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Mon, 29th May 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

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

 

27th May

Saturday

1.00pm

St James, High Wych

Wedding of Nicholas Bliss & Fiona Lee

 

28th May

Easter 7

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings :- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5:6-11, John 17: 1-11

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings :- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5:6-11, John 17: 1-11

 

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

 

27th May

Saturday

1.00pm

St James, High Wych

Wedding of Nicholas Bliss & Fiona Lee

 

28th May

Easter 7

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings :- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5:6-11, John 17: 1-11

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings :- Acts 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5:6-11, John 17: 1-11

 

MORNING PRAYER SERVICES FOR MAY

 

EACH

TUESDAY

9.00AM

ST BOTOLPH, EASTIWCK

MORNING PRAYER

Not 30th

EACH

WEDNESDAY

9.00AM

ST JAMES, HIGH WYCH

MORNING PRAYER

Not 31ST

EACH

THURSDAY

9.00AM

ST MARY’S, GILSTON

MORNING PRAYER

 

EACH 

FRIDAY

9.00AM

ST JAMES, HIGH WYCH

MORNING PRAYER

 

 

 

 RECTOR’S MAY LETTER

 

One More Step along the World I Go!

Every now and again, one of the children at school will ask me how old I am.  I never give them a straight answer.  I give them enough information to work it out.  I tell them that I became a legal adult at the age of 19 ½.  When I first gave that answer, I was a teacher then, some of my colleagues would nod sagaciously.  Now most of the teachers at High Wych school are too young to understand what I am talking about.  After 23 years of teaching and 8 years of ministry I can only remember three students ever coming up with the right answer.  If you are old enough to remember what I am talking about and can do the maths, you should not be surprised that I have been contemplating retirement for some time.

 

When I first arrived in High Wych I told the Parochial Church Council that I did not intend to retire at the age of 65, nor at 70, the compulsory retirement age for clergy.  I felt I had to stay until the bulk of the work on St James’ church was complete.  This has now been done.  I also thought that I should have retired and been replaced before the start of the Gilston Park development, if it was to go ahead.  I think that there could be several rectors here before that really gets under way.

 

I have decided that I shall retire in mid-September this year.  That would be a little over six years since I arrived in High Wych and Gilston with Eastwick.  My last service will be on Sunday 10th September at 9.30 am at St James the Great, High Wych.  That is the weekend of our second Scarecrow Festival.  I hope that you will book it in your diaries and I look forward to seeing you there to take my leave of you.

 

I have greatly enjoyed my time here with you and have met many friendly and interesting people both inside and outside the church.  Unfortunately, the way the Church of England is set up means that it will be six months to a year after I go before a new Rector will arrive but I am confident that I will be leaving the churches in High Wych, Gilston and Eastwick in safe hands.

 

Anthony Giles,

Rector.

 

From the Registers

Funerals

Date

Service

Location

Name

29th March

Funeral & Cremation

St Mary, Gilston and Parndon Wood

John Clarke

28th April

Memorial Service & Interment of Ashes

St James, High Wych

Jean Madeline Hudson

 

 

 

 

 

Services for APRIL 2017

 

2nd April

Passion Sunday

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

 

5th April

Wednesday

7.30pm

The Rectory

Lent Group 5

 

6th April

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

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