Hallowe’en, A Night of Hope.

WorldVision have come up with the most amazing way of using the traditional Hallowe’en pumpkin as a symbol of hope for the children of Syria. Here’s what it says on their website:

“For most, Halloween is a night of excitement, friendly frights and safe scares. But for the children of Syria the fear is very real. And it’s every night of the year.

The Syrian civil war is in its fourth year, and has stolen the childhoods of millions of children. Children like Hani, 8, have seen unspeakable horrors. They have witnessed the deaths of family members, endured sleepless nights of bombing and fighting, and now live in constant fear and uncertainty.

This Halloween, show the children of Syria that they have not been forgotten.”

Their website contains all sorts of resources to help you celebrate #ANightOfHope as well as the invitation to text HEART to 70060 to donate £5 to WorldVision


New and Existing Team Training
Saturday 30th August 2014
Christ Church Chineham, Basingstoke Hampshire RG24 8LT.

Run by the OPENTHE BOOK Team from the Bible Society
9:30 registration for a 10:00 start, finish around 3:30.

Come along to learn about presenting OPEN THE BOOK to schools near you.  Share new ideas with the team you are part of, discover different ways of presenting a story and share fellowship with other OPEN THE BOOK Storytellers.

Please bring your own lunch, Tea and coffee will be provided.

Please contact Maggie Chiverton on or  01256 476106 to book a place.

For more information on OPEN THE BOOK, visit their webpage.

Why are young people so hopeless with money?

Because we’re not teaching them how to handle it properly…

Barclays logoWe’re really excited that Dave Gibbs from UKYouth is going to be joining us on Tuesday 22nd July to spend some time introducing us to resources produced by Barclays Bank to help young people develop skills with money.

As they prepare to head off on their own, young people are often faced with soaring debt, unbelievable pressure to borrow and spend, and often without the resources they need to handle themselves financially. Barclay’s Money Skills endeavours to ‘help one million people build the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to manage their money more effectively’.

Meet at Wolvesey at 12:30 for a light lunch and then receive training in using the resources from 1-5pm, best of all this brilliant afternoon is completely £FREE!

Places are strictly limited, so please book ahead by emailing