Newsletter 7th March 2021




 Third Sunday of Lent,

7th March 2021



‘Stop making my Father’s house a market-place!’ John 2. 16.

The PCC has made the decision that we will return to in-person worship on Palm Sunday 28th March (as long as Government guidance doesn’t change). This means we’ll be back in church for Holy Week and Easter Sunday.  As before, you will need to book for the 10am service, but this will not be needed for the 8am or Tuesdays at 9.30am. Covid secure guidelines remain in place.  The 10am service will be live streamed for those at home, with a Zoom coffee time to follow.  We also look forward to the return of Sunday school after Easter and Messy Church in May. Good news!



Eternal God,

give us insight

to discern your will for us,

to give up what harms us,

and to seek the perfection we are promised

in Jesus Christ our Lord.



Exodus 20.1-17 , Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1.18-25,
John 2.13-22  



 We hope the children are enjoying making their Lent trees or garlands. The first session of Sea Lights will be on Sunday 11th April, in the vicarage garden, if the weather permits. Sea Lights can then return to hall the following Sunday. We are also planning a special family Good Friday in the vicarage garden at 10am – make your own miniature Easter garden, with the story of Good Friday. More information next week.



Choir Rehearsals These are currently taking place on Zoom every Thursday 5.45pm to 6.45pm.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 844 6064 8328

Passcode: 175913



Jumping Grannie! Revd Jess is doing 100 jumps on the trampoline for 100 days to raise money for St Barnabas Hospice, inspired by the care they have continued to give throughout the Pandemic. She is doing these on “Myrtle”, her houseboat, daily between 12 and 12.15, which can be seen from the road. To support her go to


Easter Flowers

The flower team is appealing for donations towards fresh Easter flowers. If you would like to make a donation, you can either:

Put cash into the church wall safe in the porch, with a note.

Donate online using the link at the end of this newsletter.

Or contact our treasurer Barry to donate with a cheque or into our bank account. Email Barry Ward

Thank you.

Daily Hope is the Church of England’s telephone line for those who can’t access the internet. It now additionally offers a ‘Sleep Well’ option to help you relax and get a good night’s sleep. There are also daily reflections, prayers and hymns, and a message from the Archbishop of Canterbury. The telephone line is free to call.

Quiz Night 9th March, 7pm Join us for another great quiz night, thanks to Martin.


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 881 6476 9879
Passcode: 028028

And finally…

The grass in front of the church (not the car park area) is getting some lawn care over the next few weeks. It will include a small wild flower area near the church.

My hours as Associate Vicar are half time and my working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and also Sunday mornings. Please do get in contact if you need any prayer or support. Blessings and prayers for you this week.

Revd Jane Email: Tel: 079355 38085.


Services this Week

Sunday, 7th March

10am – Holy Communion on Zoom with Revd Jane and Revd Peter.


We ask you to join 15 minutes before the service if you’re

new to Zoom. You’ll need a laptop, desktop, tablet or

smartphone with built in camera and to be connected to

the internet. You don’t have to buy any new software or

register for Zoom services. You click on this link and then

follow the prompt. This is the same link each week.

 Click here LINK


Meeting ID: 839 0035 2820

Password: 057057


There is a second option to join by dialling in on a

telephone, either landline or mobile. You won’t have video

connection, but you will be able to hear the service and

speak. You dial 0203 4815240 and follow the prompts. The

meeting ID and password are as above.


Alternatively from 6pm you can watch parts of the service

later on Facebook or our You Tube page.


Our You Tube page CLICK HERE


Our church Facebook page CLICK HERE


Tuesday, 9th March

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion

on Zoom with Revd Jane.

Click link here.


Meeting ID: 843 7389 6633

Passcode: 901329


Thursday 11th March

7pm Celtic Evening Prayer on Zoom

Click here LINK

Meeting ID: 835 3982 3953

Password: 589147


Friday 12th March

8am – Meditation with Morning

Prayer on Zoom

Meeting ID: 513293120

(No password is needed )  Click here LINK

Evening Prayer

This is said at 5.30pm from St Marys via Zoom on Monday and Wednesday, at 5.30pm. If

you want to attend contact Canon Ann for the

link. Email:


To donate to the Church of the Good Shepherd online CLICK HERE Thank you!

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