Pew News - 2020 March 15


Sunday 15 March 2020 - 3rd Sunday in Lent

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

9.30am​    Parish Communion (Revd Andrew Doye; ​​​​Martin Brown preaching)

                 ​Anthem: And didst thou travel light?   Richard Shephard

​                 Voluntary: Allabreve in D BWV589   J S Bach

6.00pm​     Evening Prayer  (Martin Brown)

Readings:  Exodus 17: 1-7;  Psalm 95;  Romans 5: 1-11;  John 4: 3-42

Sunday 22 March 2020 - Mothering Sunday and 4th Sunday in Lent

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

9.30am​     Service of the Word for Mothering Sunday (Revd Andrew Doye)

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

​Readings:  Exodus 2: 1-10; Luke 2: 28-35

This Week (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday to Friday 16 to 20 March 2020

8.30am ​      Morning Prayer

Monday 16 March 2020

9.30am ​      Tots’ Time

Wednesday 18 March 2020

10.30am​     Holy Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Thursday 19 March 2020

12.30pm​     Funeral in church

Monday 16 March and Thursday 19 March 2020

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

Friday 20 March 2020

The Rector’s day off is Friday

Saturday 21 March 2020

9.00am​​       Posy-making & Churchyard Working Party

Lent and Easter 2020

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

Lent talks in the Octagon Parish (in the setting of Compline)

             Thursdays at 7pm, St Peter’s East Marden.

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

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

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

For Easter events in Westbourne Parish see the following link to our website

News and Events

Next Saturday, 21 March 2020 - A clash of dates - volunteers needed for both. 
09.00-10.00am posy-making for Sunday morning: come along, gents and kids!   
09.00-12.00pmchurchyard work party - all welcome, bring gardening tools!

Next Deanery Prayer Gatherings Saturday 21 March 2020 at 9.30am at St Michael’s Church, Up Marden and Thursday 2 April 2020 at 12 noon at St John’ Church, Southbourne.

Corona Virus - Bishop Martin has updated strong advice with immediate effect. This includes: no physical contact among members of the congregation at the sharing of the Peace and the congregation will receive Holy Communion in only one kind - wafer/bread only. Advice will continue to be reviewed. Copies of the full letter to Clergy are available at the back of the Church.

Revision of Electoral Roll. If you would like your name to be added, please complete one of the forms by the north door in church and pass to me via the ‘B’ pigeonhole.Closing date for receipt of new forms is Sunday 5 April 2020. If your name is already on the roll you do notneed to fill in another form. Many thanks. Margaret Bristowe.

Tots’ Time: Monday mornings at 09.30am in the Church, weekly during term time. A fun act of worship for little ones.  Do spread the word!

Parish Giving Scheme has moved its office to 76 Kingsholm Road, Gloucester GL1 3BD. Please update your records. Helpline: 0333 002 1260 email:

Ecosia - an Internet search engine recommended from the eco talk, which plants trees from profits made from our computer searches.

Other Dates for your Diary

Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 10.00am – 12.30pm  “Attuning to Life” at The Quiet Garden, St Peter’s Place, by Fishbourne Church. Speaker: Elaine Waddington, Spiritual Accompanier, on ‘When the Roses Speak’.

‘Still … bothering God’ (in one shape or another). A series of inspiring evening presentations on 28 April, 5, 12 & 19 May 2020 at 7.30pm in St John the Baptist Church. Mark your diary and do join us. The respective speakers, all ‘retired’ from their earlier work, will be Revd David Prior, Revd David Lindsay, Rt Revd Ian Brackley and Mrs Lou Scott-Joynt.

Thursday 16 April 2020 Fellowship Supper at 7.00pm in the Westbourne Café – everyone welcome.  For menu choices, see the noticeboard in St John the Baptist Church – 2 courses £10, 3 courses £13.  Places limited to 40. I am looking forward to the chance to chat to everyone in a leisurely atmosphere.  Angie Leggett.

Chilli Supper in support of ‘Christian Aid’ on Saturday 9 May 2020.

Cake Tasting - Saturday morning, 16 May 2020.


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