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Sunday 2nd April Fifth Sunday of Lent
St Helen8.00am Holy Communion
St Peter10.00am Sung Eucharist
St Peter10.00am Children's Church

Wednesday 5th April
St Catherine9.30am Village Communion

Thursday 6th April
St Peter10.00am Village Communion

Sunday 9th April Palm Sunday
St Peter8.00am Holy Communion
St Helen10.00am Family Sung Eucharist

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.

9th April Palm Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms
Matthew 21.1-11
Liturgy of the Passion
Isaiah 50.4-9a
Philippians 2.5-11
Matthew 27.11-54
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; for the people of Mityana [Uganda]
This Diocese: Pray for Bishop Christopher; Archdeacon Peter; Rob, our Priest-in-Charge; the parish of Totland Bay & Thorley
World: Pray for the families of the dead and wounded from the London attack
Island: Pray for all the schools, students and teachers
Sick: Peggy, Terry & Barbara, Anne, Joan, Annie, Rose
Recently Died: David Cotchin, Jan Howorth

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.

Mothers' Union Prayers
We pray for those we know who are in need of healing today, the sick in body, mind or spirit. Surround them with your love and tenderness and give them the blessing of your peace.

Diary Dates
1st Apr 12.00noon - 2.00pm St Helen's Lent Lunch in the Community Centre
2nd Apr 11.30am St Peter's APCM in the Hall
4th Apr 3.45pm Funeral David Cotchin crematorium
7th Apr 2.00pm St Peter's Hall Bereavement Support Group

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 Helens & Seaview Church Choir
If you are a singer and would like to find out more about joining the Church choir please feel free to speak with Alan after a service at St Helen's, or send him a message via our contact page. Commitment is Sundays 10.00am, alternating weekly at each church, choir practice Friday evenings 6.30pm - 8.00pm, weddings as requested.

Bishop's Lent Appeal.
From the Bishop's letter :- "This year's Lent Appeal is called 'From Slavery to Freedom'. Our Christian faith celebrates the dignity of every human person; made in the image of God our creator, and constantly challenges lack of respect and honour wherever it occurs. Alongside the focus on international trafficking, we will also support local charities that are preventing and responding to the mistreatment of women and girls." Baskets are available at the back of the churches if you wish to donate, also envelopes if you would like us to reclaim the tax through the Gift Aid scheme.

Electoral Roll
If you would like to be on the Electoral Roll for either church, application forms can be found at the back of each church. The rolls will be closed for 14 days before the APCMs for revision. [Not a general revision this year] They will re-open after the APCMs.
St Peter's APCM is on Sunday 2nd April at 11.30am.
St Helen's APCM is on Sunday 30th April at 11.30am.

The Seaview, St Helens and Brading Haven branch of the RNLI will be holding their AGM on Wednesday 5th April at 11.00am at the Northbank Hotel Seaview. All are welcome and coffee will be served.
The Annual spring lunch will take place at the Northbank Hotel on 5th April 12.30pm for 1.00pm. Tickets available from Bookworm at £12.00 each.

Bible Study / House Group
The weekly bible study / house group which has been meeting at Sylvia's has now finished the Lent course and will take a break until Monday 24th April when the schools return.

St Peter's Gardening
This group will meet again on Wednesday 5th April to ensure the gardens are looking their best for Easter. Helpers are always welcome whether or not you think you have green fingers! Come and enjoy the fresh air, some light work and refreshments.

Bereavement Support Group
The group continues to meet in St Peter's hall on the first Friday of each month. Our next meeting is on Friday 7th April at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome.

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