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

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Depiction of Mary and Joseph on their Journey to Bethlehem

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Advent and Christmas services

The website:

Revd Alison Morley 565975 revamorley(at)gmail(dot)com
Revd Kath Abbott 407830 abbott.kath(at)gmail(dot)com
Revd Barry Downer 867150 barry.downer(at)hotmail(dot)com
Sylvia Beardsmore 612600 sdbeardsmore(at)gmail(dot)com

Benefice Administrator
Sue Whitewick 568761 sthelepete(at)gmail(dot)com

Sunday 8th December 2019 The Second Sunday of Advent
St Peter8.00am Holy Communion
[Revd A Morley]
St Mary9.30am Sung Eucharist
[Revd K Abbott]
St Helen10.00am Sung Eucharist
[Revd A Morley]
St John11.00am Sung Eucharist
[Revd B Downer]
St Mary2.00pm WI Carols
[Revd A Morley]

Wednesday 11th December 2019
St Catherine9.30am Holy Communion
[Revd K Abbott]
St Mary10.30am Holy Communion
[Revd A Morley]

Thursday 12th December 2019
St Peter10.00am MU Corporate Communion
[Revd A Morley]
St Catherine6.00pm Contemplative Prayer
[Revd A Morley]

Sunday 15th December 2019 The Third Sunday of Advent
St Helen8.00am Holy Communion
[Revd B Downer]
St Mary9.30am Sung Eucharist
[Revd K Abbott]
St Peter10.00am Carol Service
[Revd A Morley]
St John11.00am Sung Eucharist
[Revd B Downer]
St John3.00pm Carol Service
[Revd B Downer/Revd A Morley]
St Catherine6.00pm Evening Praise
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 15th December 2019 The Third Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 35.1-10
Psalm 146.4-10
James 5.7-10
Matthew 11.2-11

Worldwide Anglican Church:
Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby; for the work of the Mothers’ Union around the world
This Diocese: Pray for Bishop Christopher; Archdeacon Peter; Area Dean Amanda; Alison our Vicar; the parishes of East Cowes & Whipppingham
World: Let us pray for the people suffering from damaging weather conditions
Island:For the homeless and hungry at this Christmas time
Sick: Anne, Max, David, Robbie, Joy
Recently Died : David Earee, Barbara Edmunds, Jean Alexander

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
Lord as we wait for your coming, help us seek and watch for that which is right for our soul’s true good; to be honest in our desires and worthy of your love.

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

Benefice Dates
8th Dec 2.00pm St Mary's WI Carol Service with a focus on the women of the story.
9th Dec 10.30am Bible Study St Peter's undercroft
9th Dec 7.00pm St Mary’s Prayers in the Church Hall with Advent theme
10th Dec 10.00am St Peter’s Church Gardening
12th Dec 10.00am MU Corporate Communion followed by Committee Meeting St Peter’s Church
14th Dec 10.00am St Helen’s Church Coffee Morning in the Community Centre
14th Dec 6.00pm Light up a Life St Mary’s
15th Dec 10.00am St Peter’s Church Carol Service
15th Dec 3.00pm St John’s Carol Service Mince pies and sherry after
16th Dec 2.00pm St Peter’s Memorial Service David Earee
16th Dec Meet at 4.30pm for Carol Singing around the village followed by informal carols and readings with hot fruit punch and nibbles at 6.00pm; bring a big heart and your favourite Christmas readings to share [Please feel free to join at any stage.]
19th Dec 2.30pm St Peter’s funeral Barbara Edmunds
21st Dec 10.30am St Peter's Church Christmas Coffee Morning
21st Dec 5.00pm St Helen’s Winter Solstice Service - a warm and original short candlelit service to remember the turn of the year with mulled cider and apple juice and honeyed seed cake - all ages welcome.
22nd Dec 9.30am St Mary’s Dress up nativity service - come dressed as a nativity character of your choice and be part of the fun re-enactment - all ages of course welcome
22nd Dec 6.00pm St Helen’s Carol Service with a seasonal theme, candlelit lessons, poems and carols, followed by refreshments

Seaview & St Helen’s Electoral Roll urgently required to be completed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is time for the Electoral Rolls to be completely renewed. Forms for this are at the back of both churches and a box for the completed ones.

St Peter’s Coffee Morning
The November coffee morning raised £389.20. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this in any way. Our next coffee morning will be on December 21st 10.30am - 12.00noon. Christmas biscuits, cards and a selection of original paintings, suitable as gifts will be on sale, together with the usual books, tombola and raffle. We will be entertained by the hand bell ringers from the WI and share in the festive spirit together. Why not come and join us?

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 December 15th. Names to Sylvia please.

Revd Kath Abbott
Sadly for us all, Kath will be leaving the benefice at the end of December. She will be taking up the post of Priest-in-charge at St John the Baptist Wroxall. Kath’s last service will be on 29th December at St. Mary’s 9.30am. We wish her well as she takes up her new post.

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.
The book for reading during December and January is “Walk Humbly” by world-renowned ethicist, theologian and preacher Samuel Wells This extended meditation offers eight exhortations on being alive in the world and making our way through life, and will be discussed at our next meeting on Monday 6th January 2020 in the undercroft.

Christmas Tree Festival
St Mary’s Annual Christmas Tree Festival opens with a concert on Friday 6th Dec at 7.00pm [Please note change of time] with the Brading Community Choir. Runs until Sunday 8th December.

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