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St Mary's

bringing more of God
to more of our lives

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We are a lively Anglican church for the whole village of Overton.
The church is made up of people at all stages on the faith journey and all ages and backgrounds.

There are good facilities for children and young people to enjoy their own activities. We make good use of our modern Church Rooms with midweek groups running for children and the local community.

Our main Sunday service is at 10:30 am. Weekly home groups are the backbone of the church where people meet to encourage and support each other and grow in our faith in Jesus Christ.

Bishop’s Commission for Mission (BCM)

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Programme Streams Available – Autumn 2018

St John’s Church, Hartley Wintney – BCM Worship or BCM Pastoral

St Francis Church, Valley Park – BCM Disciple or BCM Children, Families, Youth

Are you a lay person? Would you like some encouragement for your existing ministry, or for a developing vocational path? More interested in learning from passionate practitioners and others in ministry than in getting a formal qualification? Want help to see your ministry through a missional lens? Then Bishop’s Commission for Mission could be for you.

BCM is a lay training programme focused on enabling church members to live the mission of Jesus in every part of their lives, equipping them to live out their vocation to the full. Through participating in the programme we believe God will shape you for your place in his mission.

To qualify for the training programme you will need to be recommended by your incumbent and PCC, who will usually pay your training costs. Once you have successfully completed the programme, you will be commissioned by the Bishop of Winchester for your role.

To find out more please visit the BCM page on the Diocesan website, or contact

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St Mary's have started a new initiative in the village called 'Heart for Overton'. We aim to provide information about all the caring/support groups available in our village by means of a directory, a website, and a FacebookFacebook page.

Please contact our team by email if you would like your group to be part of this or if you have any suggestions.

The weekly drop-in at the Library is now running every Tuesday from 11.00 am. Feel free to pop in for a coffee and chat.

Ride + Stride

Since 1988, Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust (HIHCT) has helped more than 300 churches and chapels of all denominations with grants and loans in excess of £540,000, for essential repairs, renovation and restoration. The bulk of this money has been raised by Riders and Striders who, each year, set out on foot, by bike or on horseback to visit as many churches as they can in a day.

This year, Ride+Stride is on Saturday 8th September 2018. 50% of the sponsorship money raised goes to the church of the participant’s choice; the other 50%, plus Gift Aid, goes to HIHCT to make much-needed grants and loans to churches across the region.

To take part or see the various ways you can help, see the Ride + Stride website.

Overton Church Heritage Fund

Thank you so much to those who have donated towards this fund and to those who have signed up to give regularly. The initial response means that we are now in a position to repair and renovate the clock, hopefully before the icy weather of the winter. A regular flow of income into this fund will ensure the good state of repair and appearance of the grade II* listed building. If you haven’t already signed up to give an amount regularly please contact David Rees at by email and he will give you a simple pack and a form to fill in.

More details of Overton Church Heritage Fund.

Evening Praise - Are You Hungry?

Evening Praise is now simply called ‘HUNGRY’. It’s for those who are hungry for more of God in our lives, more of God in our worship. And it’s for those who are hungry to know more of God through teaching. The aim is informal but uplifting worship, teaching, prayer and praise.

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News and Events

One Church - four worship services from traditional to informal

Sunday 19th August

Trinity 12

St Mary the Virgin, Laverstoke

No service this Sunday

St Mary's Overton

8:00 am Holy Communion BCP
Rev'd Dodie Marsden

10:30 am Holy Communion
Rev'd Sue Hobbins

Sunday 26th August

Trinity 13

St Mary the Virgin, Laverstoke

9:00 am Matins

St Mary's Overton

10:30 am Holy Communion
Bishop John Ellison

6:00 pm Tea before ...
6:30 pm Hungry, informal teaching and worship in the church rooms

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Messy Church

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Messy Church - is held on the second Sunday of each month. It's for families. For further details see Messy Church.


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