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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.

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In the benefice of Overton and Laverstoke with Freefolk
and Priest in Charge
In the benefice of North Waltham, Steventon, Ashe and Deane.

The two benefices are situated in the beautiful, rural area of Hampshire south-west of Basingstoke in the upper Test valley.

We are seeking a Priest who is firmly rooted in and a preacher of God’s Word, who is led and inspired by the Holy Spirit and who recognises the centrality of prayer in both personal and church life to

  • Lead our parishes, working collaboratively with others both within the churches and in the community.
  • Sharpen and implement our vision and shape the churches to respond to the changing needs of our communities.
  • Encourage and challenge us to grow as disciples in number, wisdom, love and maturity.
  • Extend our presence further into the wider community especially regarding families, young people and children.
  • Encourage and develop further, lay ministry and the use of Spiritual Gifting.
  • Be flexible and innovative regarding both traditional and modern forms of worship, leading us to ‘do church’ in ways that are different, fresh and relevant.  

We offer

  • An army of supportive, willing and enthusiastic souls excited about continuing to serve the Lord.
  • A 4-bedroom house.
  • Support from a House for Duty priest and 4 LLMs.

For an informal conversation please contact:
The Ven Richard Brand, Archdeacon of Winchester on 01962 710960

Bishop’s Commission for Mission (BCM)

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.

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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.

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 18th November

2nd before Advent

St Mary the Virgin, Laverstoke

No service this Sunday

St Mary's Overton

8:00 am Holy Communion BCP
Revd Dodie Marsden

10:30 am Holy Communion
Revd Dodie Marsden

4:00 pm Messy Church

Sunday 25th November

Next before Advent

St Mary the Virgin, Laverstoke

9:15 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

 Messy Church

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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