2022 April 24 - Pew News


Sunday 24 April 2022 - The Second Sunday of Easter

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

9.30am     Morning Prayer  (Martin Brown)

Hymns:     Come, let us join our cheerful songs (362);  We have a gospel to proclaim (507);  Love’s redeeming work is done (209);  And can it be that I should gain (588)

Voluntary:   Toccata from Suite Gothique   Boëlmann

Readings:  Exodus 14: 10-end, & 15: 20-21;  John 20: 19-end


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

Peace in the Ukraine; and protection for citizens of that land. 

For all who are forced to seek refuge away from their home lands. 

For local candidates for confirmation: Ava, Emilia, Evie, Megan and Jo.  

The recently bereaved.


Sunday 1 May 2022 – The Third Sunday of Easter

8.00am     Holy Communion (BCP)   

9.30am     Parish Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings: Acts 9:1-6;  John 21:1-19

6.00pm     Evening Prayer  (Martin Brown)


This Coming Week

Morning Prayer

Monday to Friday    8.30am   Morning Prayer   (via Zoom)

Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation

Monday 25 April 2022             10.00am to 12 noon  Drop-in (in the Parish Hall)

Wednesday 27 April 2022       10.30am                    Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

The Rector is off duty until next Wednesday 

Annual Parochial Church Meeting and Council Elections

At the APCM at 11.00am next Sunday, elections will be held including those for Churchwardens, Deputy Wardens and to fill four vacancies in the PCC. If you would like to know more, please speak with the Rector, Churchwardens or any other existing members; and to stand for election, then ensure the completion of Nomination Forms which are available in the Welcome Area at St John the Baptist Church.

Whilst there will be greater opportunity to express thanks for her term of service at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, it is fitting to record that Jane Stuttard will be stepping down as churchwarden at that event, and to begin to express therefore our considerable thanks to her for all that she has done with such distinction these past four years.

Easter flowers

For the flowers on Easter Sunday we have to thank all the generous people who have contributed money, many in memory of loved ones. Elisabeth Blower

Many have enjoyed the magnificent arrangements around our church, and a selection of pictures on our website, but huge thanks are also due to Elisabeth and her team of arrangers who spent time on Easter Saturday morning ensuring that we were able to do so. Thank you for sharing your artistic talents.

Consultation local area

Chichester District Council has launched a consultation regarding revision to the conservation area for Westbourne. The proposed revision is to include Westbourne Cemetery due to its special architectural and historic significance.  A copy of the Consultation document is available in the Parish Hall and in the Parish Church for those wishing to be better informed and to offer replies by 6 May 2022. 


The Road to Emmaus  The Rector draws our attention to the Creative Conversation at https://thevcs.org/videos/creative-conversations/creative-conversations-ben-quash-with-wim-wenders

Christian Aid Week – 15-21 May 

Our preparations are well in hand for delivery-only envelopes to be circulated in the village, and our first opportunity to support this cause will be our Friday lunch on Friday 6 May 2022 at 12.30pm in the Parish Hall.  More full details in the May issue of the Westbourne Magazine published today.

Spring lecture from PACT

“What on Earth is God Doing?” is the intriguing title of the PACT Spring Lecture Friday May 6th at 7.30pm at St. Mary’s Church, Petworth GU28 0AD by Eddie Arthur MTh. PhD. For more information, visit https://petworthareachurchestogether.com/


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