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St John the Baptist Parish

Current News

The Journal

The Journal is the monthly parish magazine. If you would like to contribute an article or contact the editors then please email / contact the Parish Office via email.

Parish Baptism Preparation Course.

If you would like to have your baby baptised then it is a Parish requirement that you first complete a preparation course.

Please note: if you intend to have your baby baptised outside of the parish, then you must first seek

Fr Austin’s permission and obtain a letter of permission for the priest who will be conducting the baptism.

Application forms for Baptism can also be found in the Church porch or as a pdf below.

The next Baptism Course will be on Friday 27th February and Friday 6th March at 7.30pm in the Presbytery. 

Download the Baptism Course Registration Form and Application for Baptism form below.

Marriage Preparation

If you are planning to get married in the coming year then you must contact the Parish Office - attendance on a Marriage Preparation Course is a requirement - please contact the Parish Office for information on courses.This also applies if you are resident in the parish but are planning to get married in another parish. In order to complete paperwork, a minimum of six months notice of a forthcoming marriage is requested.

Andover Foodbank

In your generosity, please could you add one of these items to your shopping list this week?  

Sugar (1kg and 500g) - URGENT; Longlife Milk (1l and 500ml) – URGENT

Long Lifef Fruit Juice (1l); PLUS . . .  2-man tents and frying pans!

Help the foodbank to make 2015 a Happy Easter!

Help us to give a treat and more importantly show local children, young people and vulnerable adults in our community that we care about them this Easter. Last year the Andover foodbank distributed more than 1,500 chocolate eggs via agencies such as Children’s Services, Home-Start, Mencap and Little Oaks Children’s Centre. You can help us by donating medium sized chocolate eggs.   We need the eggs by Sunday 8th March 2015 to ensure that there is enough time to distribute them to the agencies and for them to pass on to each child before Easter. Thank you!

The next Andover Foodbank Prayer Breakfast will be on Tuesday 3rd March in the Parish Hall from 8.30am.

All are welcome to come along and hear news from the Foodbank!