Pew News - 2020 February 2


Sunday 2 February 2020 - Presentation of Christ in the Temple

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

9.30am    ​Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

​Anthem:   O Thou the Central Orb   Charles Wood

​Voluntary: Toccata   Théodore Dubois

6.00pm​     Evening Prayer (said)  (Martin Brown)

Readings: Malachi 3: 1-5; Psalm 84: 1-7;  Hebrews 2: 14-end; Luke 2: 22-40

Sunday 9 February 2020 - 3rd before Lent

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

9.30am​     Worship for Everyone (Revd Andrew Doye, preacher Martin Brown)

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

6.00pm​      Sung Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Readings:  Isaiah: 1-12;  Psalm 112;  1 Corinthians 2: 1-end;  Matthew 5: 13-20

Music for February 2020


This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday to Friday 3 to 7 February 2020

8.30am ​     Morning Prayer

Monday 3 February 2020

9.30am​      Tots’ Time

Tuesday 4 February 2020

11.00am​     Funeral

Wednesday 5 February 2020

10.30am​     Holy Communion (BCP)  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Monday 3 February ​2020 (No Drop-in on Thursday, 6 February)

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

Thursday 6 February 2020

12 noon​       Deanery Prayers at Bosham Church

Friday 7 February 2020

The Rector’s day off is Friday


News and Events

Tots' Time: Monday mornings at 09.30am in the Church, weekly (having begun on 20 January 2020). This is a new event allowing 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.

Next Deanery Prayer Gatherings - Thursday 6 February 2020 at 12 noon at Bosham Church and Saturday 15 February 2020 at 9.30am at St Mary’s Church, Chidham. 

Alton Abbey Retreat: Friday 6 March to Sunday 8 March 2020. Only 10 places. Sign up list in Welcome Area. Please speak to Jane Stuttard for further information.

50:50 Club Winners for January 2020. 1st No. 34,  2nd No. 58 and 3rd No 16.

Lent 2020 - Housegroups - Four groups will meet for 5 sessions, starting in March. 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. 

Confirmation in Westbourne Deanery: 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 inquire further.

Marmalade Festival - Saturday 15 February 2020, 9.00am to 11.30am.  So it is time again to get stirring, would you produce six jars of marmalade for us to sell please.  

Used Postage Stamps - Mary S has been collecting our used postage stamps and sending them to The Bible Society for their Christmas Appeal. This finished at the end of January. However, the Red Cross charity shop in Emsworth is happy to have used stamps, so a small box has been placed in the Welcome Area at St John the Baptist Church if you are looking for a good cause for your stamps.

Blue Gift Aid Envelopes - We thank you for completing your name and address on a blue envelope if you are able to Gift Aid your donation to the church. If you make a regular donation, either as a tax payer or not, the very best way to give is through the Parish Giving Scheme, which saves much time for our volunteers. For more information speak to the Treasurer or a Churchwarden.

Morning Prayer takes place in St John the Baptist's Church at 08.30am to 09.00am every weekday morning. Do come along, and give it a try, if you can. It is led from the Church of England’s format for Daily Prayer, and contains bible readings, canticles, appropriate local, national and international prayers, and will often feature a reflection on one of the readings. Every Tuesday, some of those present usually go on for breakfast or a drink at the Westbourne Café!  Everyone welcome.

Food Hygiene - Those of you who are not involved in helping with catering for church events (including Sunday coffee) may be unaware that the PCC has had to register with Chichester District Council and we are pleased to report that we achieved a 5 star rating star for our kitchens. The PCC would be most grateful if all users would help us to maintain this rating, and work to leave the kitchen as clean (or cleaner!) than you find it, and to dispose of all rubbish after your activity.​​​​Marjorie Kipling.


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