2022 April 3 - Pew News


Sunday 3 April 2022 - Passion Sunday (Fifth Sunday of Lent)

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

9.30am Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Hymns: Praise to the holiest in the height (763i); Psalm 126;
There is a green hill (153); Be thou my guardian (116);
Through the night of doubt and sorrow (813)
Anthem: God so loved the world John Stainer
Voluntary: Prelude in C minor BWV 546 J.S.Bach
Readings: Isaiah 43: 16-21; Philippians 3: 4b-14; John 12: 1-8

6.00pm Evening Prayer (Revd Andrew Doye)

For our prayers (contact the Rector to add names):
- peace and protection for the people of Ukraine, at home or refugees.
- our parish Confirmation candidates, continuing their course of preparation; and younger members preparing for their first communion.
- Our own churches’ worship in Holy Week and Easter.
- those who are ill and any suffering and/or isolating through Covid-19.

A candle burns in the North Chapel for the people of Ukraine.

Sunday 10 April 2022 – Palm Sunday

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) (Revd Andrew Doye)
9.30am Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)
Service begins at the Square with a Procession to the church (for those able to undertake this walk)
Readings: Psalm 118: 19-24; Luke 19: 28-40; Luke 22: 39 - 23: 56

6.00pm The Crucifixion by John Stainer (Our choir will be joined by visiting soloists). There will be a retiring collection.


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 4 April 2022

10.00am to 12 noon Drop-in to the Parish Hall

Tuesday 5 April 2022

- 12 noon Deanery Prayer Gathering; all welcome, at Westbourne Church

- 2.00pm (Parish Hall) Lent Lecture (none this evening)

Wednesday 6 April 2022

10.30am Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Friday 8 April 2022
- 12.30pm Lent Lunch (Parish Hall) supporting Ukraine through the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)
More Lent and Easter information below.

The Rector is off duty on Thursday and Friday this week

Church cleaning and polishing
Thank you to those who helped clean and prepare the church ahead of Easter, on the morning of Saturday 2 April.

Revision of Electoral Roll April 2022
The churches’ Electoral Roll is being revised ahead of the Annual Meeting (‘APCM’) on 1 May. To have your name added to the roll, please complete the blank form available at the North door of St John the Baptist Church. Then return the form to me or the Rector, or leave in the ‘B’ pigeon hole. Closing date for new forms is Sunday 10 April 2022. Many thanks. Margaret Bristowe

Parochial Church Council Elections
at the APCM on Sunday 1 May 2022, elections will be held including those to fill at least three vacancies in the PCC. If you would like to stand, or to know more, please speak with the Rector, Church Wardens or any other existing members.

Lent and Easter

Final Week of Lent Lectures

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 2pm - Barbara Watson-Hammond’s final lecture on the coming of the Bible in English, 

Octagon Parish
Thurs 7 April 2022, 7pm - Dr Richard Hancock MBE: The Church and Scientists, at St Peter’s East Marden

Lent Lunch on 8 April 2022 - more details above.

Events in Holy Week

Good Friday - Walk of Witness gathers 10am at junction of Edgell Rd and Foxbury Lane, travels to the Rectory, then to The Meeting Place, North St.

Easter Sunday’s Son-Rise service begins in the churchyard at 05.30am!

Chichester Cathedral also offers a rich fare of worship in Holy Week, either in person or on-line via the website. Includes 8pm Compline.

Worship during Passiontide

The Rector writes, in this special time of Christian devotion perhaps join us for weekday morning prayer online at 08.30-09.00am, daily Mon-Fri, during the coming fortnight; and/or for Night Prayer at 7.30pm in church from Mon 11 to Thurs 14 April 2022.

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