the weekly Parish Bulletin


the weekly Parish Bulletin
This Week’s Calendar
Monday 9th February - Psalm 30; John 19:1-16
Daily Intention: Parish visitors. For the sick: Les Bowden, Michael Lucas, Tonya
and Jane Meakin
Morning Prayer & Eucharist
Tuesday 10th - Psalm 36; John 19:17-30
Daily Intention: Parents and children. For the sick: Leonie Warwick, John Hill,
Trevor Beard and Sarah Mortimer
Morning Prayer & Eucharist
Meditation Group
Wednesday 11th - Psalm 34; John 19:31-end
Daily Intention: The Vicar. For the sick: Daniel Green, Trevor Stott and Jake
Morning Prayer & Eucharist
Funeral - Mrs Elizabeth Collins
Thursday 12th - Psalm 37; John 20:1-10
Daily Intention: The hungry & homeless. For the sick: Kate
Wood, Dottie Latham, Margot Edmunds and Anais
10.00am Mothers’ Union Prayer Group
10.30am Holy Communion
12.30pm Parish Lunch
Evening Prayer
is said daily
at 5.30pm
Friday 13th - Psalm 31; John 20:11-18
Daily Intention: Church cleaners. For the sick: Megan Sutton, Luke & Jake Berry, Derek
Harper and Rosemary Holmes
Morning Prayer & Eucharist
Saturday 14th - Psalm 42; John 20:19-end
Daily Intention: Orthodox Christians. For the sick: Diana Johnson, Beth Hingley and
Barbara Parker
Morning Prayer & Eucharist
Readings for next Sunday:
Sunday 15th Daily Intention - King and the kingdom 8 & 10am: 2 Kings 2:1-12;
Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians
10.00am Eucharist
4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9
10.00am “Way In” in the Abbey School Hall 6.30pm: Psalm 2; 1 Kings
11.30am 1662 Holy Communion
19:1-16; 2 Peter 1:16-end
Wedding Fair
Welcome to the Abbey Church of
St Mary and St Ethelflaeda
& St Swithun’s, Crampmoor.
Refreshments served in the Church Rooms after the 10am service
Second Sunday before Lent
8th February 2015
Revd Jill Aussant
Sung Eucharist and Sunday School
Canon John Reynolds
Preacher & Deacon Revd Bryan Taphouse
Processional 377, Gradual Psalm 104:26-37,
Offertory 338, Communion 494,
Post-Communion 439
Gibbs in A
Thou knowest Lord - Purcell
Toccata in C BWV 564 - J S Bach
Prayers & Anointing for Healing are available in St Anne’s Chapel after the service
Holy Communion at St Swithun’s
Revd Nick Flood
Choral Evensong
Revd Liz Pickett
Revd Brian Pickett
349, 466, 267, 405
Genesis 2:4b-end; Luke 8:22-35
Teach me thy way - Fox
Trumpet Tune - Boyce
Sundays @ 7 at St Swithun’s
Readings for today
Collect Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in
your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness
in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the
Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen.
First reading: Proverbs 8:1, 22-31
We hear the voice of wisdom, who is the first of all God’s creatures, and who gives God delight.
Second reading: Colossians 1:15-20
Paul proclaims that Jesus Christ is the “image of the invisible God”, and the means by which
everything comes into existence, and by which it is reconciled to God again.
Gospel reading: John 1:1-14
John recasts the Genesis creation story, with Jesus as the Word God speaks to create. But
although Jesus is the source of all life, some do not recognise him.
Post Communion Prayer God our creator, by your gift the tree of life was set at
the heart of the earthly paradise, and the bread of life at the heart of your Church:
may we who have been nourished at your table on earth be transformed by the
glory of the Saviour's cross and enjoy the delights of eternity; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Priest at Font:
Communion Assistants:
Reader at 10am:
Reader at 6.30pm:
Revd Jill Aussant
Rowland Davies
Lis Speck, Jean Martin, Tim Burbidge and David Johnson
Neil Sharman
Andrew Dawbney
SUNDAYS @ 7 - tonight at St Swithun’s. This month’s theme is ‘Being a light to
the world’ led by Revd Bryan Taphouse. The service provides a time of worship, a
time to listen, a time to pray, and a time for fellowship, we begin with tea or coffee,
and usually finish around 8pm. All are welcome to attend these services - please
pass this invitation on to others.
WELCOME TABLE - for anyone
new to the Abbey, there are details
of the parish’s varied life and
activities on the table by the font.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE please pray for all those currently
away on the pilgrimage.
of the sessions in the church rooms,
Monday 9th February at 7.30pm.
On 22nd February, we welcome
Bishop Paisible Ndayisaba of the
Diocese of Muyinga in BURUNDI
who will preach at the 10am
Eucharist. Bishop Paisible is one of
the newest bishops in the country
and is visiting the UK for Bishop’s
induction in Canterbury and other
projects linked with Burundi across
the UK. Muyinga Diocese was
created in 2005.
A Co-ordinator is needed for the
Group in Romsey, a small gathering
of blind and partially-sighted people
who meet once a month at Carers
Together in Love Lane. The role is to
co-ordinate the speakers, promote the
society and help to fund raise. Please
contact Phillipa Wrightson for more
info on 01962 712653.
Friends of Romsey Abbey TALK Wednesday 25th February at 3pm “Stories behind the stained glass” open to everyone - tickets £4 on the
HELP - is there anyone willing to play
the piano for background music at the
Parish Afternoon Tea on Sunday 8th
March - anytime between 3-5pm in the
church rooms. Any offers of help to
Bridget Brook on 519170 - thank you.
Update on the ABBEY
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT meeting in the church rooms on 1st March
between 11.15am & 12.15pm. Things
have moved on since we last met and this
will be a chance to communicate our
Romsey Deanery WEEK OF PRAYER
- 16th-21st March. As part of the
Deanery Mission Action Plan, each
benefice across the deanery will be
working to develop its corporate life of
prayer. There will be prayer events in
each benefice. More details to follow and
Saturday 21st March “Exploring the
Treasure Trove of Prayer” - here at the
Abbey from 10am-1pm with a Eucharist
at 12.30pm. A morning of prayer
workshops and quiet spaces. Introductory
talk by Ann Lewin, teacher, poet and
retreat leader.
The Art of Mindful Living - Introductory
workshop to MINDFULNESS Tuesday 14th April at Wisdom House 9.30am - 1pm.
Disposal of the old Abbey
NOTICEBOARDS - if you would like
one in return for a small donation - please
see Liz Wagner.