Services this Sunday

Sunday 10th December, 2017,  09.30 Common Worship Order Two Traditional
St John the Baptist
Sunday 17th December, 2017,  09.30 Common Worship Order One Contemporary
A compassionate church: those who mourn, the merciful
Theme
A courageous church: those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the peacemakers, and those who are persecuted because of righteousness
Rev'd Roland Price
Priest
Rev'd Andrew Petit

1st Reading

Colossians 3. v12-15  Fiona Blyth
2nd Reading
Mark 8. v31-38  Valerie Newman
Matthew 5. v1-2, 4, 7 Celebrant
Gospel
Matthew 5. v1-2. 9, 10-16  Celebrant
As set
Eucharist
3 with extended proper preface
As set
Intercessions
Veronica Port
Fiona Blyth
Chalice
Jill Atkins
Peter Ferry
Sidesman
Fiona Blyth
Jill Atkins
Coffee
Linda Farrar-Hockley

Flowers

Julie Grimshaw
Cleaning
Everyone
Fiona Blyth
Organist
Breyan Knowles
114, Special, 422, 632, 682
Hymns
221v1,3,5, 626v1,5,6, 262, Special

Thursday 14th December,  11.00
Old Vicarage
Thursday 21st December,  11.00
 Linda Farrar-Hockley
Assistant
Bunty Jago
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





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.