Vicar to visit – Care4Calais

Vicar Victoria and Revd Ashdown will be spending a short time in Northern France with the humanitarian charity Care4Calais. You can help by donating priority items. They will deliver donations, observe the situation, and offer spiritual comfort if appropriate. Care4Calais is a volunteer run charity delivering essential aid and support to people in pursuit of …

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Winchester Eco Seminar

Ruth Valerio from Tearfund led the Eco and climate action seminar for Winchester Diocese on 14 January 2020. @acbchurch has produced this edited transcript. Time stamps {00:00} refer to the original recording which is published here by the Diocese of Winchester Environment and available directly at Soundcloud. Headings, emphases, interpolations and editing decisions are entirely …

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Library in Baddesley threatened again

Hampshire County Council are consulting on ending their connection with North Baddesley Community Library. The proposals would mean it wasn’t a HCC library in any way any more. In practice the library might have to close without the connection to the Hampshire library network. Concerned residents can fill in a consultation online or on paper …

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Dr Ruth Valerio (Tearfund) speaks to crowd

Upside down kingdom: climate in crisis

Our common home is in pain: on fire, flooding and melting. At the Eco and Climate Action seminar in Winchester Bishop Tim Daykin and Dr Ruth Valerio outlined steps to activate churches so that the climate crisis is reflected in how they each, give, pray, speak out and live faithfully. You can listen to her …

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women behind table laden with plants

Sustainability fair in Chilworth

The Chilworth Sustainability fair exhibited electric vehicles boats and bicycles as well as ways to reduce food waste and eat better. Environmentally friendly and up-cycled products were also on display. More than 200 people attended the fair which, Cllr Finlay said, was organised as a response to the upsurge in concern regarding what humans are …

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Litter picking in North Baddesley

The Fleming Avenue area in North Baddesley was litter picked by more than 30 community volunteers in an event organised by Parish Councillor Vicky Wotton. Clean up days and individual voluntary litter picking are supported by Test Valley council as a partial answer to the cuts in environmental services budgets. Under grey autumn skies volunteers …

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