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Sun, 26th February 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 FEBRUARY 2017

 

2nd February

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

3rd February

Friday

12noon

St Botolph, Eastwick

Funeral of Regina May

 

 

5th February

4th before Lent

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – Isaiah 58:1-12, 1 Corinthians 2: 1-16, Matthew 5: 13-20

 

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

Readings:

Matthew 5:13-20

 

8th February

Wednesday

7.30pm

Rectory

House Group

 

 

9th February

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

 

12th February

3rd Before Lent

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Deuteronomy 30: 15-20, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Matthew 5: 21-37

 

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Deuteronomy 30: 15-20, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Matthew 5: 21-37

 

15th February

Wednesday

7.45pm

St James, High Wych

Deanery Synod

 

 

16th February

Thursday

11,00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

 

19th February

2nd Before Lent

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Genesis 1: 1-2:3, Romans 8: 18-25, Matthew 6:25-34

 

23rd February

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

 

26th February

Last Before Lent

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Exodus 24:12-end, 2 Peter 1: 16-21, Matthew 17: 1-9

 

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Exodus 24:12-end, 2 Peter 1: 16-21, Matthew 17: 1-9

 

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 FEBRUARY LETTER

 

February, A Pause for Thought.

 

February this year is devoid of any major Christian festivals.  Easter is fairly late and as a result, after we have celebrated the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple on 29th January, we go into a month of what the church calls Ordinary Time until we begin Lent on Ash Wednesday, 1st March.  Clergy robes and church hangings are green in Ordinary Time.  Green represent growth in faith at times when there is nothing exciting going on.  It is a time to reflect on and live out the truths we have celebrated during Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.

Luke’s gospel tells us that after the events of the birth of Jesus and the visit of the shepherds, his mother Mary, “treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.”  If her son was the promised Messiah, what would that mean for her personally, for her community and nation, and for the whole world.  During this gap of Ordinary Time in the church’s year I invite you to ponder the question, “If Jesus is the incarnate Son of God who came to reveal God to us in a new way, what does that mean for me personally, for my community and for the whole world?”  When we have our answers, the next question is, “What are we going to do about it?”

Anthony Giles,

Rector.

From the Registers

Funerals

Date

Service

Location

Name

3rd January

Funeral & Burial

Parndon Wood

Roy Anthony Webb

 

BENEFICE OF HIGH WYCH AND GILSTON WITH EASTWICK

Services for JANUARY 2017

 

1st January

Naming of Christ

8.00am

No 8.00am Service

 

 

 

 

9.30am

St James. High Wych

Family Communion Service

Readings: Number6: 22-27, Galatians 4: 4-7, Luke 2: 15-21

 

5th January

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

 

8th January

Epiphany

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3: 1-12, Matthew 2: 1-12

 

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3: 1-12, Matthew 2: 1-12

 

11th January

Wednesday

7.30pm

Rectory

House Group

 

 

12th January

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

 

15th January

Epiphany 2

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1: 29-42

 

19th January

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

 

22nd January

Epiphany 3

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 9: 1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4: 12-23

 

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 9: 1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4: 12-23

 

26th January

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

 

29th January

Candlemas

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings: Malachi 3: 1-5, Hebrews 2:14-end, Luke 2: 22-40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 JANUARY LETTER

 

A Happy New Year to you all!

That’s a very easy thing to say and we have all been saying it to family, friends and neighbours.  However, a brief glance at our newspapers or television screens is likely to leave us with a deep sense of foreboding about what 2017 might bring.  Brexit is still a very unknown quantity and there are several world leaders apparently rewriting the rules of international relations.  Where will we be in a year’s time.  Will the message of peace and goodwill that we were singing about a few days ago be swamped and washed away in the next few months?  Only time will tell.

For Christians, there is always hope.  One of the main themes of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas is that however bad thing might appear to get, God is still in charge and slowly but surely everything will be brought under the loving and generous rule of Jesus Christ.  We may not see it in this life, but through faith in him we can hope to spend eternity with him where there will be no more pain and suffering.  Messrs * & * may appear to be in charge now (* insert names of your choice) but ultimately God will have the last word.

I will finish with the words that King George VI included in his 1939 Christmas Broadcast, the first Christmas of World War II.

Again, I wish you all a Very Happy New Year.

I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'

And he replied,
'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!'

(from At The Gate of the Year by Minnie Louise Harkins)

Anthony Giles,

Rector.

From the Registers

Funerals

Date

Service

Location

Name

30th November

Funeral

Parndon Wood

Janet Mary Knight

16th December

Burial only

High Wych

Sylvia Grace Reynolds

RECTOR’S DECEMBER LETTER

The Advent wind begins to stir

With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir,