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
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!