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Archive for March, 2013

Counties Evening

Coming soon – a date for the diary –

What: Counties Evening
Where: Duncan Road Church. Park Gate. Southampton. SO31 1BD
When: Monday March 25th (7.45pm refreshments) 8.00pm start
Who: Anyone who wants to share in what God has been doing through ‘Counties’ in Hampshire

RF POSTER March 2013

1st Warsash Sea Scouts

Great opportunity to share with the 1st Warsash Sea Scouts, Portland Troop and help them gain their ‘Faith’ badge. The topic was an evening on ‘Judaism’ (from a Christian perspective) and an enthusiastic group of youngsters enjoyed playing some ice-breaker games before seeing and handling some objects i.e Yad – Torah pointer , Hebrew Bible, Scroll etc. related to the Jewish faith before settling down to watch a DVD on Passover. It was good to explain the story and the meaning of Seder Plate and cover a whole range of issues during thew question and answer session.


What opens when doors close?

What opens when doors close? – Acts 15v40 to 16v15 – sermon by Gordon Curley


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“Your will be done”

“Your will be done” – Matthew chapter 6 verses 9-13– sermon by Gordon Curley


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The Net

Great night at The Queens Head, Titchfield for ‘The Net’ with Clive Cornish. Although numbers attending were disappointing, Clive was typically Clive – easy to listen to and a fascinating story to tell!


An e-book Pray Wales – They Said it was Impossible tells the inspirational story of Clive’s walking, climbing and marathon running with a large wooden cross. It is available from or by calling (UK) 02920 521890.


High Street Chapel is a thriving, evangelical Church in Hopton, Diss,
Hopton and Knettishall are situated in Suffolk, the northern boundary is the border with Norfolk. Hopton village is built on either side of the B1111, Knettishall is about 1 mile south of the A1066. Thetford is the nearest large town, with Bury St Edmunds, Diss and Stowmarket all under 17 miles away. The combined population of both villages is about 640

From 4th-10th March Gordon is working alongside HSC for a series of events called ‘Catalyst’.


The program was as follows:

Sunday 3rd March
Sunday evening service – Mission Launch

Monday 4th March
Quiz night with Fish & Chip supper

Tuesday 5th March
Coffee morning
Ready Steady Cook evening

Wednesday 6th March
High Street Kids Family games evening

Thursday 7th March
Afternoon tea and cakes
Men’s Curry evening

Friday 8th March
Coffee morning
Family film Night

Saturday 9th March
Community Fun Day, Treasure hunt & Hog roast
Concert with ‘World without end’

Sunday 10th March
Encounter Dervice

Thank you for your prayers, lots of new contacts, lots of literature taken and both adults and children responding to the preaching!


James Adkins, Deborah Landricombe, Alison Seadon and Hannah Shepherd are the newest FirstServers! They have just left Tilsley College and are now on UK church placements.


Website: FirstServe

Follow Seren Anderson on her FirstServe programme as she experiences life in Peru: Click here

Deborah Holmes is now in Bolivia: Click here

Hannah Shepherd has just set up her FirstServe blog – follow her through her UK placement in Barnstaple and then as she goes on to India: Click here

Counties Day

Over 400 people celebrated ‘Counties Day’ in Warwick on Saturday – Rico Tice was the guest speaker and was excellent in what he shared – why not download his talks and enjoy them –

Back : Front Cover : UKnews : NIBS (Page 2)

Gordon & Phil Davies led the Youth Work stream and it was great to run some practicle workshops on ‘Sharing your faith’.

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3 Counties evangelists

Following the 2012 Counties film, 2V Studios were again asked to produce a film documenting the activities of 3 Counties evangelists, to give a flavour of the work supported by the Counties network as a whole. The final film was shown at the annual conference.

Counties 3 Film from 2V Studios on Vimeo.