Services this Sunday

Sunday 14th May, 2017,  09.30 Common Worship Order One Contemporary
St John the Baptist
Sunday 21st May, 2017,  09.30 Common Worship Order One Contemporary
Fifth  Sunday of Easter 
Leading your Church into Growth (1)
Theme
Sixth  Sunday of Easter
Rev'd Andrew Petit
Priest
Rev'd Tom Farrell

1st Reading
Acts 17. v22-31  Veronica Port

2nd Reading
1 Peter 3. v13-end  Valerie Newman
Matthew 13. vv.31 - 32      Julia Howard
Gospel
John 14. 15-21  Celebrant
5
Eucharist
3  ext proper preface
Rev'd Andrew Petit
Intercessions
Janet Knowles
Julia Howard
Chalice
Linda Farrar-Hockley
Rosemary Garner
Sidesman
Jill Atkins
Janet Knowles
Coffee
Valerie Newman
Lesley Longden
Flowers
Audrey Chandler
Debs Wilkins
Cleaning
Audrey Chandler
Fiona Blyth
Organist
Breyan Knowles
54, 138, 98, 332
Hymns
103 v1,2,6&7, Ps66 v15-19, 12, 249, 241

Thursday 18th May,  11.00
Old Vicarage
Thursday 25th May,  11.00
Janet Knowles
Assistant
Veronica Port
Take a look at the History Tab for some excellent new pictures of the church and the churchard.  Many thanks to John Ward and Bill Nicholls

Outreach


Watch a video of the development of our Outreach Partnership with St Phillip the Apostle, Huhudi South Africa


video



On Sunday, 20th October, 2013 we celebrated the completion of Re-ordering Work in our Church with a Special Service:

Moving forward the work of the Gospel

We would like to share with you the Intercessions used during the Service.

Living God,
In this building, our church, 
    used to the sound of singing:
    which has seen baptisms and funerals;
    where people have come to be married;
    or to celebrate the birth of a child;
    where people have wept, or have been filled with joy.
In this building, our church, 
    where people through prayer: 
    have wrestled with the deep things of life; 
    have been stirred and changed.
In this building, our church, 
    where you have ever loved your people:
    be with us now and for always.
  
Dear Father,
Make our minds and hearts, like the new wineskins, 
     strong , open and 
     ready to receive the new wine of your Holy Spirit and 
     the knowledge of your great love and truth. 
Renew us, help us always to listen to you, 
     to be ready to respond, and 
     to travel with you in any way you ask of us,

God, our Heavenly Father,
Help us to make the door of our church 
     wide enough to welcome 
           all who need human love and fellowship and a Father’s care;
     but narrow enough to shut out 
           all envy, pride and lack of love. 
Help us to make it a place 
     where the tempted can find help, 
     the sorrowing receive comfort, 
     the sick find rest, and 
     the penitent be assured of your mercy; 
     a place where all your children can be renewed and 
     go on their way in hope and with confidence in your love.