2022 May 8 - Pew News


Sunday 8 May 2022 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

9.30am  Worship for Everyone  ‘Scenes of resurrection’

  This service will be held outside (weather-permitting) on Rectory Lawn and Garden; arrive at 09.20am; sidespersons will direct you. 

Hymns:   Amazing Grace (587 vv1-5);  Halle, halle, halle, lu-u-jah (836);  The Lord’s my Shepherd (799ii); One more step along the world I go (757)

Readings:  John 20 (1-18); Luke 24 (13-35); John 21 (4-19)

11.15am  Holy Communion at Woodmancote

Hymns:  NEH  103;  341;  459;  113

Readings:  Acts 9: 36-43;  John 10:22-30


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

Peace in Ukraine and at its borders.  Safe refuge for those in exile.

Those preparing for marriage, including those for whom banns are presently being read.

Businesses re-establishing themselves after the difficulties of the pandemic.  

Those who mourn.


Sunday 15 May 2022 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

9.30am  Parish Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings:  Acts 11: 1-18;  Revelation 21: 1-6;  John 13: 31-35

6.00pm  Mid-month Special (Revd Andrew Doye) 

  Love and Need through all the world


This Coming Week

Monday to Friday  8.30am   Morning Prayer  (via Zoom)

  On Friday the service will be hosted from the Church, so some may wish to join us there.

Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation.

Monday 9 April 2022        10.00am to 12 noon  Drop-in (in the Parish Hall)

Wednesday 11 May 2022 10.30am  Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

  The Rector is off duty on Friday this week

Tuesday 17 May 2022 - memorial service in the Parish church will now be at 11.30am. Please see the paper copies of the pew sheet in church or the email version for full details.


APCM news 

Following our APCM last Sunday, Angie Leggett and Andrew Turner who were elected as our Churchwardens, Kirsty Maslen as Deputy Churchwarden, and Sue Alexander, Rachael Bridger and Karen Doye were elected as members of the PCC. Congratulations and thank you to them all.  Huge thanks are due to Jane Stuttard after serving us as Churchwarden for four years. Grateful thanks are also due to Susie Driver and Guy Elgood who have completed their terms on the PCC.



Congratulations to all those from the parish who were confirmed by Bishop Martin in a lovely service at the Cathedral last Wednesday. Thanks to all who attended and supported.


Five session course

Living in Love and Faith (‘LLF’) is a series of resources designed by the Church of England to enable learning and discussion in the realms of identity, sex and relationships, marriage and love.  It has been available to us for over two years as an on-line learning hub.

In Westbourne, we shall offer a short five session course this summer, wanting to engage with some of the themes of LLF. It all begins for us with a ‘taster’ presentation, in the Parish Hall on Saturday 21 May 2022, from 9-10am. Do come along to enjoy a light breakfast and learn about the content of the intended course. If you can let me know in advance that you are attending, this will further help catering. Revd Andrew Doye



Thank you for all the visitors and generous support given at the 'Tabora League for Children' Coffee Morning.  It raised more than £1,300 including Gift Aid. The money is going to be spent on 14 beds with 14 mattresses as well as 5 tablets, keyboards, and SIM cards to support the work Terry is doing for the charity's new database.  Robina R

Christian Aid Week – 15-21 May  Thank you for attending the Friday lunch to support Christian Aid. Our next event is a Coffee Morning at No.1 Mallard Way on Wednesday 18 May 2022 from 10am to 12 noon. Tickets are available for the Chilli Supper on Saturday 28 May 2022 , at 7.30pm from Robina R on 01243 370320 or Rona M on 01243 377186.  Enjoy a meal together, vegetarian and non-chilli option available  –  but bring your own cutlery crockery, glass & drinks. £15 for adults, £7 for under 16s.

The churches’ outside fundraising for May will instead focus upon the important work of Christian Aid.

Ukraine - We continue to encourage prayer for the people of Ukraine, and to use the Parish Church as a quiet place of contemplation in which to do so. A pillar candle burns in the north chapel each day. Our Sunday cash collections for the people of Ukraine have ended, and £1,000 (including Gift Aid) has been sent to the DEC Ukraine appeal. We direct those who wish to make further contribution to do so through DEC.

Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) - We would like to encourage anyone who wishes to give regularly to our Church to do so through the Parish Giving Scheme.  Information about the PGS is available in the churches.  This Scheme gives us better stability and visibility for long-term planning and saves much volunteer time in counting, recording and banking donations made in other ways.


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