Watlington Patronal Festival St. Peter and St. Paul Trinity 2 30th June 2019

The West Norfolk Priory Group


Patronal Festival St. Peter and St. Paul

Trinity 2

30th June 2019


Our Hymns today (NEH) 

197 For all the Saints                                     The Gloria                                                 231 Who are these like stars appearing        230 Palms of Glory raiment bright                 381 Jerusalem the Golden                                        



Faithful Creator,

whose mercy never fails:

deepen our faithfulness to you

and to your living Word,

Jesus Christ or Lord. Amen.


Our readings today


A reading from the Acts of the Apostles                                                       

About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. He had James, the brother of John, killed with the sword. After he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. (This was during the festival of Unleavened Bread.) When he had seized him, he put him in prison and handed him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover. While Peter was kept in prison, the church prayed fervently to God for him.

The very night before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while guards in front of the door were keeping watch over the prison. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him, saying, ‘Get up quickly.’ And the chains fell off his wrists.The angel said to him, ‘Fasten your belt and put on your sandals.’ He did so. Then he said to him, ‘Wrap your cloak around you and follow me. ’Peter went out and followed him; he did not realize that what was happening with the angel’s help was real; he thought he was seeing a vision. After they had passed the first and the second guard, they came before the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went outside and walked along a lane, when suddenly the angel left him. Then Peter came to himself and said, ‘Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hands of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.’

Acts 12.1-11

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God. ’And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’

Matthew 16. 13-19

Please include in your prayers              Those in our prayer basket, those who are ill or housebound: Rebecca, Tony Marie, Philippa Jamieson, Mick Collins, Dilys Garland, David Colby, Margaret Gardner, Samantha Clark, Lynne Watton, Frederick Ali, Josie, Ted Smith, Shaun Caley, Roger, Philip, Carole, , Debra, John, Christine, Tony Porter, Jessica Clark, Kath, Sam, Ken Martin


Petertide ordinations

Twelve priests ordained in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 29th June

Nine deacons ordained Sunday 30th in Ely Cathedral. Pray for them, their families, training incumbents and parishes

This mini-season of Petertide (taking its cue from June 29, St Peter’s Day) is when most ordinations take place. It is a two-stage process, candidates are made Deacon, when they can exercise a limited ministry, and then a year later they are ordained Priest.  


Being made Deacon in Ely this weekend are:


Ruth Barry – to go to Cherry Hinton      

Clare Coates – Stapleford

Lloyd Davis – Huntingdon            

Paul Garnell – Lordsbridge

Ann Jones – Three Rivers                      

Anne Strauss – St James, Cambridge

Clare Wilkinson – Wisbech                

Sophie Young – St Paul, Cambridge


Being ordained Priest are:


Andrew Atkins – Chesterton                  

Kate Baker – Huntingdon

Christine Campbell – St John Cambridge Andrew Day – St Mary the Great Cambridge

Danny Driver – St Barnabas Cambridge  

Carol Nicholas-Letch – Wissey Valley

Mark Osborne – Arbury                        

Miles Pateman – Fulbourn

Matthew Phillips – Ely              

Joshua Shinhnar – Chesterton

Robert Strachan – Holy Sepulchre Cambridge


July Services


*Sunday 7th July 9.30am Runcton Holme Reverend Dr. David our priest in charge

*Thursday 4th July 10am Runcton Holme Reverend Dr. David our priest in charge

*Sunday 14th July 11am Watlington with Baptism Reverend Dr. David our priest in charge

*Sunday 21st July 9.30am Wormegay with Baptism Reverend Dr. David our priest in charge

*Sunday 28th 11am July Open Air Deanery Ecumenical Service at Stow Hall


To contribute to, or receive a copy of this newssheet, contact Barbara Church 01553 810584, barbarachurch@phonecoop.coop


Please continue to give to the King’s Lynn foodbank through the basket at the back of Watlington Church. Non-perishable items (food and toiletries) always wanted.


Diary Dates                                

Saturday July 6th 7pm Barbeque Evening with music and mini Quiz at Watlington Village Hall £6 ticket from 811086 or 810584 (proceeds to Watlington Church)                                

Sunday 7th July 3pm Open Garden and Strawberry Tea 32 Fen Road Watlington (proceeds to Friends of Nakwero which supports Norfolk Vocational Institute Uganda)          AGM at 5pm

Friday 19th July 10am-12noon Runcton Holme Parish Room Coffee Morning (proceeds for Parish Room)

Put your Church in the Frame                         This year, Ecclesiastical Insurance's church competition celebrates churches across the UK through photography. However, it is far from a photography competition!                                                                         The competition called Parish Pixels is now open for entries!                                                                                                      "We know that every church, no matter how large or small, is special and unique. So we want you to show us just how special your church and congregation are through a single photograph for the chance to win up to £5,000 for your church" Closing date 31st October For more information, terms and conditions and how to enter go to https://www.ecclesiastical.com/latest-news/parish-pixels/

To contact our Churchwardens, please ring:

Runcton Holme Eve Thomas 01553 812094

Runcton Holme Brenda Redfern 01553 811212

Tottenhill Teresa Anderson 01553 810037

Watlington John Murfitt 01553 811086

Watlington Barbara Church 01553 810584

Wormegay Elaine Squires 01553 841252

Wormegay Janet Shinn 01553 841410


Mission Administrator Louise Vigus email


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