Free church kneelers

St Peter’s Church, Stockbridge has 50 red kneelers and 30 blue kneelers which are being offered for free. Each kneeler measures approximately 29cm by 20cm, and 8cm deep.

If anybody is interested in having any of them please contact  or to arrange collection.

Hymn Books for donation

All Saints Church, Braishfield has recently replaced their hymn books and consequently there are words only copies of both Ancient and Modern revised and Mission Praise looking for a home, in return for a donation.

  • 85 x words only editions of Ancient and Modern revised plus 2 large print editions. They all have the name of our church stamped in the front. Used (purchased by our church in 1978) but all in good condition.


  • 30 words only editions (1998) of Mission Praise plus 7 large print editions. Large print are paperback; others are hardback. The books all have the name of our church stamped into the front. All used but in good condition with intact spine and pages.



SAT 15th & SUN 16th JUNE 2019

1.30pm to 5.30pm each day


Returning to Hampshire’s list of Open Gardens Events is the one to be held in the village of LONGSTOCK, in the heart of the Test Valley

Eight Gardens are on show, some of which are maintained by retired professionals from Longstock Park Nursery whilst others are tended by enthusiastic and knowledgeable amateurs. One of the gardens is on the NGS list. The Village Allotments will also be open and representatives will be there to give advice and proudly show off their work.  St Mary’s Church will be florally decorated and will be worth a visit as will its recently renovated Churchyard.

Programmes will be on sale in the Village Hall (Post Code SO20 6DP) and also at one of the two other designated parking areas in the village.

Entry prices to all gardens (covering both days) are £8 for Adults. Under 16’s get in free

Teas will be served in the Village Hall on both afternoons – starting at 1.30 pm – where there will be a Plant Stall with many quality plants and bargains to be had

A limited amount of free – mini bus – transport will be available to take visitors up and down the village.

Unfortunately it will not be possible for dogs to enter any of the gardens.

All proceeds are in aid of St Mary’s Church, Longstock.

The point of contact for queries is Garry Hedley (Church Treasurer) on 01264 810284 or by e mail