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Vicar's News - 8 October 2023

This weekend we remembered St Francis of Assisi, his formation of the Francisan Order, his love of the poor and love of nature, especially animals. Our Blessing of the Pets was at 10am. We had lots of guest dogs and their carers.


Music on Sunday's Evensong

6pm - Choral Evensong

Prelude: Prélude modal – Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Hymns: Processional All praise to our redeeming Lord

Dismissal The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

Responses: Ferial

Psalm: 80: 7-15; Walmisley in G (RSCM)

Canticles: Ferial

Anthem: Holy, holy, holy – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Postlude: Fantasia in F Major, KrebsWV 419 – Johann Krebs (1713-1780)


Parish Rules

A reminder that at the end of the 10am service next Sunday we will be passing a motion to amend our Parish Rules by altering the number of people on our Parish Council to 6, instead of 9, and otherwise confirming the rules as they will expire prior to the 2024 Parish Annual Meeting. You can view our current rules here.



November to February

If you have not already done so, please indicate Weekend Services Roster availability for the period Saturday 4 November to Sunday 25 February 2024 to your team leader or the Parish Office by this Sunday evening 8 October .

This period of course include the Christmas Services:

Christmas Eve

• No 8 am service

• 10am Said service – Sides & Welcoming, Readers

• 5pm Children’s Service –   Welcoming, Reader

• 8pm Festival of Lessons & Carols – Sides & Welcoming, Readers

• 11pm Carols & Midnight Mass – Sides & Welcoming, Readers

Christmas Day

• 8am – Sides & Welcoming, Readers

• 10am – Sides & Welcoming, Readers

During January 2024 there will be a 9.30am service (as a combination of the 8am and 10am services) as suggested at our parish consultation day.

If you would like to join a roster (Sides & Welcoming, Reading, Hospitality after 10am) please speak Fr ian or Mthr Xev, or contact the Parish Office.



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