2022 March 10 - Pew News


Sunday 6 March 2022 - The First Sunday of Lent

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

9.30am  Parish Communion  (Revd Andrew Doye)

Hymns:   Forty days and forty nights (121);  O for a heart to praise my God (132);  Blest are the pure in heart (602);  Come down, O Love divine (238i)
Anthem:  Wash me throughly  David Halls

Voluntary:  Prelude & Fuge in E Minor BWV 555  J S Bach

Readings:  Deuteronomy 26: 1-11; Psalm 91: 1-11 (see overleaf); Romans 10: 8b-13; Luke 4: 1-13

6.00pm  Taizé Service  (Revd Andrew Doye & the Music Group)


Collect for the First Sunday of Lent

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


For our prayers (contact the Rector to add names):

The country of Ukraine and its citizens.

Peace in the world, and those who work for peace.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, in our Diocese this weekend.


Sunday 13 March 2022 – The Second Sunday of Lent

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

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

Readings:  Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3: 17-4: 1; Luke 13: 31-end

11.15am  Holy Communion at Woodmancote  (Revd Andrew Doye)


This Coming Week

Monday to Friday  8.30am   Morning Prayer  (via Zoom)

Please contact Marjorie Kipling if you want a Zoom invitation

Monday, 7 March   10.00am to 12 noon  DROP IN (in the Parish Hall)

Tuesday, 8 March  2.00 & 7.30pm  Lent Lectures

Wednesday 9 March   10.30am  Holy Communion (Revd Andrew Doye)

Friday, 11 March  12.30pm  Lent Lunch (in the Parish Hall)

The Rector is off duty on Saturday this week


Ukraine Collection:  For the coming weeks we shall be welcoming retiring collections, in the marked box, for humanitarian efforts to support the people of Ukraine (including those refugees who have already fled the country).  Proceeds will be given to the Disasters Emergency Committee who have 15 British charities working on the ground.  It is of course possible for individuals to make direct payments to the DEC through the website dec.org.uk  

Monday Drop-in has resumed in the Parish Hall.  Do join us on Mondays from 10am – 12 noon.  Refreshments and chat for all. 
If you think you might be able to help by volunteering please contact Andrew Turner - 01243 373545 or email sjbwparishoffice@gmail.com. Thank you.

50/50 Draw  The winning numbers for February are 1st No. 35, 2nd No. 28 and 3rd No. 39.

Old postage stamps  Thanks to those who save old stamps.  We can now deposit these at the British Red Cross shop in Emsworth once again.

Milk bottle tops only – not just any plastic top!  Though the Church all types of plastic milk bottle tops are recycled, producing a small payment per tonne which is then passed to the Chestnut Tree Hospice.  Good news!  But PLEASE leave only CLEAN milk bottle tops in our Parish church.

Masks - The request to wear masks in church has been relaxed in accordance with national advice, though please continue to be considerate to others.


Lent Lectures 

We warmly welcome Revd Barbara Watson-Hammond to the parish during Lent to engage us in a course regarding the Turning of the Bible into Modern English.   The sessions run on five Tuesdays, from 8 March through to 5 April, taking place at 2pm in the Hall (with different venue on 15 March 2022), and again at 7.30pm (at a central venue).  The five sessions promise to deepen our understanding of the Scriptures and their part in our Christian identity.  Please sign-up on the notices in our churches to register for either the afternoon or the evening sessions.

The Octagon parish offers its own series of lectures after compline, 7pm St Peter’s East Marden, running up to Holy Week.  The next two are:

10 March: Revd Dr Richard Sudworth: National Inter-Religious Affairs Adviser  The Church and Other Faiths

17 March: The Revd Marcus Walker: Rector of St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield  The Church and Politics

Lent Lunches for charity, 12.30pm each Friday in Lent: soup and fellowship and a presentation of a charity which is seeking to make a difference in a needy world. On Friday 11 March we will be supporting Afghan Aid which builds basic services, improves livelihoods and responds to humanitarian emergencies, among other activities.  Join us throughout Lent.



Some of you might be wondering why more scaffolding appeared, and disappeared again.  This was to enable completion of necessary works to the chancel roof.  Hopefully this is the last of the scheduled Quinquennial Inspection works.  However, the lychgate might disappear very soon – as we are expecting it to be taken away for repair off-site.

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