Newsletter 10th July 2022



Sea Sunday

10th July 2022

We remember Sea Sunday this week and given our church location this is an especially important focus for us at the Good Shepherd. As an island nation we are dependent upon sea farers – 90% of our goods reach us by ship. For many seafarers life is harsh – long hours, sometimes dangerous and away from home for many weeks. Covid 19 has taken its toll, with shore leave cancelled. We will be looking at these issues, and how we can help, this Sunday.  Weather permitting, we will sing our final hymn outside on the church grass, within earshot of the waves. There will be a collection for the Mission to Seafarers.

Family Picnic on Beach Green on Sea Sunday, 10th July, 12noon-2pm. Bring a picnic, rugs/chairs. All welcome.


Gracious Father,

by the obedience of Jesus

you brought salvation to our wayward world:

draw us into harmony with your will,

that we may find all things restored in him,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.


Deuteronomy 30.9-14, Psalm 25.1-10, Colossians 1.1-14, Luke 10.25-37

Vivace Concert, 16th July, 4pm.


Sea Lights meets in the hall this week. New children are always welcome. Sea Lights breaks for the summer with a final session on 23rd July.


Church Flowers The flowers this week are in memory of Jack Evenden, Angela Tritton's father.

Blessing the bench At the end of the service, we are blessing a new church bench, gifted to us in memory of Joy and Paul Motte-Harrison, former members of our church community.  Paul was editor of 'Shoreline', during the time that Colin Blagg was our Vicar.

Summer Fun for Families

Daisy our family and children’s co-ordinator has a summer of delights planned for our young people. Please contact Daisy for more information.

Children’s Activity Mornings, Fridays 9.30am-11am, in church or outside on the grass (children must be accompanied).

22nd July – gardening activities (in the vicarage children’s garden)

29th July – craft session

5th August – music and movement

2nd September – baking (in church hall)

Family Taizé Singing Workshop

Saturday 10th September 4pm-5pm in church

Family Beach Labyrinth walk and scavenger hunt

Tuesday 9th August – time and place tbc

Children’s Holiday Club – run in partnership with St Mary de Haura

22nd August to 25th August 9.15am to 12.30am.

Church of the Good Shepherd Hall

For children from year 1 to year 6.  More details soon.

Bob’s Card Sale On the 10th July, in the church hall during coffee time, after the 10am Sunday Service. A variety of cards for sale - priced £1 or 80p.

(Proceeds to the Church of the Good Shepherd) Any old cards please give to Bob or leave in the church porch. This would be much appreciated.

Church Porch The porch has had a new coat of paint and is looking much fresher. Thank you, Angela and Mike, for doing this for us.

Friday meditation with morning prayer - summer season

We will have a summer outdoor season meeting in the Good Shepherd vicarage garden Friday 5th, 12th and 19th August (not at St Mary de Haura). We will meet inside the Good Shepherd if it’s raining. Let’s hope we can experience the joys of outdoor contemplation in August. New people always welcome to join.

And finally…

We have a church banner on loan to us from Chris Diebel with a dramatic sea image, very suitable for Sea Sunday. Thank you, Chris, for sharing your quilting art with us.

I work half-time and the days I am usually available are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings.

Blessings and prayers for you all this week. Revd Jane


Revd Jane Bartlett Email: Tel: 079355 38085.

Church wardens Kay Haffenden, Angela Tritton and  deputy warden Penny Humphrey email:

Safeguarding Officer Emma Purser 07786651886

Children’s Ministry Daisy Durrant email:

Parish centre and hall bookings Tel: 01273 440202

Prayer chain (for emergency prayer) Liz Beeston 01273 454685

Services this Week

Sunday 10th July

8am – Holy Communion with Revd Jane.

10am – Parish Communion with Revd Jane.

This service will be live streamed onto our Facebook and You Tube channel.

You Tube page CLICK HERE

Church Facebook page CLICK HERE

Tuesday 12th July

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion with Revd Jane.

Wednesday 13th July

6pm – Celtic Evening Prayer on Zoom


Meeting ID: 868 1252 3106

Passcode: 960274

Friday 15th July

8am – Meditation with Morning Prayer at St Mary de Haura

Saturday 16th July

8am – Morning Meditation at the Good Shepherd and also on Zoom

Meeting ID: 166073397 (no password needed) Click here LINK  

Evening Prayer This is said at 5.30pm at St Marys and via Zoom on Monday and Wednesday, at 5.30pm. If you want to attend online contact Revd Steve for the link. Email:

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