This Week's Messenger


Sunday 25th September 2016

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Harvest Thanksgiving


Holy Baptism

Clara Elizabeth Grace Derham, Harry Ryan Gary Hawkins and Oliver Anthony Terry Simpkins.  Pray for their parents, godparents, family and friends.


Recently Departed

Norman Dance, Corey Dash


Year's Mind

[25] Stanley William King; [26] Wilfred Nichols, Iris Allnatt; [27] Toby Wilson; [28] Joan Irene Ruggles;[29] Peggy Dance; [30] Maurice Edwards, William Sadler; [1st October] Audrey Wheeler.



are given to the glory of God and in loving memory, at S. Mark’s of Philip Smith, at S. Luke’s of Ann & Jim Lovegrove.

Readings for this Sunday

First Reading      2 Corinthians 9.6-end

Remember that the person who sows few seeds will have a small crop; the one who sows many seeds will have a large crop.  Each one should give, then, as he has decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty; for God loves the one who gives gladly.  And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.  As the scripture says, He gives generously to the needy; his kindness lasts for ever.”  And God, who supplies seed to sow and bread to eat, will also supply you will all the seed you need and will make it grow and produce a rich harvest from your generosity.  He will always make you rich enough to be generous at all times, so that many will thank God for your gifts which they receive from us.  For this service you perform not only meets the needs of God’s people, but also produces an outpouring of gratitude to God.  And because of the proof which this service of yours brings, many will give glory to God for your loyalty to the gospel of Christ, which you profess, and for your generosity in sharing with them and everyone else.  And so with deep affection they will pray for you because of the extraordinary grace God has shown you.  Let us thank God for his priceless gift!


Gradual Psalm 100


O BE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands : serve the Lord with gladness, and come

  before his presence with a song.

Be ye sure that the Lord he is God : it is he that hath made us, and not we

  ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with

  praise : be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.

For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting : and his truth endureth

  from generation to generation.


Gospel Reading    Luke 12.16-21


Then Jesus told them this parable:  “There was once a rich man who had land which bore good crops.  He began to think to himself, ‘I haven’t anywhere to keep all my crops.  What can I do?  This is what I will do,’ he told himself; ‘I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, where I will store my corn and all my other goods.  Then I will say to myself, Lucky man!  You have all the good things you need for many years.  Take life easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself!’  But God said to him, ‘You fool!  This very night you will have to give up your life; then who will get all these things you have kept for yourself?”  And Jesus concluded, “this is how it is with those who pile up riches for themselves but are not rich in God’s sight.”





Muriel Avenell in your prayers, as she undergoes major surgery tomorrow.



will be prayed at S. Luke's this Friday, at 9.30 am.



The Annual pilgrimage to Walsingham will take place from Monday 7th to Friday 11th August 2017.

The cost will be £249.05 per adult and £149.43 per child (under 5s free), to include full-board accommodation.

This is a wonderful opportunity for quiet reflection, prayer and fellowship in very special surroundings (see the October issue of InSpire for a review of this year’s pilgrimage).

To secure your place, please send a deposit of £10 to Karen in the Parish Office no later than 31st October.



at S. Saviour’s this Saturday, 24th September from 10 am to 12 noon, in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care. Come along, enjoy coffee, cake and great conversation.





Ss Cosmas and Damian
6pm Mass S. Mark

Norma Allum, Elaine Baker, George Blake, Derek Moreton, Sybil Frostick, Revd Simon Stevenette

S. Vincent de Paul
10.45am S. Aldhelm

Peter Dance, Tamsin Davis, Shirley Driver, Greta Davies, Denise Keene, Jane Shrimpton, Robin Langton

9.30am S. Saviour

Edward Glass, Constance Groves, Jean Holley, Helen Robinson, Gail Royle, Sheila Maslin, Sam Slade.

9.30am S. Luke

Gordon Clack, Diana Law, Sheila Maslin, Betty Mitchell, Barbara Tomkins, Mick Koncowski, Pete Withers

S. Jerome

Preston,  Pamala Silva, June Tatt, Donald Thompson, Ian Taylor, Fr Robert Pitt

S. Teresa of Lisieux
9:30am S. Mark

Terry Venn-Adams, Peter Vincent, Clive Viner, Margaret Stevenson


Next Sunday's Reading

Habakkuk 1.2-3,2.2-4; Psalm 95; II Timothy 1.6-8,13-14; Luke 17.5-10


Our Regular Weekly Services

The Parish Church of St Mark

Sundays at 10.30 am (Sung Mass)

Mondays at 6.00 pm (Mass)


1st Monday of the month at 6.30 pm​ (Prayer of the Rosary)

Saturdays at 9.30 am (from 8th September 2016)


The District Church of St Saviour


Sundays at 9.00 am (Sung Mass)

Wednesdays at 9.30 am (Mass)


The District Church of St Luke


Sundays at 10.30 am (Sung Mass)

Thursdays at 9.00 am (Morning Prayer)


Thursdays at 9.30 am (Mass)

Last Friday of the Month at 9.30 am (Prayer of the Rosary)


The Chapel of St Aldhelm


Tuesdays at 10.45 am (Mass)


And special services by announcement