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Wed, 29th June 2016

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 2016

 

3rd July

St Thomas (Trinity 6)

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – Habakkuk 2: 1-4, Ephesians 2: 19-22, John 20: 24-29

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

Reading John 20: 24-29

9the July

Saturday

2.00pm

St Mary’s, Gilston

Wedding of Ashlee Clark & Jonanthan Joy

 

 

 

4.00pm

St Mary’s, Gilston

Wedding of Alexander Athienitis & Brooke Andersen

 

 

10th July

Trinity 7

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Colossians 1: 1-14, Luke 10: 25-37

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist

Readings- Deuteronomy 30: 9-14, Colossians 1: 1-14, Luke 10: 25-37

12th July

Tuesday (TBC)

10.00am

6 Falcon Close

House Group

 

13th July

Wednesday (TBC)

7.30pm

The Rectory

House Group

 

 17th July

Trinity 8

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Genesis 18: 1-10a, Colossians 1: 15-28, Luke 10: 38-42

24th July

Trinity 9

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings Genesis 18: 20-32, Colossians 2: 6-19, Luke11: 1-13

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings Genesis 18: 20-32, Colossians 2: 6-19, Luke11: 1-13

31st July

Trinity 10

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2, Colossians 3: 1-11, Luke 12: 13-21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each 

Tuesday

9.00am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Morning Prayer

Not 26th

Each

 

Wednesday

9.00am

St James, High Wych

Morning Prayer

Not 27th

Each

Thursday

9.00am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Morning Prayer

Not 28th

Each

Friday

9.00am

St James, High Wych

Morning Prayer

Not 29th

 

RECTOR’S JULY LETTER

 

 

I’m glad that’s all over

By the time you read this there is a good chance that two things will have happened.  Firstly, that beastly referendum will be over and done with.  We will know the result and be starting to live with its consequences.  How long it will take for normal political relations to be resumed remains to be seen.  Let us hope and pray that the rifts the issue has generated can be quickly healed.

Secondly, the current phase of work on St James church should be all but complete.  The scheduled date is the end of July but congratulations to our contractors, Bakers of Danbury, for getting things ahead of schedule.  The current phase will leave us with a kitchen and toilet at the back of the church together with some open space which will make the church building a more flexible facility.  Next we have to raise the funds to provide tables and chairs to use in the open space.  Then in time we want to remodel the entrance so that when the church is open you can see right inside so that the place is more welcoming.  We have a few more ideas but some will have to wait until funds are available.  Please book the weekend of 24th/25th September in your diaries.  We will have our Harvest Festival over that weekend and Bishop Alan of St Albans is coming to our 9.30 am service on the Sunday to re-dedicate the church.

July is the month of big upheavals in the lives of many young people.  Year 6 students transfer from being the biggest kids in a small school to being the smallest kids in a big school.  Many others will be leaving school and preparing for work, college of university.  Please remember them in your prayers and give them as much support as you can.  It is also the month when summer holidays start and I am off for two weeks at the end of the month.  I am very grateful to my predecessor, Rev’d Wendy Carter, who will be coming back to the parish and conducting our services on 31st July and 7th August.  I am sure she would love to see you in church to re-new your friendship with her.  My plans involve scaling Benn Nevis with three of my sons.  I think they may have to carry me down again after all that effort.

Over the summer I hope to visit all the new resident in Terlings Park with a view to inviting them join in our church and community activities.  If that includes you, I look forward to meeting you,

Whatever you plan for the summer, do it safely.

Anthony Giles

Rector.

From the Registers

Funerals

Date

Service

Location

Name

24th May

Funeral

Parndon Wood

Elsie Evelyn Patricia Bovington

 

 

 

BENEFICE OF HIGH WYCH AND GILSTON WITH EASTWICK

SERVICES FOR JUNE 2016

 

5TH June

Trinity 2

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – 1 Kings 17: 17-24, Galatians 1: 11-24, Luke 7: 11-17

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

Reading – Lukw 7: 11-17

12th June

Trinity 3

9.30am8.00pm

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, Galatians 2: 15-21, Luke 7: 36-8:3

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist

 

Readings – 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, Galatians 2: 15-21, Luke 7: 36-8:3

14th June

Tuesday

10.00am

6 Falcon Close

House Group

 

15th June

Wednesday

7.30pm

Rectory

House Group

 

19th June

Trinity 4

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Isaiah 65: 1-9, Galatians 3: 23-29, Luke 8: 26-39

26th June

Trinity 5

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21, Galatians 5: 1,13-25, Luke 9: 51-62

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings 1 Kings 19: 15-16, 19-21, Galatians 1< 13-25, Luke 9: 51-62

Each

Tuesday

9.00am

St Botolph, Eastwick

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

 

 

From the Registers

Funerals

Date

Service

Location

Name

14th May

Interment of Ashes

St Botolph’s Church

Karen Lydia Edwards

26th May

Funeral

Chelmsford Crematorium

Margaret South

 

RECTOR’S JUNE LETTER

Back to the Future

Work on the inside of the St James’ Church is progressing well.  At time of writing we have new floors at the back of the church, some of which have been tiled to match the existing design.  We have a toilet cubicle with no toilet and the wastepipe doesn’t go anywhere yet.  We have a kitchen are but no fittings.  And, the organ has move but has yet been fully re-assembled.  So, we looking to the future when, hopefully by the end of July we can start planning the use of our new facilities.

Some of the ideas we have had are:  Coffee Mornings aimed at parent dropping off children at school; Lunches for the elderly and Music Concerts.  There are also more churchy things like mid-week services started or ended with refreshments; Messy Church – craft based activities for families and PCC meetings.  We want to make as much use as possible of the church for the wider community as well as for our own purposes.

While looking forward we also have some things to look back at.  Sunday 22nd May was Trinity Sunday.  Until fairly recently it was the day when priests were ordained and this year it marked the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Rev’d David Wright who was vicar and then rector here from 1974 to 1980.  He came first as vicar of High Wych and then became rector when High Wych was combined in to a single benefice with Gilston with Eastwick.  David is now in his early eighties and lives with one of his daughters in Spain.  He is fondly remembered by many in the parish.  In my time here he has stayed with friends in Allen’s Green after Christmas for several years and taken Sunday services to allow me to have a full week off, so I can add my personal thanks for his work to those of the rest of the parish.

The other milestone we have passed recently is the retirement of our organist of thirty years, Brenda Castree.  Brenda has played our organ at High Wych through all those years at almost all services except when on holiday.  She has also trained and directed our choir.  We are extremely grateful for her faithful devotion to our churches worship and we hope she will spend many more years among us enjoying the musical contributions of others.  Brenda will continue to fill in when necessary but she wants to spend more time with Len and the rest of their family.

Do enjoy the summer, when it arrives.

Anthony Giles

Rector.

 

BENEFICE OF HIGH WYCH AND GILSTON WITH EASTWICK

SERVICES FOR MAY 2016

1st May

Easter 6

8.00pm

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21: 10, 22-22:5, John 5: 1-9

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

Reading – John 5: 1-9

5th May

Ascension Day

8.00pm

St James, High Wych

Ascension Day Eucharist

Readings – Acts 1: 1-11, Ephensians 1: 15-end, Luke 24: 44-end

8th May

Easter 7

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Acts 16: 16-34, Revelation 22:12-14 16-17,, 20-21, John 17: 20-26

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Acts 16: 16-34, Revelation 22:12-14 16-17, 20-21, John 17: 20-26

 

10th May

Tuesday

10.00am

6 Falcon Close

House Group

 

15th May

Pentecost

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2: 1-21, John 14: 8-27

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist (TBC)

Readings – Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2: 1-21, John 14: 8-27

18th May

Wednesday

7.30pm

Rectory

House Group

 

22nd May

Trinity Sunday

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Proverbs 8|; 1-4, 22-31, Romans 5: 1-5, John 16l12-15

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Proverbs 8|; 1-4, 22-31, Romans 5: 1-5, John 16l12-15

29th May

Trinity 1

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings - 1 Kings 8:22-23,41,43, Galatians 1: 1-12, Luke 7:1b-10

Each

Tuesday

9.00am

St Botolph, Eastwick

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 MAY LETTER

May is the month when, this year, we round off the cycle of major Christian festivals.  On 5th we celebrate Ascension Day when according to the New Testament Jesus was taken back in to heaven at the end of his earthly ministry.  Ten days later on the 15th we celebrate Pentecost (Whitsun, if you are my age) when the book of Acts records the coming of the Holy Spirit on the disciple in the Upper Room.  That day they went out and started to preach the message of Jesus to the world.  Since then each generation of Christians has tried to spread the gospel to their friend and neighbours.  One week after that we celebrate Trinity Sunday when Christians around the world reflect and ponder on the way that God has revealed himself as One God in Three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

What comes next is called Ordinary Time and lasts right up to the end of October.  With the children at school I explain Ordinary Time as like the part of a lesson after the teacher has explained some new skill or piece of knowledge when they have to sit down and demonstrate that they have learned and can put into practice what the teacher has just taught them.  After the excitement of Christmas, the sombre reflection of Lent and the joy of Easter, Ordinary Time is the time when we have to settle down and show to God and to those around us that we can live out the things we have learnt or been reminded of.  It is a time to deepen our faith and develop our Christian witness and service in the community.

Over the next few months, as we approach the completion of the re-modelling work on the inside of St James’ Church, we will be thinking about how we can use our new facilities to further the three aims of the St Alban’s Diocese’ mission statement, “Living God’s Love”.  How can we use the church to help people “Go Deeper into God” and develop their faith and commitment?  How can we “Transform our Community” by reaching out to serve the people of High Wych and Gilston with Eastwick.  How can we use the church to “Make New Disciples” by drawing people in to share our life of faith in the Risen Christ?

If you have any ideas about how we could use our new facilities for the good of all, do drop me a note or email.  We have some ideas already but we are keen to consider ideas from anyone.

Anthony Giles

Rector.

 

From the Registers

Funerals

Date

Service

Location

Name

31st March

Funeral

Parndon Wood

Kenneth Norman Byford

5th April

Funeral

Parndon Wood

Evelyn Letch

6th April

Funeral

Parndon Wood

David Albert Stevens

6th April

Interment of Ashes

St Botolph’s Church

Maree Kathleen Richards

13th April

Funeral

Parndon Wood

Phyllis Eileen Croft

20th April

Funeral

Parndon Wood

Allan Peter Smith

21st April

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