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  • Welcome We are so pleased that you have joined our community. The Itchen Valley comprises the four beautiful and friendly villages of Avington, Easton, Itchen Abbas and Martyr Worthy.

    We are a welcoming church family, spread over the four villages with four churches and our aim is to be at the spiritual heart of the Itchen Valley community, loving God and our neighbours and seeking to deepen and strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ. Do please come into one of the churches to discover more of our life together and also read about what is happening across the villages in the village magazine, the Itchen Valley News. Our parish website is a useful tool to find out things as well – www.itchenvalleychurches.org

    We hope this pack will help you settle in and be a guide to some of the activities and facilities on offer. We pray that you will settle in quickly and come to feel part of this valley community.

    We look forward to meeting you – do please come along to one of our services. With God’s blessing to you in your new home.


  • Meet the team Rector Revd. Alex Pease Tel: 01962 779845 rector@itchenvalleychurches.org Web site: itchenvalleychurches.org Licensed Lay Minister Gerry Stacey Tel: 01962 620263

    Administrator Beccy Clark Tel: 01962 779845 admin@itchenvalleychurches.org Office hours 9am to 1pm, Mon - Fri.

    Churchwardens: Avington Position vacant

    Easton Theo Mezger 07775 908014 Vanessa Rosewell 01962 841182

    Itchen Abbas Tony Gaster 01962 779110 Nick Owen 01962 779162

    Martyr Worthy Andrew Impey 01962 779645 Robin Greenwood 01962 779540

    Getting Involved If you would like to be involved in the life and mission of your local church please contact a Churchwarden or one of the clergy.

    Keeping you Informed If you would like us to keep you informed about services or what is happening in the Church please do go on to the Data Protection page of our website and fill in the contact form, alternatively you can complete the enclosed form and return it to Beccy Clark our Parish Administrator at St John’s Church.

    Pictured from top: St Mary’s Avington St Mary’s Easton St John the Baptist, Itchen Abbas St Swithun’s, Martyr Worthy

  • Itchen Valley Church Services We hold a range of services in our four churches both traditional and modern. Details of these may be found in the Itchen Valley News, on church notice boards, in Church Matters in each church or on www.itchenvalleychurches.org

    Refreshments are served after every 10am service – this is a great time to meet new faces and catch up with friends and neighbours. The Churches are normally open every day during daylight hours.

    We also hold midday prayer on Mondays at 12pm, Mum’s Bible Study on Mondays at 1.30pm and Informal Prayer on Wednesdays at 1.30pm - all at St John’s Church, Itchen Abbas - everybody is welcome to come along and we would love to see you.

  • The Ark meets each Sunday apart from the first one of the month when the children take part in the All Age Worship which is directed towards their age. So whether you are in Bubbles (3-5) Splash (6-8) or Extreme (9-11) our team of leaders and other shipmates will be keen to see you. We have some great materials and we will be finding out more and more about Jesus. It is always amazing and so much fun – so please do come!

    UTX is our group for young people from 11 - 18. It has two meetings a month, a chance to get together for fun and fellowship on the second Sunday evening of the month and an opportunity to explore questions of faith during the 10am service on the third Sunday of the month. Our evening meeting usually takes place 6.30- 8pm in St John’s, Itchen Abbas. Our morning session usually takes place at Dymoke House, Easton. Everyone is welcome and this is a great opportunity for our young people to explore and question their faith in a safe and relaxed environment.

    Children and Young People

    For parents and carers with their babies and toddlers, come along for a coffee in a fun and happy atmosphere, the children will have lots of space to play and time to come together for songs, Bible stories and prayer. All those with children under school age are welcome. We will meet every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays) at Itchen Abbas Church from 10am to 11am. No need to pre book just turn up on the day and the sessions are free of charge. Little Rainbows is a great way to start a lifelong Christian journey.

  • CAMEO We offer senior citizens of the Parish this social and spiritual occasion. It is free and open to anyone over 65. Please tell your friends and invite them to come with you. Communion and Meet Each Other on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. A short lunch time service is followed by a light two course lunch. Come and enjoy the fellowship of this social and spiritual occasion and the food is delicious as well.

    CAMEO takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12 noon at St John’s, Itchen Abbas. Please let Lavinia Owen know if you would like to come and if you have any dietary requirements – 01962 779162

    Valley visitors A team of pastoral visitors has recently been relaunched as Valley Visitors, they have been exercising a caring ministry on behalf of the Parish of the Itchen Valley for many years. They visit those who are bereaved, housebound or elderly. Visits are also made to those who are ill at home and their carers, those in hospital if appropriate and others who might find a visit helpful.

    If you would like more information about this or feel you might be interested in joining the team please telephone Lavinia Owen 01962 779162.

  • OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES Winchester Cathedral – Daily services For details contact: Cathedral Office: Tel: 01962 857200 www.winchester-cathedral.org Diocese of Winchester: www.winchester.anglican.org

    Churches of other denominations

    Roman Catholic St. Peter’s – Jewry Street, Winchester 01962 852804 St. Gregory’s – Grange road, Alresford www.hampshiredowns.winchester.org

    Baptist Church Swan Lane, Winchester Tel: 01962 868770 www.winbap.org

    Methodist Church Jacklyns Lane, Alresford Tel: 01962 735278 www.alresfordmethodistchurch.org

    The United Church Jewry Street, Winchester Tel: 01962 849559 www.unitedchurchwinchester.org

    Hope Church Winchester The Middle Brook Centre, Winchester Tel: 01962 840800 www.hopewinchester.org

    Winchester Vineyard Bar End Road, Winchester Tel: 01962 863217 www.winvin.org


    Itchen Abbas Primary School, School Lane 01962 779310 Princes Mead School (Independent) Worthy Park House, Kings Worthy 01962 888000 Itchen Valley Montessori Itchen Abbas Village Hall Caroline Butcher 01730 829377 Riverbank Kindergarten Martyr Worthy Village Hall Maria Odgers 07900 437685

    Little Rainbows mother & toddler group Little Rainbows a great way to start a life-long Christian journey for parents, carers and children under school age. St John’s, Itchen Abbas, Mondays 10-11am Contact Claire Hunt 01962 779238 claire123weston@hotmail.com


    Easton: The Chestnut Horse 01962 779257 and The Cricketers 01962 791044 Itchen Abbas: The Plough 01962 779191

    Village Halls

    Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall Bookings: 07947 191229 or www.iaavillagehall.co.uk Easton Village Hall Bookings: 01962 779465 or evh.bookings@googlemail.com Martyr Worthy Village Hall Bookings: Lucinda Ffennell 01962 779701

    Village Magazine The Itchen Valley News is distributed monthly to all households in the parish. Copies are in the churches and pubs and online at the Itchen Valley Parish Council website. Contact editor Vernon Tottle itchenvalleynews@gmail.com

    The Itchen List A mailing list for residents in the Itchen Valley. Sign up and send email to our mailing list address and everyone on the list will receve a copy. Very useful! www.itchenlist. co.uk

  • USEFUL INFORMATION The following information has been put together to help you get to know what services are available in and around the Itchen Valley. The list is by no means exhaustive, so please do let us know if we have missed out anything important and we will include it in future editions.

    Bus service No 67 – Petersfield/Alresford/Itchen Abbas/Martyr Worthy/Winchester Bus timetables at bus stops and also on page 40 of the Itchen Valley News.

    Chemists Alresford Pharmacy, Broad Street, Alresford – 01962 732858 Wessex Chemist, Broad Street, Alresford – 01962 732445 Springvale Pharmacy,18 Fraser Rd, Kings Worthy – 01962 884848

    Doctors’ surgeries The Alresford Surgery, Station Road, Alresford Tel: 01962 732345 The Friarsgate Practice, Stockbridge Road, Winchester 01962 717730 St Clements Surgery, Tanner Street Winchester Tel: 01962 852211

    Farmers market www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk

    Farm shops West Lea Farm Shop Itchen Stoke Road 01962 732476 Good Life Farm Shop Headbourne Worthy 01962 889000

    Garage Easton Garage 01962 779319

    Golf course Park Golf Course, Avington 01962 779945

    Hospitals Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester – 01962 863535 BMI Sarum Road Hospital, Winchester – 01962 844555 (Private)

  • Itchen Valley Parish Council www.itchenvalleyparishcouncil.org.uk

    Library Broad Street, Alresford Tel: 0300 5551387

    Milk delivery Milk and More 0345 606 3606 www.milkand