Newsletter 26th June 2022



Second Sunday after Trinity

26th June 2022


‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’ Luke 9. 58

Image by Revd Jess. See ‘Bible Art’ below for commentary.


Faithful Creator,

whose mercy never fails:

deepen our faithfulness to you

and to your living Word,

Jesus Christ our Lord.


1 Kings 19.15-16,19-21, Psalm 16, Galatians 5.1,13-25, Luke 9.51-62

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


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


Vivace Concert, 16th July, 4pm.



Taizé for Healing, 3rd July, 6pm


Card Sale Sheila Powell will be selling cards and jam after the 10am service this week. Funds raised go to the church.

Bible Art (see image at top of newsletter).

Luke 9.51-end Jesus said 'Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head... '

At the beginning of this passage Luke writes 'When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face towards Jerusalem.' so the things which Jesus speaks are said in that context. In this painting I have shown the fox going down its hole where it will be able to lie in safety with its head upon the earth; I have shown the bird sitting comfortably in its nest, where it can tuck its head under the soft comfort of its wing and sleep. But, for Jesus, there was no such comfort ... there would be whole process of being arrested, then being dragged in front of one lot of people, then another, being whipped and taunted; forced to carry his cross to the place where he would die, being stripped, and nailed to the same cross, and then raised up in front of a jeering crowd; but, exhausted as he would have been, he had no place to lay his head. I had never thought before that that might have been in his mind. When you look at people struggling to find a position to sleep in at airports, it's their heads they try to find a place for? But when you give yourself up as Jesus did, you have no control of where you will lay your head? Revd Jess

A Singing Workshop Save the date (and tell all your friends!) 

A singing workshop, with a profession vocal coach, will be held on Saturday September 24th from 10.30am to 1.30pm in the church. £10 per ticket. 

It will be open to everybody from inside AND outside the church community. Come and explore your singing voice and see what you can do! I think you will be surprised! If you are interested, please email’ 

Changes to upcoming services There is no Celtic Evening prayer Wednesday 29th June. There is no Friday meditation with morning prayer on 1st July. Morning Meditation on Saturday will be on Zoom only on Saturday 2nd July.




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.


An update from George on his sponsored cycle to raise funds for new church sound system

Hi everyone, we've got off to a great start on my just giving page as the total raised so far stands at £270.

Training has started at '360 Fitness' in the town. I felt I was back at school as I was given 'homework' and a set of dumbbells! I'll be letting you know how I'm getting on regularly, so until next time. George Hickman



And finally…

May be an image of 10 people and body of water It was a team effort to build a beach labyrinth last Saturday. About 40 people came to walk it, followed by breakfast in the vicarage garden.


I am taking a summer break this week, but you can contact the church wardens, parish office or Revd Steve if anything urgent arises.  

Notices for next week should be sent to Revd Jess by Wednesday 12noon.

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, 26th June

8am – Holy Communion with Revd Steve.

10am – Parish Communion with Revd Steve.

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

You Tube page CLICK HERE

Church Facebook page CLICK HERE


Tuesday 28th June

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion with Revd Pat.


Saturday 2nd July

8am – Morning Meditation

Meeting ID: 166073397 (no password needed) Click here LINK  Zoom only this week

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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All notices for the newsletter should be emailed to Revd Jess by Wednesday at 12noon.