On the 17th of August, 1898 the reconstructed Church of St. John the Baptist was reconsecrated by the Bishop of Winchester and reopened for divine worship. Extensive rebuilding under the direction of Sir Arthur Blomfield, the eminent Victorian church architect and Diocesan architect to Winchester Cathedral, was now complete. This beautiful building stands today as a tribute to his skills and expertise, providing New Alresford with a church worthy of its heritage.
There will be a public meeting in the Alresford Recreation Centre (ARC) on Friday 3rd June at 7pm where there will be a panel of experts to give unbiased straight answers to questions you may have about the EU. Do come along.
We had a great evening in St John's with a Jazz concert. Trad Jazz, dancing in the aisles and a lot of fun. You need to watch this to the very end and spot all those letting their hair (what some have left of it) down!
Old Alresford Place (OAP) was the home of Mary Sumner who founded the Mother's Union.
The Personal Prayer of Mary Sumner
All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee and every life I touch, do thou by this spirit quicken, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen.