2021 September 5 - Pew News


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

Music for September 2021 (opens in new window)

Sunday 5 September 2021 - 14th Sunday after Trinity

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

9.30am       Sung Parish Communion - (Presiding Canon Tim Schofield, preaching Martin Brown)

Hymns:  God is love, let heaven adore him (644);  Let all the world in every corner sing (704);  O for a thousand tongues (742);  Be still for the presence of the Lord (358);  Amazing grace (587, omit v6*)

Readings for 09:30:  Isaiah 35: 4-7a;  (Psalm 146);  James 2:1-10,14-17; Mark 7: 24-end

Voluntary: Voluntary IX, for Double Organ, in A minor    William Croft

9.30am       Sunday School meets in the Parish Hall today

6.00pm       Deanery Evensong at The Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Singleton PO18 0EZ (Valley Parish). All welcome. Drivers please use the farmyard behind the church (Courtesy of Goodwood Estate)

Collect for the 14th Sunday after Trinity

Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Sunday 12 September 2021 – The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

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

9.30am       Worship for Everyone – Jonah & the Whale  (Revd Andrew Doye).

With the theme JONAH and the BIG FISH. Come along and enjoy. Our choristers will be leading with the music from Michael Hurd’s ‘Jonah-Man Jazz’. Bring your sense of humour!
No Sunday School in the Hall

11.15am     Holy Communion at Woodmancote  (Revd Andrew Doye)


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

  • For Afghanistan; for Louisiana following the recent flooding
  • For the combatting of covid-91 across the world
  • For parishioners and their families unwell or in hospital presently
  • For the family and friends of those who have died this week


This coming week

Monday 6 September 2021, 10.00am – 12 noon: Drop-In in the Parish Hall

Tuesday 7 September 2021, 12 noon: Deanery Prayer at Woodmancote
Deanery Prayer Gatherings are informal and last about 45 minutes, with 30 minutes of Intercessory Prayers, and this week the prayers will be for our Church at Woodmancote and the local community.  All welcome.

Wednesday 8 September 2021, 10.30am: Holy Communion (BCP) - (Revd Andrew Doye)

Monday to Friday - 8.30am - Morning Prayer. 
Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation

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


Events and notices

Sunday School 

After a long absence, the Sunday School meets in the Parish Hall today and on Sunday 19 September.

On 26 September 2021, it will meet in the Hall but join the Church Service for the sharing of the Peace.

Village Tea & Patronal Weekend 

Thanks to everyone who made the weekend a success, particularly all the cooks & helpers. 

Churchyard Working Party  

Thanks to all who have helped tidy, prune and clear in our churchyard in this last week.

Art for Christian Aid

Stuart Thompson and I are both exhibiting in the Emsworth Arts Trail running on 11 & 12 and 18 & 19 September, 10am-5.00pm at 48 Beacon Square, Emsworth.  We have decided to give our profits to Christian Aid's work for relieving the effects of climate change for the poorest in the World.  Christian Aid provide direct support to partners working with those effected by drought, flood, rising sea-levels, poor crops and hunger.

On Wednesday 15 September we are arranging a special viewing Evening from 6-8pm. There will be music, entertainment and promotion of Christian Aid’s work.  Please join us and also promote the evening to friends. Robina Richter

Growing in faith

We are all encouraged to grow in the expression of our Christianity. Here are some opportunities to do that.  To enquire further, please contact the Rector.

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 term.

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, and to this purpose 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.

Sussex Ride & Stride

11 September 2021 - Our churches are registered for participants to visit this coming Saturday. 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 in the Parish Hall on 23 and 24 October 2021. 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’. An information meeting will be offered shortly.



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