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Drawing of Christmas Angel Facing Right

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

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Depiction of Mary and Jospeh arriving at Bethlehem

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Advent and Christmas services

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The Revd Alison Morley can be contacted on
01983 565975

Sunday 16th December 2018 The Third Sunday of Advent
St Helen8.00am Holy Communion
[Revd A Morley]
St Mary9.30am Dress Up Nativity
[Revd K Abbott]
St Peter10.00am Lessons & Carols
[Revd J Carman]
St John11.00am Sung Eucharist
[Revd B Downer]
St John3.00pm Lessons & Carols
[Revd B Downer]
St Catherine6.00pm Evening Praise

Tuesday 18th December 2018
St Helens 12.00noon Carols on the Green
Village Green
St Helen6.00pm Lesons & Carols

Wednesday 19th December 2018
St Catherine9.30am Holy Communion
[Revd J Carman]
St Mary10.00am Holy Communion
[Revd K Abbott]

Friday 21st December 2018
St Peter7.00pm carols Around The Tree

Sunday 23rd December 2018 The Fourth Sunday of Advent
St Peter8.00am Holy Communion
[Revd M Taylor]
St Mary9.30am Sung Eucharist
[Revd K Abbott]
St Helen10.00am Sung Eucharist
[Revd J Carman]
St John11.00am Sung Eucharist
[Revd B Downer]
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 23rd December 2018 The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Micah 5.2-5a
Psalm 80.1-8
Hebrews 10.5-10
Luke 1.39-45

Worldwide Anglican Church:
Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby; for the people of Rwanda
This Diocese: Pray for Bishop Christopher; the Area Dean Allie Kerr; Alison our Vicar; the parishes of St John, Oakfield & Holy Trinity, Ryde
World: Let us reach out to the lonely, the poor and the needy
Island: We pray for all those preparing events for Christmas
Sick: Anne, Alex, Max, David
Recently Died: Ron Hewson, Arthur Ellis, Margaret Monod

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
The day is fast approaching when the Saviour shall appear, and every eye his glory shall behold… We’ll see him as he is, and the brightness of his glory we shall share. We’ll see him as he is and the likeness of his image we shall bear. J. Harker, 1880-1970

Pew Leaflets
Items for the pew leaflet to Sue Whitewick by Wednesday 5.00pm latest, please, preferably by e-mail susanwhitewick(at)btinternet(dot)com.

Brading Diary
14th January 7.00pm Prayer Group St Mary's Hall
[NB] This will now be held on the 2nd Monday of each month

Seaview & St Helens Diary Dates
14th December 2.30pm St Peter’s Memorial service for Pat Lutley
17th December 10.30am Bible Study at Sylvia's
17th December 12.30pm St Helen’s Funeral service for Ron Hewson followed by burial in the churchyard
19th December 12.00noon St Peter’s Memorial service for Arthur Ellis
21st December 7.00pm Carols round the tree. St Peter’s
22nd December 10.00am Christmas Coffee Morning in the church hall. WI bell ringers and the church choir will entertain.

Sadly this will cease to trade at the end of December 2018. This is due to needing to compete with supermarkets etc who now stock Traidcraft goods. HOWEVER for this last season Sylvia will be selling Christmas Cards and biscuits after the 10.00am services at St Peter’s, with coffee in the church hall. There will also be catalogues available if you would like to order anything from that. Any other details available from Sylvia.

St Peter’s Church Cleaners
We are URGENTLY looking for one or two people to help with church cleaning. If this is something you could help with, please have a word with Sylvia.

St Peter’s Coffee Morning
The next coffee morning will be on 22nd December 10.00-12.00 when there will be the usual stalls. The W.I. bell ringers will entertain at 10.15 followed by St Peter’s Church Choir at 10.45. As this is the last coffee morning of the year, all remaining Traidcraft stock will be sold off at half price.

Bible Study
This group will continue to meet in December and are studying a four week Advent course - Living a Full Life. Everyone is welcome to join for regular or occasional weeks. The group will be pleased to see you.

Saturday 15th December 10.30am - 1.00pm Christmas Bazaar at the Seaview Yacht Club. Always a popular and festive event with lots of stalls. Do come.

Office Cleaner
We are looking for someone who might be prepared to clean the Parish Office 2 hours a month. Please contact either Rose or Sue.

Benefice Book Group
The book for the next few months is “God in all Things” by Gerard Hughes. We will meet in Seaview in the undercroft of St Peter’s Church on the second Monday in January and discuss the first 6 chapters and then on the first Monday in February to look at the rest. Ali has copies of the book, which she has bought at £2.50 each and if you would like one please contact her, also if you have any questions about this. It is a free and open discussion, no right answers, as we share our reactions and inspirations with each other.

Living the Questions
This group will meet on Monday January 28th, 7.00pm in the undercroft at St Peter’s. The same openness of discussion as the book group and some interesting video input….. No preparation required. Please let Ali know if you are coming, if you get the chance.

St Helen’s Church Coffee Morning
Thank you to everyone who helped in any way and to all who attended. The grand total of £433.35 was raised for Church funds.

Brading Events

Nativity from Scratch
On Sunday 16th December 9.30am “Come dressed as Shepherds, Kings [or wear a Christmas jumper] to help us re-enact the Christmas story and sing favourite carols. Informal all age service with communion.”

Benefice Book Group
On the last Monday on January and subsequent 4th Mondays the meeting will be in the Church Hall at Brading at 7.00pm and the whole book [God in all things] will be discussed.

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