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St Andrew's Parish Church

  

St. Andrew’s Parish Church is the Church of England place of worship in the ecclesiastical parish of Wickham Skeith; it is part of a group of churches known as the "Bacton Benefice" which includes Bacton, Cotton, Wyverstone, Wickham Skeith, Old Newton and a chapel at Gipping.

 

All contact details and further information about services in St Andrew’s and other churches in the Bacton Benefice can be found on their web-site www.bactonbenefice.net

Priest-in-Charge: Revd Val White   valthevic@talktalk.net

Associate Priest: Revd David White   david@revdwhite.net

phone: 258149     e-mail address: admin@bactonbenefice.net

Readers: Helen Matter,     Elaine Miller,  Sheila Wright

Elders: Peter Paine,   Janice Shea,   Jean Willoughby  

 

  Services for May

 Every Sunday morning at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

 

2nd, Wednesday 7.30pm – Admission of new churchwardens at Cathedral

6th - Easter 6,  Holy Communion & prayers for Healing

10th, Thursday, 7pm – Ascension Day, Benefice service at Wyverstone

13th - Sunday after Ascension, Morning Worship

20th, 10am – Pentecost, Benefice Family Communion & Baptism at Bacton

27th – Trinity Sunday,  All-Age/Family service

Staffing for services will no longer be included because of the new Data Protection Act.  If it is important to you to know who will be taking a particular service please ask. You will always be welcomed at the other churches in the benefice if you prefer a different style or time of service.

Many thanks to all who decorated the church so beautifully for Easter.  We are now looking forward to all the beauties of the flower festival.

There will be a Benefice service for Ascension Day at Wyverstone as well as the regular 3rd Sunday Benefice service, this month at Bacton.  All are always welcome at these services so please ask if you need a lift. 

The service for the Admission of new Churchwardens in our Deanery, for those elected at this year’s Vestry meeting, will take place at Stowmarket on Wednesday 16th May at 7.30pm, however that date is not convenient for Margaret & Liz so they will go to the service at the Cathedral on 2nd.  Please support your churchwardens at this service.  Again lifts will be available for those who would like to attend.

Many thanks to those who helped with the Spring Clean.  There was a good turn-out of helpers who worked hard and the church is now fresher & cleaner.  A benefit of a good number of people working was that all were home again by 11.30.

Only existing PCC members attended the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, though there were 2 apologies for absence from others with a prior commitment.  At the Vestry meeting Liz Davidson & Margaret Jones-Evans were again elected to serve as churchwardens. During the main AGM reports were given on the work & events of the past year and thanks were expressed to all who help in any way, particularly Stuart Wilson with continued prayers for his ongoing recovery.  There was one new nomination welcomed to the PCC in addition to existing members, so the PCC for the coming year is:  Jean Willoughby (lay vice-chair), Philip Cutting (treasurer), Liz Davidson, Margaret Jones-Evans, Peter Paine, Mary Paine (secretary), Ron Wright, Sheila Wright, Lesley Holland & Alice Palmer.

 

The Monday Morning Group will continue this month but there will only be one meeting - on 21st. 

 

 

Church Flower & Cleaning Rota

 

6th  Mrs E Davidson & Mrs A Munns

13th & 20th  Mrs M Rowe & Mrs S Wright

27th & June 3rd   Mrs R J Bryant & Mrs L Reinders