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Sunday before Lent - Sunday 11th February 2024

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:

Almighty Father,

whose Son was revealed in majesty

before he suffered death upon the cross:

give us grace to perceive his glory,

that we may be strengthened to suffer with him

and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion Prayer: Holy God,

we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ:

may we who are partakers at his table

reflect his life in word and deed,

that all the world may know his power to change and save.

This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Upcoming Dates This week:

Sunday 11th February - Sunday before Lent

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

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion

4.00pm: St Peter's Youth Group

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

Wednesday - Ash Wednesday

9.00am: Morning Prayer in the Cafe

9.30am: Holy Communion with imposition of ashes at All Saints'

1.30pm: Holy Communion with Mothers' Union at St Peter's Chapel

7.30pm: Holy Communion with imposition of ashes at St Peter's


9.30am: Little Fishes in the Cafe

7.30pm: Pilgrim Lent Course with Tim & Sue Barfoot


1.00pm: Rooted Lunch at St Peter's

Next Sunday: 18th February - First of Lent

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion

6.00pm: St Peter's Seek First service with guest speaker Emma Jackson


Reminder the new Rectory phone number is 07860 156971.

Lent 2024

Stations of the Cross will be held at St Peter's at 6.45pm, starting on Wednesday 21st February.

Lent Course will begin on Wednesday 21st February 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.

If you cannot make Wednesdays, Tim & Sue Barfoot will be running a group at their home on Thursdays from 7.30-9.00pm, starting 15th February. Please contact the Parish Office for more details.

Please click here to sign up.

Seek First Prayer Service

Our next Seek First will take place next Sunday 18th February, 6.00pm at St Peter's. We are please to announce that Emma Jackson will be the guest speaker.

Youth Group (for Year 6 - 10)

This Sunday 11th February at St Peter's, 4.00pm - 5.30pm for food, friendship, faith and fun.

Older Youth Group (for Year 9+)

Will next meet on Friday 8th March at The Rectory, 7-8.30pm

For games and discussion together, for more information please email

The Annual Parish Church Meeting

This will take place on Sunday 28 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.

Revision of Electoral Roll

The annual updating of the Parish Electoral Roll of Church members for 2024 will be taking place during the period prior to the Annual Meeting. Provided your name appeared on last year’s Roll, your details will be carried forward automatically: no further action is required. Anyone not on the current Roll who wishes to be included should obtain an application form from a Churchwarden or from the Parish

Office. Forms are also available at the back of church. If you have changed address in the last year please notify the 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 meeting will be held on 28th February.

Easter Day, Sunday 31st March - First Communion & Baptism

If you are an adult or child (yr. 3+) and are interested in taking Holy Communion for the first time, please contact the Rectory with an expression of interest.

Please speak with the Clergy if you would like to be Baptized or would like to arrange an Baptism.

Rooted Community

Rooted will next meet 16th February for lunch, please email for more information.

Bible Study

The first Monday of the month. 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.

With every blessing, Andy

The readings in full

2 Kings 2:1-12

1 When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind,

Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.  2 Elijah said to Elisha,

‘Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.’ But Elisha said,

‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’ So they

went down to Bethel.  3 The company of prophets who were in Bethel

came out to Elisha, and said to him, ‘Do you know that today

the Lord will take your master away from you?’ And he said, ‘Yes, I

know; keep silent.’ 

4  Elijah said to him, ‘Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to

Jericho.’ But he said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will

not leave you.’ So they came to Jericho.  5 The company of prophets who

were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, ‘Do you know that

today the Lord will take your master away from you?’ And he answered,

‘Yes, I know; be silent.’ 

66 Then Elijah said to him, ‘Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the

Jordan.’ But he said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not

leave you.’ So the two of them went on.  7 Fifty men of the company of

prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both

were standing by the Jordan.  8 Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it

up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the

other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground. 

9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Tell me what I may do for

you, before I am taken from you.’ Elisha said, ‘Please let me inherit a

double share of your spirit.’  10 He responded, ‘You have asked a hard

thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted

you; if not, it will not.’  11 As they continued walking and talking, a chariot

of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended

in a whirlwind into heaven.  12 Elisha kept watching and crying out, ‘Father,

father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!’ But when he could no

longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two


Psalm 50:1-6

1  The Lord, the most mighty God, has spoken •

   and called the world from the rising of the sun to its setting.

2  Out of Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth; •

   our God comes and will not keep silence.

3  Consuming fire goes out before him •

   and a mighty tempest stirs about him.

4  He calls the heaven above, •

   and the earth, that he may judge his people:

5  ‘Gather to me my faithful, •

   who have sealed my covenant with sacrifice.’

6  Let the heavens declare his righteousness, •

   for God himself is judge.

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

3 Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.  4 In

their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers,

to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,

who is the image of God.  5 For we do not proclaim ourselves; we

proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’

sake.  6 For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’, who

has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of

God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Mark 9:2-9

2  Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a

high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before

them,  3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth

could bleach them.  4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who

were talking with Jesus.  5 Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it is good for

us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses,

and one for Elijah.’  6 He did not know what to say, for they were

terrified.  7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there

came a voice, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!’  8 Suddenly

when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only


9 As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no

one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from

the dead.

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