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JUNE 2016

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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) (2nd Sunday in the month)Open House. All Age Worship at St. John’s Refreshments afterwards in Church (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday) Sung Evensong at St. John’s (1st Sunday of the month) Jubilatte Café Church Fellowship, Worship, Discussion and refreshments.

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


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




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

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David Blomley Barbara Griffiths


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Dear Friends,

Having just celebrated the Birthday of the Church at Pentecost with great joy –it’s good to be able to have two major celebrations to look forward to in June. First will be the celebration of the Queen’s official Birthday on 11th and 12th June. These community events will be hosted jointly by St. John’s and Cornerstone Church, together with Traders in the village. Secondly we look forward to the celebration of our patronal festival on 26th June when we remember with thanksgiving the birth of our patron saint, John the Baptist. The profit Micah wrote “What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Both John the Baptist and our Queen are wonderful examples of what it means to fulfil this call of God. John the Baptist went out and prepared people to receive Jesus and the Queen has faithfully followed our Lord’s example ‘not to be served but to serve’. In chapter 20 of Matthews gospel Jesus said to His followers, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Our Queen has been inspirational not only in the way she has served our nation and the commonwealth but also in the way she has been a wonderful witness to her Christian Faith.

As we celebrate the 90th birthday of our Queen and our patronal festival let us follow the example of these two inspirational people to serve others and to witness to our faith in Christ, who throughout His ministry served others and who gave His life as a ransom for us. Many blessings.

Yours in Christ




Food for thought, maybe….. … we celebrate our Patronal Festival A BOUNDARY STONE

John, leaping in the womb Kicking out at Elizabeth

To praise the coming Lord

Born to the priest Zechariah

And destined to be a prophet

The greatest of all the prophets You stand as a boundary stone Between the old and the new Representative of the past

And herald, voice of the future

This your day, height of summer But a greater light is to come

From one born in the darkest day Now the tide will slowly turn

You will decrease with the day The light will begin to fade

Until the carpenter's son is born Then the light will increase

Bringing in the light of eternal day From ‘A Celebration of Summer’ By David Adam

Contributed by Margot Lewis



Coming soon

6 week Pilgrim course to St. John’s

Look out for further details in Church.

Jackie Caveney


Thank You

A huge thank you from me to the congregation at St. John's for all the love, support and kindness that they have given me in recent weeks . It has made a big difference. Love Jill

From the registers.

We give thanks for the lives of:-

Joan Parsons

and for the lives of those we loved who have died.



Parish of Hythe Monthly Prayer List - June 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:1st 2nd 3rd 4th

5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th

Shirley Yorke Sue Wood Mrs Croucher Fred Knowles & Family Mr & Mrs Watson Sylvia & John Barns & Family Warwick & June Smith & Family Pat Hill & Family Christine Shute & Family Jeanette Leake Win Hardwick & Family Mary Moat & Family Christine & Colin Richards & Family

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th

Edward Road Elgin Close Elm Cresent Emerald Crescent Ewart Court Fawley Road Fernhills Road Firtree Grove Fleuret Close Forest Front Forest Meadow Foxbury Close Freedom Court Frost Lane Fulmar Drive

15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th

Peter & Trish Murphy & Family Mr & Mrs Brown Eileen & George Cox Sandi Boakes

Marian & Arnold Wride & Family

St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church Mrs Campbell Jamie & Olwen Cunliffe & Family Kim Difford & Family Libby Williams Mrs Gaunt

16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th

Furzedale Gardens Furzedale Park Furzedown Mews Furzey Avenue Gannet Close Gibbs Close Grays Avenue Greatwood Close Grenville Gardens Guillemot Close Hamilton Mews Hamilton Road Hanover Court Hardley Lane Hardy Drive

Please notify me of any errors, additions & deletions.




What We Said 100 Years Ago

Taken from The New Forest Magazine for St. John’s, Hythe June 1916

SERVICES Whitsunday. There will be celebrations of Holy Communion at 6, 7, 8, and 12; on the Monday at 11, and on Tuesday at 7.45. The Feast of our Patron Saint falls this year on a Saturday (June 24). Holy Communion at 7.45; and on Sunday, June 25th at 7 and 8 Please notice that as Whitsunday falls on the second Sunday in the month, and that Holy communion will be celebrated at midday, there will be no MIDDAY celebration on June 24th, or Trinity Sunday June 18th. The vestry meeting was held in S. John’s Room on Tuesday, April 25th. S. Mark’s Day. There were not many present, but the meeting was a pleasant one. The Vicar said that he was glad that Mr. Lermitte would continue to act as his warden; Mr Manning was unanimously elected to fill the post of people’s warden. This has given great universal satisfaction; everyone feels that after his long connection with the Church, Mr. Manning is occupying a post for which he is well qualified; and everyone is pleased that he has recovered his health and feels able to undertake this work. In accepting office , Mr. Manning mentioned that April 25th, S. Marks Day, was the 40th anniversary of the laying the foundation stone of the present church, and that he himself was present. The Church accounts were presented at a meeting held immediately afterwards and passed. It is very gratifying that the accounts are so satisfactory, especially as the insurance of the Church against air-raids was a heavy additional expense. The accounts will be printed but as the amount of printing will have to be reduced this year, the following notes from the minutes are inserted here. The Vicar spoke of the great loss suffered on Mr. Breton’s departure from Hythe; he had been superintendent of the Sunday School, honorary secretary and treasurer for the churchyard fund as well as a sidesman and for some time he has kindly audited the accounts in all these matters, his loss would be severely felt; they united in wishing him every success in his new work in Siam. The Vicar also said that he wished to take this opportunity of expressing their thanks to Mr. Orkney, whose absence from the meeting through illness all regretted, for his devoted work as (Continued on page 11)

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Sacristan, to the other Servers, to Mr. Brine for his careful and painstaking work with the choir, to the Organist and members of the Choir, to those who provided flowers and decorated the Church, to the ladies who kept the brass in such beautiful order, and the two ladies who were spending a great deal of time in repairing the choir music. The Vicar also took this opportunity of expressing his sincere thanks to the congregation or the Easter Offering. FREE WILL OFFERING The amount raised during the 8 months ending March 31st and paid to the Winchester Diocesan Fund was £3 9s 6d. We shall probably find in the near future that this scheme will come into greater prominence and importance. Its advantage is that it enables everyone to give regularly and systematically and amounts large or small and we may have to depend on it for other things beside W.D.F. We ask all members of the congregation who do not subscribe to the Church funds to contribute in this way. A reference in the May number of the New Forest Magazine will enable us to see what can be done and is being done at Marchwood. RED CROSS FUND Received with thanks per Miss Molly Withers 5/Apology

Once again I must apologise for an abbreviated edition of “Contact” this month, yet again, due to an ‘occurrence’ which kept me away from the editorial desk for some time. This has highlighted a problem which really needs to be addressed as, when I am not here, there is no-one, as far as we can see, with the capabilities of deputising. Since the year ’dot’, Contact has been produced using Microsoft Publisher in its various forms as that is what Publisher does best.

Is there anyone out there with M.S. Publisher experience who could oblige, please? Or anyone with practical suggestions??? Roy G (Ed)


One World As we continue to enjoy our green and pleasant land, our thoughts turn to Malawi, where their green and fertile landscapes are disappearing. In this article from “Christian Aid Magazine�, we learn how one project is tuning the tide on this situation. Project helps plant a million trees.

A million trees will be .planted in Malawi as part of a Christian Aid project to tackle deforestation and build the resilience of communities prone to climate change and natural disasters. With one of the world's highest deforestation rates, Malawi's green and fertile landscapes are disappearing. And last year, deforestation contributed to the devastating impact of floods, which left more than 500,000 people homeless and washed away buildings, livestock, crops and roads.

Christian Aid's Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (ECRP) - a five-year initiative funded by UK Aid, Irish Aid and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - is leading the tree-planting drive, starting with 4,000 seedlings that are now taking root in Kauma, a village near the capital Lilongwe.

'If we can nurture these trees, they will one day provide shade and ground cover, reduce water run-off and prevent erosion - for the_ benefit of Malawi's women, children and men,' said ECRP's Sabine Joukes. J. Shewry 8084 6282 J. Smith 8084 8201


Children’s Society AGM

Everyone is invited to attend to hear about our achievements over the last 12 months. We will have a speaker from The Society to give us an update on the most recent projects so that you can hear what our money is being used for. The meeting is a chance for the committee to thank you all for continuing to support our efforts, without YOU the events would not be the success they are. Please bring your friends, there will be tea & coffee as well as a chance to buy greetings cards at a fraction of the price you would pay in the shops. Where? In St John’s Church What time? 7.30 pm What date? Wednesday 15th June Who can come? All of you!! Mothers’ Union Our meeting this month is on Thursday June 9th at 2.30 p.m. in St. John’s Hall

Rebecca Brown from the Waterside Food Bank will be giving us the latest update about their work in this area. St. John’s and St. Anne’s congregations have supported the Food Bank for some time. So if you want to hear all about how the Bank functions, you will be very welcome to join us. Our next Corporate Communion is on Friday July 1st at 10.00 a.m. in St, John’s. Please come if you are able. All are welcome.




Polish up your dancing shoes and practise your scales! IT’S BACK!

The St John’s and St Anne’s home grown entertainment extravaganza!

At the Harvest Supper we hope to present an entertainment comprising entirely of your talent! Can you sing, play an instrument, recite a poem, tell a joke, play the spoons or perform part of Swan Lake? Nearer the date I shall be seeking out the hidden talents of our congregations. Don’t hide your light under a bushel! Thank you.

Jill James


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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

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