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AUGUST 2016

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CONTACT The Parish of Hythe St. John the Baptist St. Anne

Picture usually provided by 3 ladies in turn. Margot, Kate & Kaye (sometimes by Ed who maintains rota)


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THE PARISH of HYTHE - SERVICES at St. JOHN’s and St. ANNE’s SUNDAY:

8.00 am 9.00 am 10.30 am

2nd Sunday of the month

10.30am

(1st Sunday of the month) 5.00pm (2nd, 3rd, 4th &5th Sundays) 6.30 pm TUESDAY:

Holy Communion at St. John’s Holy Communion at St. Anne’s Parish Eucharist at St. John’s Refreshments afterwards in the Hall or St. John’s Open House. All Age Worship at St. John’s Refreshments afterwards in Church Jubilatte Café Church Fellowship, Worship, Discussion & refreshments Sung Evensong at St. John’s

9.00 am Holy Communion at St. John’s 10:00-11:30 am Coffee and Pause for Thought in St. John’s

FRIDAY: 10.00 am Holy Communion at St. John’s First Friday of the month 15.30-17.30 pm Messy Church at St Anne’s At St Anne’s Fun, Activities, Crafts, Worship and a meal. VICAR:

Revd. Jo Elvidge The Vicarage 14 Atheling Road Hythe SO45 6BR

(Tel: 023 8084 5615) E-mail: vicar@stjohnshythe.org

LICENSED LAY : MINISTER

Sue Blomley

(Tel. 8084 9482) E-Mail: sue.blomley@gmail.com

CHURCHWARDENS:

David Blomley

(Tel. 8084 9482) E-mail: daveblomley@yahoo.co.uk

Barbara Griffiths

(Tel 07833105099) E-mail: griffiths626@btinternet.com

ST. ANNE’s PRO Wdn. Sue Harvey

(Tel 8084 2333)

ST. JOHN’S HALL:

(Tel: 8084 4336) E-mail: office@stjohnshythe.org

“CONTACT”: EDITOR: ADVERTISING: DISTRIBUTION:

Olivia Pearce

oliviapearce24@googlemail.com

via Hall Office

(Tel 8084 4336) E-mail: office@stjohnshythe.org

Maureen Curtis

(Tel: 8084 6861)

For Weddings, please ring the Hall Office 023 8084 4336

For Baptisms, please see our website www.stjohnshythe.org


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Dear Friends, It has been a month of celebration here in Hythe and especially at St. John’s. We’ve celebrated our Patronal Festival, St. John the Baptists birthday, participated in the Hythe Arts Festival with our Hymnathon, 5 hours of singing the top 50 most popular hymns chosen by members of our church family. A joint Service, with Cornerstone and other members of Waterside Churches together on the promenade celebrating the gift of creativity and the icing on the cake, John Madgwick’s 80th birthday party. All of these events have brought our community together and have been a wonderful example of what it means to Love God and Love our Neighbour. This is in stark contrast to recent events in the world. In the last few weeks, every time we switch on the news or pick up a newspaper there have been reports of acts of terrible violence in which innocent people are killed and seriously injured, Nice, America, Turkey and many other countries. Our own country has seen deep division during the EU referendum and its aftermath. The Archbishops in their statement on the EU Referendum said: “As citizens of the United Kingdom, whatever our views during the referendum campaign, we must now unite in a common task to build a generous and forward looking country, contributing to human flourishing around the world. We must remain hospitable and compassionate, builders of bridges and not barriers.” In contrast to the extremist view of indiscriminate violence and force, Jesus taught that love and nonviolence were far better instruments to broker peace. When Jesus loves us, He takes us under his wing no matter what, saving us and loving us by grace, saving us from ourselves. When we come together, as we’ve witnessed here in our own community in the past month then God Blesses us, as the psalmist wrote: “How wonderful it is, how pleasant, when brothers & sisters live in harmony! For harmony is as precious as the fragrant anointing oil that was poured over Aaron’s head and ran down onto his beard and onto the border of his robe. Harmony is as refreshing as the dew on Mount Hermon, on the mountains of Zion. And God has pronounced this eternal blessing on Jerusalem, even life forevermore.” Psalm 133 Living Bible (TLB) Christians everywhere should choose the way of grace, love and compassion. We need to continually model this in our lives and encourage others to reflect on their responses to others – by doing so let’s pray that there will be a ripple effect, beginning here with each of us in Hythe, that will help all people everywhere to learn to live together in tolerance and love. Yours in Christ, Jo


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Hymnathon Been to Hymnathon at Church of St John. Lots of interesting things were going on. Money for new hymn books we’re trying to raise. Singing lots of favourites in glorious praise. Painters with talent produce lovely art. Peter Murphy’s cartoons are so very smart. Cliff has hymn books with his very own words. Nimble fingered people made beautiful cards. Carol the compere, musicians so great. Playing organ or piano at a glorious rate. Choir all robed, looking all just the thing. Our vicar, Jo, getting people to sing. Joyce’s refreshments such lovely food. Brings in lots of people thats always good. Excellent hymnathon at Church of St John, Hope lots of good things will carry on. Jill Robbins

Vicar’s Challenge Throughout August and September Jo is running a challenge to see who can raise the most money from a starter loan of £10 (to be returned 25/09/16) for mission work. Successful last year were things such as marmalade and jams sold on Sundays in church but you can do whatever you think will raise most. If you would like to find out more or sign up please contact David Blomley on 8084 9482 or daveblomley@yahoo.co.uk


Parish Philanthropy Christian Aid Week: Many thanks to all those who donated so generously to Christian Aid Week.this year, especially our lone house-tohouse collector. The estimated total including Gift Aid is £476.20 (Courtesy of Ann Tong) Coffee Morning: Together we raised £335 and would like to thank all our visitors. The funds will be divided thus: Riders for Health - £100 Bible Society - £100 Hythe Parish - £100 Church Roof - £35 Thank you so much to everyone who baked for and attended our coffee morning. Love Ray & Ann Heslop Hymnathon: thanks to the fantastic efforts of Mel Roe, Catherine Preston, Carol Moody, the music group, choir and other musicians we have managed to raise £1380 so far! I think I speak for everyone when I say the choir are overjoyed that this will enable us to praise God with even more glorious music! (Olivia Pearce)


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Food for thought ‘The Stranger’

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on. As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mum taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey.But the stranger... he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies. If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first league game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind. Sometimes, Mum would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.) Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honour them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home - not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our long time visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush. My Dad didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol but the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly, and pipes distinguished. He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing. I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked and never asked to leave. More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures. His name?.... We just call him 'TV.' Author unknown. Kindly submitted by Sue Blomley


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From the registers. We give thanks for the lives of:-

Josephine Drury Ruby Davison Lester Farrelly and for the lives of those we loved who have died. Riders for Health Riders for Health is a charity which provides nurses in Africa with motorbikes to enable them to get to remote villages to care for patients. Riders have programmes in Liberia, The Gambia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya and Malawi. They manage over 1,700 vehicles and transform access to health care for 21.5 million people.


The Children’s Society Annual

Barbecue At 12:15pm Sunday 14th August

In Sue & Peter Harvey’s Garden ‘Craigmore’, Lime Close, Dibden Purlieu If it rains, the event will be held in the Church Hall Tickets at the bargain price of

£7 Available from St John’s Hall or after the 10:30 service (booking essential) Soft drinks provided, bring your own stronger drinks Please bring chairs.


NEWS FROM OUR RWANDAN FAMILY Jeanne, the mum to the 4 children we are paying to have educated is re-marrying this year after 5 years of widowhood. Her new husband has 4 children of his own; aged 8, 12 & 13, he has also one child of 24 who he adopted. I sent Jeanne congratulations from all of us. The news on Jeanne's children is as follows. Mutesi, the oldest is enjoying married life with her baby daughter. Herve, the boy finishes his university course this year, so hopefully he will find employment. Sylvie is currently in Algeria on a university scholarship course and Linda, the youngest is due to enter university this year. Due to these changes in the family circumstances I called a meeting in July to discuss the education funding of Linda; it was unanimously agreed that we should continue to help her in her studies as we funded Mutesi & Herve until she graduates. (I believe this to be about 4 years, I am currently trying to get this information from Jeanne.) I have also asked for the actual cost of the course per year. I also told Jeanne that the funding will end upon Linda's graduation. If you would like to donate to this cause by direct debit The Bank details are as follows: Barclays Bank Lymington Branch, A/C No. 83002152. Sort Code 20-5353 (Account in the name of Mrs G V Wall & Mrs S Wood.) You can also place any loose change in the box at the back of the church.If everyone donated just ÂŁ5 per year it would make my job so much easier.I have managed to collected in excess of ÂŁ1000 from my transferring videos to DVD service. Thank you all for your continued support. Sue Wood


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‘Smashing China’ If you are getting rid of any china - chipped or not, we need it for a ‘game’ at the September Fair - Saturday 3rd. Please contact 02380 841189. Come and have a go - it is good for releasing frustrations!

St John’s and St Anne’s Harvest Supper I know it seems a long way off but October will be here before we know it, our Harvest Supper is a chance to come together in fellowship and celebrate our congregations’ talents. If you have a talent you’d love to share we’d love to hear from you! (please sign up at the back of church or contact me on oliviapearce24@googlemail.com)

Dementia Drop-in Support Group Meet first Wednesday of each month 2:30 to 4:30pm Come when you can, leave when you must For carers & Those living With dementia Held at Hythe Library Pylewell Road Hythe, SO45 6AQ

For more information contact Sally on 02380843560 or email salirish@hotmail.co.uk

Hythe and Waterside Dementia friendly Group


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Parish of Hythe Monthly Prayer List August 2016 Lord God, you have taught us that we are all members one of another; we thank you for the community of which we are part; for those who share with us in its activities and for all who serve its varied interests. Help us to make our own contribution to the community and to learn to be good neighbours, that by love, we may serve one another. Today, we pray especially for:-

Frances Short

John Madgwick

Mary Moat

Amanda Blomley

Michael Whittington

Val Wright

Barbara Scriven

Kenny Sweetman

Ray Ricardi

Veronica Clasby

Penny Pomeroy

David Taylor

Arnold Wride

Eileen Catling

Pat Gibbs

Roy German

Edgar Ruddock

Sheila & Keith Bolwell

Samantha Dowell Bailey

We continue to pray for our Rwandan family and their community


What We Said 100 Years Ago Taken from The New Forest Magazine for St. John’s, Hythe August 1916

The Rev. W. Tudor Craig is very kindly taking charge of the parish during part of August. We know he will be welcomed. The daily services will be discontinued during August and the Intermission service will be on FRIDAY evening at 7 instead of Thursday. There will be no Sunday School or Catechising during August or on the first Sunday in September. Friday, August 4th will be observed as a day of intercession as it is the second anniversary of the declaration of war. The services will be as follows:- Holy Communion 7.45, Litany 12, Intercession service 7. The Vicar is obliged to say a word about the Sunday School. At present there are three classes without teachers. The trouble is that no fresh helpers come forward for this work to take the places of those who have taught for some years. Consequently it is difficult to carry on the Sunday Schools at all, and quite impossible to carry them on efficiently. To do that, we must have a sufficient number of teachers if there is to be any real teaching. Of course, if Sunday Schools are regarded as simply existing for the convenience of parents to get the children out of the way, and if teachers read story books or employ other devices to keep the children quiet, it is a comparatively easy matter to keep them going. But this not our method in Hythe. The right purpose of Sunday Schools is to teach children “the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer and the Ten Commandments, and all other things that a Christian ought to know and believe to his soul’s health”.


An honest attempt to do this is the only justification for the existence of Sunday Schools. And so we are simply compelled to make another appeal in the hope that some will come forward to take up this work. For the work ought to be done; about this there can be no question; and it would be discreditable if the Sunday Schools were crippled for want of teachers. The work is not easy and is exacting in so far as it demands regularity, taking pains and prayer. But at the same time, like all real honest work for God, it brings its own reward. We really do need help. We hope that parents will remember their obligation - “ to see that their children are virtuously brought up to lead a godly and Christion life” - is not discharged simply by sending their children to Sunday School. If the teachings and influences of the home are not definitely and actively Christian, they are bound to be in the opposite direction. The obligation and the responsibility which are stated quite clearly at the end of the Baptism service, belong to the parents or sponsors. If the children in Sunday School are told to learn part of the Catechism, the parents ought to see this is done. We appeal to them in this matter on the strongest possible ground, that of simple duty. SANDBAGS FOR THE FRONT, Through the untiring energy of Mr. Fripp, assisted by many willing workers and contributors, the sum of £99 3s. 4d. has been collected and 4,600 bags made and sent to Miss. Tyler, Linden House, Highgate Road, for the Front About 350 bags are to hand and 340 yards of Hessian is in stock and 240 yards more is ordered and paid for (but not freightage) so that urgent work continues—money is gratefully welcomed for the same.


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STAGE CREW FOR PRAIZIN' HANDS PUPPET GROUP Praizin' Hands Puppet Group are looking for people who would like to join their stage crew team helping with loading, unloading equipment, setting up puppet stage, operating lights and sound for their performances. Praizin' Hands have 3 teams who do different things on different days and times of the week all year through and are looking for people who can help in one of the 3 teams depending on your availability. Maybe you are retired or approaching retirement and would like to do something new with your time that will hopefully make a difference to the lives of so many. Training will be given. If you are interested and would like to find out more about what is involved please contact beverly@praizinhands.org.uk or phone on 07842142269. Many thanks Bev Eyres


Gardening for August Ensure your plants are well watered – don’t water in the midday sun if you can avoid it as you risk burning the leaves. Please try to use grey or recycled water where possible! Keep flowers deadheaded and take seeds from the flowers of any plants you want to grow in the spring. Avoid using weedkiller on the lawn in summer, it will be more effective in Autumn. (courtesy of RHS website) Poetry Corner (I have a great fondness for poetry and believe it can appeal to emotions we didn’t even know we had – do let me know your thoughts (I already have a stellar one lined up for September)

The computer swallowed Grandma, Yes, honestly it’s true! She pressed ‘control’ and ‘enter’ And disappeared from view. It devoured her completely, The thought just makes me squirm. She must have caught a virus Or been eaten by a worm. I’ve searched through the recycle bin And files of every kind; I’ve even used the Internet, But nothing did I find. In desperation, I asked Mr. Google My searches to refine. The reply from him was negative, Not a thing was found ‘online’. So, if inside your ‘Inbox’, My Grandma you should see, Please ‘Copy’,‘Scan’; and ‘Paste’ her, And send her back to me. Anonymous. Kindly submitted by Sue Blomley


I’m in my last few months of my training to be a Spiritual Director (Soul Friend). The Course is run by the Diocese in Europe and has taken 2 years and those of us on the course come from all over Europe. We study, read, write assignments and meet at Woking for three days of study and teaching plus have monthly Skype group meetings. Part of our training is that we have to practice, practice, practice and for this we need people to come forward as ‘directees’ i.e. be willing to help us practice what we are learning. I have been meeting with two people by phone, but we are finding this a difficult means of direction (not least because of my deafness) and we have agreed that we should part company. I am therefore looking for Guinea pigs, if there’s anyone out there who would be happy to allow me to practice on them I’d love to hear from you.Below is a brief description of what Spiritual Direction is and if there are any of you who would be willing to spend an hour with me and hopefully benefit us both, I would be truly grateful! Thank you for reading this. What is Spiritual Direction?

Yours in Christ, Susan Blomley

Spiritual direction could be defined as taking place when one person (the director) prayerfully supports and encourages another person (the directee) to attend and respond to God. As a fellow pilgrim, the spiritual director accompanies the directee on this journey of faith. The real ‘director’ is God the Holy Spirit, who initiates and inspires the directee’s deepening relationship with the Trinity, with his or her own self, with other people, and with the realities of life in the global village of the twenty-first century. Christian spiritual direction seeks to help directees:  Dive deeper into prayer and draw closer to God in everyday life;  Discover God’s care in the midst of difficulties;  Become aware of the sacred within the ordinary events of life;  Honestly share with God their feelings, doubts and questions;  Become more like Christ and experience the fruits of the Spirit  Move from a preoccupation with their sinfulness to a grace-full life of love and service. sue.blomley@gmail.com 02380 849482 or 07909 836784 Or see me in church, many thanks.


Vicar’s Gate opened up after 40 years During the recent churchyard tidy up the iron railings to the south of the church were uncovered from the dense undergrowth that had grown over them revealing the railings together with several graves. The railings were in a bad state of repair, and as they have a preservation order on them, care had to be taken to reinstate them to their original condition, especially the “Vicar’s Gate” which sometime in the past had a tree fall on it. Quotes were obtained locally and the preferred contractor was Mr. Les Paynter, Blacksmith of Scorpion Metalcraft in Totton, who, with his partner Pamela, carried out the work. Exxon Mobil made a generous donation towards funding this community project, but it will not cover the whole cost. However it was decided that the repairs to the Vicar’s gate should be prioritised and further repairs undertaken when it can be afforded. It is many years since the gate was in regular use as the vicarage was where P.C. Builders is now and the vicars would make their entrance through the gate and enter the church via the side door. It is impossible now as the council have planted shrubs the other side of the railings and made the gate inaccessible Next time you are in the churchyard look out for the splendid restoration work that Les Paynter has carried out and remember that he is a local craftsman who, not only manufactures to customers’ individual requirements, but can also carry out repairs to fences, gates etc. Exxon have also promoted our church as their “Caring day project” on Monday 10th. October and we look forward to their visit. Kindly submi ed by Alan Ausden


Reection on the Hymnathon at St John’s A Hymnathon is not a recently discovered prehistoric monster. It was a ve hour hymn singing marathon held in St John’s church on July 16th, and was instigated by Mel Roe and Catherine Preston to raise funds for new hymn books. People had voted for their favourite hymn and the top 50 choices we're sung during the time, beginning with number 50 and working up to number one. This was a thoroughly enjoyable event and one of the best that I have been too. A number of instrumentalists and singers contributed to the music, which ranged from Bach to Godspell, and continuity was provided by Carol Moody with infectious energy and enthusiasm. There was ample tea, coffee and food, provided by Pam and Joyce, so that those who stayed for most of the time had sufcient sustenance to keep them energised to sing. Throughout the ve hours people could come and go as they pleased. The welcoming atmosphere, and the feeling of togetherness, could experienced by somebody, whether a regular participant in the life of St John’s and St Anne’s or a casual passer-by who just dropped in to see what was happening. The time passed very quickly and it did not seem like a ve hour stint. We had enjoyed the singing and, above all, God was worshipped through our music. The following is the rst verse of one of the hymns that made the top ten.

“When in our music God is glorified, and adoration leaves no room for pride, it is as though the whole creation cried Alleluia!” (Words: Fred Pratt Green © 1972 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188.)

Kindly submitted by Ray Richiardi


Hall Kitchen: A really big thank you to Trish Murphy, Janet Chapman , Rosemary Watson and David Blomley for their very hard work in cleaning the hall kitchen. This was a very touch job as you can imagine with an awful lot of elbow grease required and they really came up trumps! Reminders have now been put up in the kitchen asking anyone using the facilities to clean all the appliances used, so that come October, when it will need doing again it will hopefully not be quite so arduous! Are you interested in Health and Safety?  Do you enjoy admin and investigating things Do you have some spare time on your hands for volunteering your services? Then how about bringing our Health and Safety policy folder up to date? This is an important job that needs looking at NOW. If this is something you think you would be interested in doing then please make contact as soon as possible with either Church warden or come into the Church Hall office any weekday morning. Thank you Can you spare some time in the course of a month to help clean our Church? We have a wonderful band of volunteers who attend to the cleaning and dusting of St John’s at the moment but more people are needed to help. It means the more volunteers there are the less time each individual has to put in. Please contact Rosemary Watson, either Church warden or the Hall Office any weekday morning, if you feel you would be able to spare any time at all. We would be grateful for any amount. Thanking you in anticipation. (all submitted by Barbara Griffiths)


Dear readers, the church has been gifted a bike which is in very good condition to be sold in order to contribute to church funds. Make: Saracen Model: 7005 Flare Frame: Aluminium Condition: Very Good Further information: www.saracen.co.uk Cost: new was ÂŁ250 Would like ÂŁ250 or near offer Contact daveblomley@yahoo.co.uk or 02380 849482


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PRAYER NET Did you know that in St. John’s Church we have a prayer net in the Lady Chapel? If you would like us to pray for you, or someone you love, please write your name and any other information you may like to share on one of the paper fish. Please take a new piece of wool and tie the fish firmly on to the net. The prayer fish are taken off of the net and prayed through each evening. They are then offered up to the altar at the 10.30 a.m. Eucharist on Sunday


Useful contacts Doctors Forestside Medical Practice 023 8087 1233 Hythe Hospital 023 8084 6046 Southampton General Hospital 023 8077 7222 Waterfront & Solent Surgery 023 8084 1841 Waterside Health Centre 023 8089 9119 Transport Bluestar (enquires & lost property) 01202 338421 Hythe Ferry 023 8084 0722 National Express 0871 181 8181 Railway timetable enquiries 0845 7484 950 Red Funnel (Isle of Wight) 023 8001 9192 Southampton Airport 023 8062 9600 Youth Groups Guides http://www.girlguidinghantseast.org.uk/ Scouts 02380 847 847 Girls’ Brigade 023 8084 5005 Boys’ Brigade 023 8084 5005 Sea Scouts http://www.hytheseascouts.org.uk/ Local Authorities Hampshire County Council 0196 2841 841 New Forest Council (Switchboard) 023 8028 5000 New Forest Council (Hythe) 023 8084 1411 New Forest Council (Emergencies) 023 8028 5250 Other Services Alcoholics Anonymous Blood Donation Cancer Support Centre Citizens’ Advice bureau Counselling (Christian organisation) Hythe Library Job Centre Samaritans Social Services (Adult Services) Social Services (Child Services)

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CONTACT NUMBERS Beta Group Bible Reading Fellowship notes Brass cleaning Catering Coordinator Children's Society Choir master & organist Christian Aid Church Treasury Team Clergy Secretary Electoral Roll Officer Fairs Committee Flowers (St Anne's) Flowers (St John's) Gideons Representative Gift Aid Secretary St John’s Hall bookings Hythe2000 Management Intercessions Julian Group Mothers' Union New Road One World Group Parish Prayers Parish Visitors Coordinator P.C.C. Secretary Prayer Chain Registers Clerk Sacristan (St Anne's) Sacristan & servers (St John's) Safeguarding Officer St John's cleaning Sidespeople Rota Verger Team (Funeral & Weddings) Youth Work Co-ordinator Weekly News Sheet

Ray & Ann Heslop Pamela Gilson June Smith Parish Office Trish Murphy

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Ann Tong Sue Harvey Parish Office Elizabeth Ausden Ann Heslop Greta Wall

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Frances Short Barbara Griffiths Parish Office Geoff Read mread@toucan.com Ann Heslop Norman Curtis Committee Parish Office June Smith Ann Heslop Margot Lewis Peter Lawson Val Wright Mel Roe Brian Uglow Trish Murphy Trish Murphy Rosemary Watson Roy German Trish Murphy via Parish Office Tim Gibson

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