MID-WEEK BULLETIN – Wednesday 20th July 2022
‘But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.’ (Psalm 86:15)
Sunday 24th July: (6th after Trinity)
No Half Hour Service
11.00am Matins (Donald Yonge)
Sunday 31st July: (7th after Trinity)
11.00am: Matins, BLACKHAM (Parish Mag. error)
Sunday 7th August: 11.00am Holy Communion only (Parish Mag. correction)
Sunday 14th August: 11.00am Pet Service
Please continue to support this local key charity.
The Foodbank’s latest Wish List: Long-life milk (semi-skimmed); tinned ravioli, tuna, potatoes, mash, meat, and soup; toilet rolls.
For your PRAYERS
The Persecuted Church: Christians in LAOS, S.E. Asia. Christian freedom is severely curtailed by the intense monitoring of the Communist authorities. Many churches do not have a permanent building and hold services in homes. There are c. 200,000 Christians in a population of over seven million.
Bishops and spouses from the Anglican Communion arriving for the LAMBETH CONFERERENCE at Kent University, Canterbury Tues. 26 July– Mon. 8th August.
Those in particular need of our prayers: Elizabeth CARDEN in the Acute Medical Unit, Pembury Hospital after suffering a mini-stroke (TIA) and severe salt deficiency last week; Miriam BOOBIER.
The Bereaved: The family and friends of Tom SAXTY, his wife Ellie, young daughters Violet and Arabella, parents Sarah and Julian and sisters Alexandra and Helen.
Peter & Jean WEDDELL and the NOVOSAD family from Ukraine.
Parish Registers – June 2022
On 29th May the christening took place at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Withyham of Hannah Alexandra Vivian THOMSON, daughter of David and Natasha.
On 28th May the wedding took place at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Withyham of Fergus Conor Dewar FLANAGAN and Fenella Victoria Faux CHESTERFIELD.
On 11th June the wedding took place at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Withyham of Jethro Oliver HANCOCK and Olivia Mary YEANDLE. On 18th June the wedding took place at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Withyham of Ed EVERINGTON and Elise BELLEHUMEUR.
The joyous month of June started, as already reported, with the planting of an oak tree in the churchyard of St Michael & All Angels by Lord De La Warr, our Patron, to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
Celebrations continued through the weekend with Matins on Sunday 5th June, which concluded with the singing of the National Anthem. That afternoon Lord and Lady De La Warr hosted a splendid garden party at Buckhurst Park for the village and congregation. It was well attended, very enjoyable and concluded a patriotic weekend.
The Churchwardens for the year have now been sworn in by the Archdeacon. Our reader, Donald
Yonge, officiated on Sunday 18th June, whilst James Campbell was helping out in another local parish.
The wedding season is now in full swing for the summer with the church looking beautiful and the Rector being kept busy throughout the month.
Richard Halcrow & Jill Pardey
PARISH MAGAZINE EDITOR
This edition is the last one with Stephen Whittaker as the editor. We are enormously grateful to him for all his hard work. Stephen took over from Richard Pardey in April 2018, over four years ago, and he has worked tirelessly, putting up with 11th hour requests for copy to be included and other challenges. As I know, the deadline for eleven monthly copies p.a. comes round very quickly.
We are delighted that his place will be taken by Robert Veitch. Robert has expertise in publishing, currently works for ‘Sussex Life’ and lives in Crowborough. We much look forward to working with him.
Robert will be using the same email address as Stephen: email@example.com. Certainly in the short term, please can any contributions be sent to Robert by the 20th of each month – a day or two earlier than you may have become used to.