2021 April 25 - Pew News


Sunday 25th April 2021 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter

9.30am – A Service of the Word – This will be our last Sunday morning service via Zoom for the time being and an invitation to the service will be issued separately.

The service will be led by Thomas Blower with the assistance of David Ince. The Bible readings are from the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 4, verses 5-12 and John, Chapter 10 verses 11-18.  Our music has been played and recorded by Stewart Taylor (with some contributions from our choir. Thanks to everyone who is reading and leading prayers.

At 4.30pm - Said Communion in Church with the Rural Dean, the Reverend Canon Martin Lane presiding.  Booking is essential for this service.  Preferably send an email to sjbwsignupforservices@gmail.com or ring Angie Leggett on (01243) 377825.

The Special Prayer for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:

raise us, who trust in him,

from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,

that we may seek those things which are above,

where he reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen


Worship for the week ahead

Monday to Friday - 8.30am - Morning Prayer 

Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation

The Church is open for private prayer on Thursdays between 11am and 3pm, and Sundays between Noon and 3pm, until further notice.

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

Forthcoming Services in May in the Parish Church

We are now able to hold some Services in the Parish Church in Westbourne, but booking will be essential so we can adhere to social distancing guidance.

Please book, from the preceding Monday for the following Sunday’s services, stating the time of the service you wish to attend and the number in your group, to:

sjbwsignupforservices@gmail.com or call Angie Leggett on (01243) 377825


Sunday 2 May 2021         9.30am        Parish Communion (Booking essential) 

5th Sunday after Easter    4.30pm    Holy Communion (said) (Booking essential) 

Sunday 9 May 2021         9.30am    All Age Worship (Booking essential)

6th Sunday after Easter    4.30pm    Holy Communion (said) (Booking essential) 

Sunday 16 May 2021       9.30am    Service of the Word (Booking essential)

7th Sunday after Easter with a Christian Aid theme

                                           4.30pm    Holy Communion (said) (Booking essential)

Sunday 23 May 2021        9.30am    Parish Communion (Booking essential)


Sunday 30 May 2021        9.30am    Parish Communion (Booking essential)

Trinity Sunday       



For our prayers (please contact the Churchwardens to add names):

  • 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 Elizabeth our Queen and all set in authority under her; and for all citizens that we might work together for the common good;

  • 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 the families of those who have died; and for the lives of those whose anniversary falls at this time;

  • For Andrew, our Rector



Our Church APCM will be held virtually at 11am on Sunday 25 April 2021. The link and papers for the meeting have been circulated.  All those on the Church Electoral Roll are invited to attend. There are still two vacancies for members of the PCC.

Bible Reading Fellowship notes

Barbara Mosse has a few spare (and free!) copies of the upcoming 'New Daylight' booklet for May -August 2021. She will leave them by the pigeon holes at the North door. If anyone would like one, please help yourself! This is an opportunity to use a sample if you are not yet familiar with the booklets.

Ian Russell has kindly brought to our attention the Church of England's "Prayer - where to start and how to keep going" email reflections, which began on the 19th April.
You can sign up on the Church of England's website:


Christian Aid events for 2021 in Westbourne

Christian Aid envelopes - 10 to 16 May 2021 will be by delivery only

This year we will recommence the delivery of Christian Aid envelopes around the village. However, it will be delivery only, so please return your donations in the envelope to a central place such as The Window Box in the Square, Westbourne.

Quiz night, 7.30 pm Friday 14 May 2021

This online fun social evening is a chance to meet old and new friends. All you need is a pen and paper.  Just join in for fun and pit your wits.  Bring along a glass of wine and nibbles.  There is no charge.  Please contact me by email so then I can invite you to the quiz on Zoom.  Everyone is welcome.  Contact Robina Richter (contacts in the email pew sheet).

Plant sale 9.30am - 2.00pm Saturday 22 May 2021 on the Rectory Lawn

There will be a sale of plants to raise money for Christian Aid. We would welcome any spare plants you can donate for sale to raise funds and of course look forward to you all coming to buy too.

Contact Robina Richter.

Here are few ways to donate to Christian Aid if you wish

  • Use the delivered Christian Aid envelope for cash or cheque gifts. 

  • Online one-off donation or you can choose to make a monthly gift via online direct debit. There are also arrangements for gift aiding your money.  Go to the Christian Aid Website https://donate.christianaid.org.uk and tick the donate button 

  • By sending a cheque direct to Christian Aid, 35-41 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RL

Ride & Stride: 11 September 2021
The 2021 Sussex Ride & Stride is taking place on the 11 September 2021 and our churches will be registered for participants to visit. The event is organised by Sussex Historic Churches Trust. Ride & Stride encourages walkers and cyclists to get sponsored to visit Churches/Chapels across the county and Hampshire too.

Any money raised is split between Sussex historic churches, chapels and meeting houses and your local Church.  Would you be interested in riding or walking to explore local churches on Saturday 11 September 2021 or welcome people to Westbourne during the day? Please contact the Churchwardens.

Easter online competition - if you missed the pictures, you can still find them in our Events section.


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