Pew Leaflet

2nd January 2022


Year C


Isaiah 60. 1-6

Ephesians 3. 1-12

 Matthew 2. 1-12


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.

The Churchwardens and PCC Members of Holy Cross Church Binstead and St Peter’s Church Havenstreet thank you all for your support during the past year and wish you all a very healthy and happy New Year.

Evening Worship today is an Epiphany Carol Service at St Peter’s at 6.30 pm


A prayer for this week

Heavenly Father, the more we reflect on the truth of Your Word the more amazed we become at Your love for us. Thank You that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us so that by faith in Him we might be made the righteousness of God in Him to Whom be all praise and glory.. 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; Milo; Maxwell; Isaac; Norma; Josh; Phoebe; Richard; Sarah; Simon; Jim; Tim; Teddy.




David Bishop, David Cairns, Pauline LeFerve
Eileen Jean Berrange


and those whom we remember in our Memorial Books this week

Brian Auckland Brown, Owen Hamer, Bertram Charles Thomas Hawes, Jack Swinden Hencher,
Gordon Thomas Hiscock, Rex Palmer, Clement John Spurgeon, Frederick Taylor, Dorothy Woodford



Tuesday 4th January                7.30 pm           St Peter’s Events Committee meets in Church

Wednesday 5th January           3.00 pm           Ministry Team meets on Zoom

                                                5.30 pm           North East Wight Feasibility Group
                                                                        meets at All Saints, Ryde

Friday 7th January                   8.00 am           Morning Prayer (Holy Cross)

Sunday 9th January                                       The Baptism of Christ
                                                  9.30 am         Parish Communion (Holy Cross) (to be confirmed)
                                                  9.30 am         Parish Communion (St Mark’s)
                                                11.00 am         Parish Communion (St Peter’s)
                                                  6.30 pm         Evensong (St Edmund’s)


CHANGE OF SERVICE - HOLY CROSS: With the clergy’s post-Christmas breaks and the diminishing number of retired clergy available, it has not been possible to secure the services of a priest to celebrate at Holy Cross this Sunday, consequently the service will be a service of Morning Worship.  A service of Holy Communion is available at 8.00 am at St Edmund’s and at 9.30 am at All Saints’, Ryde.  Next Sunday the service of a Parish Communion will replace the service of Morning Worship at Holy Cross.


DAILY BIBLE READINGS – Our Advent Course has reminded us of the importance for Christians of developing a daily habit of reading and reflecting on a passage of scripture.  Many in the past have found the booklets produced by the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) helpful.  These are still available and Jill Warren is our contact with the BRF if you want to try them.  Alternatively, if you have a smart phone, you may find it easier to download one of the many apps available, two of which are the BRF’s ‘New Daylight’ and the Church of England’s ‘Reflections’, both of which provide you with a reading, brief comment/ reflection and a short prayer.  These are instantly available, so you could start today!


CANDLEMAS LUNCH:  This will take place at the Appley Manor Hotel on Saturday 22nd January at 12.30 pm for 1.00 pm.  Further details and booking forms are on flyers at the back of both churches.  The cost will be £18.50 which includes a 2 course meal and coffee and all gratuities.  Any queries please to Hilary (615551); Tina (611020); Diane (882836).


FOODBANK: Items are still urgently required for the Foodbank.  There is a box in the porch at St Peter’s Church for donations but donations of money are equally welcome and can be made to Thank you to those who have made contributions recently which have been much appreciated as there has been increased use of the Foodbank recently.


HAND SANITIZER:  This is being sold in aid of St Peter’s Church.  70% Alcohol it is £2.50 for 100ml. Obtainable from Diane (882836); Liz (872877); Hilary (615551); Sally Exell (884175). Proceeds to St Peter’s Church.


COMPOST:  There is some well matured compost in St Peter’s Churchyard which is available at £2.50 per 50 litres.  If anyone would like to purchase some, please contact Hilary on 615551.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PEW LEALET: Please send contributions for the pew leaflet to Jo Cooper at 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



10th January, 7.00 pm                                   Holy Cross PCC Meeting

20th January 7.30 pm                                    St Peter’s PCC meets in Church

22nd January 12.30 pm for 1.00 pm            Candlemas Lunch at Appley Manor Hotel