2019 March 10 - Pew News


Sunday 10 March 2019 - The First Sunday of Lent

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

9.30am​   Worship for Everyone (Revd Andrew Doye; preaching – Mark Johnson, from Christian Aid)

               Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11,  Luke 4: 1-13

               Voluntary: Imperial March - Edward Elgar

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

6.00pm​    Sung Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Collect for The First Sunday of Lent - Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Sunday 17 March 2019 - The Second Sunday of Lent

8.00am    â€‹â€‹Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)

9.30am​    Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

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

Readings:  Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3: 17-4: 1;  Psalm 27: 9-16; Luke 13: 31-35

6.00pm​       Mid-Month Special from Taizé Community (Revd Andrew Doye)


THIS WEEK  (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday 11 March to Friday 15 March 2019

8.30am â€‹       Morning Prayer

Tuesday 12 March 2019

7.00pm​         LENT THEME TALKS: from Médecins Sans Frontières and Friends without Borders 

Wednesday 13 March 2019

10.30am​        Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Monday 11 March and Thursday 14 March 2019

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

Friday 15 March 2019

12.30pm​        2nd Lent Lunch and speaker, Rosie Lennon for the Rural Refugee Network in the Parish Hall

Saturday 16 March 2019

9.30-11.30am​  Community Pancake Breakfast in the Parish Hall

The Rector’s day off is Friday



LENT GROUPS: the four groups are now full. However, it may be possible to make adjustments for latecomers. If you have not been able to sign-up and would like to join a group please speak to the Rector or contact Roddy R.

Tuesday 12 March 2019, 7.00pm Special evening in the church with two speakers sharing their experiences of working with displaced people. Aiden Berry from Médecins Sans Frontières, is a very experienced logistician who has worked in a variety of places including South Sudan. Michael Woolley who is Chairman of Friends with our Borders, a charity that provides support for asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants within the Portsmouth area.

Refurbished Notice Boards  - see the beautiful paint work on the boards at the lych gate and in the churchyard overlooking Westbourne Road.

UPROOTED and DISPLACED  Exhibition - Westbourne Church is lucky to be able to host the Christian Aid exhibition which is touring the country to raise awareness of the 40 million internally displaced people around the world. Please take time to read view the stories from Iraq, Kenya and Nigeria.

Pancake Breakfast, 16 Mar 2019 - An event for Church funds, run by students of Bourne College who recently used the Hall for their own fundraising. Do come.

40 days – 40 items.  Stuck for something to give up for Lent? Why not take one item from your house each day, which you don’t still use or wear, and put it in a bag. At the end of Lent, donate the items to a charity shop or homeless shelter.

Woodmancote Church OPEN Day Saturday 30 March from 11.00am-3.00pm (with an act of dedication at 2.15pm).  Refreshments on offer.  Please drop in at some time to see the refurbished Church.

Churchyard tidy: Saturday 23 March 2019, 9am. All help needed. Bring any tools.

New Electoral Roll  - This year the church electoral roll has to be fully revised.   Anyone wishing to be on the new roll must fill in an application form, even if your name is on the current one.  Forms are to the right inside the north door at St John’s.  No addresses will be published.  Completed applications are needed by Sunday 31st March.  Please put them in the ‘B’ pigeon hole marked with my name, or send to my address. Many thanks. Margaret Bristowe (contacts in church).

Marmalade  -  thanks to those who produced marmalade, and supported that Festival on 2nd March.  A great total of £511.60 was raised for church funds.

Supper Lecture.  A huge thank-you to everyone involved in making the evening such a successful one - Tracy even offered to return again!  £ Result next week!

50/50 Draw winning numbers for February: 1st No. 32, 2nd No. 57 & 3rd No. 18.

Open the Book - we still have room for others to join our team bringing bible stories into local schools. Please make yourself known soon (the next training session is 25 March). Contacts in church.

Annual Church Meeting, Wed 24 April, 7.30pm: at least three places will be available on the Church Council (‘PCC’) and one place on the Deanery Synod. If wishing to stand, or know more, speak with an existing member or the Rector.

Parish Council Elections in May  Would you consider serving the community in this way?  clerk@westbourne-pc.gov.uk or speak with chair, Richard Hitchcock.

Posies for Mothering Sunday  Calling gents and under 18s to help for an hour at St John’s from 10-11.00am on Saturday 30 March. No previous skills needed!

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