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.
This Friday at 6pm in St John's Church, there will be a performance of the very thought provoking musical called The Peace Child. It will last about an hour and be presented by the children who have taken part in the 3 day Summer Fun event.
It is a musical with wonderful music and there will be dancing and some fantastic stage props as well.
Taize Service at 5pm this Sunday, 23rd August, in St Mary's Church, Old Alresford.
It is a beautiful, gentle and spiritual service that is ideal for de-stressing, relaxing and meditating - whatever helps most! It lasts about 45 minutes and is based around sung chants, readings and prayers. Do come and giver it a try.
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.