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Love Overton

Overton Churches were delighted to be invited to contribute to the online February festival 'Love Overton'. Visit the Facebook page Light Up Overton 2021 and enjoy the programme!

World Day of Prayer in Overton

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Although this now has the word Women’s absent from its title it’s still a world-wide, interdenominational organisation run by women, but now for the whole Church. Each year, women from different countries write the material and invite prayer for their specific needs. This year it is from Vanuatu – a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, which used to be called the New Hebrides.

Because of the current restrictions, things will have to be a bit different this year. We have been urged by the head of the WDP International Committee to connect in some way to the service, so in Overton, it will take the form of a Zoom call, lasting roughly an hour. Those who are unable to take part in Zoom will have the opportunity to read through the service and pray at home at the same time as it is taking place. Orders of service booklets will be distributed to all who are interested.

Amy Roche, our curate, is the guest speaker.

If you would like to be part of this, or you know anyone who might like to connect in this way can you let Heather Oram or Julia Hodgson know.

Heather Oram 07941 401635; horam1005@gmail.com

Julia Hodgson 01256 771685; jfhodgson31@aol.com

The Archbishops Call to Prayer

The Archbishops have invited us all to set aside time each evening in February, to pray, particularly at 6:00pm.

It's a national initiative when we can all come together. James introduces it in this video.

See this link for resources.

Sunday Services

In line with the revised Covid-19 restrictions, all services will be on-line until restrictions are eased. Please see this update from James, plus this weeks Midweek Reflection.

The recorded services are available on the Sunday Services page.

The Church building remains open for private prayer only.

Plus we have Children and Families 'Church at Home' (with craft) videos on YouTube.

Reflection on the pandemic

The Archbishop of Canterbury asks people to reflect on the "enormity" of the pandemic

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0957kcv

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Welcome to St Mary's Overton

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.

Rev’d James Russell


St Mary's Eco Church Committee and Sustainable Overton

Important Update: The recycling bins at St Mary's will be out of order until collections resume after lockdown. Please collect and store your clean dry recycling in the meantime if you have space to do so.

Please use this easy-to-follow guide to what can be placed in these new bins.

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Meet our new Curate, Amy Roche.

The Winchester Diocese Youtube channel has a video introducing Amy, following her ordination.


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We are continuing to support Andover Food Bank during this period of self-isolation. Their urgent needs can be found on their website and donated items can be left at the Overton Co-op.

If restricted movement is currently making food donations difficult, monetary donations are also welcome.

This week they are in need of the following:

Food: Long Life milk, Easter Eggs
Non-Food items: Adult toothbrushes (individually packed).

Easter Egg donations need to be with them no later than Friday 19th March.

Your support at the present time is especially appreciated.

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. 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.

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News and Events

One Church - four worship services from traditional to informal

Sunday 28th February

Lent 2

Online service - Sunday Services

Test Magazine

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The March Test Magazine is available to download.

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