Category Archives: Ministry Team Blog

West Wing dramas and transforming the world

This article appeared first in the March edition of Itchen Valley News In the final weeks of the US Presidential Campaign in 2016 Lucy and I were watching the final series in the US TV drama West Wing.  It was … Continue reading

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Itchen Valley News December 2016

Letter from the Rectory by Revd. Alex Pease This letter first appeared in the December 2016 edition of Itchen Valley News During the month of December we enter the period of the church year called Advent.  It is a period … Continue reading

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A pilgrimage to the Christian garbage dump of Cairo by Sarah Shirley

CAVE CHURCHES OF MOKATTAM, CAIRO by Sarah Shirley On a recent visit to Egypt with my brother to visit my daughter, we had the opportunity to see the cave churches of Mokattam on the outskirts of Cairo Below the Mokattam … Continue reading

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The Brexit Phoney War – an opportunity to bury the hatchet by Revd Alex Pease

September 1939 to May 1940 was a strange period in our history, when war had been declared by Britain against Germany, but no substantial military action had begun on the Western Front.  The decision had been taken, we were at … Continue reading

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A week of worship in the Cotswolds

Lucy, and our daughter Marina and I have just come back from a week’s retreat in the Costwolds. For the last 14 years we have been attending a week long family house party on the site of a school near … Continue reading

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‘Don’t be taken over by the fear’ by Revd Alex Pease

Revd Dr Donald MacEwan of the Church of Scotland – Chaplain to the University of St Andrews with Alex and Marina Pease Lucy and I have been in St Andrews for the graduation of our daughter Marina.  Some time ago … Continue reading

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EU Referendum – are you having pre-match nerves? A personal view by Revd Alex Pease

So today is Tuesday and the referendum is on Thursday.  So how are you going to vote?  If you are one of the 25% of the electorate who apparently have yet to decide, don’t be nervous and I hope that … Continue reading

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