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Midweek Bulletin

MID-WEEK BULLETIN – Wednesday 18th January 2023

‘I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.’ (Ephesians 3:16-17).  



This Evening: 

7.30pm: PCC Meeting – Zoom                     


Sunday 22nd January (3rd Sunday after Epiphany)

9.45am: Half Hour Service

11.00am: Matins


Sunday 29th January (4th Sunday after Epiphany)

9.45am: Zoom

11.00am: Matins, Blackham

6.30pm: Evensong for Candlemas


Sunday 5th February (3rd Sunday before Lent)

9.45am: Zoom

11.00am: Holy Communion (Eucharist)

6.30pm: Evensong


For your PRAYERS

The Persecuted Church: Christians in SOMALIA. The few hundred Christians constantly have suffered violent attacks by Islamic militants for over 25 years in. a country racked by instability and civil war.  


Those in particular need of our prayers: Peter BAKER, Colin RUCK & Tom WILD.


The Bereaved: The family and friends of Mike CASELY whose funeral took place today. 


n.b. No Mid-Week Bulletin next week.



For information on our Lent Lunches and Christian study groups, please see Parish Events (click here to take you there) 



Parish Registers – December 2022 & January 2023


On 19th December the funeral took place at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Withyham of Patricia (‘Pat’) Margaret TAYLOR who died on 1st November 2022 aged 90, followed by cremation at the Kent and Sussex Crematorium.


On 23rd December the funeral took place at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Withyham of Brenda May WAGHORN who died on 22nd November 2022 aged 79, followed by burial in the Churchyard.


On 9th January, the funeral took place at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Withyham of Ann Campbell HAIG McVITTY who died on 12th December 2022 aged 93, followed by burial in the Churchyard.


On 14th January the burial took place in Withyham Churchyard of the ashes of Timothy (‘Tim’) James PEARCE who died on 10th September 2022 aged 60.


On 16th January the funeral took place at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Withyham of Norma Lucy BACKHOUSE who died on 4th January 2023 aged 92, followed by burial in the Churchyard. 


On 19th January, the interment of the ashes of Margaret REYNOLDS, who died on 24th November 2021 aged 92, took place in Withyham Churchyard.


Churchwardens’ Notes

On the afternoon of the Blackham Carol Service heavy snow fell and alas the service had to be cancelled.  We expected a thaw before the Withyham Carol Service but it did not happen and despite the snow we carried on and luckily no one slipped on the icy paths.  We were all very grateful for the efficient heating system in the church. We trudged through the snow to Buckhurst for the carols, which were in the house, luckily, and we were splendidly catered for which helped our singing. Luckily the snow disappeared for the outdoor nativity It started at the church with a real baby for Jesus and proceeded to the Monks House with appropriate readings and carols and ended up at the Inn (the rectory) where shepherds, sheep and kings were present and a horse deputised for the donkey. The Midnight and Christmas day services were well attended compared to last year.  The church looked splendid over
Christmas with a huge tree donated by the Gibson Estate, with red and green decorations arranged by theflower ladies, ready in time for the carol service.

Richard Halcrow & Jill Pardey

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