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This Week’s Calendar
Monday 2nd February - Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 12:12-end
Daily Intention: Deanery Synod. For the sick: Les Bowden, Michael Lucas, Tonya
and Jane Meakin
Morning Prayer & Eucharist
Tuesday 3rd - Psalm 5; 1 Corinthians 13
Daily Intention: The Church in Denmark. For the sick: Leonie Warwick, John Hill,
Trevor Beard and Sarah Mortimer
Morning Prayer & Eucharist for Healing and Wholeness
Meditation Group
Wednesday 4th - Psalm 119:1-32; 1 Corinthians 14:1-19
Daily Intention: ARC. For the sick: Daniel Green, Trevor Stott and Jake
Morning Prayer & Eucharist
Thursday 5th - Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 14:20-end
Daily Intention: The Mothers’ Union. For the sick: Kate Wood, Dottie Latham, Margot
Edmunds and Anais
10.00am Mothers’ Union Prayer Group
Evening Prayer
10.30am Holy Communion
is said daily
12.30am Requiem Eucharist - The Ven Peter Bridges
at 5.30pm
Friday 6th - Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 16:1-9
Daily Intention: Those being married this month. For the sick: Megan Sutton, Luke & Jake
Berry, Derek Harper and Rosemary Holmes
Morning Prayer & Eucharist
Saturday 7th - Psalm 23; 1 Corinthians 16:10-end
Daily Intention: Those being baptised this month. For the sick: Diana Johnson, Beth Hingley
and Barbara Parker
Parish Pilgrimage to The Holy Land
Morning Prayer & Eucharist
Readings for next Sunday:
Sunday 8th Daily Intention - The Life of Faith
8 & 10am: Proverbs 8:1, 22-31;
Psalm 104:26-end; Colossians
10.00am Sung Eucharist and Sunday School 1:15-20; John 1:1-14
12.15pm Holy Baptism
6.30pm: Psalm 65; Genesis
Choral Evensong
2:4b-end; Luke 8:22-35
Sundays @ 7 at St Swithun’s
Welcome to the Abbey Church of
St Mary and St Ethelflaeda
& St Swithun’s, Crampmoor.
Refreshments served in the Church Rooms after the 10am service
1st February 2015
Revd Bryan Taphouse
Sung Eucharist
Celebrant & Preacher Canon Tim Sledge
Revd Liz Pickett
Processional 157, Gradual This little light,
Offertory Christ be our light, Communion Be still,
Post-Communion Walk in the light
Mass of St Benedict - Rizza
Nunc Dimittis - Wood
Fugue on Wir glauben all an einen Gott - J S Bach
Prayers & Anointing for Healing are available in St Anne’s Chapel after the service
Morning Worship at St Swithun’s
Mrs Averil Bamber
Holy Baptism
Canon Tim Sledge
Sundays @ 4 in the Church Rooms
Choral Evensong
with Christchurch Priory Choristers
Canon Tim Sledge
Canon John Reynolds
362, 187, 44, 157
Haggai 2:1-9; John 2:18-22
Fiat lux - Dubois
Readings for today
Collect Lord Jesus Christ, light of the nations and glory of Israel: make your home
among us, and present us pure and holy to your heavenly Father, your God, and
our God. Amen.
First reading: Malachi 3:1-5
The prophet foretells the coming of “the messenger of the covenant”, who will purify his people “like
a refiner’s fire”. The Lord will then draw near, and sit in judgement on those who do not fear the
Second reading: Hebrews 2:14-18
Jesus shares the same flesh and blood as the rest of humanity. He identified with us so that he
might ultimately destroy death, and our fear of death. He is “a merciful and faithful high priest in
the service of God” and because he himself suffered, he is able to help us in our suffering.
Gospel reading: Luke 2:22-40
Mary and Joseph take Jesus to the Temple to fulfil the requirements of the Law of Moses. There
they meet the elderly servants of God, Simeon and Anna, whose prophecies give the parents
puzzling glimpses of Jesus’ destiny.
Post Communion Prayer Lord, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon and Anna, who
lived to welcome the Messiah: may we, who have received these gifts beyond
words, prepare to meet Christ Jesus when he comes to bring us to eternal life; for
he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.
Priest at Font:
Revd Michael Starr
Nick Virgo
Communion Assistants: Rachael Gregson, Jennifer Herriott, Peter Gregson and
Nigel Herriott
Reader at 6.30pm:
Adrienne Mordan
There will be a Requiem Eucharist for VEN PETER BRIDGES on Thursday 5th
February at 12.30pm. The family extend an open invitation to the whole
congregation and to refreshments afterwards in the church rooms.
WELCOME TABLE - for anyone
new to the Abbey, there are details
of the parish’s varied life and
activities on the table by the font.
New SERVERS needed - full training
given - if you are interested and would
like to find out more, please see Chris
Join us this evening at 6.30pm when
we welcome the Girls’ Choir from
sing Evensong with our Girls’ Choir.
Friends of Romsey Abbey TALK Wednesday 25th February at 3pm “Stories behind the stained glass” - open
to everyone - tickets £4 on the door (£3
to members in advance).
We are keen to include more of our
congregation in the [email protected]
MINISTRY. If you would be able to
support with craft activities/making
music/Bible story telling/catering, etc
please speak to Margaret How (07443
577477) or see a Churchwarden.
EXPLORING THE CREED sessions led by Revd Brian Pickett
and Sarah Hargreaves in the church
rooms on Mondays 2nd & 9th
February at 7.30pm.
PUB QUIZ arranged by the
Fellowship and Fund-raising group at
the Star in the Horsefair on Thursday
5th February at 7.30pm. Cost is only
£1.50 including substantial
refreshments. Raffle too. Do join us!
WEDDING FAIR - Sunday 15th
February from 1-4pm. If you know
someone planning a wedding soon,
please invite them along. Volunteers
to meet and greet visitors needed
please - see a churchwarden or
contact the parish office if you can
PROJECT - you are all invited to a
meeting in the church rooms after the
Sunday morning service on 1st March
between 11.15am and 12.15pm so that we
can give you an update on the project.
Things have moved on quite a bit since
we last spoke and this will be a chance to
communicate our thinking.
Date for your diary - PARISH
AFTERNOON TEA in the church
rooms on Sunday 8th March between
3-5pm. Please come and enjoy tea
and home made cake - everyone welcome,
transport available - more information
The Art of Mindful Living - Introductory
workshop to MINDFULNESS Tuesday 14th April at Wisdom House 9.30am - 1pm. Poster on What's On in
Town and Triangulate noticeboards.
This year’s APCM will be held on
Wednesday 29th April 2015 in the Abbey
at 7.30pm.