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Covid-19

We want to keep in touch and to offer support where it is needed. Please let us know if there are ways in which you think we may be able to help you (see our contacts page). For the local initiative, read the message issued in March by the Parish Council here and from the Wallops Good Neighbours here.

The Annual Meeting and Election of Churchwardens took place in St Peter’s Church on Tuesday May 11th. Stephen Baldock and Patrick Keightley were elected as Church Wardens, the other officers were reelected and there were two resignations and two recruits to the PCC.

Restructuring our team of parishes: click here for a summary of the proposals from the Diocese. These are under active consideration locally and it will be some time before we know for certain the direction of travel.  Meanwhile the Anna Benefice will be placing an advertisement in September for a Priest-in-Charge of their three parishes and it is hoped that the successful candidate will in due course become the Incumbent of the new Benefice.

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 is asking for support 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 remain open for business (mornings only on Saturday and Sunday) during the Covid-19 restrictions (maximum of three customers at a time).

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 Their monthly coffee mornings are currently suspended.

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 may be open again (Tues 1pm-4pm, Wed 10am-4pm, Thur 10am-4pm, Fri:10am-4pm) but you are advised to enquire; online orders are still possible. Please contact Brenda Sleath on 01264 355706 or email vinetrustandover@gmail.com with any queries. Their website address is on the LINKS page here