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Sunday 10th March 2024 - Mothering Sunday

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Welcome to our weekly pew sheet and updates blog. Remember to try and keep this sheet digital but do print copies for those who may need them.

Sunday Morning:

The link for our readings:

Please note the complete readings are in full at the end of the blog.

Collect Prayer:

God of compassion,

whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,

shared the life of a home in Nazareth,

and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:

strengthen us in our daily living

that in joy and in sorrow

we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion Prayer:

Loving God,

as a mother feeds her children at the breast

you feed us in this sacrament with the food and drink of eternal life:

help us who have tasted your goodness

to grow in grace within the household of faith;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Upcoming Dates This week:

Sunday 10th March - Mothering Sunday

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion - live streamed on

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion

Monday - Saturday

10.00am - 12midday: Food Collection at St Peter's

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

9.00am: live streamed Morning Prayer

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

9.30am-12.30: Daily Bread Cafe at St Peter's


9.00am: Morning Prayer in the Cafe

9.30am: Holy Communion at All Saints'

11.00am: Lent Course at Daily Bread Cafe

1.30pm: Holy Communion in the Chapel for Mother's Union

6.45pm: Stations of the Cross at St Peter's

7.45pm: Lent Course at St Peter's


Little Fishes in the Cafe


1.00pm: Rooted Lunch

Next Sunday: 17th March - Fifth of Lent

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion


Please note the Sunrise Worship above at 7.30am, Hutton Recreation Ground. If you are able to help with the breakfast at St Peter's afterwards please contact the Parish Office.

Lent 2024

Stations of the Cross will be held at St Peter's at 6.45pm, every Wednesday in Lent.

Lent Course takes place each Wednesday at 7.45pm at St Peter's, when we will be looking at the Beatitudes.

There will also be a session in the Cafe on Wednesdays, 11am - midday.

Course books will be available at the first session with a donation of £5.00.

Please click here to sign up.

Daily Bread Easter Fundraising Event

Date for your diary, 2nd April 2pm-4pm.

Book your tickets for Easter Afternoon Tea

(see poster for more information).


Mothers’ Union 13th March 

Holy Communion in the Chapel at 1.30pm followed by the meeting with an address by Rev Sue Goldsmith. Refreshments in the hall. Why not come along and join us?

Youth Group (for Year 6 - 10)

For food, friendship, faith and fun held at St Peter's, please note the last session this term is 24th March.

Afternoon Prayer and Meditation

“Be still and know that I am God”. Psalm 46 v 10.

Quiet Prayer and Meditation on the 4th Wednesday afternoon of each month. The next session takes place on 27th March at St Peter's Chapel, 2pm-4pm.

The Annual Parish Church Meeting

This will take place on Sunday 28th April, following a joint Parish service of Holy Communion, 9.30am at St. Peter’s. Please note this is a joint service and you are invited to join us for a simple soup lunch after the meeting, please click here to book in for lunch.

Planned Giving

If you give regularly via the collection plate or by card donation, would you consider Planned Giving by standing order or the Parish Giving Scheme? This makes administration easier and allows us to plan more effectively. Forms are available at the back of church, to be returned to the Parish Office.

Thank you all for your continued generosity.

Readers & Intercessors Training Workshop

We will be running a training workshop on Saturday 23rd March, 10am-11am at St Peter's for all those who read the Bible or lead intercessions in our services, or for those who would like to be involved in this way.

All are welcome, no age barrier or experience needed. A chance to develop practical skills, share resources and ideas, grown in confidence and ask questions. Refreshments will be provided.

Rooted Community

Rooted will next meet 15th March for lunch, please email for more information.

Bible Study

The first Monday of the month, next session will be this Monday 1st April. Please note that the Wednesday evening session will not meet during Lent and will resume after Easter.

School Admissions - Church attendance:

If you are considering applications to either Becket Keys Secondary School or Hutton All Saints School in the next year, or another school application which will need Fr Andy to sign a Supplementary Information Form to verify your church attendance, please can you email

Becket Keys school are currently consulting on increasing the required attendance at Church for entry at Year 7 to fortnightly over 3 years. Attendance requirements for Hutton All Saints remain as monthly attendance over 1 year. 

In both cases, we strongly encourage parents to get involved in the life of the church, to get to know others in the congregations, join in with wider church activities and introduce themselves to the clergy, so that when the time comes for forms to be signed, it does not cause any embarrassment on either side. 

Depending on the outcome of the consultation at Becket Keys, we may need to put a more formal process in place in the future.

Reminder the new Rectory phone number is 07860 156971.

With every blessing, Andy

The readings in full

1 Samuel 1:20-28

20 In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, ‘I have asked him of the Lord.’

21 The man Elkanah and all his household went up to offer to the Lord the yearly sacrifice, and to pay his vow. 22 But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, ‘As soon as the child is weaned, I will bring him, that he may appear in the presence of the Lord, and remain there for ever; I will offer him as a nazirite[a] for all time.’[b] 23 Her husband Elkanah said to her, ‘Do what seems best to you, wait until you have weaned him; only—may the Lord establish his word.’[c] So the woman remained and nursed her son, until she weaned him. 24 When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull,[d] an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine. She brought him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh; and the child was young. 25 Then they slaughtered the bull, and they brought the child to Eli. 26 And she said, ‘Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the Lord. 27 For this child I prayed; and the Lord has granted me the petition that I made to him. 28 Therefore I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives, he is given to the Lord.’

She left him there for[e] the Lord

Psalm 127:1-4

Unless the Lord builds the house,    those who build it labour in vain.Unless the Lord guards the city,    the guard keeps watch in vain.It is in vain that you rise up early    and go late to rest,eating the bread of anxious toil;    for he gives sleep to his beloved.[a]

Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord,    the fruit of the womb a reward.Like arrows in the hand of a warrior    are the sons of one’s youth

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are abundant for us, so also our consolation is abundant through Christ. If we are being afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation; if we are being consoled, it is for your consolation, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we are also suffering. Our hope for you is unshaken; for we know that as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our consolation

Luke 2:33-35

33 And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon[a] blessed them and said to his mother Mary, ‘This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.’

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