Newsletter 15th May 2022



Fifth Sunday after Easter

15th May 2022



The joy of the Easter resurrection season continues this week. We hope you can join us.


Risen Christ,

your wounds declare your love for the world

and the wonder of your risen life:

give us compassion and courage

to risk ourselves for those we serve,

to the glory of God the Father.




Acts 11.1-18, Psalm 148, Revelation 21.1-6
John 13.31-35


Our Sunday group for children, Sea Lights meets in the hall this week at 10am. New children always welcome.


Bible Art

Acts 11.6- 9 In St Peter's vision in Joppa (which was repeated three times) he saw a large sheet being lowered down from the heavens, and inside were animals which Simon Peter believed were unclean and that he was not allowed to eat them, but a voice told him to get up and kill one of them and eat it. When he objected, he was told that what God had made clean he was not to call unclean. I have shown the spirit of God making the animals clean as an indication that they can be eaten without offending God. The whole vision was another turning point in understanding that the gospel was not only for the Jewish people, but for the Gentles too. What ingenious and creative ways our God uses to help us to understand the ideas that we need to grasp? Revd Jess

Bob’s Card Sale

A variety of cards for sale on Sunday 22nd May, after 10am Service in the church hall. Prices 80p and £1 each. Please come and support Bob as all profit raised goes to the Church of the Good Shepherd.

It would be much appreciated, if you have any cards you wish to recycle, please pass to Bob or leave on the shelving in the church porch.

Celtic Evening Prayer

Please note that there is no service this week.



Messy Church Our next Messy Church is Saturday 21st May, 3pm to 5pm. Please help spread the word. We explore the theme of ‘friendship’.


Raising money for Christian Aid

David and Glen from our congregation are walking 75 miles during Christian Aid week with Pilgrims following part of the ancient pilgrim path from Chaldon, in Surrey to Winchester.

They will share stories of their concern for the world and meditate and pray for peace and compassion.

Please join them in prayer.

They aim to tread lightly on the earth and hope that those who cannot join them will support them by giving during Christian Aid week.

If you would like to donate to Christian Aid via the

Pilgrims’ Just Giving Page please use the link below. Thank you.

Ascension Day on Mill Hill

We celebrate Ascension Day with a short reflective service at Mill Hill Nature Reserve, followed by a bring-your-own picnic breakfast.  We meet at the upper car park on Mill Hill at 8am on Thursday 26th May. Bring a camping chair or rug. Please lift share, walk or cycle where possible. If the weather is wet we will meet in church – a message will be posted on the church website on Wednesday evening if we are to meet in church.


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Our weekly parent/carer and toddler group Lamb’s Tales meets every Friday in the church at 9.15am to 10.45am.

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We enjoyed Good Shepherd Sunday last week and a visit from Archdeacon Martin. It was followed by a fantastic meal cooked by Lesley and Barry. Everyone agreed that it was joyful to be able to gather for food and fellowship after the long pandemic.

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

Blessings and prayers for you all this Eastertide. 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, 15th May

8am – Holy Communion with Revd Jane  and Derek

10am – Parish Communion with Revd Peter and Derek.

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

You Tube page CLICK HERE

Church Facebook page CLICK HERE


Tuesday 17th May

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion with Revd Jane.


Friday 20th May

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



Saturday 21st May

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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