn Market
You don’t need to travel far for autumn and Christmas markets.
Chandler’s Ford is the hub for markets from now till Christmas.
Upcoming markets in October and November include: [Read more…] about Upcoming Chandler’s Ford Craft Markets and Fairtrade Autumn Market
Let’s look at a few polling stations in Chandler’s Ford.
If you have got pictures of local polling stations (not your selfies inside the polling station please), please send them to Chandler’s Ford Today to share. [Read more…] about Polling Stations in Chandler’s Ford: General Election 2015
Last Friday in Chandler’s Ford, there was a fashion show of a difference.
The Fairtrade Fashion Show brought many residents to St. Martin in the Wood church, where we learnt about the importance of buying Fairtrade products, and had a chance to appreciate and buy a wide range of beautiful Fairtrade clothes, jewellery and accessories, toys, cards, and gifts. [Read more…] about Fairtrade Fashion Show: Who Made Your Clothes?
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
Chandler’s Ford Fairtrade Fashion Show 2015:
In Chandler’s Ford, there will be a Fairtrade Fashion Show on Friday 24th April 2015 from 7pm to 9 pm at St. Martin in the Wood church, Hiltingbury SO53 5AG. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Fairtrade Fashion Show and Crafts
Two days ago, on our way to Chandler’s Ford Train Station in the morning, my son and I saw Hazel Bateman outside St. Boniface Church, loading lots of things into the boot of her car.
That was a precious moment, so I snapped a few pictures.
Hazel was collecting and delivering food and household products donated by [Read more…] about Generosity: Chandler’s Ford Neighbours Support Eastleigh Basics Bank
There are many exciting events in Chandler’s Ford from January, and here is a quick summary.
The first unmissable event will be The Wizard of Oz pantomime by the Chameleon Theatre Company.
The Chameleons will run 7 performances starting on Friday 23rd of January at 7:30pm. [Read more…] about 2015 Chandler’s Ford Social Events
I asked a few people what put Chandler’s Ford on the map.
The number one answer I got was always: “HSBC bank robberies.”
The number two answer was: “Wife swapping.”
Are these the ultimate definitions of modern Chandler’s Ford? [Read more…] about 6 Things That Put Chandler’s Ford on The Map in 2014
If you missed carols in the streets of Hiltingbury on the 21st of December 2014, you can now enjoy the carols in the Youtube clip below.
St. Martin in the Wood Church in Chandler’s Ford took carol singing to the streets.
This beautifully created video (5 minutes) is produced by Alexander Daraklitsas. [Read more…] about Carols In The Streets 2014: Church@four
Performing to a packed church on 13th December (Saturday), Paul and his friends, [Read more…] about Comedian Paul Kerensa Brought Comedy And Carols To Chandler’s Ford
Christmas is approaching! This is very obvious when you visit a major shopping centre, watch adverts on television, etc. Indeed, the first invitation to buy Christmas cards came to me as early as September (or was it August?).
It’s understandable that businesses work this way, as Christmas sales contribute so much to their turnover. But, for those who don’t run businesses, weariness can set in, until Christmas becomes [Read more…] about Christmas Is Coming – But Not Just Yet
There is a strong and well-connected Fairtrade community in Chandler’s Ford. The Fairtrade Christmas shopping event last Friday (17th October 2014) at Hiltingbury just proved it.
Tricia Urquhart from Hiltingbury organised a successful Fairtrade Christmas get-together for the community at St. Martin in the Wood Church, where I met old and new friends, who enjoyed an alternative Christmas shopping experience. [Read more…] about Building Strong Fairtrade Community In Chandler’s Ford