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Seaview, St Helens, Brading & Yaverland

Providing a Spiritual Harbour for ALL
Sunday 19th November 2023

Upcoming Services

Sunday 19th November 2023
St Mary's9.30am Sung Eucharist
St Peter's11.15am Sung Eucharist

Tuesday 21st November 2023
St Catherine's10.00am Morning Worship

Wednesday 22nd November 2023
St Mary's10.00am Morning Reflection

Sunday 26th November 2023
St John's11.00am Benefice Sung Eucharist
(Farewell service for Revd Barry Downer)
St Peter's11.15am Holy Communion with Baptism
St Helen's3.30pm Eco Church

Wednesday 29th November 2023
St Mary's10.00am Morning Reflection

Thursday 30th November 2023
St John's6.00pm Holy Communion
(St Andrew)

Friday 1st December 2023
St Peter's6.00pm Lights of Love

Sunday 3rd December 2023
St Mary's9.30am Sung Eucharist
St Peter's11.15am Sung Eucharist
St Mary's3.00pm Lights of Love
St Catherine's6.00pm Evening Worship

Tuesday 5th December 2023
St Catherine's10.00am Morning Worship

Wednesday 6th December 2023
St Mary's10.00am Morning Reflection


During the Interregnum the primary points of contact for enquiries are:
St Helens (including St Catherine's)
Sue Whitewick on 01983 568761
St Peter’s Seaview
Sylvia Beardsmore on 01983 612600
St Mary’s Brading
Nigel Elton Walters on 01983 406817
St John’s Yaverland
Kevin Norton on 07951 407423
Haven Benefice
Sally Rivlin on 07789 554220
Pastoral Visiting
Sylvia Beardsmore on 01983 612600
Seaview and St Helen’s Mothers' Union
Fiona Jepson on 07542 886823

Rev Bevaly hosts a Zoom Together in Prayer Group every Wednesday for half an hour from 7.30pm to pray for the world, the church and each other.
Please email revbevrackett(at)gmail(dot)com for the Zoom code or to be prayed for.

Supporting our local Food Banks

Both St Mary’s and St Peter’s Churches collect tinned foods, toiletries and other essentials in the boxes at the back of the churches.

The Community Fridge food waste Project is now up and running in St Helens Community Centre! Help prevent food from going in the bin, by visiting the foyer and taking what you can use. You can follow us on the St Helens Community Fridge Facebook page.

Mince Pies: Prison Chaplain Judith Swaine has asked for donations of mince pies for the Christmas carol services at Albany Prison (12th December) and Parkhurst Prison (19th December). Pies must be in sealed commercial packets with long enough ‘best before’ dates and can be left at the back of the churches.

The Farewell service for Revd Barry Downer will be held at St John the Baptist, Yaverland on Sunday 26th November starting at 11.00am Everyone is welcome to this Benefice Sung Eucharist and Parking is available next door at Yaverland Farm. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival takes place Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd December and includes a free Advent Concert on the Friday starting with a peal of bells at 6.50pm, to include Brading Choir, Wight Ukers, Scottish Fiddlers and Organ Fugue with mulled wine and mince pies available in the interval, a Craft Fair on Saturday 2nd December starting at 10.00am and a ‘Lights of Love’ Service for the Mountbatten on the Sunday starting at 3.00pm with refreshments to follow.

St Peter’s is also holding a 'Light’s of Love' Service on Friday 1st December at 6.00pm when there will also be late night shopping in the village.

The Brading Community Nativity takes place on Sunday 10th December starting at 4.00pm at Brading Station. Along with the Methodist Church (and hopefully Gary the Donkey!) we will journey around Brading following the real story of Christmas. Please bring a torch (no candles) and dress up as an angel or shepherd if you like. There will be refreshments in our church hall afterwards. If you can volunteer as a marshal or with refreshments please see Rev Bevaly.

St Helen’s Village of Angels display is during December in aid of the school. Collect entry forms from the school, post office or Vine Inn by 24th November.

The Memorial service for June Mitchell is being held at St Mary's Brading on Monday 20th November at 12.00noon with refreshments in the hall afterwards. All are welcome. The Brading Bells will be ringing in her memory from 11.15am, and June requested that everyone wears bright colours (not black).

To add items to this News Sheet please contact Rev Bevaly Rackett (01983 407432) revbevrackett(at)gmail(dot)com.

Pew News 12 November 2023

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