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Drawing of Christmas Angel Facing Right

Seaview, St Helens, Brading & Yaverland

Providing a Spiritual Harbour for ALL
Sunday 17th December 2023

Depiction of Mary and Jospeh arriving at Bethlehem

Upcoming Worship

Sunday 17th December 2023
St Mary's9.30am Sung Eucharist
St Peter's11.15am Nine Lessons and Carols
St Helen's6.00pm Carols by Candlelight

Monday 18th December 2023
St Mary's1.30pm School Christingle Service
St Peter's6.00pm Family Carol Service

Tuesday 19th December 2023
St Catherine's10.00am Morning Worship

Wednesday 20th December 2023
St Mary's10.00am Morning Reflection

Friday 22nd December 2023
St Helen's4.00pm Winter Solstice Service

Sunday 24th December 2023 - Christmas Eve
St Peter's10.00am Family Service
St John's11.00am Sung Eucharist
St Peter's3.00pm Christingle Service
St Helen's9.00pm Christmas Eucharist
St Mary's11.30pm Christmas Eucharist
St Peter's11.30pm Christmas Eucharist

Monday 25th December 2023 - Christmas Day
St Mary's9.30am Christmas Eucharist
St Peter's10.00am Family Service
St Helen's10.00am Christmas Eucharist
St John's11.00am Christmas Eucharist

Sunday 31st December 2023
St Mary's10.00am Benefice Eucharist

Sunday 7th January 2024
St Mary's9.30am Sung Eucharist
St Peter's11.15am Sunch Eucharist
St Catherine's6.00pm Service of the Word

Wednesday 10th January 2024
St Mary's10.00am Morning Reflection

Thursday 11th January 2024
St Peter's10.00am Agape Service


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 or Pastoral Visiting
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
Seaview and St Helen’s Mothers' Union
Fiona Jepson on 07542 886823

The third Sunday of Advent is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is the Latin word for rejoice, and this Sunday is the time for us to rejoice because Jesus came and died so that we may live forever with him!

Depiction of Guadete Candles

The Together in Prayer group meets on Zoom each Wednesday from 7.30pm to pray for the world, the church and each other.
For the Zoom code or to be prayed for please email revbevrackett(at)gmail(dot)com.

Both St Mary’s and St Peter’s collect tinned foods, toiletries and other essentials for the Food bank. St Helen’s has a Community Fridge food waste Project: visit the Community Centre and take what you can use to prevent food from going in the bin, plus follow them on the St Helens Community Fridge Facebook page.

Just a gentle reminder that food left at the back of the church is for the food bank or specific charities. If you are in need please see Sylvia or Rev Bevaly.

The Brading Community Nativity was a great success (even though Gary the Donkey couldn’t make it) where lots of children enacted the Nativity story as we travelled round Brading, singing carols and finding Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in a stable in the Oglander Chapel. Many thanks to all who took part and provided refreshments.

St Helen's Church will be hosting its annual carols by candlelight TONIGHT, 17th December, at 6pm. This will feature a varied and original programme of readings, carols and reflections, and there will be mince pies and mulled wine to follow. Everyone is very welcome – do bring a torch!

There will be a Traditional Burns lunch in St Peter’s church hall on Sunday 28th Jauary 2024 at 12.30pm - £10 per person. Details to follow.

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

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