2021 August 15 - Pew News


Sunday 15 August 2021 - The Blessed Virgin Mary (11th Sunday after Trinity)

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

9.30am    Parish Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Hymns:  Awake, my soul, and with the sun (1, part 1);  Jesus calls us here to meet him (omit v4) (450);  I bind unto myself today (277);  Tell out my soul (394)

Readings for 0930:  Isaiah 61: 10-11;  (Psalm 45: 10-17);  Galatians 4: 4-7;  Luke 1: 46-55

Anthem:  Before I take the body of my Lord (426)

Voluntary:  Con moto maestoso Op 65    Felix Mendelssohn

6.00pm        Evening Prayer   (Revd Andrew Doye)

This morning’s 0930 service will be live-streamed. Please note that the camera is at the left-hand side of the church. The playing of the organ voluntary shortly before the service is an indication that we should fall quiet and prepare for worship; this is even more relevant with live streaming, as anyone listening from home can hear what is being said! The current system is temporary, with a more permanent system, with different camera and microphone positions, due around the end of August.

Music for August 2021 (opens in new window)

Services in the Parish Church

Not everything is back to normal! Please bring your face mask and be prepared to wear it – this will help to protect you and your neighbours while the Covid virus remains a matter for concern nationally and locally.  Communion is presently in the form of bread alone.  In the Parish Church, please enter by the North Door, & exit via the West Door.

Collect for The Blessed Virgin Mary

Almighty God, who looked upon the lowliness of the Blessed Virgin Mary and chose her to be the mother of your only Son: grant that we who are redeemed by his blood may share with her in the glory of your eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen


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

  • For a well-considered response to covid-19 in the UK, and for its relief across the world;

  • For all those suffering from the effects of wild fires, floods and extremes of weather;

  • For our own churches’ renewing of work with children and young people as lockdown is eased.

The Church will be open daily for private prayer between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

If there are causes or people that you wish to bring to the attention of the Church and its praying community, please contact the Wardens, whose details are below.

Sunday 22 August 2021 – The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity 

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

9.30am    Parish Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings for 0930:  Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18; (Psalm 34: 15-end); Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 6: 56-69

11.15am        Morning Prayer with hymns    at Woodmancote          (Martin Brown)  


This Coming Week

Monday to Friday - 8.30am - Morning Prayer – on Wednesdays this takes for form of choral matins. Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation

The Westbourne Annual Horticultural Show  - Sunday 15 August 2021, 1.00-5.00pm in the Parish Hall and on the Rectory Lawn.  

Woodmancote. Worship resumed last Sunday at Woodmancote Church and is planned for 2nd and 4th Sundays going forward. Revd Andrew Doye reports a tremendous turnout on 8th August: more than on any occasion in his four years here for a ‘normal’ Sunday. All are welcome from across the Parish.

Iona Pilgrimage (very advanced notice): Andrew and Karen Doye will lead a trip to the holy island of Iona from 15-22 April, 2023, staying at the Episcopal Church’s ‘Bishop’s House’. More details to follow, but mark the dates if you might like to come.

Village Tea, 28 August 2021, 2-4pm  - There will be a Village Tea on the Rectory Lawn and in the Hall with tea and cake, Punch & Judy show, books and preserves. Everyone is welcome, and there will be no charge, but donations can be made to church funds if wished. Please contact us if you could help set up or serve the teas, or could bake scones and cakes.  If you have homemade chutneys and preserves to donate, please contact Angie if collection is required. Invitation postcards are available for delivery to every house in the Parish – please take a packet from the welcome area in the Parish Church if you can help with these deliveries. Jane Stuttard & Angie Leggett

Donations for Stonepillow and Food Banks are starting up again. Please put items in the boxes at the back of the church.  Please donate food such as basic provisions, tins, tea, coffee and cereals. as well as toiletries and unused socks and pants. You may be able to put in something a little extra. We will ensure it all gets to Stonepillow and local food banks. Thank you. Robina


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