‘Crafternoon’ ~ Saturday 2nd December 1-4pm

Christingle, Eco Wreath & Present Making in St John’s Church and Hall

For this event we are looking for the following:
Please bring them along to St John’s Church:
– Brown recycled wrapping paper (plain)
– Sewing needles
– Scissors
– White & black threads
– Unwanted presents

We greatly appreciate any help you can lend with the above and look forward to seeing you there, with your family & friends!

Ride + Stride For Churches ~ 9th Sept 2023

Congratulations to our TwinSpires team of 7 who participated in the annual Ride & Stride event on 9th September. It was an exceptionally hot, sunny day, but they cycled for 6 hours, covering 32 miles and visiting 14 churches.
It’s not too late to sponsor our TwinSpires team for this worthwhile cause.
50% of money raised comes directly to our churches and the other
50% to other churches needing help and support.
You can find the sponsorship forms in our church buildings
or you can donate via the fundraising page below:

David Hookings ~ Race for Life

David is running Southampton’s 10k Race for Life on Sat  22nd July
to raise money for Cancer Research UK

‘I am running to raise as much money as I can in the Race for Life 10km in Southampton on the 22nd July to fund Cancer Research UK.

Cancer Research UK saves lives and makes future cures possible.

Cancer is happening right now and has affected personal friends and family, which is why I’m taking part as an active fund raiser.

1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s ground-breaking work, so please sponsor me now.’


Crawford’s Walking Challenge

Crawford White has completed a sponsored walk on 21.05.23 to raise funds for the church.
It’s not too late to sponsor Crawford for his successful challenge! The donation web page (link below), is now active, although your support for TwinSpires using any of our usual donation channels, in church or online, will also be hugely appreciated! Thank you.


If you are a UK taxpayer, please confirm that you would like to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation. This will add 25p to every £1 you give. Thanks for visiting!

Crawford’s Challenge:

I am a 51 year old man who suffers from cerebral palsy. During the covid-19 pandemic my church, along with many others, suffered financially. I have been thinking about how I can help, and have decided that I’d like to do a sponsored walk on Sunday 21 May from home to church using my walking frame. The distance from my flat to church is about 1 mile, which is a very significant challenge for me. Despite my disability, I am going to do it to raise funds for my church. If you are able, please sponsor me. Thank you – Crawford White. 

Thank you for supporting this project. If we do not meet our target or receive more than we planned, these funds will be added to our general funds  

Churches Count on Nature Event

Sunday 11th June 12-3pm at St John’s Church, Rownhams
Aimed at the entire community, all ages welcome

Please invite friends in the community and beyond for fun counting nature in our Church grounds. Knowledge identifying nature isn’t compulsory.  There will be reference books and an app available.

Bring a picnic to enjoy and then join in the count.

Please chat to Sophie Ross or any of the eco team if you are planning on coming so we know rough numbers.