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Third of Lent - Sunday 3rd March 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 God,

whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain,

and entered not into glory before he was crucified:

mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross,

may find it none other than the way of life and peace;

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:

Merciful Lord,

grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the

flesh and the devil,

and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Upcoming Dates This week:

Sunday 3rd March - Third 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


2.00pm-4.00pm: Bible Study 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


9.00am: Bake Sale in the Cafe

6.00pm-7.30pm: Youth Group

7.00pm: Older Youth Group

Next Sunday: 10th March - Forth of Lent - Mothering Sunday

9.30am: St Peter's Holy Communion

11.15am: All Saints' Holy Communion


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, 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.

Funeral of Margaret Thatcher

Please note this will take place on 7th March, 12noon. Please click on the link below to join the Facebook group for further details.

Andrew Bayley is running the London Marathon on the 21st April on behalf of Age UK and any donations or support would be very much welcome. Bake Sale on Friday 8th March 9am -12noon. See you there! Thanks

Youth Group (for Year 6 - 10)

Please note that there is a change to the original schedule and 10th March (Mother's Day) has now moved to Friday 8th March at St Peter's for food, friendship, faith and fun.

The last session of the term is the 24th March.

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

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 followed by the Meeting at 2pm, with an address by Rev Sue Goldsmith. Refreshments in the hall. Why not come along and join us?

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.

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 4th March. 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

Exodus 20:1-17

Then God spoke all these words:

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before[a] me.

You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation[b] of those who love me and keep my commandments.

You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. For six days you shall labour and do all your work. 10 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.

12 Honour your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

13 You shall not murder.[c]

14 You shall not commit adultery.

15 You shall not steal.

16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

17 You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour

Psalm 19

The heavens are telling the glory of God;    and the firmament[a] proclaims his handiwork.Day to day pours forth speech,    and night to night declares knowledge.There is no speech, nor are there words;    their voice is not heard;yet their voice[b] goes out through all the earth,    and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens[c] he has set a tent for the sun,which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,    and like a strong man runs its course with joy.Its rising is from the end of the heavens,    and its circuit to the end of them;    and nothing is hidden from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,    reviving the soul;the decrees of the Lord are sure,    making wise the simple;the precepts of the Lord are right,    rejoicing the heart;the commandment of the Lord is clear,    enlightening the eyes;the fear of the Lord is pure,    enduring for ever;the ordinances of the Lord are true    and righteous altogether.10 More to be desired are they than gold,    even much fine gold;sweeter also than honey,    and drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is your servant warned;    in keeping them there is great reward.12 But who can detect their errors?    Clear me from hidden faults.13 Keep back your servant also from the insolent;[d]    do not let them have dominion over me.Then I shall be blameless,    and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart    be acceptable to you,    O Lord, my rock and my redeemer

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling-block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

John 2:13-22

13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 He told those who were selling the doves, ‘Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a market-place!’ 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘Zeal for your house will consume me.’ 18 The Jews then said to him, ‘What sign can you show us for doing this?’ 19 Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ 20 The Jews then said, ‘This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?’ 21 But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken

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