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SUNDAY 6th December 2nd Sunday of Advent
8.00am Holy Communion St Helen
10.00am Sung EucharistSt Peter
10.00am Children's ChurchSt Peter

Wednesday 9th December
9.30am Village Communion St Catherine
NB Not on 23rd & 30th December

Thursday 10th December
10.30am MU Corporate Communion St Peter
NB Not on 24th & 31st December

Sunday 13th December 3rd Sunday of Advent
8.00am Holy Communion St Peter
10.00am Family Sung Eucharist 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 [ Not on 24th & 31st December]
Anyone is very welcome to join Rob at these services.

13th December 3rd Sunday of Advent
Zephaniah 3. 14-20
Philippians 4. 4-7
Luke 3. 7-18
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 Western Louisiana [VII, The Episcopal Church]
This Diocese: Pray for Bishop Christopher; Archdeacon Peter; The Parish of The Good Shepherd Lake & St Paul Shanklin
World: Let us pray for all those who are without hope, that the light of Christ may shine in their lives
Island: We pray for the food banks and Needs and Seeds
Sick: Peggy, Terry, Anne, Penelope, Violet, James
Recently Died: Joyce Smallwood, Stan King

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.

"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned."(Isaiah 9.2)


Dec 7th 11.00am St Peter's Funeral Joyce Smallwood
Dec 10th 2.00pm St Peter's Funeral Stan King
Dec 12th 10.00am St Helen's coffee morning Community Cntr
Dec 18th 9.30am St Peter's Nettlestone School Carol Concert

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.

Evening Praise
These services are held at 6.00pm on the third Sunday of every month in St Catherine's Chapel. They are a service of hymns, readings and prayers and everyone is welcome to attend.

Parish Giving Scheme
I hope many of you will have seen the article in the recent editions of the Parish Magazine. The Parish Giving Scheme has been launched in both churches. There are spare packs for anyone who might like to donate in the future. Please consider what you give carefully, we need every penny we can get to keep St Helen's Church open and running. Sue

Flower Arrangers
Jane Clarke would be very pleased to hear from anybody who would like to join those who help to do flower arrangements in St Helen's Church.

Bible Study
There will be no bible study on Monday 7th December. The course will be completed on Monday 14th & 21st December.

Christmas Card
We are launching our limited edition Christmas cards from the unique design by Lynn New. They will be available at £1.00 each or in packets of five at £5.00 at coffee mornings on 5th & 12th December and after services. Also available from Lynn. Details on the Church notice boards. Profits will go to our churches, St. Helen's and St Peter's

Thank you again to Mike and his team of gardeners for their work in the church garden. We will meet again on January 6th.

Christian Aid
Material for all three churches can be found at the back of the churches from Sunday. Please take it and use it to assist your prayers.

Plate Collection at Funeral
Thank you to everyone who put money in the plate at Alma Proctor's funeral. £288.20 has been divided between British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research.

Carol Service
Please note that the 10.00am service on 20th December at St Peter's will be the service of nine lessons and Carols.


As their Centenary Community Project a fundraising concert is being hosted by Seaview WI at St Peter's Church on Saturday 12th December at 7.00pm. The soloist is soprano Lydia Fleming-Dupont accompanied on the piano by Alisa Legroux. The music will range from light classical to the shows/seasonal. Light refreshments will be served in the interval. Donations to the church fabric fund will be gratefully received. The church is in the heart of the village of Seaview.

Nettlestone School
The school Carol Concert will be held in St Peter's Church on Friday 18th December at 9.30am. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

Pew News 29 November 2015

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