Painters, sculptors, photographers, textile workers, and other artists are invited to submit work to this exhibition which has been part of the Romsey Festival calendar for the last two event cycles. With a good track record of sales and attendance it is an ideal opportunity to get your work in front of the local community in North Baddesley and to attract viewers from across the Festival area.
Churches should grow: in numbers, in maturity, and in the contribution they make to transforming the communities where they are based. Examining ourselves we admit that as churches in Ampfield, Chilworth and North Baddesley, we aren’t yet meeting God’s good intents for the welfare of our communities and the mission of the gospel. To get started on the first steps of change, everyone is invited to join in the LyCiG local course which is running during Lent.
Setting God’s People Free’ a new report from the Church of England identifies that parish churches are mostly failing to equip worshippers with the knowledge to confidently share Godly wisdom in the world, and to be the hands and feet of our Lord in this world. The report also highlights how little we know about the 98% of the Church of England who are not ordained.
Money is a controlling force in much of our world. Jesus had an awful lot to say about the power of money and how that relates to the Kingdom of God. Dethroning Mammon is a readable new book from the Archbishop of Canterbury about the power of Mammon in our personal lives.
Revd Andrew Ashdown, priest in this group of Churches, and husband to Vicar Victoria, our vicar is in Aleppo, Syria, to serve as a witness for peace at the violent conclusion to this episode of the long running war in Syria. Andrew is in Aleppo where he is acting as an independent witness.