Pew News - 2021 December 5


Sunday 5 December 2021 - 2nd Sunday of Advent

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

9.30am      Parish Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye, preacher Martin Brown)

Hymns:  People, look east (47); Christ, be our light (42 v2);  Hark the glad sound! (36);  Brother, sister, let me serve you (604);  On Jordan’s bank (46);  Lo, he comes with clouds descending (41). Communion hymn:  Creator of the starry height (33i)

Voluntary:  Fantasia in G minor BWV 542   J. S Bach

Readings:  Malachi 3: 1-4; Philippians 1: 3-11; Luke 3: 1-6

9.30am      Sunday School in the Parish Hall


Sunday 12 December 2021 – Third Sunday of Advent

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

9.30am      All-age Worship with Nativity Play & story of the Christingle

Readings at 09.30am:  Philippians 4: 4-7; Luke 3: 7-18

6.00pm      Woodmancote Carol Service, booking required via


Music for December 2021 (the PDF file will open in a new window)

More information on Christmas services


This coming week

Morning Prayer
Monday to Friday, 8.30am  Morning Prayer (via Zoom)
Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation

Monday 6 December 2021
10.00am - 12 noon  Drop In  in the Parish Hall
12.30pm  Funeral of Sue Hillebrand (details below)
Covid precautions indicate that the numbers booked to attend are probably already at their maximum. For others, the service will be live-streamed on St Faith’s Facebook page ( where comments can be left throughout; or on (without the chance to leave comments).

Tuesday 7 December 2021
11.15am  Funeral of Vera Fowler. All welcome, and the service will be livestreamed, on our usual YouTube link

Wednesday 8 December 2021       
No service of Holy Communion today
11.00am  School Christmas Service (no guests)

Saturday 11 December 2021
6.00pm  Carol Singing around the tree in the Square, with a collection for Stonepillow

Church open for prayer
The Parish Church is open for private prayer between 10.00am & 3.00pm.

Rector's availability
The Rector is off duty on Friday this week.

Christmas Fair 
Thank you to everyone who will by Sunday have supported or played their part in the Christmas Fair; especially to stall holders and to Jane Wilkinson and Karen Doye, organisers.

December/January edition of the Westbourne Magazine
This is available from 5 December 2021. New subscriptions will be due shortly. If you don’t already see the Magazine, please consider subscribing for a regular copy at £6 for the year 2022.  As well as being a very good read, it is an important means of sharing news of the Parish. Marjorie Kipling

Resources for Advent 
Excellent resources by which to celebrate the present season: Visual Commentary on Scripture ( ) offers an on-line Advent Calendar with daily reflections on wonderful works of art.

The Bishop of Chichester leads a daily online pilgrimage to the Holy Land - the link opens a new window on SoundCloud.

More information on Christmas services.

Tots' Time
There will be no meetings of this group now until 2022.  

50/50 Club 
It is hoped that we can run our 50/50 Club once again from January 2022. We have been unable to undertake many of our fundraising activities recently, but wish to restart the Club. The annual stake is £20. 50% of the money is given as prizes with the remaining 50% being donated to the Church. There are three prizes each month of £25, £10 and £5, but we do need more people to make this Club possible once again. Please speak to one of us if you would like to join the Club, and if you have been a member in the past please remember to give us your annual stake. Angie Leggett, Carole Wright or Robina Richter

Royal British Legion 
Our collections on Remembrance Sunday totalled just more than £800, including Gift Aid and this sum will be added to the money collected in Westbourne this year.

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