Holy Cross Church Binstead &

St Peter Havenstreet

Pew Leaflet


Holy Cross, Binstead


St Peter’s, Havenstreet



15th May, 2022

5th Sunday of Easter

Year C


Acts 11. 1-18

Revelation 21. 1-6

John 13. 31-35


A very warm welcome to any visitors worshipping with us.  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.  Due to Covid, Communion is only in one kind.  All are welcome to receive a blessing. 


Prayer for 5th Sunday of Easter May 15th

Loving Lord we want to know you more and to love You better – to walk in spirit and truth – to grow in grace and in knowledge.  Lord we want to love others as You love us. Let our lives be a true testimony to the world that we are Your disciples, so that our lives may bring honour to Your name. AMEN.


Prayer for the Ukraine

Lord, we pray for the nation and people of Ukraine; give them a sense of hope in their situation.  May they receive the love and nourishment they deserve, and may they strengthen each other through the horrors of war.  Encourage those who work for peace and reconciliation, give them understanding and patience and a resolve not to give up.  We pray that a peaceful resolution to their current plight may yet be found, and we pray that those in authority on both sides may seek your peace.  May they all know the love of Jesus Christ.  Amen.


We pray for those who are sick and who ask for our prayers
Heather; Jackie; Ann; Dave; Daisy; Pat; Bishop Peter; Hilary; Connie; Brenda;

Keith; Maxwell; Richard; Sarah; Simon; Teddy; C; Ken; Chris; Jane; David; Monica; Hester,

Edgar and Else; Christopher and Heather


We remember those in our Memorial Books this week

Hilda Dorothy Buckett; Joan Margaret Emarton; Raymond Leal: Alan and Trudy Watts;


Holy Cross open for Sunday Teas 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm



Tuesday 17th May                                 7.30 pm         Holy Cross Social & Fund Raising Committee
                                                                                    meets in Church

Wednesday 18th May                            9.30 am         Holy Communion at St Edmund’s
                                                              2.30 pm         Funeral of Keri Joseph (Holy Cross)
Friday 20th May                                   8.00 am         Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)
Saturday 21st May                                 2.00 pm         Wedding Preparation afternoon Holy Cross
Sunday 22nd May                    6th Sunday of Easter              
                                                              8.00 am         Holy Communion (Holy Cross)
                                                              9.30 am         Morning Prayer (Holy Cross) 

              9.30 am         Parish Communion (St Mark’s)

            11.00 am         Holy Communion (St Peter’s)

  6.30 pm         Evensong (St Edmund’s)



ELECTRONIC CARD Holy Cross now has an electronic card reader for receiving financial donations for the Church.  For further details you need to speak to Mike Coeshott .


DAILY BIBLE READINGS – If you have been receiving the BRF’s ‘New Daylight’ through Jill Warren would you please contact her regarding obtaining these in the future.  She can be contacted on 611255.



We are collecting donations of Chocolates, Cheese, Savoury Biscuits, Wine and Preserves to fill the Hamper, also other prizes for the Raffle, and this year some small items for a new venture, Hoop La.  Please leave donations in the basket at the back of the church or give them to Sandra Ferguson 638198




A Global Call to Prayer: 26 May – 5 June 2022

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing.

It is our prayer that those who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus Christ and his love for the world will hear it for themselves, and respond and follow Him. Specifically, we again invite each and every Christian across the globe to pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 friends who have not responded with their ‘Yes’ to God’s call.

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 80 different denominations & traditions in nearly 90% of countries (172) around the world.

“In praying 'Thy Kingdom Come' we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities." Archbishop Justin Welby

A small number of Novena booklets will be available, and a link to Thy Kingdom Come Website will be included on the Pew Leaflet a little nearer the time.  For any further information please contact me on 01983 564413 or by email on arthur.barbara@hotmail.co.uk.

Arthur Edwards


MERRY MAINTENANCE TEAM will be cleaning and tidying the church Friday 20th May from 9.30 till approximately 11.30, do join us even if just to put on the kettle and make us all a nice cuppa. There are sitting down jobs as well so please pop in.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PEW LEAFLET: Please send contributions for the pew leaflet to Jo Cooper at jocooperswimming@btopenworld.com or telephone 567874.


CHURCH DIARY:  If you have any queries or additions regarding dates for the Church diary, please contact Barbara Edwards in the first instance.  She can be contacted on 564413 or e-mail arthur.barbara@hotmail.co.uk.



22nd May                     Orchid Walk starting at St Peter’s Church                                         (St Peter’s)

26th May                      7.30 pm Ascension Day Holy Communion                                        (Holy Cross)

                                    Thy Kingdom Come Novena (Nine days of Prayer) begins              (The Plurality)

28th May                      10.00 am – 12.00 pm   Monthly Market                                            (St Peter’s)

2nd – 5th June               Flower Festival to celebrate HM Queen’s Platinum Jubilee             (Holy Cross)

5th June                        Pentecost (details to follow)                                                              

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