2021 August 29 - Pew News


Sunday 29 August 2021 - Patronal Festival (13th Sunday after Trinity)

9.30am All-age Sung Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
The Patronal Service is a celebratory sung communion, to unite our worshipping communities from all parts of the parish. Do join us. Afterwards a return to shared refreshments in the Parish Hall.

6.00pm Evening Prayer – Iona Liturgy (Revd Andrew Doye)
Songs from Iona: Oh, the life of the world; God to enfold you; Listen, Lord; Halle, halle, halle (Carribbean)

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

• For Afghanistan; for all migrants forced to move from their home countries
• For the Paralympic Games
• For all affected by covid-19, and the public response in UK and abroad.

Services in our churches: for the present, please bring your face mask and be prepared to wear it – helping to protect you and your neighbours. Communion is presently in the form of bread alone. In the Parish Church, please enter by the North Door, & exit via the West Door


Sunday 5 September 2021 – The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Bill McCoubrey)

9.30am Sung Parish Communion (Presiding Canon Tim Schofield, preaching Martin Brown)
Readings for 0930: Isaiah 35: 4-7a; (Psalm 146); James 2:1-10,14-17; Mark 7: 24-end

6.00pm Deanery Evensong at The Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Singleton PO18 0EZ (Valley Parish) (All welcome)

This coming week

The Westbourne Magazine for September is available.

Wednesday, 1st 10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
Monday to Friday - 8.30am - Morning Prayer on Wednesday this will take the form of choral matins.
Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation

The Parish Church is open daily for private prayer between 10.00am and 3.00pm.


Giving to the church

One of the changes in Summer 2020 was to introduce a contactless machine for occasional giving. Now, it is timely to remind everyone of the different ways to give to the Church, as cash becomes more difficult to bank and some methods incur fees. A separate sheet is available in our churches. Many thanks to all who give regularly to our churches and to those who have reviewed their giving recently.

More information on our donation page.


Growing in faith

We are all encouraged to grow in the expression of our Christianity. Below are some opportunities to do this. To pursue any one of these, or enquire further, please contact the Rector soon. Confirmation is offered for young persons (12+) and adults, involving preparation and conversation, before a gathered Service in the Cathedral or another local church.

There is no upper age limit. At our services: would you like to learn to be a robed Server at the Parish Communion? Would you like to offer to be an occasional welcomer and helper at baptisms after the 09.30am service?

Might you like to know what is involved in leading our prayers from time to time at 09.30am?

For each of these we maintain a small team. If interested, do contact the Rector soon to learn more. Admission to Communion is a course of preparation for children (7+) who are not yet confirmed, but would like to receive the bread and wine in our services. Parents need to be in accord, and should enquire on their child’s behalf. It is hoped to run a course this coming term.


Sussex Ride & Stride

11th September 2021 Our churches are 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.


Memorial Exhibition and Sale of Cyril and Jane Shutler’s art work

This will be held in the Parish Hall on 23 and 24 October. In aid of the Westbourne Church Restoration Trust. More details nearer the date.


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.


Starting again soon

Churchyard Working Party spend a little time once again to make sure we maintain a tidy churchyard - please join us between 9.00am and 12 noon next Saturday 4 September 2021. Please bring your own gardening tools.

Coffee after the 09.30am Service
This resumes 29 August 2021 (as above)

Wednesday morning Holy Communion
The 10.30am service resumes on 1 September 2021 in the Parish Church.

Junior Church (‘Sunday School’)
This will resumes on 5 September 2021 - details from Katie Elliot-Smith (375409) Drop-In to open again from Monday 6th September, 10.00am to 12 noon. 

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