Pew Leaflet


Holy Cross, Binstead

St Peter’s, Havenstreet

14th April 2019
Palm Sunday
Year C

Isaiah 50. 4-9a                                           Philippians 2. 5-11                                           Luke 23. 1-49 

A very warm welcome to any visitors worshipping with us.  A special welcome to our friends at Binstead Methodist Church and others who are joining us for Café Church at Holy Cross.   At the Communion services those who are confirmed and those who normally receive Communion in their own church (whatever denomination) are invited to receive the bread and wine. All are welcome to come to the altar rail for a blessing.  

Please pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Joan Crosley; Dave Bushell; Becky Cummings; Daisy; Jacky Eldridge: Pat Grist; Jan Jacobs;
Viv Rollingson; Sarah Townsend; William Warren; Phyllis Mary Woodford; Valerie Worster.

Ron Watts
Those named in our memorial books whom we commemorate this week
Douglas Arthur Emanuel; Adrian John Flower; Mary Grace Hogg; Margaret Joyce Merwood;
John Edward Niblett; Betty Reeb



Monday 15th       8.00 am        Morning Prayer (St Edmunds)
                           6.30 pm-7.00 pm    ‘A time to pray’ wherever you are
                           7.00 pm         Stations of the Cross (St Mark’s)
Tuesday 16th        8.00 am        Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           7.00 pm        Compline with Address (St Peter’s)
Wednesday 17th 8.00 am        Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                           9.30 am        Holy Communion (St Edmunds)
                         10.00 am        Community Coffee Morning at
                                                            Havenstreet Community Centre
                           2.30 pm        Easter Songs of Praise at Solent Grange
                           7.00 pm        Compline with address (Holy Cross)
Thursday 18th     8.00 am        Morning Prayer (St Peter’s)
                                                            Maundy Thursday   
                           7.00 pm        Sung Eucharist (St Peter’s)
Friday 19th                                          Good Friday
                           8.00 am        Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
                         12 noon- 3.00 pm    Three Hour Devotion (Holy Cross)
Sunday 21st                                          Easter Day
                         9.30 am        Parish Communion (Holy Cross)
                       11.00 am        Parish Communion (St Peter’s)
                         2.30 pm-5.00 pm    Teas available at Holy Cross
                         7.00 pm        Service of Prayer, Music and Meditation (Holy Cross)                                            

A TIME TO PRAY: We are trying to cultivate the habit of prayer in our parish to help each other and ask for God's blessing on the Island, to increase our love for the Lord and to grow our church numbers. Please pray for these things on a Monday during the half hour from 6.30pm to 7pm.

            The Mission Prayer

God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church, send your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions, and power to our witness.  Help our church to grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you, and in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.   

CONFIRMATION: Confirmation classes for 9-15year olds will take place at St Mark’s on these dates: April 25th 7-8pm; May 9th 7-8pm; May 23rd 7-8pm, June 6th 7-8pm and June 20th 7-8pm If you are interested in joining the group, please sign up by sending an email to Veronica; or by contacting Hilary Spurgeon on (615551) or at The Confirmation service will take place at the Minster on Sunday 14th July. Please do remember the candidates in your prayers.

FRIENDS OF HOLY CROSS:  The ‘Friends’ has now been re-launched.  We now need to promote ‘The Friends’ whenever possible and application forms are at the back of the Church.  We will also endeavour to promote it at the various events.  If there are any members of the congregation who would like to join, it’s not too late, please see Hilary.

TRANSFORMING LIFE FOR GOOD (TLG) is a really exciting opportunity for a volunteer who wants to make a positive difference in a child’s life.  We are looking for a volunteer to be committed to going into Oakfield primary school to mentor one child, one hour a week at the school, for one school year.  Training would be provided.  DBS and safeguarding training would be mandatory.  The project receives training, support and supervision from the TLG charity, Holy Cross Church, Binstead and St John’s Church, Ryde.  Please contact Veronica or Rodney if you are interested.

BLUEBELL WALK: This will again take place from Newnham Farm on Sunday 28th April commencing at 2.30 pm.  Tickets £4.00 to include tea will be available from Tina (611020); Joan (614053); Liz (872877); Hilary (615551). Gifts of cakes would be much appreciated, if you are able to donate one please let Janet Hingert; Janette Dye (883567) or Hilary Spurgeon (615551) know.

THY KINGDOM COME 2019:  Join the global wave of prayer - pray for people to come to know Jesus Christ from Ascension to Pentecost (May 31st - June 9th 2019). Don’t miss out on playing your part in it! The team are encouraging churches to pray together ecumenically in local groups anything from once to daily in this period across the diocese feeding into the beacon event whole area celebration on Pentecost Sunday. 

The Portchester Castle Beacon Event on Sunday 9 June is an open air ecumenical beacon prayer, worship & celebration which will bring churches together from the whole of the Diocese. From 1pm – 2.30pm will be the big prayer and from 2.30pm – 4pm will be the main prayer and worship event drawing us all together as one. Come and join to eat, pray and worship….more publicity will follow over the next weeks and months but be sure to log these dates in your diary to be part of this movement of God across our diocese. 

SUNDAY TEAS – HOLY CROSS:  Sunday Teas commence on Easter Sunday, 21st April and a rota is now at the back of the Church.  A number of people indicated they would be willing to help in this connection and it would be helpful if they could indicate when they could help so the Social committee could see where there are likely to be gaps.

EASTER LILIES: If you would like to donate the cost of an Easter Lily (£3.50) in memory of a loved one there are forms at the back of both churches for this purpose.   As the lilies have to be ordered and there is considerable work in preparation of the scroll the very last date for inclusion TODAY Sunday 14th April. 

EASTER EGG RAFFLE:  Holy Cross will again be holding an Easter Egg Raffle.  Tickets priced at £1 per strip are now available and the draw will be made on Easter Day.  All proceeds to Holy Cross Church.  

APRIL NEWSLETTER:  This is now available with details of the Easter services and an Easter message from Veronica.  Please do take them and put them through your neighbour’s letterboxes!  

                                                                 ADVANCE NOTICES
th April 10.00 am – 12 noon Community Coffee Morning at Havenstreet Community Centre
th April 2.30 pm Songs of Praise at Solent Grange
th April 7.30 pm St Peter’s Events Committee meets in Church
th April 10.00 am Monthly Market at Havenstreet Community Centre
th April 2.30 pm Bluebell Walk starting at Newnham Farm
st May 12.30 pm Community Lunch at Havenstreet Community Centre