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Dark Skies Event Greeted by Thunder and Lightning

70 attend the first event of 2018 season led by the Hampshire Astronomical Society Although the torrential rain, thunder and lightning prevented any outdoor star gazing, the weather did not dampen the spirits. Graham Bryant of the Hampshire Astronomical Society gave an a highly informative illustrated talk to the packed church and, after a  welcome […]

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Inaugural Art Exhibition at St Hubert’s Attracts Massive Interest and Support

An estimated 800 visitors made the journey up the hill to ‘the little church in the field’ over the course of the 16th and 17th September weekend, 2017. The exhibition entitled, ‘St Hubert’s Idsworth: An Exhibition Inspired by its Heritage and The South Downs Landscape’ was co-ordinated by local professional artist, Deborah Richards. Under her […]

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Teas and Cakes Go Down A Treat!

Thanks to the hard work of a dedicated group of ladies, The Friends were able to provide tea and cakes for almost 150 visitors on the afternoons of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July. The event attracted cyclists, ramblers and many local people including families. Tricia Farnham, President of the Portsmouth Cycle touring Club, wrote to thank […]

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Glyndebourne Comes to St Hubert’s

Concert-goers made the most of a glorious summer’s evening on Saturday 1st July. Picnics around the church were much enjoyed, together with the opportunity to soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the South Downs countryside. Ensemble Moliere, a group of young and highly talented musicians of international experience, performed a programme of French Baroque music to […]

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Friends Stall at the Rowlands Castle Fair

For the first time, the Friends provided a stall at the Rowlands Castle Fair on Saturday 1st July. As well as selling some postcards and framed prints of the church, the Friends made the most of the opportunity to tell people about the plans to meet the challenges ahead to repair and conserve St Hubert’s. Details […]

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