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Sunday 17th March 2024 - Fifth of Lent

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:

Most merciful God,

who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ

delivered and saved the world:

grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross

we may triumph in the power of his victory;

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:

Lord Jesus Christ,

you have taught us

that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters

we do also for you:

give us the will to be the servant of others

as you were the servant of all,

and gave up your life and died for us,

but are alive and reign, now and for ever. Upcoming Dates This Week:

Sunday 17th March - Fifth of Lent

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

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

7.45pm: Lent Course at St Peter's


Little Fishes in the Cafe

7.30pm: P.C.C. Meeting


9.00am: Men's Breakfast at St Peter's

10.00am: Readers & Intercessors Training at St Peter's

Next Sunday: 24th March - Palm Sunday

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion with Palm Procession - 9.20am at school car park

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion with Palm Procession - 11.10am at All Saints'

4.00pm: St Peter's - Youth Group

4.00pm: Rectory - Older Youth


Please note the amended time of the Easter Praise Service to 6.00pm

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).


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.

Men's Breakfast

The next gathering is Saturday 23rd March at 9.00am

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.

Other Youth

Join us for exploring faith, creating friendship and having fun, Sunday 24th March at the Rectory. For more information please email

Sunrise Worship 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.

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.

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 email

In all cases, we strongly encourage parents to get involved in the life of the church 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. 

With every blessing, Andy

The readings in full

Jeremiah 31:31-34

31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband,[a] says the Lord. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, ‘Know the Lord’, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

Psalm 51:1-13

Have mercy on me, O God,    according to your steadfast love;according to your abundant mercy    blot out my transgressions.Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,    and my sin is ever before me.Against you, you alone, have I sinned,    and done what is evil in your sight,so that you are justified in your sentence    and blameless when you pass judgement.Indeed, I was born guilty,    a sinner when my mother conceived me.

You desire truth in the inward being;[a]    therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;    wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.Let me hear joy and gladness;    let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.Hide your face from my sins,    and blot out all my iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,    and put a new and right[b] spirit within me.11 Do not cast me away from your presence,    and do not take your holy spirit from me.12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,    and sustain in me a willing[c] spirit.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,    and sinners will return to you

Hebrews 5:5-10

So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him,

‘You are my Son,    today I have begotten you’;

as he says also in another place,

‘You are a priest for ever,    according to the order of Melchizedek.’

In the days of his flesh, Jesus[a] offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, 10 having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek

John 12:20-33

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honour.

27 ‘Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—“Father, save me from this hour”? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.’ Then a voice came from heaven, ‘I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.’ 29 The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, ‘An angel has spoken to him.’ 30 Jesus answered, ‘This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 31 Now is the judgement of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people[a] to myself.’ 33 He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.

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