2019 March 3 - Pew News


Sunday 3 March 2019 - The Sunday next before Lent

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

9.30am​      Parish Communion  with Songs of Praise (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings:  Exodus 34: 29-35; 2 Corinthians 3: 12-4:2;  Psalm 99;  Luke 9: 28-36

Anthem:     Be thou my vision  Bob Chilcott

Voluntary:  Toccata  -  Eugène Gigout

6.00pm​       Choral Evensong (Revd Andrew Doye)

Stanford in Bâ™­ and Ayleward responses

​Anthem:      Prayer of St Richard of Chichester   Malcolm Archer


Sunday 10 March 2019 – The First Sunday of Lent

8.00am    â€‹â€‹    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

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

6.00pm​         Sung Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)


This Week  (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday 4 March to Friday 8 March 2019

8.30am â€‹         Morning Prayer

Wednesday, 6 March – Ash Wednesday

10.30am​        Holy Communion, with Ashing (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)

7.30pm​          Sung Eucharist, with Ashing  (Bishop John Hind)


Monday 4 March​ 2019 - ​No Drop-in on Thursday this week

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


Friday 8 March 2019

7.00pm​            â€‹Supper Lecture 

The Rector’s day off is Friday


News and Events

This Week  

You see for the first time in Church our Christian Aid Exhibition, for Lent, portraying the plight of displaced persons, the world-over. Have a good look, to learn and understand more of this pressing issue and its human victims.

Marmalade  -  thank you to those who produced jars of marmalade, and helped at or attended our wonderful Marmalade Festival in the Hall yesterday. A sum of £466.10 was raised for church funds. Some marmalade still for sale.

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

Churchyard tidy/ clearance: Saturday 23 March 2019 from 9am, bring any tools.

Open the Book - we still have room for others to join our team bringing bible stories into local schools. If interested, please make yourself known soon, since there is training involved (next in Worthing on 25 March).

Friday, 8 March, 2019, 7pm.  Last Call for Supper Lecture: Tracy Borman, introduces her first novel “The King’s Witch: James 1 & the Gunpowder Plot” in the Parish Hall. Tickets in advance, £12.50 from Susie D or Rona Musker.

Lent Groups for EVERYONE: The two House Groups meeting on Tuesdays to study "Hear the Word of the Lord", are both full. There remain some spaces in the other groups considering current Year of Vocation materials, "Living Christ". These meet on Monday afternoons, from 11 March and Wednesday evenings, from 13 March. Please sign up now in the Welcome Area at St John the Baptist’s Church or speak with Roddy Russell, in the Hall after the 9.30am service.

Annual Church Meeting, Wed 24 April 2019, 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 occur every four years and are due next on Thursday 2nd May.  In 2015, of the 67 parishes in the Chichester area, 51 were uncontested: ie there were the same number of candidates (or even fewer) than seats on the Council. Richard Hitchcock, of Westbourne Parish Council, writes to encourage anyone from our churches who’d like to become a parish councillor, noting the central role thesechurches play in the village. Nomination forms are soon available from the Parish Clerk at clerk@westbourne-pc.gov.uk

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 the Baptist Church. No addresses will be published. Completed applications are needed by Sunday 31 March. Please put them in the ‘B’ pigeon hole marked with my name, or send to my address. Many thanks. Margaret Bristowe. 

Why not become a Friend of Chichester Cathedral? The Friends are celebrating 80 years of support for this beautiful and sacred place. In that time, for instance, they have restored the Reredos in the Sailors’ Chapel, and given new chairs for the Cathedral. Friends enjoy monthly coffee mornings, lunch talks and visits to places of interest at home and abroad.  Membership forms are found in the Welcome Area at St John the Baptist’s Church. Rona Musker, Cathedral Link.


How does my faith (however ‘strong’ or ‘weak’) act as a steer within the living of my life?  

Do I? … should I? ..  can I? … gain a sense of God’s calling within what I do?  

.. which may include a calling into new areas or endeavours?    

Is my time, my talent and my treasure, available in the service of God and the common good?


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