2019 December 22 - Pew News


Sunday 22 December 2019 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

8.00am    ​Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)

9.30am​     Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Voluntary:  Sinfonia from Wir danken dir BWV 29   J S Bach

7.00pm​      Service of Nine Lessons & Carols (Revd Andrew Doye)

Sunday 29 December 2019 - The First Sunday of Christmas

8.00am       ​Holy Communion (BCP)   (Revd Andrew Doye)

9.30am​        All-age Communion Service with Baptism (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings:    Isaiah 63: 7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrew 2: 10-end; Matthew 2: 13-end


This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday, 23 December 2019 ONLY

8.30am  ​Morning Prayer

Tuesday 24 December 2019 – Christmas Eve

4.00pm ​ Crib Service (Revd Andrew Doye)

11.30pm​ Midnight Communion Service (Revd Andrew Doye)

​Voluntary:  Chorale prelude ‘in Dulci Jubilo’ BWV 729  J S Bach

Wednesday 25 December 2019 – Christmas Day

8.00am ​  Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)

9.30am​   Family Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

​Voluntary:  In dir ist Freude BWV 615   J S Bach

11.15am​   Holy Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye)

Monday, 23 December 2019  No Drop in on Boxing Day

10.00am to 12 noon​ Drop In for Coffee and Chat in the Parish Hall

The Rector will be off duty on Friday 27th.


News and Events

The Traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne on 22 Dec 2019 at 7pm. Thanks to all singers & musicians for all their time spent in preparation. The collection taken in the service will go the Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal to help mothers use their God-given gifts to escape poverty, particularly in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and India.

Crisis at Christmas advertise places at £28.87 for someone this Christmas and will introduce them to the education, training and support to help end their homelessness for good through Crisis’ year-round services. With thanks to the Home & Overseas Group’s initiative, £300 has been sent from the December 2019 Friday lunch.

Christingle Candles - If you have a Children’s Society ‘candle’ that you are filling with change, please return it in a collection plate by the end of December.

Thank you to those who organised, catered and entertained us at the Drop-in Christmas Tea last Thursday.


Follow The Star   
Many hand-crafted stars have been created and have been hung in the church. Stars are still available in the welcome area at St John the Baptist Church if you wish to add a message. When displayed, the stars will be hung in the church until Epiphany 6 January 2020.  

Coming soon for children


Westbourne Church invites parents and children for this much-loved service 

Songs and story bring Christmas alive.  All are welcome. If your child wants to come dressed as a shepherd, angel or king .. well, all the better!

TOTS’ TIME:   Monday mornings at 09.30am in the Church, weekly from 20 January 2020.

A new event allowing pre-school children and their parent/carer to join, in a safe and happy setting.  A fun act of worship for little ones: songs and percussion, stories and sharing; short and snappy with refreshments.

Next Deanery Prayer Gatherings – Saturday, 18 January 2020 at Woodmancote Church at 9.30am and Thursday, 6 February at Bosham Church at 12 noon. 

Blue Gift Aid Envelopes - Please complete your name and address on a blue envelope if you are able to Gift Aid your donation to the church.  Thank you

Easyfundraising – remember to sign up for making a donation to Westbourne Parish Church while you are shopping online for Christmas presents.  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/westbournepcc/?utm_campaign=raise-more  See Noticeboard for further information.  Just go to the easyfundraising website and choose to support Westbourne Parish Church.

Items needed

Marmalade making. Jam jars are needed please in the New Year when the marmalade season arrives.  Please bring empty jars to church. Marjorie Kipling

Children’s shakers. Wanted, plastic, rounded containers (with tops) to fill and make hand-held percussion instruments: ideally, 4-8 inches high. Andrew Doye

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