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Thu, 8th December 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

BENEFICE OF HIGH WYCH AND GILSTON WITH EASTWICK

Services for DECEMBER 2016

1st December

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

4th December

Advent 2

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings:- Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15: 4-13, Matthew 3: 1-12

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

 

8th December

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

11th December

Advent 3

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings:- Isaiah 35: 1-10, James 5: 7-10, Matthew 11: 2-11

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings:- Isaiah 35: 1-10, James 5: 7-10, Matthew 11: 2-11

14th December

Wednesday

7.30pm

The Rectory

House Group

 

15th December

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

18th December

Advent 4

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings:- Isaiah 7: 10-16, Romans 1: 1-7, Matthew 1: 18-25

 

 

3.30pm

St James, High Wych

Community Carols

 

 

 

6.30pm

St Botolph, Eastwick

Community Carols

 

22nd December

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

24th December

Christmas Eve

3.00pm

St Mary’s, Gilston

Christingle Crib Service

 

 

 

5.00pm

St James, High Wych

Christingle Crib Service

 

 

 

11.30pm

St James, High Wych

Midnight Mass

Readings: Isaiah 52: 7-10, Hebrews 1: 1-2, John 1: 1-14

25th December

CHRISTMAS DAY

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Christmas Communion

Readings:- Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1: 1-12, Luke 2: 1-20

 

 

11.15am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Christmas Communion

Readings:- Isaiah 52:7-11, Hebrews 1: 1-13, Luke 2: 1-21

29th December

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

NO COMMUNION SERVICE

 

1st January

Christmas 2

8.00am

St James, High Wych

NO COMMUNION SERVICE

 

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Communion Service

Reading:- Numbers 6: 22-end, Galatians 4: 4-7, Luke 2: 15-21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each

Tuesday

9.00am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Morning Prayer

NOT 27TH

Each

Wednesday

9.00am

St James, High Wych

Morning Prayer

NOT 21ST OR 28TH

Each

Thursday

9.00am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Morning Prayer

NOT 15TH OR 29TH

Each

Friday

9.00am

St James, High Wych

Morning Prayer

NOT 16TH OR 30TH

RECTOR’S DECEMBER LETTER

The Advent wind begins to stir

With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir,

It’s dark at breakfast, dark at tea,

And in between we only see

Clouds hurrying across the sky

(Autumn 1955 – John Betjeman)

This year we start December already in Advent, the start of the new Christian year.  Christmas goodies have been in the shops for several months by now but still the church hangs on a little longer before popping the corks.  Advent is a solemn time for us Christians, denoted by the use of purple in altar hangings and clergy vestments.  It is a time to reflect on our readiness to meet Jesus, firstly as the baby of Bethlehem but also when he comes again, to wind up history, according to traditional belief, or when we pass through death into the presence of God.  The parts of the bible we read in Advent encourage us to think about our future life beyond this current one and take steps to prepare for it.

At the same time, we will be sending our Christmas cards, buying present and looking out for deals on food and drink.  In a sense that is how life should always be, getting on with every day things while keeping part of our minds on our hopes for the future and taking steps to make sure we are ready for it, whatever it brings.

As you prepare for your family celebrations, could I ask you to do two things.  Firstly remember those millions of people throughout the world for whom this will be a frightening, anxious time because of war, lack of food clothing and lack of hope.  Spend some of your generosity on them.  Secondly, join us in church to celebrate the true meaning of the festivities, either at the Carol Services, Christingles or Midnight Mass (details elsewhere).

We wish you all a very Joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Anthony Giles, Rector.

From the Registers

Baptisms:

Date

Church

Name

27th November

High Wych

Bodhi Exton Blue McKnight

Confirmations

Date

Church

Names

15th November

Holy Trinity BS

Kieran Challis

15th November

Holy Trinity BS

Phoebe Parrish

15th November

Holy Trinity BS

Millie Parrish

15th November

Holy Trinity BS

Ian Martin

15th November

Holy Trinity BS

Sam Clark

15th November

Holy Trinity BS

Rosemary Davis

Weddings:

Date

Church

Names

29th October

High Wych

Vincenzo Martino & Melissa Steer

26th November

High Wych

Edward Hunt & Emma Deeprose

Funerals

Date

Service

Location

Name

23rd November

Interment of Ashes

High Wych

Nina Eliza Jessie Elsdon

SERVICES FOR NOVEMBER 2016

3rd November

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

6th November

3rd before Advent

8.00am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist (BCP)

Readings – Job 19:23-27a, 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5, 13-17, Luke 20: 27-38

 

 

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Family Service

 

10th November

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

13th November

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

9.45am

St James, High Wych

Remembrance Eucharist

Readings – Malachi 4: 1-2a, 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13, Luke 21: 5-9

Please note

Changes of times today

10.45am

St James War Memorial

Remembrance Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10.45am

Gilston War Memorial

Remembrance Ceremony

 

 

 

 10.45am

Eastwick War Memorial

Remembrance Ceremony

 

 

 

 11.30am

St Mary’s, Gilston

Remembrance Eucharist

Readings – Malachi 4: 1-2a, 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13, Luke 21: 5-9

16th November

Wednesday

7.30pm

Rectory

House Group

 

17th November

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

20th November

Christ the King

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Jeremiah 23: 1-6, Collossians 1: 11-20, Luke 23: 33-43

24th November

Thursday

11.00am

St James, High Wych

Holy Communion

 

26th November

Saturday

12.00noon

St James, High Wych

Wedding of Emma Deeprose and Edward Hunt

 

27th November

Advent Sunday

9.30am

St James, High Wych

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Isaiah 2: 1-5, Romans 13: 11-14, Matthew 24: 36-44

 

 

11.15am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Parish Eucharist

Readings – Isaiah 2: 1-5, Romans 13: 11-14, Matthew 24: 36-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

 

RECTOR’S NOVEMBER LETTER

  No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -
November!

(Thomas Hood 1789 – 1845)

As we get deeper into the autumn, November brings us to the time of Remembrance.  November 1916 saw the closing stages of the Battle of the Somme where over one million men were killed or injured, the bloodiest battle in human history.  We will be remembering them and all who have died in the Great War and conflicts since on Remembrance Sunday 13th November by holding ceremonies at each of the War Memorials in the benefice, at High Wych, Pye Corner and Eastwick.  These will start at 10.45 am and all are very welcome to join us.

November ends on a happier note with Advent Sunday on 27th.  This is the beginning of the new Christian Year and starts the run up to Christmas.  As well as being a time of preparations for the forthcoming festivities, for Christians, Advent is also a time for sombre reflection.  The word “advent” simply means coming and, of course, we are looking forward to celebrating the coming of Jesus as the baby of Bethlehem.  The bible also speaks of a Second Coming when Jesus will return to earth as a judge to wrap up the present order and establish God’s rule on earth for eternity.  Some Christians still take this literally.  For me it symbolically expresses the belief that, however it happens, we will all on day have to give an account of ourselves to God and be rewarded accordingly.  Advent is a time for preparing for that event, in this life or the next.

So as we buy the presents, arrange the family parties and go hunting turkeys, let us all give a thought to whether we really are ready to meet Jesus in person.

Anthony Giles,

Rector.

From the Registers

Baptisms:

Date

Church

Name

16th October

High Wych

Sidney James John Knewstub-Chew

16th October

High Wych

Wilfred Owen Frank Knewstub-Chew

16th October

High Wych

Archer William Benedict Knewstub-Chew

30th October

High Wych

Isla Mae Hennessy-Ling

Funerals

Date

Service

Location

Name

28th September

Funeral

High Wych & Parndon Wood

Robert Harold Jenkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each 

Tuesday

9.00am

St Botolph, Eastwick

Morning Prayer

  

Each

 

Wednesday

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