2018 September 16 - Pew News


Sunday 16 September 2018 - 16th after Trinity

8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye) 
    Readings: Isaiah 50: 4-9a; James 3: 1-12; Psalm 19: 1-6; Mark 8: 27-end
    Hymns:     627 vv1-6;  608;  420;  372
    Anthem:   Prayer of St Richard of Chichester   Malcolm Archer
    Voluntary:   Grand Choeur in D Major  Op18 No.1   A Guilmant

7.00pm    Organ Recital by Charles Harrison 

Morning Prayer, each weekday at St John the Baptist Church from 8.30 to 9.00am. During this Diocesan Year of Prayer, if you haven’t been part of this yet, do try to find a morning on which you could join us.   Books provided and no prior knowledge needed.   Just turn up, and be a part of our daily worship.

Sunday 23 September 2018 - 17th after Trinity
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)            
  (this service will include a presentation of our Mission Action Plan – more details below)
11.15am   Holy Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye)
6.00pm     Informal service (Revd Andrew Doye) 
Readings: Jeremiah 11: 18-20; James 3: 13-4:3,7-8a; Psalm 54; Mark 9: 30-37

This Week

Monday 17 September to Friday 21 September 2018
8.30am     Morning Prayer

Wednesday 19 September 2018
10.30am    Holy Communion (Revd Canon David Nason)

Monday 17 September and Thursday 20 September 2018
10.00am to 12 noon    Drop In for Coffee & Chat in the Parish Hall

The Rector is off duty this week

News and Events

Westbourne Organ Recital - This evening at 7.00pm. Tickets at £5 can be purchased at the door, please arrive early. 

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - The Church will be CLOSED for the day from 9am to allow our 5-yearly architect’s inspection.

Sunday 23rd September 2018 we will be looking at our Mission Action Plan. We want everyone to be involved with this, please come and engage in looking at how we can grow and share our Christian faith and community with those in Westbourne and further afield.

Supper Lectures – the first lecture is on Saturday September 29th when Michael Briggs talks on his adventures “Off road in Lesotho”.  Further details for lectures on Saturday 20 October 2018 and Friday 23 November on the leaflet in the Welcome Area at St John the Baptist Church. Tickets now available from Susie D or Rona Musker {number in pew sheet in church)

Churchyard Clean-Up - Saturday 29 September 2018 from 9.00am to noon. All help welcome please. Bring your own useful implements.

Bishop Luffa School, applications for 2019 - a letter from the new head teacher, Mr Austen Hindman,  is presently on the notice board at the two churches. Bishop Luffa is a Church of England secondary school which welcomes applications from local families. The letter describes the application process this Autumn for places at the school.

Church Watch Rota - Current watchers please let me know your availability for October to December as soon as convenient. Marjorie Kipling. Many thanks

Dates for your Diary

Harvest Service at St John the Baptist Church - Sunday 14 October 2018 at 10.30am followed by a parish lunch at 11.45am.  

Remembrance Sunday  11 November 2018 - The Remembrance Service will begin at the War Memorial at 10.50am
The Holy Communion Services at Woodmancote on 14 October and 11 November will be at 9.00am

Sunday 27 October 2018 - Ella Rundle Concert in St John the Baptist Church at 7.00pm - details to follow. Part of WemsFest 2018/19.

This is the Diocesan Year of Prayer        

Keep us, O Lord, in purity of heart and faithfulness to your commands, that your servants may walk before you in the way that is perfect; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen                          

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