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External Events and Campaigns

From time to time the PACT web master receives requests from organisations outside those involved in PACT requesting that we advertise events and campaigns taking place both locally and nationally.

After consultation with the PACT Chair and Secretary the web master will add details of these events and campaigns to this page of the web site. Some of these will be well out of the PACT area so it may not be practicable to attend them but it is hoped that local Christian will pray for them.

Below you will find brief details of these activities, listed in ascending date order; some will have links to other pages on this web site, others will lead to external web site.

PACT is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Age Concern Petersfield: Volunteer Minibus Drivers needed

We are in need of volunteer minibus drivers to drive once a month. We provide much needed transport to our lunch club on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and transport into town on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Most drivers pick one of these runs and drive every 3-4 weeks so it is not too onerous. We also have a programme of afternoon summer outings where you could volunteer to drive for some of these too.

Our passengers are so appreciative of this service as it enables them to get out and about. We would provide a full induction and MIDAS training.

If you would like to know more please contact Sheridan Rocher on


Men's Music Quiz and Curry Night

Max Cross writes:

The famous music quiz and curry is upon us. This year it is at Charlie's in Petersfield, but don't panic - that is now what they have decided to call The Spice Lounge, so you do know where that is. It's 7.30pm Thursday 5th April at a cost of £13 for buffet starter and main.

Come along to enjoy the quiz and curry or simply come along for some great food and a chat. Spaces limited so book in with me by replying asap. I am looking forward to having some fun that night, on my last curry night before I move onto pastures new.

Please note I am away from Monday 13 March for a couple of weeks so if possible a quick reply will help. Don't worry if you get an email out of office from me after Monday, I'll confirm upon my return on 28th March.

Max Cross

If you wish to attend the evening please contact Max directly:

Community First

Community First is a registered Charity. They aim to be the difference that makes a difference in our local communities. Community led and people powered, they work across sectors with community members to affect positive change and be a force for good.

They are passionately committed to creating a strong, influential and thriving voluntary and community sector because we know the difference it makes to people’s lives.
Our Members

They are an independent membership organisation with a diverse membership of over 600 member organisations. We believe that we are all stronger by working together. We welcome new members and their involvement in our work. Membership is free to voluntary and community organisations who operate in the areas that we serve.

Dementia Friendly Petersfield

Imagine a town where people living with dementia feel understood and comfortable, a place where more businesses and services understand how to help those affected by dementia, and a group of organisations working together to help make the town truly dementia friendly.

Welcome to Dementia Friendly Petersfield.

The human impact of dementia is enormous and so are the numbers - 850,000 people in the UK are estimated to have a form of dementia, with up to 2,000 people in Hampshire living with the condition.

Dementia Friendly Petersfield aims to increase the awareness and understanding of dementia amongst businesses in the town, so those affected feel more supported by the business and services they rely on.

Businesses make a pledge to enable key staff to become Dementia Friends. This can be done either by attending a free information session, which lasts just one hour, or by watching a video at

Dementia Friendly Petersfield is actively supported by organisations across the town, including East Hampshire District Council, Petersfield Town Council, the Petersfield Post, Hampshire Constabulary, Petersfield Area Churches Together (PACT), Princess Royal Trust for Carers, the Winton House Centre, Dementia Friendly Hampshire, Waitrose and Local Treasures.

Home Library Service

Nicolette Morgan writes:

I am a Home Library Service Coordinator for Hampshire Library Service, and I am raising awareness of our free Home Library Service and Dementia resources that are available across the county including from all the libraries in East Hants.

We are actively looking for more people who might benefit from the Home Library Service, however as I am sure you can appreciate it is those who would benefit from the service most that we find difficult to get the information to. I have attached a couple of e flyers for your information:

Please feel free to forward them on along with my contact details if needed. NB the resources listed in the Dementia flyer are available for all library users, not just those living with Dementia.

If you have any questions, do get in touch.

Kind regards,

Nicolette Morgan

Lead Home Library Service Coordinator,
Based at Waterlooville Library
The Precinct, Waterlooville, Hants, PO7 7DT
Tel. 07561 287658 or 02392 252608 ex 292217
Working Hours - Mon to Thurs 8.30am – 5pm
Web Site:

Please note that I am not always at my base location during these times

Christian Holidays

The Christian Holiday People are very pleased to offer you a range of Christian fellowship holidays in the UK and overseas.

Each of our well thought out tours, holidays and breaks gives you the opportunity to share your holiday in fellowship with other Christians. You will be guided by our experienced holiday leaders who, besides the tour itinerary, organise daily times of prayer and worship.

New holidays will be added to the website regularly. If you would like to receive brochures that we publish periodically, please contact us.

We have a reputation for helping people meet and make new friendships on memorable holidays or conferences, friendships which have lasted the rest of their lives.

We are committed to helping you find re-creation in the real sense of the word, both physically and spiritually, through a varied holiday and short break programme of outings, fun activities and times of worship, prayer and fellowship.

Our aim is to promote and extend the Christian faith by offering holidays organised on a Christian basis and without denominational bias.

Neighbourhood Prayer Network

The Neighbourhood Prayer Network aims to see every street in the UK covered in Christian prayer. We hope to encourage as many Christians as possible to be not only pray, but get to know their neighbours. We live in times where with the click of a mouse, we can communicate half way around the World, and yet most of us do not know our neighbours living on our own street.

Most of our streets have people who suffer from loneliness, or social exclusion; there are estimated to be 1.7 million housebound people in the UK who rarely see a relative or friend. Loneliness is epidemic across generations, whether it is single parents, people who have suffered a relationship breakdown, or even children. We believe prayer combined with Christians following the teachings of Jesus and loving their immediate neighbours, could transform our nation and help end this epidemic of loneliness.

Statistically there are at least two Christians living on around 260,000 streets in the UK. Imagine what a difference we could all make if we simply took responsibility for praying for and caring for those living on our own street. Will you join us?

We seek to work with churches across denominations and any similar ministries. See our partner page for details.

We ask Christians to:

  • Pray for their neighbours
  • Care for their neighbours
  • Share their faith with their neighbours (if opportunities present)

Neighbourhood Prayer Network web site

Christian Flatshare

Christian Flatshare is a website that seeks to bring together those offering accommodation and those who are seeking accommodation. There is no fee for the service and the options are very flexible.

Winton House Memory Cafe

Winton House, 18 High Street will be running a Memory cafe on the third Wednesday of the month, from 2:00 pm to 3:300 pm. It will be held in the Pop In tea room, with events and support for dementia sufferers and their families.

The cafe is being run by Winton House volunteers with input from the Alzheimer Society.

Winton House Bingo

Winton House, 18 High Street will be running Bingo on the last Friday of the month, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. It will be held in the Pop In tea room.

We do not play for cash, but mostly chocolate! There is a cost of £1 for six games, with a short break for a cup of tea. We have a regular group of mostly elderly ladies who come along. Transport can be provided by contacting Winton House to pre book.

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Trinity Local

Trinity Local, which is an evening congregation of Trinity Church Liphook, holds a service in the hall of Petersfield United Reformed Church every Sunday night (except the first Sunday of each month ). We started 8th February 2015. Refreshments are served from 6.00pm and the service starts at 6.30pm.

Churches Together with Hard of Hearing People

Churches Together with Hard of Hearing People was initiated, several years ago, by Robert Sanday who, at the time, was the Priest for the Deaf for the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocese. A colleague of Maggie Short, Kay Murray, pointed out to Robert that there were many more people who are deafened (that, is have had speech and have now lost their hearing – but want to stay in the hearing world) than are Deaf (born deaf, living/working in the Deaf world and using sign language) so he expanded his brief.

We started by offering services which were accessible to people with hearing loss – also produced leaflets for churches, detailing simple things they could do to make their services available to people with hearing loss – offering to go and talk to Parish Committees etc. etc. ... mostly, I must say, on the other side of Hampshire.

We were only ever four of us:. Robert (Church of England), Kay (Church of England), John (Baptist), Me (Maggie) (Roman Catholic), and the last few years it has usually only been Kay and me, with sometimes John as well.

Robert’s Bishop then changed his remit and would only allow him one day a week for his work with Deaf parishioners so he had to draw back and retrench – the result is that we have just settled for doing these services that I am asking your support with, at Christmas.

Maggie works with people who have lost, or are losing, their hearing and runs ‘Lip reading and Managing Hearing Loss’ sessions ... one in six of the population have hearing loss – there are a lot of people struggling out there – she is keen that they should know they are not alone, that there is support available.

See her website – although that is not specifically church related of course.

The Acorn healing centre is opening its doors every Wednesday so that anyone can go and spend time there with God.

Tea and coffee are available (50p) and if you staying all day please bring packed lunch. Prayer times 9:00am, 12:00 noon, and 4:00 pm which you can join if you want. The grounds are also available for your use.

For over 30 years Acorn has been helping churches to bring healing and wholeness to people and communities.  Acorn provides people, regardless of their circumstances, background or life choices, with the opportunity to experience the "shalom" that is at the heart of the Christian message.

As well as working with churches, Acorn has trained hundreds of Christians across the UK who volunteer in hospital chaplaincy, police stations, food banks, Street Pastors, in GP surgeries, universities and youth work.

Visit the Acorn Healing Centre web site

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