Restructuring our team of parishes: click here for a summary of the proposals from the Diocese but this expresses the longer term aim.  We have been seeking a Priest-in-Charge to lead our own six village parishes after the withdrawal of West Andover and we hope to publish an update about this soon. We are delighted that the Anna Benefice has welcomed the Revd Teresa Townsend who was licensed as their Priest-in-Charge on April 26th.

News from the OW Parish Council:  There is a new initiative in the context of the Neighbourhood Development Plan and residents of Over Wallop (which includes Palestine and Kentsboro) are invited to submit their email addresses to a Parish “Hub” in order to be kept up to date and have opportunities to express their views. For details of how to sign up click here The address of the NDP website is on our links page.

The Wallops Village Shop and Post Office still values help from all those who see it as playing a vital role in our community.  For details of how to support the shop (e.g. by gift-aided donations) click here . There is also a link on this website: click here. The Wallops PCCs have expressed their support for the shop and are encouraging parishioners to respond by making regular purchases or through cash donations. The shop and Post Office are open for business (morning only Saturday and Sunday).

The Andover Foodbank:  please check their website here for up to date information. They  currently receive regular fresh food donations from Abel and Cole which they distribute to various local agencies and clients.  At present they collect and distribute the food on Tuesday and Friday mornings and need some additional drivers.  If you have a little spare time, are over 30 and have a current driving licence, please contact the Foodbank office on 01264 362111 or email office@andoverfoodbank.org.uk

The Vine Trust, an independent Christian charity, operates the Vine Trust Bookshop in Bridge Street Andover.  Its purpose is to serve the Christian and churches in Andover and the surrounding area, and to witness to the gospel of Christ. The shop is open Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm and on Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm, but you are advised to enquire. Please contact Brenda Sleath on 01264 355706 or email vinetrustandover@gmail.com with any queries. Their website address is on the LINKS page here