Pew Sheet September 2020


Every care will be taken to make the church environment as safe as we can. Social distancing will be a requirement.  Hand sanitizer will be available at the church door. Please observe hand hygiene.

Face coverings must be worn in church services


For church services, restrictions are in place including a cap on the number of people we are able to accommodate at a single service. It is important to book (each time) if you want to come to a 10am service in the church. You can book either by leaving a message on 01730 269390 or by emailing


If you feel unwell, PLEASE DON’T COME TO CHURCH

Ask someone to let the Parish Priest know and she will come to you!


Services in September

We will be live-streaming our church services as soon as we have the technology in place.  An email will be sent to you all with the information about our 10am services, and how to access the live-stream, when it is confirmed!







6 September

Trinity 13


Holy Communion (BCP)

In church




Parish Eucharist

On Zoom

13 September

Patronal Festival


Parish Eucharist

In church

*20 September

Trinity 15


Parish Eucharist


27 September

Trinity 16


Parish Eucharist

In church







*If it is not possible to have the 10am Eucharist in church on this day, there will be a service of Evening Prayer at 6pm. No need to book.


Holy Communion at home

I am aware that, if you are one of those who still feels unable to come to church for our services, you are continuing to miss out on receiving Holy Communion. As was always the case, I am happy to arrange to bring communion to the home of anyone unable to get to church, sitting in the garden if you like! Please just let me know.  Judith 269390


Weekday services

Every Thursday evening at 6.00pm Holy Communion in church

Morning Prayer (8.15am) and Evening Prayer (5.30pm) are normally said in church on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.


The church is open for private prayer in the South Aisle on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.00am to 6.00pm (subject to change)



On some Sundays either or both the OT and NT maybe used, but the Gospel will always be used


6th Sept


Romans 13:8-end   p.158

Matthew 18:15-20   p.19

6th Sept

13th Sept

Isaiah 61:10-end   p.702

Galatians 4:4-7  p.186

Luke 1:46-55  p.54

13th Sept

20th Sept

Jonah 3:10 – end of 4   p.876

Philippians 1:21-end  p.194

Matthew 20:1-16   p.20

20th Sept

27th Sept

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-end   p.797

Philippians 2:1-13  p.194

Matthew 21:23-32   p.22

27th Sept

6th Sept


Romans 13:8-end   p.158

Matthew 18:15-20   p.19

6th Sept


On Friday mornings from 11am-11.45am a group meets on Zoom to think about the following Sunday’s readings.

Everyone is welcome to join in. Here is the link during September

 Topic: Sunday readings


        Sep 4, 2020 11:00 AM

        Sep 11, 2020 11:00 AM

        Sep 18, 2020 11:00 AM

        Sep 25, 2020 11:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 817 4129 2019

Passcode: 555555





Sunday 6 September 10am Zoom service

This is the link and password you will need if you are joining our Zoom service on 6 Sept


Topic: Sunday Eucharist at 10am


 Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 850 6024 8915

Password: 111111


It is also possible to join via a phone landline if you do not have internet access.


    0203 481 5237 United Kingdom


Meeting ID: 850 6024 8915

Password: 111111


St Mary’s website.

Please check our website regularly


If you have a pastoral emergency (whatever day it is) please don’t hesitate to contact Judith. If your situation is not urgent, however, it would be helpful if you could avoid contacting her on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The churchwardens are happy to assist with parish business on those days.


Are you sick?

If you are unwell, with the virus or anything else, please let the Parish Priest know. I may not be able to visit but there are other ways of ministering. Please don’t assume that I know


Church Warden contact details.

Win Normington: 01730 267926   Reached via:

Richard Marks: 01730 262599  Reached via


Our PCC consists of the following people.

The Revd Canon Will Hughes, the Rev’d Judith Bee, Win Normington and Richard Marks (Churchwardens), Moya Cozens, Vanessa Dowse, Greg Ford, Ian Johnston (Deanery Synod), Mary Owens (Deanery Synod), Alison Stevens, David Symmonds. James Dryden and Katy Schwarz: PCC Secretary.

News from the pews.

Patronal Festival

Our patron saint is Mary, the mother of Jesus. Many churches are named after a ‘patron saint’ – either a person from the Bible or from the history of the church. Patron saints give their name to the church and serve as an example in how they followed Jesus. The birth of St Mary is traditionally celebrated on 8th September and the Patronal Festival is usually marked on the second Sunday in September; hence this year the 13th September


Speaking Faith Thursday 3 September at 7.30pm

Charlotte Dryden is giving her Speaking Faith session on Zoom on Thursday 3 September at 7.30pm

Please do join in and support Charlotte on this evening.


Topic: Speaking Faith

Time: Sep 3, 2020 07:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 865 2389 1264

Passcode: 888888


Or if you are using your landline 

        0203 481 5237 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 865 2389 1264

Passcode: 888888



Confirmation is a Sacrament of the church at which the Bishop lays hands on each person to be confirmed and prays for them to be filled with the Spirit. Many of us were baptised as infants and confirmation is the opportunity to make the baptismal promises (our intention to follow Jesus) publicly for ourselves.

If you have not been confirmed (or baptised and confirmed) and think this might be for you, please speak to Judith.   269390 .


Family Teatime Service

We had planned to have Family Teatime services on 27 September, 25 October and 22 November. It is not possible for this to happen in the same format at the moment, but we hope to arrange some form of activity on these Sundays at 4.30pm.

If you are not on our families email list and would like to know what will be happening, please email

Harvest Festival 4 October

At the time of writing no decision has been taken on Harvest Festival. Please keep checking our website for details.

The Autumn is a time when we are normally planning several annual services and events. It is not presently clear whether or how these services and events will take place this year. Again, please check the website


Ride and Stride

Saturday 12th September is the date for this year’s Ride and Stride event. You are invited to join in by walking, cycling, driving or even horse riding on a route of your choice. Maybe you would like to join the church team, we will set off at 10am in socially distanced numbers to keep safe. You might prefer to choose a friend to invite to take part with you and take a picnic. Not all churches will be open to visit inside this year but there is likely to be a least an outside welcome from most with some providing drinks and delicious homemade cakes.

All we ask is that you get some sponsorship to help St Mary’s church raise some funds for the Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust. Sponsorship forms will be available in church or from Jenni.

If you are unable to participate in the event that day but you are able to sponsor the St Mary’s cycle team that would be hugely appreciated. The form is on the noticeboard at the back of the church.


Ride and Stride is our only fund raising event this year so we need to make a big effort to raise a lot from it.

Please sponsor the team and ask your family and friends to sponsor them too!



Our giving

No services in church during lockdown meant that our finances suffered (like everyone’s!) and will continue to do so for a while.

Thank you to those of you who continue to give through the Parish Giving Scheme, or by standing order.

If you would like to find out more about the Parish Giving Scheme (which is an easy and convenient way to give and includes Gift Aid) please contact our Treasurer, Ian Johnston   262293.         


It is now also possible to give via GoFundMe on our website.   As is usual with such websites, there is a small administration charge for its use.  When you make a donation, it asks you to give a tip, which goes towards the costs of running its site. Set the tip to £0 if you don’t want to pay this


Each month in our prayers for the community we focus on a different road, which is always advertised in this pew sheet. 

This month we particularly pray for the residents of High St and South Lane

VJ Day

It had been hoped to mark both VE Day in May and VJ Day in August with some form of church service. Owing to COVID-19 this was not possible. However, the Parish Council Chairman and the Parish Priest marked both events with some appropriate words and prayers by the War Memorial.



Please keep Louise Harfield and Connor Crosbie in your prayers. They were to have married at St Mary’s this month, but because of COVID have postponed to next year


Living Faith

Several members of our congregation have enjoyed this (or similar) course. It is good to be able to go more deeply into the treasures that our faith holds. It is now online.

These two ten-week modular diocesan theological education courses continue next term on Zoom and are available for free to all in the diocese who wish to increase their understanding of their faith. Course booklets and a Zoom link will be sent out via email to participants.

  • Church Mission

Tuesday 15th September, 7pm to 9pm, for 10 weeks.

  • Old Testament

Thursday 17th September, 7pm to 9pm, for 10 weeks.

Please contact   for further details or to book on to the



Living with depression or anxiety?

Peer Support Group for anyone facing depression, anxiety restarts in Bordon on Tues 15th Sept, 7 – 8.30pm, at The Forest Community Centre, Pinehill Road, Bordon.  No need to book, and it’s free.  For more info see , call 07719 562 617 or email



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That’s  all folks!

Next edition beginning of October


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