Pew Sheets

27 September 2020

16th Sunday after Trinity

COLLECT FOR TODAY (A collect is a prayer that “collects together” and reflects the general theme of the day)

O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers

of your people who call upon you;

and grant that they may both perceive and know

what things they ought to do,

and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


We pray for our sisters and brothers in the church in the Episcopal Church of Sudan, the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, the Diocese of Leicester, and in our link Diocese of Møre, Eastern Sunnmøre Deanery: Parishes of Stranda and Liabygda. We pray for the Willington Team Ministry, their Team Rector: Sue McCormack, Team Vicar: Julie Mooney, Licensed Lay Minister: Kim Wears, and Readers: Patricia Bragg, Stephen McCormack and Jean Moore.

In our parish, we pray for those who live in Dene Road and Ashleigh Grove.

We pray for our Curate, Malcolm Railton as he prepares for his ordination as priest on Sat 10 Oct and his first communion as president on Sun 11 Oct.

We pray for those who are unwell - Callum; Louise Cherry; Barnaby Essenhigh; Barry; Ruth; Kate; Sarah-Anne; Clare Brown; Sarah; Frank Turnbull; Mason; Delilah; Sophia; Barbara Nickson; Cath Goode, Catrina.

We pray for those who have recently died and their families, particularly Ken Isaac, John Harvey and Audrey Stringer.

In our year’s mind, we remember Dave Appleton, Matthew Warren, David wilson Nicholson, Nicholas Johnston, Peter MacDonald and George Angus.

Notes and Notices

Sunday services are currently being held at 10am & 11:30am. From next Sunday these will be short Communion services. Numbers will be limited for safety reasons and attendance will be on a first come, first served basis. Please follow closely the directions give by our Church Wardens and Sidespeople.

It is now the law to wear a face covering in a place of worship. Masks are available in the church porch.

Our Harvest Celebration will be held on the morning of Sunday 11 October. Gifts of non-perishable foods and toileteries can be brought to the service. Alternatively, please give financial support to the Bay Foodbank or Walking With.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Sunday 18 October at 4pm. We hope that this will be a mixture of meeting in the church and livestreaming, but if local lockdown measures prevent physical meetings, it will be entirely online. Details to follow.

For those who were unable to attend the funeral of Bill Graham, the service can be seen online at

The church is open for private prayer daily from 9am to 4pm. Please follow the signs in church and sign in/out each time you visit.

The collection box for The Bay Foodbank has been placed at the back of church for non-perishable food and toiletries.

The September edition of Parish News is available in print and here: 

The August/September edition of the Link Diocesan newspaper is available to download here:

Please note a change in the parish office phone number to 0191 257 6250. The parish office will be open on weekday mornings 9-11am. Please do not visit the office in person. If you need to contact Stuart, please ring or email.