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Wednesday 23rd December
7.00pm Carols Round the Tree St Peter

Thursday 24th December Christmas Eve
3.00pm Christingle and Crib Service St Peter
11.30pm Midnight CommunionSt Helen
11.30pm Midnight CommunionSt Peter
NB There is no Village Communion at St Peter's on 24th December

Fiday 25th December Christmas Day
9.00am Holy Communion St Catherine
10.00am Sung EucharistSt Peter
10.00am Sung EucharistSt Helen

Sunday 27th December John the Apostle
8.00am Holy Communion St Peter
10.00am Sung Eucharist St Helen
10.00am Children's Church St Helen

NB There is no Village Communion at St Catherine's on 30th December or at St Peter's on 31st December
Depiction of Travelling Magi Sunday 3rd January Epiphany
8.00am Holy Communion St Helen
10.00am Sung Eucharist St Peter
10.00am Children's Church St Peter

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 suspenmded from Thur 24th Dec until Mon 4th Jan.

3rd January Epiphany
Isaiah 60. 1-6
Ephesians 3. 1-12
Matthew 2. 1-12
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 Zaki-Biam [Abuja, Nigeria]
This Diocese: Pray for Bishop Christopher; Archdeacon Peter; The Parish of Freshwater & Yarmouth
World: For peace as the New Year begins
Island: Pray for the homeless, and those who rely on the food banks for their weekly groceries
Sick: Peggy, Terry, Anne, Penelope, Violet, James, Nicholas
Recently Died: Barry Stobbart-Hook, Nancy Flux

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 Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."(John 1.14)


Dec 23rd 7.00pm Carols around the tree St Peter's Church
Dec 24th 3.00pm Christingle & Crib Service St Peter's Church
Jan 6th 9.30am St Peter's Church gardening
Jan 9th 10.00am St Helen's Church coffee morning Comm Ctr

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.

Parish Giving Scheme
The Parish Giving Scheme has now been launched in both churches. There are spare packs for anyone who might like to donate in the future. If you haven't joined yet it is not too late to do so. This is a sure way of helping with the cash flow. Please consider what you give carefully, we need every penny we can get to keep St Helen's Church open and running. If your direct debit has begun please check that you have cancelled your standing order! You might be paying us twice.

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.

Deanery of the Isle of Wight
Bishop Christopher has approved the creation of the new Deanery of the Isle of Wight. He is inviting anyone who would like to go to the inauguration event at 7.00pm on Wednesday 20th January 2016 at Cowes Yacht Haven. If you would like to go please let the PCC secretaries know - John Cheverton for St Peter's and Caroline Pugh for St Helen's. Numbers are required by 23rd December.

A very peaceful and holy Christmas and a very happy New Year to you all

Pew News 20 December 2015

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