2021 October 31 - Pew News


The services take place at St John the Baptist, Westbourne, unless otherwise listed.

October 2021 music (PDF file opens in a new window)

Sunday 31 October 2021 - All Saints’ Sunday

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

9.30am All-Age Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Hymns: For all the saints (296 vv1-4,8); Peruvian Gloria (416); Ye holy
angels bright (826); For all the saints (297ii); Lord, the light of your
love is shining (719)
Dismissal: Amen Siyakudumisa
Voluntary: Sortie in B flat Louis J A Lefébure-Wely
Readings: 1 John 3: 1-3; John 11: 32-44

For those unable to attend the church in person, it is hoped the service will be livestreamed and will be available later in the day for replay on our dedicated livestream page on YouTube (opens in a new window)

6.00pm Service of Light with the music of Taizé (Revd Andrew Doye)

Collect for All Saints’ Sunday
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and
fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: grant us grace
so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we
may come to those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those
who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

For our prayers (contact the Rector to add names)
Those suffering with covid-19 or its continued effects.
The coming fortnight’s COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow.
Her Majesty the Queen, and her influence and leadership.
Those who compose, create and perform sacred music.

Sunday 7 November 2021 – Climate Sunday (3rd before Advent)

Music for November 2021 (PDF file opens in a new window)

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am Worship for Everyone – Global Environment (Revd Andrew Doye)
3.00pm Friends’ and Relatives’ Remembrance Service (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings at the 09.30am service: verses from Psalm 104; Genesis, chapter 8

This coming week

Monday to Friday 8.30am Morning Prayer (via Zoom)
Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation

Monday 1 November 2021, 10.00am - 12 noon Drop In in the Parish Hall

Tuesday 2 November 2021, 12 noon Deanery Prayer Gathering (link to Zoom for parishioners wanting to join is in emailed pew sheet)

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 10.30am - Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Friday 4 November 2021: The Rector's day off is Friday

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 10.00am Iona Presentation (repeat) in the church
The Parish Church is open for private prayer between 10.00am & 3.00pm.

Tots' Time

This will resume from Monday 1 November 2021 at 09.30am at St John the Baptist Church. This short time of song and story is designed for pre-school children and their parent/carer. If this is you, do come along, and enjoy. It takes place each week. Speak to the Rector for more details.

Iona Pilgrimage

Andrew and Karen Doye will lead a trip to the island of Iona, off the coast of south-west Scotland, from 15-22 April, 2023. We have now opened the event further to others beyond the parish itself, so feel able to commend the journey to any you personally know who would be interested. For any who could not join the first presentation, there will be a repeat in the Church on Saturday 6 November 2021, 10am.

Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer

Ian Russell would like to commend this initiative. More details on the Crowdfunder website (opens in a new window)

Relatives and Friends' Remembrance Service - Sunday 7 November 2021, 3.00pm

This is a gentle service of remembrance, open to all, in which we shall honour and recall our loved ones who have died in the period from Autumn 2019 into
this present year. There will be hymns, prayers and the lighting of candles. It is entirely fitting to remember people from further afield if you yourself live more
locally and are able to attend, but to have their name mentioned you would need to contact the Rector early in this coming week.

Living in Love and Faith

The Church of England’s 2020 publications regarding identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage are readily available online at the learning hub and are commended for anyone to consult. If you would like to offer to lead/convene a study group engaging with ‘LLF’, a training session for such leaders is scheduled with Venerable Martin Lloyd-Williams on 13 November 2021. Please speak to the Rector who can book you a place.

Christmas Fair

This seasonal event returns on Saturday 4 December 2021. Mark your diaries. Anyone wanting to run a stall, with past experience or none, please contact karendoye@talktalk.net We are keen to offer a great event.

Elisabeth Blower would be most grateful for any baskets or small containers in which bulbs can be planted to sell at the Fair.

Updates on previous fundraising activities can be found by year on our fundraising pages. If you have an update to share on an event you organised, please let the parish administrator or webmaster know. We would be very pleased to include them and photos which are possible to use.

The Shutler family service and exhibition 

The Shutler family has written to express their deep gratitude to the people of Westbourne for giving their parents such a lovely “send-off”: preachers and prayers, singers, bell ringers, servers, coffee makers, those who sorted, counted, exhibited, transported, bought pictures and books, chatted and reminisced; people who shared their homes, time and giftings. Wendy wrote: "it was overwhelming, and I’m sure Jane and Cyril would have been delighted. A special thanks to Robina Richter, who gave such time and energy to organising and running the exhibition so well."

Robina added: "The weekend was a great success as family visitors, old friends and many villagers came to the service and dropped into the exhibition in the hall.
Stories and memories of Jane and Cyril’s lives were shared. Many enjoyed viewing and recalling the scenes of Westbourne. Others reminisced over past
events depicted in the pictures and posters. The family are delighted that most of the 120 pictures went and to people from the village as well as the amount raised for Westbourne Church Restoration Trust. Thanks to the family for their generous donation of pictures, to the 40 plus helpers and all who came to support the event.

By 31 October 2021, the fundraising from the exhibition had reached £2,300.

More on fundraising and donating to the church
Additional information on the Westbourne Church Restoration Trust

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