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The Watlington Benefice

3rd Sunday before Advent

Remembrance Sunday

12th November 2017

Our Hymns today

417 O God our help  

393 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

354 Eternal Father strong to save

489 The National Anthem  

436 Praise my soul the King of heaven  



Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things

in your beloved Son,

govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,

and bring the families of the nations,

divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,

to be subject to his just and gentle rule;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.   Amen.





Our readings today

A reading from the Book of Micah

In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised up above the hills. Peoples shall stream to it, and many nations shall come and say:
‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,  to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.’
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 
He shall judge between many peoples, and shall arbitrate between strong nations far away; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore; but they shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid;
for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.                                                       For all the peoples walk, each in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever. 

Micah chapter 4 verses 1 to 5


Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew                   


When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 

‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled underfoot.

 ‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

              Matthew 5.1-16

Please include in your prayers

Those in our prayer basket, those who are ill or housebound

Rebecca, Tony Marie, Philippa Jamieson, Mick Collins, John and Rosemary Harris, Dilys Garland, Anne Clarke, David Colby, Chris, Margaret Gardner, Kath Lee, Maddy, Samantha Clark, Don Bentley, Lynne Watton, Catherine, Frederick Ali

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

To contribute to this newssheet, contact Barbara Church 01553 810584,

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November and December Services


Sunday November 19th 11am Runcton Holme Reverend Martin Dale


Sunday November 26th 11am Wormegay Mission Room Reverend David Grundy


Sunday December 3rd 11am Tottenhill

Reverend John Hall


Sunday December 10th 11am Watlington Canon Tony Porter


Sunday December 17th 11am Runcton Holme Reverend David Yabbacome


Thursday December 21st 10am Runcton Holme

Canon Derek Brown


Sunday December 24th Watlington Christmas Eve 3.30pm Crib and Carol Service Canon Derek Brown


Christmas Day Monday 25th December 8.30am Runcton Holme Reverend Martin Dale



(Retired) Canon Derek Brown has two thoughts for Remembrance Sunday.

The first is that, in today’s divided and suspicious world we might note that in the First World War 400,000 Moslems fought on the Allied side - and that in 1914 one of them was awarded the VC for his courage…..


And second, today is surely a day when we should take notice of the very sober warning of late US President J F Kennedy, who said that, ‘Humankind must put a stop to war, or else war will put an end to humankind…..’


War Memorial Names


Sidney Challis, Willian Duffield, Joseph Fendley Leonard Franklin, Charles Gathergood,      Arthur Jackson, Sidney Jackson,           Frederick Kent, Fred Lake, Albert Langridge, Clifford Martin, Neville Spratt,                    Albert Woodward, Harry Woodward,              Kenneth Newman, William Wildman,       Sidney Purse, George Kidman,                                C.A. Gathergood.

Runcton Holme                                                        

WW1: W E Barker, G W Garrett, A E Sparling
J A Filby, J H Pollington, W J Sparling
WW2: Frank Burnett, Charles Reed,                 Patrick Cotter, Sydney Lambert, John Jarred


George Billings, Edward Williamson,                George Barrett, William F. Rowe             Edward Boughen, Robert Balls,                     Leonard Howling, Herbert Drew

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


Diary Date

Christmas Fayre : Watlington Village Hall

Saturday December 2nd 2.00pm          Stalls, Teas, Father Christmas, Handbell ringers

All welcome: Proceeds to Church funds