Christian Aid week. Envelopes for
donations to Christian Aid will be available in the service
and at the back of the church. Please be generous and
put the filled envelopes in the collection today
The Village Hall wish to install a new larger cooker.
Does anyone want the cooker that is there now?
Free to you if you will take it away. Contact
Nigel Thom 01797 270304 for more details
Open garden Please support Jenny and Michael as
they open their beautiful garden at Primrose Cottage,
Rose Hill on 25th and 26th May from 2pm – 5pm.
Plants are for sale before or on the day and tea, coffee,
soft drinks, cakes and biscuits will be available each
THE GATHERING There are details and programmes at the
back of the Church. This is an opportunity to join with others
around the Diocese at Canterbury Cathedral on May 31 st and/or
June 1st. Please consider prayerfully if you are able to join in.
Thank you to all who supported the nine days of prayer. It is
good to have a praying church
Please let Judy know if there is someone you know who
would like home Communion or a visit.
GOLF DAY – In aid of Wittersham Church MONDAY
Further details
from Jenny Newton 01797 270 739. Entry forms
at the back of the church
St John the Baptist, Wittersham
St Mary the Virgin, Ebony
19th May 2013
Jesus said,”If you love me, keep my commandments”
John 14 v 15
Welcome to our churches today, if you are a visitor or a
newcomer please make yourself known to the clergy or
those on duty. All Christian communicants are welcome
at the altar rail to receive the sacrament, everyone else,
including children, is invited to come for a blessing.
Services today
9am Ebony Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Wittersham Parish Eucharist (CW)
Collect and readings at 9.00am
God, who at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful
people, by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit;
Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all
things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through
the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Sprit, one God,
world without end. Amen
Epistle: Acts 2: vs 1-11
Gospel: St John 14: vs 15 - 31
Collect and reading at 10.30 am
We are here to help:
Priest: Rev’d Judy Darkins
The Rectory, The Street,
Wittersham, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7EA
e-mail [email protected]
Telephone 01797 270227
God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful
People by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in
all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive
and reigns with you ,in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. Amen.
Church Wardens:
Lee Bailey 270037
Roger Kimber 270622
Deputy: Terry Kirby 270844
Joyce Bates 270379
Giles Ridley 270370
Jennifer Maynard 270804
e-mail [email protected]
1st reading: Acts 2: vs 1 - 21
2nd reading: Romans 8: vs 14 - 17
John 14: vs 8- 17 (25-27)
Hymns for Wittersham 10.30 am A & M
Come down, O love Divine
Breathe on me, Breath of God
Father, Lord of all creation
O thou who camest from above
Next Benefice Service at Wittersham on June 30th
6.30pm Choral Evensong
(There will also be a 10.30am CW Eucharist at
For Children:
There are activities in the
children’s corner at
Wittersham Church Fundraising Committee
2013 Patronal Festival Reception
Friday 21st June 2013 in church
6.30 – 9pm Wine and Canapés
Tickets £7.50
Toilet facilities at Wittersham: are
Some thoughts for prayer:
located just outside the Church, turn left and
follow the path round to the building on your
From the Diocesan prayer diary this week we pray
for the churches in Madagascar, West Indies, Nth
and Sth Dakota, Uganda, South Indian and
Australia. For the people and clergy of our
Romney and Tenterden Deanery.
Weekday Services this week ...There will
on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30am.
We pray for all those caught up in war or violence
of any sort. We pray for the work of Churches
and rescue and support teams
Friday 24th May, Evensong (BCP) at 6.30pm, at
Summerhouse Wittersham. For more details
contact Rev’d Simon Ridley on 01797 270215
We pray for the work of Christian Aid and all who
respond as we come to the end of Christian Aid
be Morning Prayer (CW) said in Wittersham Church
After the 10:30 morning service you are
invited to stay for tea or coffee.
Services in the coming weeks………….
May 26th Trinity Sunday
9.00am Wittersham Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Wittersham Matins (BCP)
6.30 pm Wittersham Choral Evensong
June 2nd
Ebony 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Wittersham.
June 9
Wittersham 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Wittersham 10.30 am Family Eucharist (CW)
June 16th
Ebony 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Wittersham 10.30 am All Age Worship for
Father’s Day
June 23rd
Wittersham 9.00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
Wittersham 10.30 am Matins (BCP)
Pray for Archbishop Justin Welby and Bishop
Trevor asking for God’s blessing on their
ministries. We pray for all who have taken on
new responsibilities in the many churches in our
We also remember with thanks all who give their
time and talents to our churches, especially this
week those on our coffee, cleaning rotas and our
We pray for God’s blessing on the preparations
and opportunities for time together during The
Gathering in Canterbury
For our parishes, both Wittersham and Ebony.
For Wittersham School and for all who are taking
For the sick, particularly those in hospital or
hospice, and all in any kind of need that they
may know Christ’s presence with them:
Kathy Head, Stephen Bailey, David Pennyfather,
Tony & Audrey Mayer, Geoffrey Waters, Tim
Jupp, and Charlotte Aspinall.
We pray for all who mourn the passing of loved
ones. May those who have died recently rest in