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Weekly news sheet for Sunday 16 January 2022

Dear friends, I can’t believe how quickly January seems to be speeding by, this week luckily we have had lovely crisp sunny weather, and we’ve done some wonderful walks enjoying the winter beauty all around us. When I’m not outside walking or gardening (we have a lot of roses to prune) I have been continuing the decluttering we started about 18 months ago. This time the process has some urgency about it as we plan to put our house on the market in March. The trips to the recycling bins at the dump have become more frequent and I am delighted to hear that the Capel WI will once again be doing it’s jumble sale which is booked for 5 March. However there are some items that I’m hoping to find homes for locally, so if anyone would like a list of larger items that we will be disposing of that are in good condition do let me know. This week we have the following services: 9.30am Matins at Ockley 10.30am Family Communion at Capel. The weekly sheets are attached along with the readings for the week. There is a section on the weekly sheets showing some dates for your… Read More

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Cafe Church – 09 January, 2022 – Jesus’ Baptism. Why?

Cafe Church: Grab yourself a coffee and a Danish, and get ready for some new melodies and fine harmonies. Cafe Church from inside St John’s due to COVID measures. Are you ready to donate with Givt? Here’s our QR Code. Following the code on your mobile phone will allow you to start your donation and the rest of the instructions will follow in an email. Post expires at 5:27pm on Monday December 12th, 2022

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Weekly news sheet for Sunday 9 January 2022

Dear friends, Welcome to this week’s weekly sheets email on a rather miserable Saturday. None of us are at our best in this grey dark weather, we would all much rather have the bright cold sunshine of earlier in the week, but still it is January, a time for contemplation and indoor jobs. My job this week is to work on the church accounts ready for our first Standing Committee meeting on Monday. I quite enjoy it once a get going (I know, I need to get out more!), but I can procrastinate a lot before I start. In the end a deadline always spurs me on. For those who haven’t been involved with how the church is run, we have a main committee called the Parochial Church Council (PCC for short) which meets 6 times a year and a Standing Committee which consists of the vicar, churchwardens, treasurers and 2 others from the PCC which meets on the months that the PCC doesn’t meet. It’s these two committees that oversee the running of the church. Once a year we have an Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) to which everyone on the church electoral roll is invited. This normally happens… Read More

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Weekly news sheet for Sunday 2 January 2022

Dear Friends Happy New Year! Welcome to 2022, I’m sure many of you are pleased to see the back of 2021, but there were good days in amongst the sad ones. We were lucky enough to watch our youngest granddaughter grow into the active toddler she is today and my eldest daughter, her husband and two children finally managed to sell their small two bedroom flat in Newham with no garden (lockdown was a challenge!), and move to the sunny space of Suffolk. They maybe technically homeless at the moment (they are living with her husband’s parents) but they love their new life and have just got their first dog. I’m not a great one for new year’s resolutions, but I do always check in and think about things I would like to change if I can. I love that every day gives you a new beginning, so one can keep on starting over, not just on 1st January. This year I would like to spend more time reading my bible. I’ve followed a ‘read the bible in one year’ programme for a few years now, which is great, but doesn’t always give one the chance to look more deeply… Read More

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Issue 57 January 2022 Happy New Year to all our Readers

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” In this issue we see in the New Year and celebrate Candlemas with our annual Christingle service on 30th January.  Plus we have a New Year Cafe church to look forward to on 9th January. *As for the future….* O my Father, my God, I am in Your hand; and may I rejoice above all things in being so. Do with me what seems good in Your sight; only let me love you with all mind, soul and strength. By John Wesley   January-colour.pdf Post expires at 7:30am on Friday December 30th, 2022

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Christmas Day Service 2021 @ St Margaret’s, Ockley

A recording of the Christmas Day Service held at St Margaret’s Church, Ockley on 25 December 2021. This video has been produced for those who are currently either unable or not ready to come to church services at this time. Details below: Officiant: Rev Liz Richardson Post expires at 8:36pm on Wednesday December 21st, 2022

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Weekly news sheet for Christmas and Boxing Day

Dear Friends, It’s finally arrived, Christmas 2021 – Merry Christmas to you all! I do hope all your preparations are finished and that you are warm and well, I look forward to seeing some of you at church services over the weekend, but many I know are choosing to stay at home this year, being extra careful with the rise in covid cases. If you would like to watch an online church service during your festivities can I recommend the ones broadcast from The Church of England. Their services are available through our website and can be found here: www.capelandockleychurch.org.uk/services/services-on-line/church-of-england-services-on-line/ If you would like to come to one of our services here is the run down, the times are slightly different to normal, so please read carefully: Tonight (Friday) 24 December 11.00pm Midnight Holy Communion, Capel Church Tomorrow (Christmas Day) 10.00am Parish Celebration Worship, Ockley Sunday Boxing Day 9.30am. Matins at Ockley taken by Gill Christie at Ockley 9.30am Holy Communion with Rev Jo at Capel I attach the sheets and readings for both Christmas Day and Boxing Day Sunday. The Christmas Day weekly sheet is different to normal and includes a Christmas quiz. The answers will be emailed out… Read More

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9 Lessons and Carols Service 2021 @ St John the Baptist, Capel

A recording of the ‘Nine Lessons and Carols’ Service held at St John The Baptist Church, Capel on 19 December 2021. This video has been produced for those who are currently either unable or not ready to come to church services at this time. Details below: Officiant: Rev Liz Richardson Organist: Anthea Smallwood Choir Introit: ‘A Christmas Round’ Carol 81: ‘Once In Royal David’s City’ First Lesson: Genesis 3 : 8 -15 Adam and Eve are afraid of God because they have eaten from the forbidden tree. Choir: ‘Adam Lay Ybounden’ (John Ireland) Second Lesson: Isiah 9: 2b, 6-7 Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold by the prophet. Carol 68: ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ Third Lesson: Isiah 11: 1 – 9 The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown. Choir: ‘Amid the Silence’ (Polish carol) Fourth Lesson: Luke 1: 26 – 38 The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary. Carol 85: ‘The Angel Gabriel’ Fifth lesson: Matthew 1: 18- 23 St Matthew tells of the birth of the Emmanuel. Choir: ‘Kneel and Adore Him’ (Howard Thompson) Sixth Lesson: Luke 2: 1 – 7 Luke tells of the birth of Jesus Choir: ‘Myn Lyking’ (C. Upton) Carol 79: ‘O Little town of… Read More

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