Pew News - 2020 February 23


Sunday 23 February 2020 - Sunday next before Lent

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

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

                Anthem:  Be Thou my vision   Bob Chilcott

                Voluntary:  Chorale Improvisation Nun Danket   Karg-Elert

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

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

Sunday 1 March 2020 - 1st Sunday in Lent & St David’s Day

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

9.30am​      Parish Communion  ​(Revd Andrew Doye)

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

Readings:  Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5: 12-19; Matthew 4: 1-11


This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday to Friday 24 to 28 February 2020

8.30am ​Morning Prayer

Monday 24 February 2020

9.30am ​Tots’ Time

Wednesday 26 February - Ash Wednesday (services with imposition of ashes)

10.30am​  Holy Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

7.30pm​    Holy Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye, Martin Brown preaching)

​Anthem:   Wash me throughly   David Halls

​Voluntary: Elegy   Thalben-Ball

Thursday 27 February 2020

7.30pm​​     PCC meeting in the Parish Hall

Friday 28 February 2020

10.00am ​   Funeral in church

12.30pm​    First Lent Lunch in aid of ‘Final Straw Solent (in the Parish Hall)

Monday 24 and Thursday 27 February 2020

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

The Rector’s day off is Saturday, this week


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.

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 on 7 May 2020 in Chichester Cathedral. Any adult who is interested in being Confirmed, or the parent of a child aged 12 and above who is similarly interested, please speak with the Rector, Revd Andrew Doye, very soon.

Marmalade Festival 2020. Thank you to everyone who made marmalade which made the Festival possible, and all those who joined us for breakfast and purchased jars to take home. The total funds raised were £472.



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.

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. There are now only a few places remaining for the groups meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

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)

Lent 2020 - Church of England’s Live Lent ‘Care for God’s Creation’: sign up for daily emails of and reflections at


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.

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

Church Summer Fête 2020, Saturday 25 July. We are very grateful for Cherry D's excellent steering of the Fête last summer. This year, I am looking to get a committee together to co-ordinate the event, and planning is in its early stages. Please contact me, Angie Leggett, in the coming days if you could happily be a part of such a group.

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