Pew News - 2020 March 8


Sunday 8 March 2020 - 2nd Sunday in Lent

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

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

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

6.00pm​     Parish Communion  ​(Revd Andrew Doye) 

Readings:  Genesis 12: 1-4a;  Psalm 121;  Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17;  John 3: 1-17

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)

6.00pm​   Evening Prayer (Martin Brown)

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

Music list for March 2020 (PDF opens in a new window)


This Week  (in the Parish Church unless stated)

Monday to Friday, 9 to 13 March 2020

8.30am ​Morning Prayer

Monday 9 March 2020

9.30am ​Tots’ Time

2.00pm​  Funeral service in church

Wednesday 11 March 2020

10.30am​  Holy Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Friday 13 March 2020

12.30pm​  Lent Lunch – with presentation by the Bishop Luffa Eco Group, in the Parish Hall) 

Monday 9 March and Thursday 12 March 2020

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

The Rector’s day off is Friday


News and events

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

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

50:50 Club - February winners are 1st No. 5, 2nd No. 48 and 3rd No. 46.

Corona Virus  -  best practice at communionl During this period of concern, the Diocese of Chichester encourages us not to intinct the communion wafer (‘dipping it in the cup’), which is understood to carry more likelihood of passing on infections to others, but rather to sip from the chalice - or, if preferred, to receive only in one kind (eg just the bread, if this is your preference). It is also respected if you should prefer to exchange the peace in words and eye contact alone. Advice will of course be reviewed.

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.  

Revision of Electoral Roll - The Electoral Roll is being revised.  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 not need to fill in another form. Many thanks. Margaret Bristowe.

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

For the full list of Lent and Easter services and events in Westbourne Parish, visit our webpage

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

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

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

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

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

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


Dates for your Diary

Saturday 21 March 2020 - Sadly, a clash of dates - but volunteers are needed for both.
09.00-10.00am posie-making for Mothering Sunday: come on, gents and kids!
09.00-1200pm churchyard working party – all welcome, bring gardening tools!.

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

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.

Thoughtful conversations – a series of four on 28 April, 5, 12 & 19 May 2020 at 7.30pm in St John the Baptist Church.

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


More Volunteers needed for our drop-ins especially on a Thursday. Please help us to keep this valuable service going. If you would like to know more please speak to Marjorie Kipling or Andrew Turner. Many thanks.

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