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The Haven Benefice of
Seaview, St Helens, Brading & Yaverland

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Revd Alison Morley 565975
Revd Barry Downer 867150
Sylvia Beardsmore 612600

Benefice Administrator
Sue Whitewick 568761

Sunday 5th January 2020 Epiphany
St Helen8:00am Holy Communion
[Rev A Morley]
St Mary9:30am Sung Eucharist
[Revd B Downer]
St Peter10:00am Sung Eucharist
[Rev A Morley]
St John11:00am Sung Eucharist
[Revd B Downer]

Wednesday 8th December 2020
St Catherine9.30am Holy Communion
St Mary10.30am Holy Communion
Thursday 9th December 2020
St Peter10.00am MU Corporate Communion
St Catherine6.00pm Contemplative Prayer

Sunday 12th January 2020 Baptism of Christ
St Peter8:00am Holy Communion
[Revd B Downer]
St Mary9:30am Sung Eucharist
[Rev A Morley]
St Helen10:00am Sung Eucharist
[Revd B Downer]
St John11:00am Sung Eucharist
[Rev A Morley]
NB Presiding Ministers could change at the last minute

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 Sunday 12th January 2020 Baptism of Christ
Isaiah 42.1-9
Psalm 29
Acts 10.34-43
Matthew 3.13-end

Worldwide Anglican Church:
Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby; for the people of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
This Diocese: Pray for Bishop Christopher; Archdeacon Peter; Area Dean Amanda; Alison our Vicar; the parishes of St Mary, Brading & St John, Yaverland
World: Let us pray for the people suffering from damaging weather conditions and the people of Australia in the forest fires
Island:For the homeless and hungry at this Christmas time
Sick: Anne, Max, David, Joy
Recently Died : “Robbie” Robertson

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
Deep within us there is a place where God can speak to us. Let us spend time dwelling in this space so that we can discern God’s will for our lives.

Gluton Free wafers are available on request. Please speak to the sidesperson on duty as you come into church.

Benefice Dates
6th Jan 7.00pm Benefice Book Group St Peter’s undercroft
9th Jan 10.00am MU Corporate Communion followed by committee meeting St Peter’s
11th Jan 10.00am St Helen’s Church Coffee morning in the community centre
14th Jan 12.45pm funeral at the crematorium followed by 2.30pm St Peter's Memorial service for “Robbie” Robertson

Sunday Lunch
Are you tired of cooking Sunday lunch for one? Why not join us in the undercroft for Sunday Lunch with good company on the third Sunday of the month at 12.30pm. The next one is on January 19th. Names to Sylvia please.

Revd Kath Abbott
Kath’s licensing service at St John the Evangelist, Wroxall is on Saturday 18th January at 4.00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

St Mary’s Prayer Group
This is open to all and is on the second Monday of the month at 7.00pm in the church hall. Next one 13th January.

From Kath & Malc Abbott
A huge thank you to everyone for the generous gifts and kind words at our tea party and final service on the 29th December. We both feel very humbled at the generosity shown to us and the love and support we received from all in the benefice during the past years with you. A particular thank you to the churchwardens, past and present, to Barry, Michael, Sylvia and Alison for their support too. We are looking forward to the next exciting chapter in our lives but will miss you all. Every blessing for the future.

INTO 2020
In January, St Mary’s begins its Eco Church adventure. It is a rural tradition of the church that in January there is a service that marks the beginning of the farming season with the blessing of the plough, Plough Sunday New understanding of carbon capture and soil structure mean that the future is developing with new farming practices that cherish the soil and so this year we will be having a “NoDig Sunday” on January 12th at 9.30am. The service will start and finish outside the hall as we begin the new community vegetable beds, so wrap up warm and bring your umbrellas as we celebrate the beginning of the growing season in the parish. There will, of course, be warming refreshments for Brunch after this service.

Benefice Book Club
Please follow this link or a full list of books for the next few months and sign up at the link at the bottom of the blog for updates.
As you settle back and take a bit of time inside in these dark days why not read the benefice book club book? It is “All questions great and Small” by Adrian Plass and Jeff Lucas. We will be gathering to discuss this book on Monday 6th January at 7.00pm in the undercroft at St Peter’s. Please note that the book club for February will be on the second Monday of the month. The book for January will be discussed and the February book is “Walk Humbly” by Samuel Wells.

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