2022 March 27 - Pew News


Sunday 27 March 2022 - Mothering Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent)

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

9.30am     All-age Service of the Word   (Revd Andrew Doye  & Martin Brown)

Hymns:     All things bright and beautiful (533ii);  Brother, sister, let me serve you (604);  Sing we of the blessed Mother (315 vv1-3);  He’s got the whole world (656);  Now thank we all our God (739i)

Voluntary:  Choral Prelude Nun Danket     Karg-Elert

Readings:  Exodus 2: 1-10;  John 19: 25b-27

11.15am   Holy Communion at Woodmancote   (Revd Andrew Doye)

Hymns:  New English Hymnal  391; ‘Jesus, remember me’;  86 vv1-3,5&7;  245

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


Collect for Mothering Sunday 

God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.


For our prayers (contact the Rector to add names:

The people of Ukraine, including families separated by the war.

Mothers whose children are alienated from them.

Church members preparing for Admission to Communion (at Easter).

Parishioners unwell at this time.


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)

Readings:  Isaiah 43: 16-21;  Philippians 3: 4b-14;  John 12: 1-8

6.00pm    Evening Prayer   (Revd Andrew Doye)


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

Tuesday 29 March 2022         2.00pm (Hall) & 7.30pm (Rectory)  Lent Lectures

Wednesday 30 March 2022  10.30am  Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Friday 1 April 2022                  12.30pm  Lent Lunch (in the Parish Hall) supporting Sanctuary in Chichester

Saturday 2 April 2022                9.00am Church cleaning  (more details below)

Friday - The Rector is off duty on Friday this week


Ukraine Collections

The coming weeks until Easter we welcome 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  


Monday Drop-in

This social event 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. 


Worship during Lent

The Rector writes, this is a special time of Christian devotion. Perhaps consider joining us for weekly morning prayer on-line at 0830 for half an hour, Mon to Fri; and/or for evening worship in Holy Week, at 7.30pm in church from Mon 11 to Thurs 14 April 2022.

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

Opportunity to help prepare for Easter from 9am on Saturday 2 April 2022, Church cleaning and polishing, please bring your own cloths and brasso.

Lent Lectures - Revd Barbara Watson-Hammond leads our parish Lent course on the Turning of the Bible into Modern English. The sessions run on two more Tuesdays, 29 March to 5 April, at 2pm in the Hall, 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 final two are: 

31 March 2022: Mrs Fiona Mullett: Formerly Head Teacher, South Harting C E Primary School on 'The Church and Education'

7 April 2022: Dr Richard Hancock MBE: Honorary Fellow and Former Dean, Royal Holloway University of London, on 'The Church and Scientists'


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.  losing 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 e-mail me the changes. Many thanks, Margaret Bristowe.


Parochial Church Council Elections

At the APCM on Sunday 1 May 2022, elections will be held including those to fill 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.


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