News


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Aug 2018

Twenty-five years since a major refurbishment at St Thomas’. New Wine, whats that about? Find more in our  September 2018 Magazine.

The Bedhampton Parish Magazine is published monthly and contains news, insights and photographs of our parish activities. If you would like a paper copy, you can pick one up from our church buildings or arrange to have it delivered.

Download the magazine here: September 2018 Bedhampton Magazine


21
Aug 2018

Max Cross our Senior Leader writes: This month we are moving home. We are excited about moving into the community we became part of once again a few months back. Being an ex-project manager you can imagine what my preparation is like. There have been boxes packed for months, and they are all individually numbered and logged into the house move spreadsheet. Every detail is known and planned for and yet still they say house moving is one of the top three most stressful situations a family can be in the middle of.

But as I sit in the middle of a field relaxing and having a short break away from the business of house moves, I cannot help but reflect on how even the fact that I have a choice about moving home places me firmly in the class of the wealthy. Our television screens, radio stations, and newspapers seem to have become bored with the fact that there are still thousands of refugees forced to leave their homes around the world and on our doorstep. We also see little of the thousands of people who live on our streets. Do I simply follow the guide of our press? Do I forget those humans who have no home through no fault of their own?  Do I dehumanise them, labelling them unworthy, lazy, sub-
human?

I am reminded that the God, who himself was a refugee without a home, summed up what it means
to be human. Jesus said that we might consider our primary purpose in life is to love God and love our
fellow humans.  I’m off to wander around this field to consider what that means to me today as I
choose to move into a new home. Perhaps you might join me and decide this month how we make a
difference in another fellow human’s life, who is without a home.


21
Aug 2018

The Poetry Circle have decided, they would like to also include
anyone who would like to appreciate poems. They will still be a creative
poetry group but also an appreciation group. If you would like to join the next meeting is on Monday 24th September, Bidbury house at 2.00pm.

The poetry circle meet every two months to share poetry we are writing, and to encourage one another. They enjoy listening to each other’s work, and learn a lot as they explore poetry forms and appreciate different styles.


23
Jul 2018

The report on the Bedhampton show, and a message from a justice advocate in this months magazine. August 2018 Magazine.

The Bedhampton Parish Magazine is published monthly and contains news, insights and photographs of our parish activities. If you would like a paper copy, you can pick one up from our church buildings or arrange to have it delivered.


22
Jul 2018

Saturday 29th September 2018

9:45am – 4pm

Following the call that God has on your life is not just about serving others it is also about living as the person God intended you to be. Rowena Cross of Esther Ministry (estherministry.org.uk) will lead you through a practical day to discover your true gifts and skills and put them into action for God.

St Nicholas’ Church, Belmont Grove, Bedhampton, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 3PU.

Entrance by donation on the day when booked in advance by
Eventbrite: https://goo.gl/ti9dHY or
Email: Office@BedhamptonParish.org.uk


01
Jul 2018

Pollyanna theology in this months magazine. July 2018 Magazine

The Bedhampton Parish Magazine is published monthly and contains news, insights and photographs of our parish activities. If you would like a paper copy, you can pick one up from our church buildings or arrange to have it delivered.

 


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Jun 2018

New beginnings and more in this months magazine. June 2018 Magazine

The Bedhampton Parish Magazine is published monthly and contains news, insights and photographs of our parish activities. If you would like a paper copy, you can pick one up from our church buildings or arrange to have it delivered.

 


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May 2018

New beginnings and more in this months magazine. May 2018 Magazine

The Bedhampton Parish Magazine is published monthly and contains news, insights and photographs of our parish activities. If you would like a paper copy, you can pick one up from our church buildings or arrange to have it delivered.


01
May 2018

What is it, I wonder, that gives you that special “oomph” when you wake up in the morning?
Perhaps you have recently got married, and are still experiencing those initial magical moments of discovery and amazement in your new situation. Maybe you find yourself waking up in what is now your very own home. You know that you have jobs planned for today which will enable you to make your home even more comfortable and welcoming. These tasks are not chores, but will be a labour of love. Your efforts will yield benefits to be enjoyed for a long time to come.

Perhaps you awake refreshed and revitalised because you have been blessed with children. There’s no doubt that for most parents, the delight in having youngsters to nurture is one of the great rewards for having taken on the responsibilities of parenthood. Maybe you’re older still, and find yourself waking with pleasure at the arrival of each new day. It is something to be greeted with enthusiasm, and the wisdom and experience of age can add depth and anticipation to the prospect of getting out of bed.

But what about those people who dread the new day. Those who suffer recurrent pain; those whose families are fragmented, dysfunctional, or remote; those who try to hold down jobs which demand more of them than is reasonable; those who see nothing to excite or encourage them as the sun rises once more. Well I could say that this is where God comes in, and although that’s obviously true, it’s not the whole picture by any means. He does, certainly, long to comfort and support us in our times of added pressure and distress; and for those who invite him to do so, the benefits are very real.

But how much better, surely, for us to involve God in our lives when they’re going smoothly, and we’re not just calling on Him to sort out our problems. After all, would you like a friend who only called on you when they were in distress? I thought not. So get to know God when the times are good, and then you won’t need to call for Him when they’re tough, for He’ll already be there with you.


01
Apr 2018

Wise men in this months magazine. April 2018 Magazine

The Bedhampton Parish Magazine is published monthly and contains news, insights and photographs of our parish activities. If you would like a paper copy, you can pick one up from our church buildings or arrange to have it delivered.