To help you study the Bible at home on a regular daily basis, it can be arranged for you to receive a copy of Daily Bread or Encounter with God, from the Scripture Union, which give suggested daily readings and some brief, enlightening notes.
Please contact David Rowe on 01420 562577 for further information on these and similar publications.
Julian Meetings are open to all denominations and provide an opportunity for quiet Christian prayer and contemplation, to bring peace and tranquility to our lives.
If you would be interested in coming along to our monthly meeting, or if just want to find out more, please contact Gay or Jill.
We are always delighted to welcome new members.
You are most welcome to join us for coffee in the Church Hall from midday, after our main 11am Sunday service. It is an excellent opportunity to meet other members of the congregation, renew old friendships and catch up on the latest news.
Please remember to put some extra cash in your pocket as there may also be cakes, marmalade, cards, plants and more, to buy.
We look forward to meeting you!
The aim of FOSAC is to encourage the wider community to participate, in whatever way possible, in the preservation of this unique and ancient building for future generations.
Many will see St. Andrew's for its historical and architectural value, as a building which enhances the character of our village. It is used by nearly all at some time for weddings, baptisms and funerals, as well as for regular church worship.
However, whilst the function and spirit of St. Andrew's is timeless, the building itself is not! Funds for maintenance, hitherto raised mainly by the congregation, are insufficient to save this historic building from increasing deterioration.
The Friends of St. Andrew's Church (FOSAC), was formed in 2001 in response to the many offers by the villagers of Medstead, to assist the church's regular congregation in the maintenance and restoration of this fine building.
The last inspection by the Parish Architect highlighted the need for work to the windows and the roof. Additionally, the electrical system and heating will soon need a complete overhaul. There is also always much to do in the form of routine maintenance to both the building and the surrounding grounds.
The roof, in particular, was in urgent need of repair, having been last re-roofed in the 1920s it now required a spend of £120,000. Hence our first major fundraising campaign literally raised the roof.
You can help by:
> Giving money as a one-off donation
> Researching the history or archaeology of the church
> Organising fund-raising activities
> Praying for our success
Here you can view the latest agreed Minutes of the Parochial Church Council (PCC).
Note - these will not normally be from the latest meeting as those Minutes are in draft form until agreed at the following meeting.
Rev'd Canon Edward Pruen
The Rectory, Trinity Hill, Medstead, Alton, Hampshire GU34 5LT
Or phone a churchwarden:
Debby 01420 562854
Ian 01420 563533