Benefice News



in the Diocese of Portsmouth and the See of Richborough

‘Living and sharing the love of God in the Bay’



Sunday 25th July 2021



Welcome to this week’s Benefice Bulletin. From now onwards Bulletins will available from SUNDAYS after the service and will be left in the usual places of box in the Cloisters to the rear of SS and box to the side of GS.

Below are downloads for the readings for the day.

Covid Legal restrictions on places of worship were lifted on Monday and new advice and guidance was issued by the Government and C of E. We are allowed to remove Social distancing and there is no legal requirement to wear face coverings indoors. However, we will be continuing to keep some voluntary measures in place to keep visitors and worshippers safe. Wearing of Face coverings will be a personal choice. If you can continue to wear one whilst walking around indoors it would be beneficial. We should continue to sanitise hands, keep to minimal contact with each other (there is plenty of room to sit at a distance) and chat in the open outside after the services.


It also allows us to introduce singing again. This Sunday at SS we will be singing the hymns and other choral parts of the Mass. You are invited to join in the singing with or without a face covering or just listen whatever you feel comfortable with. The mass follows the green booklets with the exception that after the Old Testament reading the choir will sing the appointed responsorial psalm and also the alleluia before the Gospel. There will NOT be a Gradual Hymn.


The hymns are: Introit 436 Praise my Soul, Offertory 457 The King of Love, Communion 294 Just as I am, Final 413 Now thank we all our God

TODAY - Eighth Sunday after Trinity

 THE BENEFICE MASS, 10.30am at St Saviour's with Fr Albert Waterman

NEXT WEEK - 1st August, Ninth Sunday after Trinity

 THE PARISH MASS, 10.30am at The Good Shepherd with Fr Tony Richards

Morning Prayer, 10.30am at St Saviour's with Anne Davis

Wednesday 28th July

Lectio Divina beginning with Mass at St. Saviour’s 10.45am

Thursday 5th August

Holy Hour at 9.00am Followed by Extended Holy Communion with Deacon Corinne

Paul and Vicky Colley former members of St Saviours family are returning there on Tuesday 27th July at 2.30pm when Fr. Albert is officiating at a special service to renew their Wedding Vows on the occasion of their Silver Wedding Anniversary and are asking for any friends to join them.



The old vicarage at SS has recently been sold to new owners who are now residents. In the course of the sale access over the church's land had to be re-negotiated resulting in SS PCC petitioning and obtaining a faculty allowing the new owners access. If anyone is proposing to park at SS on this or any Sunday please do NOT drive over the area outside the Old Vicarage where their ownership is marked in the driveway by light coloured edging. This is particularly important if you are intending to drive round the island to face the correct way to exit. Please be considerate to their ownership and do not give cause for complaints to be made.

Your prayers are asked for…


The sick:

Iain Reid, Luke Bartlett, Sue, Jo Scott, Mary Chiverton, Kathryn Mason, Tracy, Rachel Rudge, Michael Burr, Colin Dathan, Kes Grant priest, Rex Punt, Julie Ruck, Patrick Ryan, Kath Sheard, David Smallman, Chris Street, Les White, John Wright, Bill, Brandan, Clive, Colin, Jacquie, Jean, Jenny, Luke, Natalie, Orlando, Sofi, Sylvia, Trudy, Jo and Kayden

The Recently Departed: 

Anniversaries of death:

26th July - Jane Turpin

27th July - Laura Charlwood, Beryl Jump

28th July - Hugh Lawrie, Jessie Smith

29th July - Beatrice Evans

30th July - Alan Preston, Beryl Thurlow, Martha Pittard

31st July - Ivy Hughes, George Croudass

For any other information please contact respective Church Wardens. Please go to the contacts page.

And of course, you can always contact Deacon Corinne with any pastoral care needs, queries or questions


All enquiries and items for inclusion on the Bulletin or prayer requests should be directed to

Keith Haywood on 400191 / 07800955698

 or emailed to

By Midday on Fridays

Deacon: The Revd Corinne Smith

Telephone 07775 628593 .