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Notices Sunday 15th May 2016

Notices: Sunday May 15th – Pentecost, Year C

Services today:

9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 Messy Church; 6pm Evening Prayer

Services in the week

Wednesday: 9.10 Toddler Service

Services next week – 22nd May – Trinity, Year C

9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am All Age (+Baptism); 6pm Evening Prayer

Toddlers Playgroup

Wednesdays 10am – 11.30am

Parish Office: FIRST Saturday of each month 9.30am – 11.00am in church re baptisms, passport applications, weddings. NB £13 fee for each baptism certificate; please pay when booking. Next Parish Office Saturday 4th June. For more info: tel: 02083190067 or email

Financial Giving Making a commitment to Christ Church by regular giving is welcomed – set up a standing order to Christ Church PCC, sort code 30-99-88 account number 00160666 Please include your house number and Post Code as a reference (and if a tax-payer, please, sign a CC Gift Aid form) or ask about the envelope giving scheme. Thank you! Planned Giving Secretary: Sharon Onyango

Ministry Team –

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (Vicar)

Sue Peach (Reader) 07795 630 813 // Lynn Webber (SPA) 01322 553 557


Sue 07795630813 //


Wendla Nyakambangwe //

Hall hire contact Victoria:

Toddler Play Group: Dara Allegranza Quicke,

CC Facebook Page:

CC Twitter: @ChurchOnOurHill

CC Website:

Do take this leaflet home with you.

FREE refreshments in hall between and after the services.


Sunday 15th May 2016

Pentecost, Year C

Welcome to Christ Church

Please, help us to create a prayerful atmosphere before the service. Thank you!

If you are new please fill in a sheet (blue basket @ door). We welcome children in church. We now have a children’s corner at the side of the church where they will find toys, books, colouring, activity sheets and a play mat for babies. If they become noisy, it might be an idea to take them out until they settle.

Introit Hymn 90 Come down, O love divine

The Collect

God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

First Reading Genesis 11: 1-9

Second Reading Acts 2: 1-21

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as they migrated from the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.’ And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.’ The LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which mortals had built. And the LORD said, ‘Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.’ So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore it was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

Gradual Hymn 392 (Tune 1) O thou who camest from above

Gospel John 14: 8-27

Philip said to Jesus, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, “Show us the Father”? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it. ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. ‘I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.’ Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, ‘Lord, how is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?’ Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me. ‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.’

Offertory Hymn 87 Colours of Day

Communion Hymn 454 Spirit of the living God

91 (Tune 1) Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire.

Post Communion Prayer

Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal: open our lips by your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Thanksgiving Hymn 180 God’s spirit is in my heart

Mtr Ariadne’s Sabbatical is over

Sue and Mtr Ariadne will be showing photos of their time in Africa and speaking about their experiences on Saturday 11th June at 10am. Refreshments (brunch and cake) provided. Caroline Lester will be doing a creative session for children and Sue will tell the children her hippo story. It would be good to have an indication of how many people we should cater for, so can you let Mtr Ariadne know, preferably by email, whether you intend to be there? Thanks.

Parishioners’ Meeting

No churchwardens were nominated at the meeting. We desperately need two people to come forward to serve as wardens. We really can’t run this parish without wardens. Please, consider whether God may be calling you to this very important ministry.

A Big Thank You!

A big thank you to all who took on extra jobs in church during Mtr Ariadne’s sabbatical and especially during Sue’s absence. Thank you so much for keeping things going. You are absolute stars! Any of you fancy becoming warden?

Exploring Faith

The next session of the Exploring Faith Course is on Monday 16th May at 8pm.

Admission to Communion

Deji, Jack, Red, Elwood, Kirsty, Scarlett, Baydon, Andre and James are doing the Admission to Communion Course. As part of their course they have been asked to talk to people in church – the living stones of our church. Please, take time to talk to them and to help them fill in their sheets (and please help encourage them to talk to people they do not know rather than people they know well. Thank you!

Confirmation Service

Our Confirmation Service will be on July 17th at 9.30am. There won’t be Messy Church on that Sunday. The Bishop of Southwark will lead the service.

Confirmation Course

A new confirmation course for adults will start in September. If you’d like to explore being confirmed (and baptised) or if you would just like to explore your faith some more, please let Mtr Ariadne know.

Thank you

Sue Floyd would like to thank all who generously supported the fund raising events for Lorna's special cancer treatment. Nearly £15,000 has been raised so far. Well done everyone!"

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