Sunday September 5th 2021, 14th Sunday after Trinity

Services for Sunday 5th September

9.30am HC service led by Revd Peter Bold and Barbara Hodd. Live and online.
You can watch the video of this service when it "premieres", or later for your convenience by clicking on this link:
11.15am Family Service with Thanksgivings
6.30pm Holy Communion.

Service Pattern on ordinary Sundays
For the next three months, on ordinary Sundays the pattern will be:
First Sunday in the month:

  • 9.30am Holy Communion
  • 11.15am Family Service with Thanksgivings
  • 6.30pm Holy Communion

Second, Fourth and Fifth Sundays in a month:

  • 10am Holy Communion

Third Sunday in a month:

  • 8am Holy Communion
  • 10am Family Communion (with music group)

For Harvest (3 October) we will have a 10am service instead of 9.30/11.15

Mark 7:24-37
James 2:1-10, 14-17

Merciful God,
Your Son came to save us
and bore our sins on the cross:
may we trust in your mercy
and know your love,
rejoicing in the righteousness
that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN

Please remember in your prayers: Marion Giles, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Reg Creaser, Irene Dace, Edith Hobson, Faye Jowell, Brenda Jones and the families and friends of Angela Wilson and Dennis Mayson.
We also remember the family and friends of Barbara Hawley whose memorial service is at St John's at 11am on 29th Oct, and Martin Kelland who died on Friday Aug 20th. Martin's funeral will be at St Johns at 2.30pm on Sept 17th. Please keep Gillian and her family in your prayers.

Coffee after the Sunday services - 11.45am by Zoom:
We invite you to “virtual” after (or before??) service refreshments, by clicking on the link below at 11.45 am or afterwards. Please bring you own coffee or …?

Church Cleaning
As you will doubtless be aware, the church hasn't had a regular clean for some time and we're now looking to restart church cleaning.
To 'get things going', it is proposed that we have an initial major clean followed by the previous regime of fortnightly cleans, at least for the toilets and kitchen.
If you could let me know as to your willingness to help with this important element of church life, please let me know as soon as you can and we will then be in a position to get the building back to a clean state for visitors and, of course, worship.
Many thanks, Derek Millington

Church open for private prayer
The church will be open for private prayer Wednesdays 9.30am - 4pm, Sundays 11.30 - 4pm

New Daylight Bible Study Notes are available at the back of church.

The Parish Office is essential to the smooth running of our churches. Following the announcement that from July 19th social distancing and mask wearing will no longer be mandatory, it has been decided that to protect our staff and keep the office fully functioning, face coverings will still be required if you need to call in - thank you.

Flowers in church: we should be grateful for donations towards the flowers in church - if you would like to make a donation please speak to Jean Hobson or call her - Thank you!

Jane's Jams
Jane has limited stock of Strawberry, Apricot, Gooseberry, Rhubarb and Ginger, Redcurrant Jelly and quite a good amount of Raspberry, Blackcurrant and Orange and Ginger Marmalade. Damson and Plum will follow later in the year. Please call to order.  Delivery service available! All profits will be shared between the Parish Church and one other charity.

Re-pointing of Church Extension: Can you help?
Work is due to start soon and any offers of help would be greatly appreciated. No previous experience required. Refreshments will be provided. Please let Peter know if you can help.

News: As we can't meet together as we used to do, do you have any news to share?
Please send items to the office by 9am on Wednesday.

Have you taken up any creative hobbies over the past 18 months?
We would love to share pictures of things people have been doing or created over this difficult period. Showing that something positive has come out of this difficult time.

Peter's photography - a bittern seen on holiday at Minsmere - normally very secretive and shy.