2021 April 11 - Pew News


Sunday 11 April 2021 - The Second Sunday of Easter 

A prayer on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh 

God of our lives, 

we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip, 

for his love of our country, 

and for his devotion to duty. 

We entrust him now to your love and mercy, 

through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen 


All our services will be via Zoom - unless stated otherwise and invitations will be issued separately. 

This Sunday’s Worship 

9.30am – A Service of the Word 

The service will be led by Martin, with the assistance of Sue Douthwaite. The Bible readings  are from the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 4, verses 32-35; and John Chapter 20: verse 19 to the end. Our music has been played and recorded by Stewart Taylor (with some contributions from our choir). 

The Special Prayer for the Second Sunday of Easter 

Almighty Father, 

You have given your only Son to die for our sins 

And to rise again for our justification: 

grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness 

that we may always service you 

in pureness of living and truth 

through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, 

who is alive and reigns with you, 

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever 



Worship for the week ahead 

Monday to Friday - 8.30am - Morning Prayer  

Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation 

Sunday 18 April 2021 at 9.30am - All Age Worship arranged by members of the Sunday School via Zoom.

A single bell, half-muffled, will be rung 99 times at noon at Saturday 10 April 2021. The Church will be open for private prayer each day between 11am and 3pm for the eight days of official mourning for HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

Face coverings must be worn, please follow the signage and the one-way system and  maintain social distancing. 

The Churches remain closed for gathered services until further notice – but watch this  space! 


For our prayers

Please contact the Churchwardens for prayer requests.

For Elizabeth our Queen and members of the Royal Family following the death of  HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

For the needs of the world, especially at this time of global pandemic.

For research workers, scientists and medical personnel who are working to protect  us, provide adequate testing, and to develop, deliver and administer vaccines. 

For those who are particularly vulnerable to this virus.

For all who have been and continue to be affected by the pandemic.

For those who are isolated and anxious.

For those who are hungry and homeless.

For the whole church: that God may accomplish God's work in and through us for the sake of the world.

For all those known to us who are unwell: that God will bring them healing and  wholeness.

For Andrew, our Rector.

For those who are dying and their families.

To give thanks for the lives of those whose anniversary of death falls at this time. 



Singing the psalms. On Sunday 11 April 2021, at 11am, our Director of Music, Stewart Taylor, will run a Zoom session of about half an hour taking you through the mysteries of singing psalms to Anglican chant and how to read the pointing. He will also explain the differences between the Parish Psalter, which we have used in the past, and the Salisbury Cathedral Psalter which we use now and why we changed. 

Easter 2021 photographic event - the winners are out! Enjoy the wonderful pictures on the events page.

Annual meeting. Our Church APCM will be held virtually at 11am on Sunday 25 April 2021. Nomination forms  for Churchwardens and Deputies, and for PCC members are on the noticeboard inside the  Church in Westbourne. If you are unable to get to the Church but wish to make a nomination, please contact Marjorie Kipling.

Deanery Prayer Gathering - On Saturday 17 April 2021 at 10.00am via Zoom, Deanery prayers will be particularly for Chidham parish. Zoom Meeting link is in the email version of the pew sheet.

Bible Reading Fellowship Notes - For those who have ordered daily Bible Reading Notes, Dennis Farr will deliver Notes once  again and enclose a note relating to payment which is now due for the next term/year. For anyone interested in having access to Bible Reading Fellowship Notes look at the BRF website or contact Dennis on Chichester 371902. 

Petworth Area Churches Together (PACT) will hold its Spring Talk on Friday 16 April 2021 at 7.30pm by Zoom. The Talk will be given by Lord Dr (Michael) Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Chancellor of Regent’s University, London. He will speak on the intriguing title "The future we don't know". The title sounds rather exciting given that the future for all of us is  unknown! All welcome. Free to attend event, Zoom link is in the email version of the pew sheet.

Prayer requests. If there are causes or people that you wish to bring to the attention of the Church and  its praying community, please contact the Churchwardens. Church Directory page.

Information about how you can give to the work of the parish church can be found on our Donate page.

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