Happy New Year!

Ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a great local community that see each other at least once a week and always get together to do fantastic activities? 

As a church benefice community in 2016 we……

Cycled from Bransgore to Canterbury in 2 days to raise money for our benefice

Held numerous concerts at our churches

Had a 11 mile group walk starting from St Mary’s through the New Forest (with a stop at the Tea Rooms)

Had a bring and share dinner after the St Mary’s Harvest Festival 

Had a Harvest celebration with a bonfire and hog-roast at the Vicarage

Started a choir at St Mary’s

Formed a band at St Mary’s

Held 21 events at Christmas for the benefice and the people of Bransgore

Held two courses for Christianity Explored

What is going to happen in 2017?

A new Christianity Explored course

Hiking up Ben Nevis at the end of May

Ice skating for the kids in January

Family outdoor activity at Avon Tyrell (starting campfires, roasting marshmallows, building a base)

Benefice cycle day through the Forest

Summer BBQ

Coffee morning at the Cider Rooms in Burley

Beach fishing / crabbing at Mudeford

Summer walk to the Tea Rooms

And lots more of exciting things!

If you came to the church over the Christmas period and would like to come and find out more and meet some fantastic people, there is a great interactive, informal all-age service on the first Sunday of every month at St Mary’s with tea and biscuits afterwards. Children (and parents!) of all ages are welcome. A Sunday School is also held at St Mary’s on the following Sundays.

Maybe you’re new to the area or looking to venture back into Christianity and are seeking a traditional Communion service or Matins, then check out the traditional services at All Saints or St Michael’s.

Keep checking the website and make sure you don’t miss out on the fun, and most important, get involved!



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