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SUNDAY 2nd August Ninth Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion St Helen
10.00am Sung Eucharist St Peter
10.00am Children's Church St Peter

Wednesday 5th August
9.30am Holy Communion St Catherine

Sunday 9th August
8.00am Holy Communion [Howard Barker] St Peter
10.00am Family Eucharist [Jill Carmen] St Helen

Morning Prayer
The office of Morning Prayer, led by the Revd Robert Wynford-Harris, will be said in the Churches as follows:-
Mon. St Helen's 9.30am
Tues. St Peter's 9.30am
Wed. St Helen's 8.00am
Thurs. St Peter's 9.30am
Anyone is very welcome to join Rob at these services.
NB These services are suspended from 28th July to 11th August

9th August Tenth Sunday after Trinity
1 Kings 19. 4-8
Ephesians 4. 25 - 5.2
John 6. 35, 41 - 51
The duty rota is displayed on the notice board at both churches. If you are unable to fulfil the scheduled task please swap with another and please inform Sylvia Beardsmore.


Worldwide Anglican Church:
Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby and the people of Renk [Sudan]
This Diocese: Pray for Bishop Christopher; Archdeacon Peter; The parish of Wootton
World: Pray for the People of Greece during this time of financial trouble
Island: Pray for all on holiday on the Island
Sick: Peggy, Barbara & Terry, Anne, Penelope, Stan, Janice
Recently Died: Tony Foxley

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.

What good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it? I'll show you my faith by putting it into practice in faithful action. (James 2: 14, 18)

Aug 8th
1.00pm St Helen's wedding
Aug 9th Mary Summer Day. Celebrated at the 10.00am Communion service at St Helen's
Aug 20th 2.00pm St. Peter's Church Fete. Seaview football ground

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.

St Helen's & St Peter's Choir
We are looking for a new choir director. If you know of any one that might be interested in taking this on, please let Rob or John know. We would also welcome new members to the choir, especially altos, tenors and basses. It would be helpful if you could read music but not essential.

Bible Study
Please note this has stopped for a summer recess. Thank you to all of you who have supported me over the past year and I hope you have found it beneficial. The group will resume meeting on MONDAYS at 10.30am from Monday 7th September. Initially we will be following the lectionary readings prior to the Sunday service. Each session stands alone and everyone is welcome to join us on a casual or regular basis. For further details contact Sylvia.

Mothers' Union
The Mother's Union will not be meeting in July or August. However they will be holding their usual tombola stall at the Church fete and donations of suitable items will be appreciated. A box is available in the porch at St Peter's for donations or can be given to Sylvia.

Mary Sumner Day
This will be celebrated at the Sunday Eucharist on 9th August at St Helen's Church. Everyone welcome to attend, especially members of the Mothers' Union who will be able to share in a buffet lunch afterwards.

St Peter's Fete
The FUNTASTIC FETE is approaching rapidly now as August 20th is creeping up on us. Good quality items are urgently needed for the books and Wight Elephant stalls. Nearer the time we will need plants and cakes. Tickets for the grand draw are now available, in order to sell as many as possible in advance. Pitches for stalls will also be available at £15.00 or £7.50 for charities. For further details and any offers of help please contact Sylvia. Jane Clarke will be running a sweet tombola [proceeds of this for St. Helen's Church]. She would appreciate donations of any size or quantity.

St Peter's Coffee Morning
Thank you to every one who supported the recent coffee morning in St Peter's hall. £260.00 was raised for church funds.

Ventnor Fringe Festival
William Shakespeare's Richard II & Christopher Marlowe's Edward II are being performed at Holy Trinity Church Ventnor on 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th & 15th August beginning at 7.15pm and also at 2.00pm on 12th & 15th August. Graham Pountney is performing in both events. Further information can be seen on the Ventnor Fringe Festival website at

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