2019 August 18 - Pew News


Sunday 18 August 2019 - Ninth Sunday after Trinity
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
    Voluntary: Imperial March - Edward Elgar
    Readings: Jeremiah 23: 23-29; Psalm 82; Hebrews 11: 29-12:2; Luke 12: 49-56

Sunday 25 August 2019 - The Tenth Sunday after Trinity
8.00am    Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am    Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye, preacher Martin Brown)
6.00pm    Evening Prayer at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye)

This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday 19 August to Friday 23 August 2019
8.30am     Morning Prayer

Wednesday 21 August 2019
10.30am    Holy Communion 

Monday 19 August and Thursday 22 August 2019
10.00am to 12 noon Drop In for Coffee and Chat in the Parish Hall

The Rector is unavailable from Wednesday this week

News and Events

Churchyard Work Party - a huge thank you to everyone who helped in the churchyard yesterday, and to those who have cut grass, strimmed around the gravestones and cleared the weeds during the recent months. It made a big difference and the churchyard now looks tidy again.

Our Parish Hall -  while the nursery school is on holiday there is an opportunity to do some much needed painting and decorating. If you missed Andrew Turner’s notice last week but could help, please speak to him.

Drop In volunteers - many people have volunteered their help over the years, but now we would like some more helpers to provide a welcome on a Monday and Thursday* morning from 10 to 12 noon. You may have missed the notice last week – but if you would like to know more speak to Andrew Turner or Marjorie Kipling or just “Drop In” to find out what is involved.
(*  not the first Thursday of the month)

Chichester Diocese are running a free Social Media training workshop on Tuesday 17 September 2019, from 10am - 4pm in Hove. Please speak to a Church Warden if you could attend, and later brief the PCC on this topic.

Parish Giving Scheme - please support our churches by means of a regular promised contribution, if possible through the Parish Giving Scheme. Leaflets and application forms are at the back of our churches or contact Ali George.
Bible Reading Fellowship booklets, for the period September to December 2019, are in pigeonholes for those who have ordered them. If you have not already paid for the year (£13.80) please consider doing so, otherwise the cost is £4.60 per booklet. Other BRF leaflets can be found in the Welcome Area - include books for Advent. Please ask if you would like anything ordered. Dennis Farr

Patronal Festival Service this year will be held at 10.30am on Sunday 1 September 2019 at St John the Baptist Church, and include three baptisms. The service will be followed by a light lunch, and to aid catering please sign the notice on the board at St John the Baptist’s if you plan to join us. Thank you.

The Quiet Garden at Fishbourne - at St Peter’s Place, Fishbourne Church Hall, PO19 3XT there will be a morning of rest, quiet and spiritual reflection between 10.00am and 12.15pm on Tuesday, 27 August 2019. Beginning with reflections led by the Revd James Cooper, Chaplain, St Wilfrid’s Hospice on “Inspiring Joy with the Spice Girls”.

Ride and Stride, Saturday 14 September 2019 - this event is a sponsored ride (bike or horse) or walk in which people visit churches. Is this something for you?  Any funds raised are shared between Sussex Historic Churches Trust and your own church.  We hope to have St John the Baptist church manned to greet visitors. For more information visit https://www.sussexhistoricchurchestrust.org.uk/ 

The next Organ Recital will be by William McVicker on 21 September 2019. It will be preceded by a talk at 5.30pm, followed by an interval with the recital beginning at 7.00pm. Tickets £7 on the door. Book the date! For more information visit  https://tinyurl.com/Concert21Sept

Next Deanery Evensong is scheduled for our parish church, Westbourne, on 29 September 2019 at 6pm. The visiting preacher will be Canon Angela Tilby.

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