THE BENEFICE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, LAKE
AND ST SAVIOUR ON THE CLIFF, SHANKLIN
in the Diocese of Portsmouth and the See of Richborough
‘Living and sharing the love of God in the Bay’
Sunday 24th January 2021
Welcome to this week’s Benefice Bulletin. Hard copies are available from the Vicarage porch and from a box in the cloisters at the back of St Saviour’s. Please take one if there are people you know who are unable to attend.
Below are downloads for the readings for the day and a homily from Deacon Corinne
Our churches remain closed for public worship and private prayer during this time, though the situation will be closely monitored by the churchwardens and Deacon Corinne. Updates to the website will happen weekly, so please keep checking for any information. The Benefice Tranquility Garden, to the rear of the The Good Shepherd Church, is available as a place for quiet reflection and contemplation and is deemed a public garden so can be used in accordance with guidance.
Sunday worship can, however, still be accessed via live streaming from a number of sources, including the Minister,
Portsmouth Cathedral or Walsingham Anglican Shrine.
You can also find worship being broadcast on the TV or radio
BBC 1 Sunday Worship at 10.00
Radio 4 Sunday worship at 8.10
Radio 3 (daily) Choral Evensong at 15.00
During these difficult times we need to look after each other. We cannot meet socially at present. However, if anyone would be interested in a “virtual” coffee morning and Prayer meeting this could be set up (via zoom, Google meet, teams or some other online video chat facility)
Please contact Shirley Brown if you would be interested and then something can look to be set up.
As of the 22nd February, the vicarage will be let out to a family, for 1 year. Therefore the drive will no longer be able to be used for parking and we will have to find another location for the weekly bulletins to be placed. This will be communicated in due course.
ST.SAVIOURS AND FRIENDS CLUB
(Registered with the Isle of Wight Council)
The last draw for the above will be at the end of this month January, which will complete the first year of the Club.
It will start again in February, £1.00 per month. If existing members would like to continue, (or even new new members join!) please will you kindly let me have your cash or cheque - made payable to PCC St.Saviours, Shanklin. £12.00 for each ticket required.
Anyone over 16years of age can join and any number of tickets can be purchased for any family member, friend or friends.
Monthly Prizes for the time being will remain at 1st. £10.00, 2nd £7.00, 3rd £.500.
I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their wonderful support for this first year. It has enabled £566.00 to be given to St.Saviours Church funds.
Cheques/cash can either be sent or delivered to me at 14, Green Lane, Shanklin, I.W. PO37 7JH or I am willing to collect from persons within a 5mile radius. Any queries please phone 864787. Thank you Jan Hookey, Promoter.
Message from St Saviours Treasurer
Many thanks for the generous donations received during Advent and Christmas, they have been very gratefully received.
The church is currently closed but we still have unavoidable running costs, such as insurance, standing charges for utilities, water rates, annual subscriptions and general maintenance.
We ended 2019 with our expenditure exceeding our income, which is obviously not sustainable, so if you are able to make your usual weekly contribution through internet banking, card payment via the website or cheque it will greatly assist our cashflow.
Sort Code 30 97 42
Account Number 00529511
Made payable to “PCC St Saviours Shanklin” and sent to
Treasurer – Sarah McCarthy-Fry
Upper Hyde Farm Lane
Go to St Saviours tab
Click on “Make a Donation”
Message from Good Shepherd PCC
We are in a similar financial position to St Saviours. The church is currently closed and we also have unavoidable running costs, such as insurance, standing charges for utilities, water rates, annual subscriptions and general maintenance. We also ended 2019 with our expenditure exceeding our income, which is obviously not sustainable.
If you are able to make your usual weekly contribution through internet banking, or cheque (Made payable to “PCC Good Shepherd”) it will greatly assist our cash flow. Perhaps you could consider donating Monthly via Direct Debit or the Parish Giving Scheme? If this is something you would like to do, contact Keith or Shirley.
Your prayers are asked for…
Michael Burr, Linda Alcock, Luke Bartlett, Brian Cooke, Colin Dathan, Linda Graham, Kes Grant priest, Lisa Hawthorne, Rex Punt, Julie Ruck, Patrick Ryan, Kath Sheard, David Smallman, Al-John Sproat, Rebecca Swyer deacon, Chris Street, Les White, John Wright, Bill, Bradan, Clive, Colin, Jacquie, Jean, Jenn,, Luke, Natalie, Orlando, Sofi, Sylvia, Trudy, Jo and Kayden
Shirley Tome, John Barrymore Simpson, Kathleen Walker, Eileen Jones, Jean West
Kathleen Walker’s funeral, will be on Monday 25th Jan at 12.45 at Good Shepherd.
Jean West’s funeral, which will be on Thursday Jan 28th at 1.00 at St Saviour's
Anniversaries of death:
24th Jan - Cyril Clinkett, Lillian Bones, Claire Prewit
25th Jan - Margaret Sargent, Rosemary Shave, Marion Price
27th Jan - John Burrage, Douglas Heather
28th Jan - John Barlow, Mabel Phelps, Edie Smith
29th Jan - Sally James
30th Jan - Ian Tutton, Christine Frank, Michael Langan
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 email@example.com
Deacon: The Revd Corinne Smith
Telephone 07775 628593 . firstname.lastname@example.org