Easter Day 21st April 2019

Easter Day 21st April 2019
Welcome to
St.  Mary  Magdalene,  Bolney
Please stay for refreshments afterwards.

8:00Holy Communion
BCP (Said)
 Service at Cowfold this Week
10amBreathing Space

Please open here for a copy of  TODAY'S SERVICE SHEETIsaiah 65: 17 - end
Acts 10: 34 - 43
John 20: 1- 8

A very happy and blessed Easter to you all.

Thank you so much to Emily and her team  for the beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate this wonderful season.

Year's Mind: Doreen Coupland and Derek Clark

Intercessions - Please continue to pray for those who are sick and in need within our families and community especially - Hannah Buhler, Toby Edwards and all his family, Richard Ford, Les and Christina Hamstead, Louise Carter,  William and Ann Mill, Kerry Parsons, Henry Parsons, Steven Stone, Trevor, Jackie Slaughter and Lucy Mitchell

There is a comprehensive list in our Prayer Corner at the side of the organ for all those we wish to pray for.

We continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Geoffrey Mills and offer love and prayers to Fr Martin in his time of loss. We look forward to welcoming Martin back soon.

A prayer for our interregnum for us all to use regularly.
 A vital point that we can all participate in prayer during this time:

Loving God, as we journey together through this period of interregnum,
let us look to the journey of our Patron, St Mary Magdalene, for inspiration:
As she and the other disciples walked alongside Christ, give us joy in each other,

as we share responsibility for our church and our community
and may the gift of interregnum be a period of deeper love and fellowship.
As she stood at the foot of the Cross give us courage to face our future and embrace the unknown.
As she waited and watched by the Tomb give us patience to wait and wisdom to live and trust in the waiting.
As she witnessed Christ in the stillness of early morning grant that we may witness his presence with us at all times

and let us look forward to rejoicing in that presence with our new Vicar.  Amen

The Week Ahead  -  What's New  -  Coming Soon

Midweek Communion
Unfortunately we need to cancel Thursday 25th April at Bolney

Sunday 28th April
No 8am service at Bolney today or on 5th May

9.30am Morning Prayer with hymns
Followed by our APCM at 10.45am
Note earlier start time for meeting

Please refer to the website for updated information
Acts 5: 27-32; or
Exodus 14:10 - 15: 20 and 21
Psalm 118: 14-end
Revelation 1: 4-8
John 20: 19-end

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 Dates for your Diary

Next Saturday Market will on 25th May 2019  at the Rawson Hall 10am - 12 noon. Free refreshments.
If you would like a stall please contact Claire George clairegeorge@bolney.plus.com

APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be on Sunday 28th April following our Eucharist.
Nomination forms for  the Election of Churchwardens and members of the PCC are available in church and on our website.
Please complete and return to Claire George, PCC Secretary or leave with churchwardens.
Please note we will start the meeting at 10.45am promptly

Saturday 8th June
A Prayer Breakfast in conjunction with Bolney Village Chapel at The Eight Bells.
If you wish to attend please sign the list that will be in church soon. Cost £5.00 each

Saturday 17th August 2019
Tea at Agates by kind invitation from Judy. Please save the date!

Harvest Supper - a joint venture with Bolney Village Chapel - Saturday 28th September.
Details to follow.


The wardens and our clergy have made some revisions to the service pattern for the ensuing months of our interregnum. There are hard copies available in church but please check our website for any last minute changes. We ask for your support and patience as we settle into a new routine although there are no major changes.

Please help by being vigilant
Some churches in the Diocese have experienced recent break-ins and metal theft.  If you see anything untoward in or around church, please report it to the police and notify the churchwardens.

Plastic milk bottle tops
Please continue to save your plastic milk bottle tops and drop them in the bin in church (washed!) They raise funds for the Chestnut Tree Children's Hospice resources. It is worth noting that these tops cannot be recycled in your wheelie bin.