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Mon, 26th June 2017

Church Services - Eastwick, Gilston and High Wych

Church Services - Eastwick, Gilston and High Wych

1. On this page you will find the details of Church contacts.

2. Church services for the month within the Benefice.

3. The Priest in Charge monthly news letter.

 

1.CHURCH CONTACT DETAILS

Priest-in-charge

Rev Anthony Giles 01279 726476

Readers

Joy Galliers-Burridge 01279 444870

Roger Burridge 01279 444870

June Denton 01279 723714

Churchwarden

Sarah Bagnall 01279 441644

Secretary

Lois Smith 01279 431123

Treasurer

Hazel Scorah 01279 418061

Services for JULY 2017

2nd July

Trinity 3

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – Jeremiah 28: 5-9, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42

 

 

9.30am

St James. High Wych

Family Service

Reading – Matthew 10: 40-42

6th July

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

9th July

Trinity 4

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Zechariah 9:9-12, Romans 7: 15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19,25-30

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Zechariah 9:9-12, Romans 7: 15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19,25-30

 

 

2.30pm

St Mary’s, Gilston

Baptism of 

Summer Alexa Buckley

12th July

Wednesday

7.30pm

Rectory

House Group

 

13th July

Thursday

11.00am

St James High Wych

Holy Communion

 

16th July

Trinity 5

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Isaiah 55:10-13, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

20th July

Thursday

 11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

23rd July

Trinity 6

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Wisdom of Solomon 12:13.16-19, Roman 8: 12-25, Matthew 13:24-30.36-43

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Wisdom of Solomon 12:13.16-19, Roman 8: 12-25, Matthew 13:24-30.36-43

27th July

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

28th July

Friday

1.00pm

St James, High Wych

Wedding of

Perry White & Olivia Morreale

30th July

Trinity 7

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – 1 Kings 3:5-12, Romans 8:26-39, Matthew 13:31-33. 44-52

 

 

12.00 noon

St James, High Wych

Baptism of

Amelia Rose Gough

 

 

2.30pm

St Botolph, Eastwick

Baptism of

Holly Vivien Murphy

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

  

MORNING PRAYER SERVICES FOR JUNE

 

EACH

TUESDAY

9.00AM

ST BOTOLPH, EASTIWCK

MORNING PRAYER

 

EACH

WEDNESDAY

9.00AM

ST JAMES, HIGH WYCH

MORNING PRAYER

 

EACH

THURSDAY

9.00AM

ST MARY’S, GILSTON

MORNING PRAYER

  

EACH 

FRIDAY

9.00AM

ST JAMES, HIGH WYCH

MORNING PRAYER

 

 

 RECTOR’S JULY LETTER

 

    July:- Boots, Gardening and the End of Term.

 

I want to start this month by thanking everyone who joined in to make two events a great success.  On Saturday 17th June, there was a Great Get Together at St James’ Church in memory of MP Jo Cox.  The aim was to prepare for our Scarecrow Festival in September.  Groups of people muscled in to clean hundreds of welly boots for individuals or families to plant up for display around the village in September.  There are still some left.  If you would like to plant up a boot, please contact Jan Bellingham on 01279 724247.  Then on Sunday 18th June, we had a Church Gardening day where folk from the church and the community joined forces to give our churchyard a tidy up.  The results were impressive and it should now be much easier for our force of volunteers to keep it in trim.  If you would like to help on a regular or occasional basis please contact Roger Burridge on 01279 444870.

 

July marks the end of the school year when children and young people in our schools, colleges and universities face new challenges as they leave familiar places of education and prepare the face the new, be that a new class teacher, a new school or higher education establishment, or entering the world of work for the first time.  Please pray for all of them as they go through what can be quite scary times.

 

What is perhaps upper most in our minds at the moment is the series of tragedies we have witnessed in London, Manchester and, most recently at the Grenfell Tower.  These events leave us with many unanswered questions.  Could the perpetrators of the atrocities have been stopped before they struck?  Could the emergency services have reacted more quickly?  How did the fire start and how did it spread so quickly?  Those who have suffered in these tragedies are understandably desperate for answers to their questions.  We stand with them and assure them of our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

 

July also brings the feast of one of our Patron Saints, St James the Great on 25th of the month.  James was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus.  After Jesus had gone he was one of the leaders of the early Church.  About ten years later he was murdered at the instigation of King Herod Agrippa who tried unsuccessfully to wipe out the church.  St James reminds us of two things.  Firstly, some truths are so important that they are worth dying for.  Secondly, he reminds us that we live in a world where minorities are still persecuted by powerful forces, sometimes for religious reasons, sometimes for political ones.  We would all like to live in a world where we can practice our own beliefs without fear of persecution.  That will only happen when we strive to protect the rights of all people who hold beliefs different to our own.  Tolerance is not agreeing with everyone.  It is allowing others the freedom to be different from us.

 

Anthony Giles, Rector.

 

From the Registers

Baptisms

Date

Church

Name

4th June

High Wych

Betty Mary Jordan

11th June

High Wych

Charlotte Lillian Duncan

 

 Weddings:

Date

Church

Names

27th May

High Wych

Fiona Lee & Nicholas Bliss

24th June

Gilston

Josephine Schønwald & Joe Moxom

Funerals

Date

Service

Location

Name

23rd May

Interment of Ashes

High Wych

Joan Wilkinson.

25th May

Interment of Ashes

High Wych

Jean Olive Pedder.

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE FOR JUNE 2017

 

1st June

Thursday

11.0am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

4th June

Pentecost

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – Acts 2: 1-21, 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13, John 20: 19-23

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

Reading – Acts 2: 1-21

 

 

12.00noon

St James, High Wych

Baptism of Betty Jordan

 

8th June

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

11th June

Trinity Sunday

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Isaiah 40:12-17, 27-31, 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13, Matthew 28: 16-20

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Isaiah 40:12-17, 27-31, 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13, Matthew 28: 16-20

 

 

2.30pm

St James, High Wych

Baptism of Charlotte Lillian Duncan

 

14th June

Wednesday

7.30pm

41 Hart Road

House Group

 

15th June

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

18th June

Trinity 1

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Exodus 19: 2-8a, Roman 5: 1-8, Matthew 9: 35-10:23

22nd June

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

24th June

Saturday

2.00pm

St Mary’s, Gilston

Wedding of Joe Moxom & Josephine Schoenwald

 

25th June

Trinity 2

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Jeremiah 20: 7-13, Romans 6: 1b-11, Matthew 10: 24-39

 

 

 11.15am

St Botolph’s, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Jeremiah 20: 7-13, Romans 6: 1b-11, Matthew 10: 24-39

 

29th June

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

MORNING PRAYER SERVICES FOR JUNE

 

EACH

TUESDAY

9.00AM

ST BOTOLPH, EASTIWCK

MORNING PRAYER

Not 13th

EACH

WEDNESDAY

9.00AM

ST JAMES, HIGH WYCH

MORNING PRAYER

Not 14th

EACH

THURSDAY

9.00AM

ST MARY’S, GILSTON

MORNING PRAYER

 Not 15th

EACH 

FRIDAY

9.00AM

ST JAMES, HIGH WYCH

MORNING PRAYER

 

 

 RECTOR’S JUNE LETTER

 

   Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s! (Matthew 22: 21)

I have been looking back at what I wrote in May 2015 just before the last General Election.  My approach hasn’t changed.  Part of being a good citizen is to participate in the democratic process.  That means turning out to vote at all elections.  People vote for different reasons.  You may vote on a particular issue or because you want a particular person to live in 10 Downing Street.  This time it may just be over Brexit.  Whatever our approach, we have a civic duty to register to vote and exercise our vote.  Otherwise, we have no right to complain about the outcome. 

Of course, what Jesus said in Matthew 22 did not end with the quote above.  The full quotation is “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  Yes, we have our civic duty but we also have a higher duty.  For Christians and other religious believers, that is a duty to God to seek his will for our lives and to follow it.  Others may see it as a duty to a wider humanity, to do good rather than evil, to leave the world a better place than we found it.  We all need to work out what that higher duty means for us as we live out our lives day by day.

This moth we celebrate two major festivals in church.  Sunday 4th June is Pentecost. Pentecost was originally a Jewish Pilgrim Festival fifty days after Passover, when Jews from all over the world travelled to Jerusalem to celebrate.  It falls ten days after Ascension Day when we celebrate Jesus being taken back into heaven.  According to Acts chapter 2, the room where the disciples were gathered began to shake, there was the sound of a great wind and tongues of flame appeared on their heads.  There began to speak in strange languages and rushed out into the street telling people about Jesus.  Instead of speaking Aramaic, their local language, they were speaking in the many home languages of people from all over the known world.  The Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Church and the spreading of the Christian Gospel had begun.

One week late on June 11th we celebrate Trinity Sunday when we remind ourselves of how Christians learned to understand God as one God in three person, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We then start what we call Ordinary Time which lasts all the way through to October.  It is a time to grow in faith and put into practice all we have learned and celebrate through Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.

Anthony Giles,

Rector.

From the Registers

Baptisms

Date

Church

Name

23rd April

High Wych

Emilia Violet Lily Fletcher

Funerals

Date

Service

Location

Name

2nd May

Funeral and Burial

High Wych

Sheila Marie Rose

10th May

Burial

High Wych

Richard Erie Cofield

 

Services for MAY 2017

 

4th May

Thursday

11.0am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

7th May

Easter 4

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – Acts 2:42-47, 1 peter 2: 19-25, John 10:1-10

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

Reading – John 10: 1-10

11th May

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

 

 

7.30pm

St James, High Wych

PCC Meeting

 

14th May

Easter 5

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings:- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2: 2-10, John 14: 1-14

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist

Readings:- Acts 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2: 2-10, John 14: 1-14

17th May

Wednesday

7.30pm

Rectory

House Group

 

18th May

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

21st May

Easter 6

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3: 13-22, John 14: 15-21

25th May

Ascension Day

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy communion

 

 

 

8.00pm

St James, High Wych

Ascension Day Eucharist

 

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