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Parish Calendar

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Sep
26
Wed
Wednesday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre

The Wednesday Little Fish Toddler Group is for parents / carers and their pre-school children.  It meets at the church centre on Wednesday mornings in term time  We offer a wide range of activities including craft, singing, and noisy and quiet play.

There are limited places available and there is often a waiting list; so please contact the Church Office before attending.

CAFE @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Sep 26 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

CAFE stands for Coffee And Friendship for Everyone.  On the first Wednesday of the month CAFE joins with our daytime pastorate congregation at 10.30am for a brief informal service led by one of the clergy team.

Sep
27
Thu
Thursday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre

The Thursday Little Fish Toddler Group is for parents / carers and their pre-school children.  It meets at the church centre on Thursday mornings in term time  We offer a wide range of activities including craft, singing, and noisy and quiet play.

There are limited places available and there is often a waiting list; so please contact the Church Office before attending.

Thursday Holy Communion @ Foster Room
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This reflective communion service is held in the Foster Room which is located next to Holy Rood Church.

Sep
28
Fri
Flame @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Sep 28 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Flame is an after school club for young people in school years 7 to 11. We meet on Fridays from 3:30pm to 5pm. There’s toast and drinks to combat those pesky after-school hunger pangs, followed by a varied programme of fun games with plenty of prizes and discussion groups.

Sep
29
Sat
Saturday Night Youth Special @ Fareham Leisure Centre
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This is aimed for school aged 7 – 13, including Bouncy castle, football, squash, inflatables in the main swimming pool, badminton and chill out zone.  There is also a tuck shop and drink machines available. (however, would suggest bringing own drinks).  Do come and bring your friends.  Remember to bring £1 for lockers and swimming gear.   All sports equipment is provided.   Please bring a packed tea to have after swimming.

Sep
30
Sun
Ascent @ Holy Rood Church
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ascent @ Holy Rood Church | United Kingdom

‘Ascent’ is the name for the 6.30pm Sunday service at Holy Rood Church. ‘Ascent’ uses the picture of ‘going up the mountain of the Lord’ to encourage us in prayer, worship and seeking God’s presence.

In both Old and New Testaments, mountains were places of meeting God. ‘Ascent’ reflects the desire to mark out a space within the life of the parish for extended worship, prayer, ministry and the work of the Holy Spirit. It takes time to make that journey, to draw near to God, and at ‘Ascent’ we want to make that time and space.

We do hope you’re excited about the ‘Ascent’. Let’s make the journey together.

Refreshments are available at the back of the church before the service.

Oct
2
Tue
Mothers’ Union Branch Meeting @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Mothers' Union Branch Meeting @ Holy Rood Church Centre

You don’t have to be a mother to join Mothers’ Union!  Do come along and enjoy the company of other ladies and hear the interesting speaker.

Parish Prayer Evening @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
3
Wed
Wednesday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre

The Wednesday Little Fish Toddler Group is for parents / carers and their pre-school children.  It meets at the church centre on Wednesday mornings in term time  We offer a wide range of activities including craft, singing, and noisy and quiet play.

There are limited places available and there is often a waiting list; so please contact the Church Office before attending.

CAFE @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 3 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

CAFE stands for Coffee And Friendship for Everyone.  On the first Wednesday of the month CAFE joins with our daytime pastorate congregation at 10.30am for a brief informal service led by one of the clergy team.

Daytime Pastorate @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This small congregation meets for fellowship and worship. The service includes songs, prayers and a talk usually be one of the clergy.

The Pastorate is preceded by the CAFE meeting where coffee is served from 9:45.

Oct
4
Thu
Thursday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre

The Thursday Little Fish Toddler Group is for parents / carers and their pre-school children.  It meets at the church centre on Thursday mornings in term time  We offer a wide range of activities including craft, singing, and noisy and quiet play.

There are limited places available and there is often a waiting list; so please contact the Church Office before attending.

Thursday Holy Communion @ Foster Room
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This reflective communion service is held in the Foster Room which is located next to Holy Rood Church.

Oct
5
Fri
Flame @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 5 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Flame is an after school club for young people in school years 7 to 11. We meet on Fridays from 3:30pm to 5pm. There’s toast and drinks to combat those pesky after-school hunger pangs, followed by a varied programme of fun games with plenty of prizes and discussion groups.

Oct
6
Sat
Family Fun Afternoon @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Family Fun Afternoon @ Holy Rood Church

Family Fun Afternoons are an opportunity families in our community to have fun and learn together.  They are for families with children in primary school, but if your kids are a bit younger or older and you would like to come, you would be very welcome.

During these Family Fun Afternoons, we turn the entire Holy Rood site into an activity centre.  After a short welcome there are zones running across the whole site.  The zone activities change each afternoon but usually include a craft zones, a beauty zone, a baby zone for younger children, a sports zone, a games zone, a build zone and more – so there should be something for everyone’s taste!  There is also be a cafe area if you need a cup of tea or squash.  Finally, we finish with an all-together time from 3-3:30pm where families can learn and have fun together.

Do come along with your kids.  Doors open at 1:45pm and entry is £3 per family.  You don’t have too have any other involvement with Crofton Parish to come – this event is for the whole community!

Oct
7
Sun
Holy Communion (BCP) @ St. Edmund's Church
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Holy Communion (BCP) @ St. Edmund's Church | Fareham | United Kingdom

This service follows the said order of service found in the Book of Common P.rayer.  There will be readings and sermon but no sung worship at this service.

Family Worship @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Family Worship @ Holy Rood Church | Fareham | United Kingdom

This informal service is suitable for people of any age.  These are led by a music group normally consisting of singers, guitars, piano and drums. The service also includes Bible readings, a talk and prayers and possibly a talk or activity suitable for children.

Screens around the church are used to display the words of songs and responses so you will not need to find the correct place in books. This service lasts for about an hour and a quarter and you are then welcome to join us for refreshments in the hall.

During school term time there is a crèche and there are groups for children and young people.

Harvest and Gift Day @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Holy Rood Church will be celebrating harvest and holding a Gift Day on 9th October. St. Edmunds 11:10 congregation will also have their harvest and Gift Day on the 9th while their 9:30 congregation will hold theirs on 16th October.

We give produce at harvest as a reminder of the necessities of life God has provided for us.  The harvest goods that are donated will be given to the Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank, so please do not contribute perishable goods.

Crofton Parish is a thriving place.  There is so much going on across all our congregations, For which we thank God.The “2020 Vision” we launched this year invites us on an exciting faith journey with Jesus.  In order to make that journey we need to ensure we can “resource” (i.e. pay for) what we do to serve our communities in Jesus’ name.  We are however facing a deficit in 2018, rather than use reserves we would like to cover the shortfall with this one-off gift day offering.

You can see the Gift Day notice here >>>

We are asking people to complete a “pledge” form indicating their gift, you can download it here >>>

If you would like to give online through our link with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), you can do so here >>>

Holy Communion (CW) @ St. Edmund's Church
Oct 7 @ 11:10 am – 12:15 pm

The prayers and responses used in this service of Holy Communion are taken from Common Worship. Sung worship is accompanied by the organ.

We welcome any visiting Christian to take the communion bread and wine if they do so in their own church.

Causeway @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The monthly Causeway Service is planned to be accessible for people with learning difficulties, although everyone is welcome.

Oct
9
Tue
Cup of Tea and Company @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This group provides the opportunity for those who a bereaved to meet in a relaxed atmosphere for a cup of tea and a chance to talk to those in a similar situation.

Oct
10
Wed
Wednesday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre

The Wednesday Little Fish Toddler Group is for parents / carers and their pre-school children.  It meets at the church centre on Wednesday mornings in term time  We offer a wide range of activities including craft, singing, and noisy and quiet play.

There are limited places available and there is often a waiting list; so please contact the Church Office before attending.

CAFE @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 10 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

CAFE stands for Coffee And Friendship for Everyone.  On the first Wednesday of the month CAFE joins with our daytime pastorate congregation at 10.30am for a brief informal service led by one of the clergy team.

Oct
11
Thu
Thursday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre

The Thursday Little Fish Toddler Group is for parents / carers and their pre-school children.  It meets at the church centre on Thursday mornings in term time  We offer a wide range of activities including craft, singing, and noisy and quiet play.

There are limited places available and there is often a waiting list; so please contact the Church Office before attending.

Thursday Holy Communion @ Foster Room
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This reflective communion service is held in the Foster Room which is located next to Holy Rood Church.

Oct
12
Fri
Flame @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 12 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Flame is an after school club for young people in school years 7 to 11. We meet on Fridays from 3:30pm to 5pm. There’s toast and drinks to combat those pesky after-school hunger pangs, followed by a varied programme of fun games with plenty of prizes and discussion groups.

FAST @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday at  Seven Thirty (FAST) is for school year 10 – 13.  Come along and enjoy a variety of activities including table tennis, Playstation and pool.  There is food, including pizzas, and occasionally guests come and share with us.  And, of course, its a great place to meet your friends and make new ones!

FAST @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday at  Seven Thirty (FAST) is for school year 10 – 13.  Come along and enjoy a variety of activities including table tennis, Playstation and pool.  There is food, including pizzas, and occasionally guests come and share with us.  And, of course, its a great place to meet your friends and make new ones!

Oct
14
Sun
Family Worship with Holy Communion @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Family Worship with Holy Communion @ Holy Rood Church | Fareham | United Kingdom

This informal service is suitable for people of any age. One of the recent Holy Communion orders of services will be used,  The sung worship consists of modern songs and hymns. These are led by a music group normally consisting of singers, guitars, piano and drums. The service also includes Bible readings, a talk and prayers and possibly a talk or activity suitable for children.  We welcome any visiting Christian to take the communion bread and wine if they do so in their own church.

Screens around the church are used to display the words of songs and responses so you will not need to find the correct place in books. This service lasts for about an hour and a quarter and you are then welcome to join us for refreshments in the hall.

During school term time there is a crèche and there are groups for children and young people during the first part of the service.  Children and young people return to join in the celebration of Holy Communion.

Harvest and Gift Day @ St. Edmund's Church
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Holy Rood Church will be celebrating harvest and holding a Gift Day on 9th October. St. Edmunds 11:10 congregation will also have their harvest and Gift Day on the 9th while their 9:30 congregation will hold theirs on 16th October.

We give produce at harvest as a reminder of the necessities of life God has provided for us.  The harvest goods that are donated will be given to the Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank, so please do not contribute perishable goods.

Crofton Parish is a thriving place.  There is so much going on across all our congregations, For which we thank God.The “2020 Vision” we launched this year invites us on an exciting faith journey with Jesus.  In order to make that journey we need to ensure we can “resource” (i.e. pay for) what we do to serve our communities in Jesus’ name.  We are however facing a deficit in 2018, rather than use reserves we would like to cover the shortfall with this one-off gift day offering.

You can see the Gift Day notice here >>>

We are asking people to complete a “pledge” form indicating their gift, you can download it here >>>

If you would like to give online through our link with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), you can do so here >>>

Ascent @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ascent @ Holy Rood Church | United Kingdom

‘Ascent’ is the name for the 6.30pm Sunday service at Holy Rood Church. ‘Ascent’ uses the picture of ‘going up the mountain of the Lord’ to encourage us in prayer, worship and seeking God’s presence.

In both Old and New Testaments, mountains were places of meeting God. ‘Ascent’ reflects the desire to mark out a space within the life of the parish for extended worship, prayer, ministry and the work of the Holy Spirit. It takes time to make that journey, to draw near to God, and at ‘Ascent’ we want to make that time and space.

We do hope you’re excited about the ‘Ascent’. Let’s make the journey together.

Refreshments are available at the back of the church before the service.

Oct
17
Wed
Wednesday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre

The Wednesday Little Fish Toddler Group is for parents / carers and their pre-school children.  It meets at the church centre on Wednesday mornings in term time  We offer a wide range of activities including craft, singing, and noisy and quiet play.

There are limited places available and there is often a waiting list; so please contact the Church Office before attending.

CAFE @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 17 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

CAFE stands for Coffee And Friendship for Everyone.  On the first Wednesday of the month CAFE joins with our daytime pastorate congregation at 10.30am for a brief informal service led by one of the clergy team.

Oct
18
Thu
St. Edmunds Open Morning @ St. Edmund's Church
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Edmunds Open Morning @ St. Edmund's Church | Fareham | United Kingdom

The historic St. Edmund’s Church is open to visitors.

Thursday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday Little Fish @ Holy Rood Church Centre

The Thursday Little Fish Toddler Group is for parents / carers and their pre-school children.  It meets at the church centre on Thursday mornings in term time  We offer a wide range of activities including craft, singing, and noisy and quiet play.

There are limited places available and there is often a waiting list; so please contact the Church Office before attending.

Thursday Holy Communion @ Foster Room
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This reflective communion service is held in the Foster Room which is located next to Holy Rood Church.

Oct
21
Sun
Family Worship @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Family Worship @ Holy Rood Church | Fareham | United Kingdom

This informal service is suitable for people of any age.  These are led by a music group normally consisting of singers, guitars, piano and drums. The service also includes Bible readings, a talk and prayers and possibly a talk or activity suitable for children.

Screens around the church are used to display the words of songs and responses so you will not need to find the correct place in books. This service lasts for about an hour and a quarter and you are then welcome to join us for refreshments in the hall.

During school term time there is a crèche and there are groups for children and young people.

Holy Communion (CW) @ St. Edmund's Church
Oct 21 @ 11:10 am – 12:15 pm

The prayers and responses used in this service of Holy Communion are taken from Common Worship. Sung worship is accompanied by the organ.

We welcome any visiting Christian to take the communion bread and wine if they do so in their own church.

Memorial Service @ Holy Rood Church
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Memorial Service @ Holy Rood Church

The annual Memorial Service at Holy Rood Church, Stubbington is held on the third Sunday in October. This gentle, sensitive service provides an opportunity to remember a special person and to light a candle if wished.

Tea and cakes are served afterwards in the Church Centre, with the opportunity to talk to clergy and members of the bereavement visiting team.

You do not need to attend Holy Rood, or any other church, to attend.  The service is open to anyone who has been bereaved whether recently or a while ago.