2022 March 13 - Pew News


Sunday 13 March 2022 - second Sunday of Lent

8.00am   Holy Communion (BCP)  (Revd Andrew Doye), at St John the Baptist, Westbourne

9.30am  Worship for Everyone (Revd Andrew Doye & Martin Brown)

Hymns:   King of glory, king of peace (698);  The God of Abram praise (791 vv1,2,8-10);  When I survey the wondrous cross (157i);  We are marching / Siya Hamba (483)

Voluntary:  Imperial March  Edward Elgar 

Readings:  Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18; Luke 13: 31-35

11.15am  Holy Communion at Woodmancote  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Hymns:  New English Hymnal 67;  467;  137;  235


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

Peace and protection for the people of Ukraine.

Church members preparing for Confirmation (5 May) or Admission to Communion (17 April).


Sunday 20 March 2022 – the third Sunday of Lent

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

9.30am  Parish Communion with Baptism  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings:  Isaiah 55: 1-9;  Luke 15: 1-3 and 11b-32

6.00pm  Evening Prayer  (Martin Brown)



Lent and Easter services (PDF opens in a new window)

Worship during Lent The Rector writes, this is a special time of Christian devotion. Perhaps consider joining us for weekday morning prayer online at 08.30 for half an hour; and/or for evening worship in Holy Week, at 7.30pm in church from Mon 11 to Thurs 14 April 2022.

Lent Lectures 

Revd Barbara Watson-Hammond leads our parish Lent course on the Turning of the Bible into Modern English. The sessions run on four more Tuesdays, 15 March to 5 April 2022, at 2pm in the Hall (but the Church on 15 March), and again at 7.30pm at the Rectory. The sessions deepen our understanding of the Scriptures and their part in our Christian identity. Newcomers can join at any point in the course, though please let the Rector know if you are coming newly to an evening session.

The Octagon Parish offers its own series of lectures after compline, 7pm St Peter’s East Marden, running up to Holy Week. The next two are:

17 March 2022: The Revd Marcus Walker: Rector of St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield  The Church and Politics

24 March 2022: The Revd Canon Tim Schofield: Formerly Precentor of Chichester Cathedral  The Church and Music


This Coming Week

Monday to Friday  8.30am    Morning Prayer  (via Zoom)

Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation

Monday 14 March 2022         10.00am to 12 noon  Drop-in (in the Parish Hall)

Tuesday15 March 2022          2.00pm (Church) & 7.30pm (Rectory)  Lent Lectures

Wednesday 16 March 2022   10.30am  Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Friday 18 March 2022             12.30pm  Lent Lunch (in the Parish Hall) supporting CAFOD and refugees

The Rector is off duty on Friday this week


Ukraine Collections

These coming weeks we welcome retiring cash collections, in the marked box at church, for humanitarian efforts to support the people of Ukraine (including refugees who have already fled the country). Proceeds will be given to the Disasters Emergency Committee who have 15 British charities working on the ground. Direct payments to the DEC can also be made through the website dec.org.uk  

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


Refugee Centre Collection

Westbourne School PTA is collecting goods for delivery to a refugee centre bordering Moldova. Drop-off at the School in River Street, is on Monday 14 March 2022 between 8:30am and 9:15am. The items they invite are Nappies; Wipes and other essential baby items; Blankets; Bedding; Pillows; Toiletries; Dried / packet / tinned food (with at least 6 months expiry date). Goods are sent through local charity Stella's Voice who have also opened a receiving counter in Havant’s Meridian Centre. 


Parish Hall drop-in

Monday Drop-in has resumed in the Parish Hall. Do join us on Mondays from 10am – 12 noon. Refreshments and chat for all. If you think you might be able to help by volunteering please contact Andrew Turner - 01243 373545 or email sjbwparishoffice@gmail.com. Thank you.



The request to wear masks in church has been relaxed in accordance with national advice. Please continue to be considerate.


Mothering Sunday

Posy Making will take place at 9am Saturday 26 March 2022: gents and young people please join an hour’s joyous assembly line in preparation for Mothering Sunday.


Revision of Electoral Roll April 2022 

The churches’ Electoral Roll is being revised ahead of the Annual Meeting (‘APCM’) on 1 May 2022. To have your name added to the roll, please complete the blank form available at the North door of St John’s 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. If your name is already on the roll you do not need to fill in another form. However, if address/contact details have changed in the last year please email me the changes. Many thanks. Margaret Bristowe


Westbourne Magazine

Remember the deadline for articles for the April Westbourne Magazine is Tuesday 15 March 2022 - your news, letters, stories and event notices are welcome.

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