News


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


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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.

 


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Apr 2018

Easter is called the queen of festivals but so it is, but it is a mistake to think Easter lasts only for Easter Sunday. The season of Eastertide lasts fifty days and includes Ascension and Pentecost. Something of the character of Easter should affect our worship and prayers during this season. I think this means consciously attending to the Easter stories in the Gospels; reading them as though they are addressed to us personally, taking seriously the note of searching and finding, unbelief and rejoicing, waiting and worship. These stories can speak powerfully to our human experience and help us to confidence in a God who is always calling us onward. Nothing is impossible for the God who raised Jesus from the dead.

Easter follows Lent as spring follows winter. If Lent is, as it should be, a time of quietness and interiority Easter should we when we resolve to renew our discipleship and allow ourselves to be inspired to mission and action. The Church has a job to do, in spreading the light of Christ into the world, which includes our parish and neighbourhood. Easter invites us to look on our world from the perspective of the resurrection. This is not to deny our brokenness, which is everywhere, including, often, in our own families and in our own hearts. But the risen Lord takes up the fragmented pieces and calls us to follow as he goes before us ‘into Galilee’. We are to meet him in new reality where the kingdom of God has already broken in. As Pope John Paul II used to say ‘We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song’. Happy Easter! Happy Eastertide! Christ is risen from the dead, Alleluya.


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Mar 2018

Challenging times in this months magazine. March 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
Mar 2018

I have been asked to write for this month’s magazine, a challenge, which has made me think and pray a little harder.

As you may know I have recently taken on the role as a Churchwarden, which again was and is another challenge that I hope I can do justice to. Has God made 2018 the year of the Challenge for me or perhaps for all of us?

This year hopefully with a new Rector, and the Parish, it will be the time for us to introduce LYCIG – Leading our Church into Growth.

The following excerpt I thought was very appropriate for our Church at the present time. It is taken from Lifelines, produced by the Diocese of Portsmouth and credited to Rev. Ruth Tuschling.

** Worshiping Together – Sunday Church is a priority.

A generation ago it would be taken for granted that you went to church every Sunday, and serious Christians would probably go twice. Each person’s circumstances are different, but it is still worth taking a look at how important church is to you compared with other things that are competing for the Sunday-morning slot. If you absolutely can’t get to your normal church service, could you go to an eight o’clock instead, or an evening service? If your own church doesn’t offer it is there another you could go to?

You may find that your personal prayer life is thin simply because you have been running on empty and not getting enough church. **

There will be many challenges and changes in the coming months/year for our church, community and a new Rector and his or her family, and I hope and pray that we in Bedhampton can all work to bring our churches and families together so we can look forward to walking with our Lord for a more fulfilling future.

God bless Ann Partridge


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Feb 2018

Two buildings one family in this months magazine. February 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.