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Dates and Times of Next Service

There will be no Services in our Church buildings’ until at least after 2nd December, however all our churches are open for private prayer. In the mean time there will be online and dial-in services to watch and listen to starting10am on Sundays and available until Friday.

Coffee and Chat and Dial-a-Service has been suspended until such time as it might be needed again.

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Our Prayer is that by joining us, you will grow deep in your knowledge of God, whilst receiving a warm welcome from his people.

Daily Bible Verse

The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.

 During 2020 a total re-ordering of the West End of the church took place.
Thanks to significant grants and donations received from:
The Colden Common Parish Hall Trust; Hampshire County Council Rural Communities Fund;
Winchester City Council Community Infrastructure Fund; Colden Common Parish Council;
The Allchurches Trust Ltd; Hampshire & the Islands Historic Churches Trust; The National
Churches Trust; Colden Common Methodist Church; members of SDG benefice of churches;
plus great support from local organisations, businesses and individuals, as well as many
years of fundraising events the £120,000 refurbishment project was completed.
To a design by Connelly Wellingham architects, work at the West End of the church
included:
Removal of all fixed seating; The digging out, rebuild and dampproof of all footings,
including those beneath the South and West aisles; Repair and redecoration of walls and
wall panels; Relaying of aisle stones to make flat and safe; Replacement of all other flooring
to a new safe and accessible level; Relocation of the font to an inclusive central position;
Installation and connection of water and drainage systems; Installation of efficient electrics,
heating and lighting; Installation of a fully compliant, sound-proofed toilet room with fixed
nappy-change shelf; Installation of an illuminated, magnetic wipe-clean noticeboard;
Installation of an equipped kitchenette with servery; The creation of an open meeting area/
activity zone.
This work has transformed a dingey, discriminatory, dilapidated space into a bright, fully
inclusive, welcoming social area, better suited for 21c worship and pastoral care, and to
allow wider community use of the church building.

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PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH South Down Gateway Churches are committed to providing a welcoming, respectful and safe environment. For more information or if you have a concern, please click here
Location Morestead, Owslebury, Twyford, Colden Common. Benefice Office: Holy Trinity Church Centre, 154 Main Road, Colden Common SO21 1TJ Phone 01962 715172 Email holy.trinity.cc@hotmail.co.uk
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