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Vicar's News - 12 March 2023

Christ and the Samaritan Woman (detail), by Lucas Cranach the Elder 1525-37

Music on Sunday


Prelude: ‘Prélude’ from Suite for Organ, op. 5 – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Hymns: Processional In the cross of Christ I glory

Gradual I heard the voice of Jesus say

Thanksgiving Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him

Post Communion We sing the praise of him who died

Setting: Christ Church Mass – Philip Matthias (b. 1954)

Psalm: 95; Hopkins in C (RSCM)

Anthem: ‘O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort’ from BWV 20 –

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Motet: Ave Maria – Simon Lindley (b.1948)

Postlude: Praeludium in G minor – Franz Tunder (1614/15-1667)


Prelude: ‘Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan’, Op. 65, No. 14 – Sigrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Hymns: Processional Be thou my vision

Dismissal Glory to thee, my God, this night

Responses: Stalnaker

Psalm: 119: 41-48; Hopkins in C (RSCM)

Canticles: Stainer in Eb

Anthem: Faith will not grow from words alone – Vernon Griffiths (1894-1985)

Postlude: ‘Nun danket alle Gott’, Op. 65, No. 13 – Sigrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)


Confirmation or baptism

Last call for anyone interested in confirmation or baptism on 28 March 2023.

Please see Ian or Xeverie this weekend.


Lenten Studies

Our Lenten studies, with Christopher Monaghan’s Lenten book “God is on the journey too” are underway - Tuesdays 5-6pm in the small hall. The book was chosen for its simplicity and reference to Lenten Scriptures. Lent is an invitation to journey with Jesus toward the Cross, and we do so by devoting our time to spiritual reading. Any kind of reading can be a relaxing and calming activity. Lenten reading in a small group in particular gives us the chance to tune everything else out and focus on Lenten text and concepts. By doing so we could understand God when our physical mind is deemed and our Spiritual mind is switched on. The beautiful thing about the Lenten studies is that every person comes to it with their own unique experiences, which affects the message they will receive from reading. Even the same person can get different things from a text depending on what is going on in their life when they read it. We are very grateful to be able to journey together and share each other’s cares and concerns during this season with Christ as our fellow companion.


Chinese Morning prayer

Chinese Worship is back on Thursday's at 9.30am, and we continue to worship God and thank Him for his goodness and grace. The Chinese worship group is grateful to have a beautiful place they can call home. Since its inauguration last year, we have grown and increased in numbers.

Like our Wednesday 1030 service, Sat @ 6 service, this group has also formed its own unique culture and identity, the group meets for lunch after worship most Thursdays,this week we tried out Chapter 23 a new Malaysian restaurant at church St. As the group is big, we were able to try most of their dishes, the group unanimously agree that is delicious and worth recommending. It has passed the group’s test! So if you are looking for something nice to eat after the service, feel free to try them out and let us know you thoughts. Chapter 23 is a commercial sponsor on the Parish's electronic signboard.






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