Pew News - 2020 February 16


Sunday 16 February 2020 - 2nd Sunday before Lent

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

9.30am​    Parish Communion, with Baptism   (Revd Andrew Doye)

                 Anthem:  For the beauty of the earth   Andrew Carter

                 Voluntary:  Imperial March   Edward Elgar

                 Readings:  Genesis 1: 1-2: 3;  Psalm 136;  Romans 8: 18-25;  Matthew 6: 25-end

6.00pm​    Mid-month Special  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Sunday 23 February 2020 - Next before Lent

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

9.30am​    Parish Communion (including prayers for Wholeness and Healing) ​(Revd Andrew Doye)

11.15am​  Holy Communion at Woodmancote (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings:  Exodus 24: 12-end;  2 Peter 1: 16-end; Matthew 17: 1-9


This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday to Friday, 17 to 21 February 2020

8.30am ​    Morning Prayer

Monday 17 February 2020

As it is the Half-Term holiday week there will be no Tots’ Time event.

Wednesday 19 February 2020

10.30am​  Holy Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Monday, 17 and Thursday 20 February 2020

10.00am to 12 noon​ Drop-in for Coffee and Chat in the Parish Hall

Friday 21 February 2020

The Rector’s day off is Friday


News and Events

Tots' Time. Monday mornings at 09.30am in the Church, weekly during term time. We meet again on Monday 24 February 2020. This event allows pre-school children and their parent/carer to join, in a safe and happy setting. A fun act of worship for little ones: songs and percussion, stories and sharing; short and snappy with refreshments.

Ash Wednesday, 26 February 2020. There will be services of Holy Communion at 10.30am and 7.30pm, each with the opportunity for imposition of ashes.

Next Deanery Prayer Gatherings. Thursday 5 March 2020 at 12 noon at St Andrew’s, West Stoke and Saturday 21 March at 9.30am at St Michael’s Church, Up Marden

Confirmation in Westbourne Deanery. There will be a confirmation service in May 2020. If you are an adult interested in being Confirmed, or the parent of a child aged 12 and above who is similarly interested, please speak with the Rector to enquire further.

Marmalade Festival 2020. Thank you to everyone who made marmalade, and all those you joined us for breakfast yesterday and purchased jars to take home. There are still some jars of marmalade for sale – come to the Hall after the 9.30am service and help us increase our current total of £412.


Lent Lunches 
On each Friday during Lent there will be a lunch with a short talk, soup with bread and cheese as usual at 12.30pm in the Parish Hall.  The first lunch on 28 February 2020 will support ‘Final Straw Solent’ a local charity which highlights the impact of plastic pollution on our environment and tries to minimise the amount of plastic entering our local seas and wider oceans.

Lent 2020 - Housegroups
Four groups will meet for 5 sessions, starting in March 2020. Three groups will study a York Course, “Superstar”; the other group will consider the “I am sayings of Christ”. Sign-up notice in St John the Baptist Church for further details.

Lent talks in the Octagon Parish (in the setting of Compline)
Thursdays at 7pm, St Peter’s East Marden.

27 Feb 2020  ‘The Church & the World’ (Revd Professor Graham Smith)

5 Mar 2020    ‘The Church in the countryside’  (Revd Rob Dillingham)

12 Mar 2020.  ‘The Cathedral in the World’  (Very Revd Stephen Waine)

19 Mar 2020   ‘The Church and Education’  (Mrs Fiona Mullett)

26 Mar 2020  ‘The Church and Other Faiths’  (Revd Dr Richard Sudworth)

2 April 2020    ‘The Church and Politics’  (Revd Marcus Walker)

Volunteers needed

Parish Hall Drop-in. We are keen to recruit more volunteers to help and especially on a Thursday. If you join the team it tends to work out as twice in a three month period that you would be on duty. Please help us to keep this valuable service going. If you would like to know more please speak to Marjorie or Andrew T. Many thanks.

Upholstery? Is anyone able to reupholster chair pads for the church? Please speak to Jane Stuttard.

Poster help. Wanted - someone who can do computer graphics for designing posters. Please speak to Jane Stuttard.

Church Summer Fete 2020. We are looking to get a committee together to run the Summer Fete on 25 July 2020. Cherry did a fantastic job running this last year. It is a lot to ask one person to accept the burden for the whole running of it and this year we are wanting to have more people involved. Please contact Angie Leggett if this is something you feel you can help with.

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