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.
Some good news via Elias Chacour. The strike of Christian schools in Israel is over for the moment with an agreement with Israel agreed.
This is Statement By The Secretariat of Christian Schools in Israel
Reached a settlement with the ministry of Education and therefore the students of the 47 schools in Israel who number 33,000 will return to school Monday the 28th of September after being on strike since the 1st of September
Now the second part of the presentation. I hope you will find this interesting as it includes much of St John's outreach support and donations. As with the first it does not sadly include the 'clever' bits!
I have been asked to upload the slides from our presentation for the Vigil on Friday. I have had to do it in 2 parts as it is too large for one and it does not have the moving parts that the original had, but I hope this works!
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.