Churches in this Benefice follow the C of E safeguarding policy

Our Worship Services

All our Communion services follow Common Worship Order 1 in Modern Language except for the 8.00 a.m. service on the first Sunday of each month which is BCP in traditional language.
St James the Great, High Wych has services every week while St Mary’s, Gilston, and St Botolph’s, Eastwick have one service each per month

St James the Great, High Wych

8.00 a.m. Holy Communion BCP.
(first Sunday of the month only). 
9.30 a.m. Family Worship, (first Sunday of the month only).
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion, (all other Sundays)
8.30am. Morning Prayer (weekly on a Wednesday morning)

St Mary’s, Gilston

11.15 a.m. Holy Communion, (second Sunday only).
6.30 p.m. Evening Prayer (weekly on a Friday Evening)

St Botolph’s, Eastwick

11.15 a.m. Holy Communion, (fourth Sunday only).
6.30 p.m. Holy Communion (weekly on a Tuesday evening).  
For details of special and seasonal services see the Calendar of Events.

WELCO​ME SHEET

The Benefice of St James, High Wych, St Mary’s, Gilston & St Botolph’s, Eastwick 
Sunday 5th September – Trinity 14


8.00am BCP Holy Commuinion,. St James, High Wych
9.30am Family Service , St James, High Wych  

Our churches are open for services with added restrictions to keep us all safe.  One service will be streamed each Sunday.  The services can be found on Facebook under Gilston & Eastwick Churches and/or St James The Great – High Wych. 

Evening prayer – Tuesdays and Fridays at 6.30pm at St Botolph, Eastwick and St Mary’s, Gilston. Benefice churches will be open for private prayer.  St James, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 2-4pm.  An information notice is displayed outside the church.  For advice on opening St Mary’s and St. Botolph’s for private prayer, please contact Sarah Bagnall. 

Prayer for Growth God of mission send your Holy Spirit to give vision in our planning, wisdom in our actions and power in our witness.  Help our churches grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you and service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen   

Please pray for those who are ill and those who care for them: Claire Law, and Benjamin  ( and grateful thanks that he is out of hospital) (please let me know if anybody has recovered and needs removing from this list or needs to be added to the long-term sick list).

And for the long term sick:- Jenny Pemble, Ruth Ashton, Kelly Osbourne, Andrew, Donna Reynolds, Ian Neilson, Emma Wharton, Doreen Cunningham, Malcolm Law, William Monk, Jean Beeching, Rita Bird, Rosemarie, Rev’d David Wright, Deidre and Harold Rawlings, Sue Saunders, Linda Wilby, Daphne Austin, John Ross, Len Castree, Mary Bates, Sue Benson. Tracey Kelly, Clive Walsh, Wendy Carter. Josh Issako.   

Recently Departed

Anniversaries of Death Kenneth Walker, Francis Gallimore, Muriel Emanual, Robert Jenkins. 
For prayer this week.
·         
Su Tarran, our Associate Priest ·         
Bishop’s Alan, Richard and Michael ·         
The United Benefice of Standon & The Mundens with Sacombe. Parish Priest Rev John Chitham, Licensed Lay Minister Caroline Franks. ·         
The Parish of Leagrave, St Luke (Luton) Grace Sentamu Baverstock; (R) Linda Oliver, Gena Turland, Annietta Stapelton; (Lead Youth Enabler) Reuben Alexander ·         
ACP: Province of ECUSA of South Sudan ·         

Eastwick & Gilston Parish Magazine – editor Christine Law – 01279 411646 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
‘The Link’ for High Wych. Editor Ali Geller 01279 723677 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Articles and always welcome for both magazines, Unusual Experience? Different holiday: write about it and send to Ali or Christine,  
Benefice Web site www. stjameshighwych.org.uk       
This Sunday 5th September – Trinity 14 
Old Testament
:   Isaiah 35. 4-7a 
New Testament
: James 2. 1-10 [11-13] 14-17 Gospel :  Mark 7. 24-end 
BCP service : Old Testament  2 Kings 5:9-16 New Testament Galatians 5:16*24 Gospel Luke 17,11-19    
Next Sunday 12th September – Trinity 15Old Testament: Isaiah 50. 4-9a New Testament: James 3. 1-12Gospel: Mark 8. 27-end    
St Albans Diocese has advice about Coronavirus and how it effects church services.  www.stalbans.anglican.org.  information updated daily.

St Albans Diocese - Team Secretary – Church Buildings – Part time (25 hpw) Applications are invited for this busy and varied post. Salary £24,916 - £28, pa (pro rata). For further information go to: www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/other-vacancies Closing date: 15 September 2021 – 12 noon ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Congregational Church – pop up shop – items urgently needed;  Tinned meat, liquid washing detergent, kitchen cleaners, cooking oil, children’s cereals, cakes/ puddings and baby wipes.   If you could donate any of these items, please leave them in the food bank box in St James Church. They will be collected and taken to the Pop Up shop.                      Thank you. 
Benefice contacts:Associate Priest: Revd Su Tarran – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Readers
Roger and Joy Burridge 01279 444870 Judith Denton 01279 723714 Lay leaders of worship.  Janet Belling ham 07882743627 & Rosemary Davis. 
Church wardens:High Wych: Sam Clark 07717542524 email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Janet Bellingham 01279 724247 
Gilston and Eastwick: Sarah Bagnall 01279 441644  Michael Shaw 01279 726792 
Safeguarding officers: High Wych: Cath Sharples 01279 600996 Gilston and Eastwick: Sarah Bagnall 01279 441644 
High Wych PCC secretary: Gemma Martin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Gilston and Eastwick PCC secretary Christine Law 01279 411646 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.