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Drawing of Christmas Angel Facing Right

Seaview, St Helens, Brading & Yaverland
SUNDAY 13th December 2020

Depiction of Mary and Jospeh arriving at Bethlehem

Please click here for details of our
Advent and Christmas services

Rev Ali Morley
01983 565975 / 07500 007437

Associate Priest
Rev Barry Downer 01983 867150

Lay Reader and Local Minister, Seaview
Sylvia Beardsmore 01983 612600

Benefice Administrator
Sue Whitewick 01983 568761

In line with present regulations, please wear masks at all times during our services.
Please click here for further information about our service arrangements.

Sunday 13th December 2020
St Peter's9.30am Holy Communion
[Rev B Downer] [St Helen's Service at Seaview]
St John's11.00am Christmas Eucharist
[Rev A Morley]
Wednesday 16th November 2020
St Catherine's9.30am Holy Communion
[Rev M Taylor]
St Mary's10.00am Holy Communion
[Rev A Morley]
Sunday 20th December 2020
St Mary's9.30am Christmas Eucharist
[Rev B Downer]
St Peter's11.00am Christmas Eucharist
[Rev A Morley]
St John's3.00pm Christmas Service
[Rev B Downer]
Thursday 24th December 2020 - Christmas Eve
St Peter's9.00pm Christmas Night Mass
[Rev M Taylor]
St Mary's11.30pm Midnight Mass
[Rev B Downer]
Friday 25th December 2020 - Christmas Day
St Mary's9.30am Christmas Eucharist
[Rev A Morley]
St Peter's10.00am Christmas Service
[Sylvia Beardsmore]
St John's11.00am Eucharist
[Rev B Downer]

Readings for Sunday 13th December 2020
The Third Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 61.1-4,8-end
Psalm 126
1 Thessalonians 5.16-24
John 1.6-8,19-28

Readings for Sunday 20th December 2020
The Fourth Sunday of Advent

2 Samuel 7.1-11,16
Psalm 89
Romans 16.25-end
Luke 1.26-38

Worldwide Anglican Church:
  Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby and for the people of the Falkland Islands (Extra-Provincial to Canterbury)
This Diocese:  Pray for Bishop Christopher; Archdeacon Peter; Area Dean Amanda; our benefice Vicars Alison & Barry; the parishes of Niton & Whitwell
World:  We pray for everyone in the world suffering, in whatever way, from the pandemic
For all schools, colleges and university students and staff most of them in lockdown with the pandemic
Island:  For all business owners and staff under threat, and for the many now seeking employment
Sick:  David
Recently Died:  Ann Harvey, David Paul

We pray for all who suffer as a result of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, violence or armed conflict; for our armed forces and their families, and all who work in the emergency services.

Thought for the Week
Be prepared for the coming of the Lord. John the Baptist was the promised forerunner to Christ, and his teaching inspired many to turn back to God’s ways, making them receptive when Jesus began his ministry. We, too, need to renounce sin and prepare for the time when Christ will come again in glory.


NB St Helen’s church is now closed for refurbishment for the foreseeable future. The services usually held there on the 2nd & 4th Sunday’s of the month will now be held at St Peter’s, Seaview. We extend a warm welcome to our usual worshippers and hope to see you there.

The services previously advertised as being on Christmas Eve at 3.00pm outside St Mary's and at 4.00pm outside St Peter's have now been cancelled, as has the service on Sunday 27th December at 8.30am at St Peter’s.


In light of the guidelines and looking towards a winter of caution and restrictions I would like to let you know the following.
The Haven Benefice will just be organising the Sunday rota of services and the Wednesday communions. No other social activities, groups or events will be restarted at this time. This will be reviewed in December.
The St Mary's Market will continue to operate with tighter controls on social distancing and volunteer bubbles and there are still opportunities to be part of that volunteer team should you wish.
Rotas for intercessions and Readers are in place in some churches and they will remain for the time being. I had thought to allow small choirs but in the light of heightened risk this will not commence before December.
This is not a lockdown, just a slowing of the opening and it is what we expected. Please stay safe and well.
God Bless

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