The late autumn coffee morning at Ampfield saw over twenty people enjoy coffee cake and conversation. Events like this are a great place meet new people in Ampfield and plug into church networks
Social and community events are part of our contribution at St Mark to a growing a healthy community as Ampfield slowly expands. Whether you have a faith, or not we’d love to see you over Christmas and at events in the New Year: acnb-church.org/christmas. The link in the insert below will also allow you to sign up to monthly email from us.
St Mark’s is an active Christian community which is concerned not only about it’s own state, but about the state of the world and what the life and work of Jesus means for it and all it’s people. We believe that God is deeply saddened by the environmental damage we see all around us. For some years nows we have been trying hard to reduce the environmental footprint of our churches. We’ve noticed that second hand book and table sales don’t just generate some funds but keep good quality items in use - which is the best sort of recycling.
As is traditional at coffee mornings like this one, there was a well stocked raffle, a book stall and table sales. A guess the weight of a cake competition was also underway which offered as prize a fantastic Christmas cake. These events help generate funds to support the mission and operation of the church in Ampfield. We are very grateful for every gift and donation, and for the proceeds of sales such as this one which raised over £340.
Unexpectedly Angela Harding from Hampshire County Council popped in to the coffee morning to publicise Connect to Support Hampshire. This new web delivered service is designed to promote self care and ageing in place across the county. We were pleased to share with her some of the long running and successful community transformation projects @acnbchurch.
St Mark is an open church during the week, mostly from 10am-4pm and we love for it to be used. Drop in, come to think, step aside a while, pray if that’s your thing, and enjoy this holy place.