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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

On Monday 19th July 2021 we officially moved to step 4 of the ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’. The approach taken by the Government in this step is to remove most coronavirus legislation but to promote guidance that emphasises the personal and corporate responsibility of individuals and organisations to protect others and themselves.

Important - How will this affect what we do in church? - More

The recorded services will still be 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: Following an announcement from BEAD the recycling bins at St Mary's will again be out of action until September at the earliest.

Sept BBQ


Sunday 5th September from 1pm at the Church.

All ages welcome. Tickets £5 adults, £2.50 children. Tickets from Vicky.

Sausage, burgers and veggie options with salad, pastries and soft drinks provided.

Please bring a picnic blanket or chairs.

Ride and Stride 2021

Ride & Stride

Rare opportunity to visit over 400 Historic Hampshire Churches. On Ride&Stride day whether you are on your own or with a group, or with your family and friends this is a wonderful opportunity to explore unique and unusual historic churches. You will see beautiful countryside while being able to get some exercise travelling between the churches whether you are on foot or on a bike at the same time as raising money for church restorations.

Ride and Stride happens only once a year on the second Saturday in September. This year it will be on 11th September. It gives you the opportunity to go inside as many churches as possible, chat with church representatives and learn more about the history and heritage of each individual church. The sponsorship money you raise will be used for repairs and restoration to the churches and chapels of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for you and the next generation to enjoy.

Sponsorship forms will be available from Julia Hodgson.

Cheese and Wine Evening

Raise a glass to raise Church funds!

Come and join us for a Cheese and Wine Evening on Saturday 21st August, from 6:00-9:00pm, in the Church Rooms.

Guests welcome. Non alcoholic drinks available too. Raffle and Quiz.

Tickets, £10 per person, from Sheila Boreham. 771981.

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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:

Instant Mash. Cereal Bars. Deodorant. Shower Gel. Multi-Purpose Cleaning Spray.

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 1st August

Trinity 9

St Mary's Overton

11:00 am All Age Service

A recording of the service is available - Sunday Services

St Nicholas, Freefolk

9:00 am Holy Communion BCP

Test Magazine

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

Online subscription renewal now available.

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