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Sunday 21st January The Third Sunday of Epithany
St Helen8.00am Holy Communion
St Peter10.00am Sung Eucharist
St Peter10.00am Children's Church
St Catherine6.00pm Evening Praise

Wednesday 24th January
St Catherine9.30am Holy Communion

Sunday 28th January The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemass)
St Peter8.00am Holy Communion
St Helen10.00am Sung Eucharist
St Helen10.00am Children's Church

Morning Prayer
The office of Morning Prayer will be said in the Churches as follows:-
Mon. St Helen's 9.00am
Tues. St Peter's 9.00am
Wed. St Catherine's 9.00am
Thurs. St Peter's 9.00am
Fri. St Helen's 9.00am
All are welcome at these services.

Readings for 28th January The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemass)
Malachi 3.1-5
Psalm 24.1-6
Hebrews 2.14-end
Luke 2.22-40


Worldwide Anglican Church:
Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby; The Church of Bangladesh
This Diocese: Pray for Bishop Christopher; Archdeacon Peter; the Rural Dean Allie Kerr; the Parishes of St Helens with Seaview, Brading & Yaverland whilst awaiting our new Priest; Brightstone, Brook & Mottistone
World: Let us pray for all those who have suffered damage during the recent bad weather
Island: Pray for those who are living on the streets at this time
Sick: Terry & Barbara, Anne, Annie

All who suffer as a result of natural disasters, or as a result of acts of terrorism, violence or armed conflict.
Our armed forces and their families, and all who work in the emergency services.

Mothers' Union Prayers
Lord, as we gather today in our different places of worship within our communities and throughout the world, may we continue to grow in faith. Help us to nurture and support each other and treat everyone with kindness and respect.

Diary Dates
20th Jan 10.00am St Peter's Church coffee morning St Peter's Hall
20th Jan 1.00pm St Helen's Church Funeral of Sir Brian Neill followed by burial in the churchyard
22nd Jan 10.30am Bible Study /House Group at Sylvia's
22nd Jan 12.30pm MU New Year lunch at Appley Manor
22nd Jan 7.00pm LYCIG Brading Church [See below]
29thJan St Peter's PCC

Pompey Chimes
Don't forget to pick up a copy, or click here.

Pew Leaflets
Items for the pew leaflet to Sue Whitewick by Wednesday 5.00pm latest, please, preferably by e-mail susanwhitewick(at)btinternet(dot)com.

Bible Study
This group will meet on Monday 22nd January at 10.30am at Sylvia's.

We have now received notice that the licensing of the Revd Alison Morley will take place on Sunday 15th April at 4.00pm. The venue is yet to be announced, but please make a note of this important date in your diary and remember Alison and her family in your prayers as they prepare to move to the Isle of Wight.

Leading Your Church into Growth [LYCIG]
Brading Church 7.00pm Monday 22nd January 2018
As you may be aware, reps from our four local churches had the opportunity to attend a three day residential course set up by the Portsmouth Diocese in October. As St Helen's, Seaview, Brading and Yaverland Churches look forward to joining together when our new Priest-in-Charge is appointed, the reps that attended the course would like to invite you all to a meeting to discuss the initiatives that we would like to put in place. It will be a time of discussion and fellowship, tea and cake, as we share together ideas and thoughts on how we can get our churches to grow in numbers, in commitment and in faith.
Come and be part of it. You are very welcome.
Contact Paul, Mary or Caroline for further information or to share lifts.

St Peter's Coffee Morning
Saturday 20th January at 10.00am in the hall. Anyone willing and able to help please contact Sylvia.

Annual General Meeting Reports
Yes, it's time to start thinking of these reports again. Those of you who do these reports, please send them to Sue as a PDF or on a memory stick. Your reports should only cover events up to the 31st December 2017. Anything after this date will be included in the 2018 reports. The deadline is 28th February.

A box of batteries has gone missing from the organ vestry at St Peter's over the Christmas / New Year period. If anyone has seen these please let Sylvia know.

St Peter's Unlocking and Locking
We are looking for more people to be part of the team to help with this on a weekly basis. If anyone can help with this, opening at 9.00am and closing at 4.00pm [timings are flexible] please add your name to the rota on the church notice board in the porch.

Pew News 14 January 2018

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