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Notices for Sunday 11th March 2018


Sunday 11th March 2018,

Lent 4, Mothering Sunday, Year B

Welcome to Christ Church

Notices: Sunday 11th March, Lent 4, Mothering Sunday, Year B

Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am All Age; 6pm The Examen

Services in the week

Wednesday: 9.10am Toddler Service

Services next week – Sunday 18th March, Lent 5– Passion Sunday, Year B:

9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 Messy Church; 6pm The Examen

Toddlers Playgroup

Wednesdays: 10.00-11.30am

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 5th May 2018. 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: Vacancy

Ministry Team –

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (Vicar) 0208 8565858, 07833 446101

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


Sue 07795630813 //



Hall hire contact Victoria:

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 11th February 2018

Lent 4, Mothering Sunday, Year B

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 13 (tune 1) All hail the power

The Collect

Merciful Lord, absolve your people from their offences, that through your bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the chains of those sins which by our frailty we have committed; grant this, heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading Numbers 21: 4-9

The Israelites set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. The people spoke against God and against Moses, ‘Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.’ Then the LORD sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, ‘We have sinned by speaking against the LORD and against you; pray to the LORD to take away the serpents from us.’ So Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said to Moses, ‘Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.’ So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.

Second Reading Ephesians 2: 1-10

You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us 5even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved – and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Gradual Hymn 426a (Tune 2) Praise to the holiest

Gospel John 3: 14:21

Jesus said to Nicodemus: ‘Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgement, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.’

Offertory Hymn 452 Soul of my saviour

Communion Hymn 67 Bread of they heaven on thee we feed

407 Only by grace

Post Communion Prayer

Lord God, whose blessed Son our Saviour gave his back to the smiters and did not hide his face from shame: give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thanks giving Hymn 148 From heaven you came

Electoral Roll

We are updating our electoral roll in time for our APCM in April. If you are not on our church’s electoral roll, but would like to be, please, ask Sue Peach or John Halford for an electoral roll form.

Volunteer(s) needed

We are looking for someone/persons to clean the hall. We thought we had enough volunteers, but someone has had to withdraw. Is there anyone who could spare 1½ - 2 hrs a month to clean the hall? Please, have a word with Sue Peach or Mtr Ariadne

Lent Appeal

This Lent, the USPG Lent Appeal focuses on people in North India who live in debt slavery. The Appeal will try and help people to escape this life of slavery. Please, do try and support this appeal during Lent.

The Examen

Most Sundays during Lent, we will do the Examen at 6pm in church. The Examen is a way of looking at the day that is coming to an end and trying to see God in that day. It is a kind of guided meditation and lasts about 20 minutes.

Volunteers needed

We need volunteers to help with the extra services during Holy Week. If you can help with readings, intercessions, sidesperson’s duties, CDs or anything else, please, let Lynn Webber or Mtr Ariadne know. Many thanks.

Volunteers needed

Our APCM (the parish’s AGM) takes place in April, this year. We are looking to fill several positions in the church: warden(s); treasurer; Parish Safeguarding Officer and a Planned Giving Secretary, to name just a few. There are also lots of more informal, administrative jobs that need doing. If you think you may be able to help with any of these, please, do let Sue Peach or Mtr Ariadne know. Many thanks.


Tuesday in Holy Week: 7.30pm Service

Wednesday in Holy Week: 7.30pm Service

Maundy Thursday: 7.30pm Eucharist followed by Watch

Good Friday: 10am Toddler Service; 11am Stations of the Cross;

1pm Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday:

7.30pm Easter Vigil Service (1st Eucharist of Easter)

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