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Sunday 31st March 2024 - Easter 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:

Lord of all life and power,

who through the mighty resurrection of your Son

overcame the old order of sin and death

to make all things new in him:

grant that we, being dead to sin

and alive to you in Jesus Christ,

may reign with him in glory;

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit

be praise and honour, glory and might,

now and in all eternity.

Post Communion Prayer:

God of Life,

who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son 

to the death of the cross,

and by his glorious resurrection

have delivered us from the power of our enemy:

grant us so to die daily to sin,

that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his risen life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Upcoming Dates This Week:

Sunday 31st March - Easter Sunday

7.30am: Sunrise Service - meeting at St Peter's

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

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion

6.00pm: St Peter's Seek First Easter Praise CTHS service

Wednesday to Saturday

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

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

Next Sunday: 7th April, Second Sunday of Easter

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion


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. There will be provision for children during the APCM meeting.

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.

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 this Wednesday 24th April at St Peter's Chapel, 2pm-4pm.

Rooted Community

The next meeting with be our usual Friday lunch at 1.00pm on 19th April at St Peter's with the evening Rooted Recharge on 24th April, 7.00pm at St Peter's. Please email for more details.

Youth Group (for Year 6 - 10)

For food, friendship, faith and fun held at St Peter's, please email

Older Youth

Join us for exploring faith, creating friendship and having fun. For more information please email

Bible Study

The first Monday of the month, next session will be this Monday 8th April. Please note that the Wednesday evening session will resume 17th April.

Please support Andrew Bayley as he will be running the London Marathon this April raising money for Age UK!

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. 

Men's Breakfast

The next meeting will be 27th April, 9.00am at St Peter's. For more information please contact

With every blessing, Andy

The readings in full

Isaiah 25.6-9

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples

    a feast of rich food, a feast of well-matured wines,

    of rich food filled with marrow, of well-matured wines strained clear.

And he will destroy on this mountain

    the shroud that is cast over all peoples,

    the sheet that is spread over all nations;

he will swallow up death for ever.

Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,

    and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,

    for the Lord has spoken.

It will be said on that day,

    Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.

    This is the Lord for whom we have waited;

    let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation

Psalm 118.1-2, 14-24

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;    his steadfast love endures for ever!

Let Israel say,    ‘His steadfast love endures for ever.’

14 The Lord is my strength and my might;    he has become my salvation.

15 There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:‘The right hand of the Lord does valiantly;16     the right hand of the Lord is exalted;    the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.’17 I shall not die, but I shall live,    and recount the deeds of the Lord.18 The Lord has punished me severely,    but he did not give me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness,    that I may enter through them    and give thanks to the Lord.

20 This is the gate of the Lord;    the righteous shall enter through it.

21 I thank you that you have answered me    and have become my salvation.22 The stone that the builders rejected    has become the chief cornerstone.23 This is the Lord’s doing;    it is marvellous in our eyes.24 This is the day that the Lord has made;    let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Acts 10.34-43

34 Then Peter began to speak to them: ‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. 37 That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; 40 but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.’

Mark 16.1-8

16 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.’ So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.[a

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