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St Mary's

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to more of our lives

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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

Sunday Services

We are now able to resume services in Church, subject to social distancing requirements and, for the moment, no congregational singing. Please ensure you disperse promptly after the service and take care when talking outside.

Please see these guidelines about face masks.

The recorded services are available on the Sunday Services page.

The Church building remains open for individual private prayer.

St Mary's Eco Church Committee and Sustainable Overton

Important Update: The recycling bins at St Mary's are now back in use.

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

Note: A new item that can now be collected is cheese packets (washed and dried).

Cheese & Wine Evening cancelled

Unfortunately there was only cautious support for this event and it has had to be cancelled. Perhaps later in the year ...

Social Art and Craft Group

Many people find the process of being creative both mindful and relaxing. The concentration required to draw, paint and do craft activities focuses the attention in the present moment and allows worries and anxieties to take a back seat for a while.

From 20 May, there will be a social group who do art and craft (as opposed to an art class or group of expert artists) to which all are welcome. This is in the church hall on Thursday mornings 11 am till 1pm starting on 20th May for 10 weeks until 22nd July 2021. The Covid regulations allow the use of our church rooms for up to 15 people from 20th May. If you are interested in coming along let me know, Mo Hilton 770886, .

Hampshire & the Islands Historic Churches Trust

Hampshire & the Islands Historic Churches Trust would be delighted to welcome everyone from our churches in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to their AGM being livestreamed from Winchester Cathedral on Tuesday 22 June at 7pm (viewers are not visible and not expected to participate but they can watch the event as it happens from their homes).

The livestreaming details are: This is a wonderful and rare opportunity for HIHCT to show you what they do through Ride & Stride fund raising, how they hand out that funding, the churches that have benefited from their Grants and the extra financial benefit to churches who participate in Ride & Stride.

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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:

Urgently Needed: Long Life Fruit Juice, Instant Mash, Pot Noodles, Disposable Razors.

They currently have plenty of Pasta Sauce.

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 20th June

Trinity 2 - Father's Day

St Mary's Overton

11:00 am Sunday Celebration

A recording of the service will be available later in the day - Sunday Services

St Mary The Virgin, Laverstoke

No service

Test Magazine

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The June Test Magazine is available to subscribers and also on sale at the Overton Co-op.

Online subscription renewal now available.

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