Easter Tide

                                                                          Easter as a Season

You might be working your way through a pile of Easter eggs thinking, that was fun, but Easter is over, what do we do now? However, for the more the controlled amongst you, as the Easter eggs last beyond Easter day, the season of Easter itself is longer than one day. As in Lent we have forty days to prepare for Easter, we now enter the fifty day season of Eastertide during which we take time to consider and reflect on the implication of God’s Easter resurrection power. This season takes in Jesus’ ascension to heaven and ends with the pouring out of that resurrection power to all believers at Pentecost.

So as you may still be enjoying your Easter chocolate, join with us at Crofton Parish as we look to enjoy and unpack the full meaning and impact of God’s resurrection power during this Eastertide season.

If you have any questions about Holy Rood and St. Edmund's please contact the Parish Office on 01329 661154 or email office@croftonparish.org.uk.

 

Meet your election candidates - Wednesday 22 April, 7.30pm

(Left to right) Alan Durrant (Labour) Rob Hylands (Lib Dem) Caroline Dinenage (Conservative) Chris Wood (UKIP) Monica Cassidy (Green Party)

 

 

A public Hustings meeting will take place at Holy Rood Church, Stubbington on Wednesday 22 April, 7.30pm. Here is your chance to question your constituency candidates about local and national issues that affect us all, whether it’s the NHS, the economy, local transport, or anything else you are concerned about in our area. Questions must be submitted beforehand to the church office, or email office@croftonparish.org.uk.

       

Messy Church

Messy Church is church with a difference - a family-friendly time of fun, games, food and craft.  It’s on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 3.30 – 5.50pm in Holy Rood Church. The next Messy Church is13th May, so great to come along right after collecting the children from school. The next one is on Wednesday 1st April. We start with an hour of games and craft activities, then a celebration with songs and a Bible story, then a hot meal together – so no need to think what to cook for tea on Messy Church days! To find out more contact the church office, 01329 661154 or email office@croftonparish.org.uk

Little Fish Toddler Groups

Little Fish is a toddler group for parents and carers with children aged up to 3 years old. We meet at Holy Rood Church on Wednesday from 9.30am-11am and on Thursday from 10am-11.30am. There is a large selection of toys as well as a craft activity, story time and singing. The cost is £2 per family which includes refreshments for adults and children. Spaces are available now! For further details or to book a place please email littlefish@croftonparish.org.uk or ring the church office. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Causeway

The Causeway congregation gathers together on the first Sunday of the month, from 6.30pm – 7.30pm, at Holy Rood Church. Drinks are available from 6pm. This congregation is open to everyone but when we meet for worship there will be special provision for adults with learning disabilities. The great thing is that we can all learn from one another and worship is enriched when abilities, traditions and ages are mixed – enriched, that is, if we approach it with the right heart.  So do join us on the first Sunday of the month.

 

Prayer

‘You heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help’ Psalm 31:22
Every day there is prayer going on in this church for all kinds of different people and situations. Some are anxious about family members, or facing illness, unemployment or money problems. If you would like prayer for any situation please click on the Prayer Requests button and email prayer@croftonparish.org.uk  You don’t have to give your name if you’d rather not, but please be assured that anything you say or share with us will be treated in the strictest confidence. If you would like one of the clergy to pray for you at home that can also be arranged. Outside of office hours please email our clergy: clergy@croftonparish.org.uk