Pew Sheet

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley



December 3rd First Sunday of Advent

8.00am Parish Communion (LC)

9.15am Family Communion (Co)

11.00am Family Communion (LC)

12noon Baptism of Summer Temlett (LC)

4.30pm Christingle Service (LC)


December 5th

2.00pm I Sing Pop (Co)

6.00pm I Sing Pop (Co)


December 6th

   10.00am Parish Communion

at the Vicarage (LC)


December 7th

  10.00am Parish Communion (Co)


December 9th

10.00am Messy Christmas (Co)


December 10th Second Sunday of Advent

8.00am Parish Communion (LC)

9.15am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

3.00pm Words and Music for a

Winter Afternoon (Co)




Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness,
that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Amen.



In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Karnataka Central and for Churches Together, St. Dominic’s.  Amen.


Post Communion

O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not

find us sleeping in sin but active in his service
and joyful in his praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Gospel Reading – Mark 13 v24-end


24 ‘But in those days, after that suffering,
the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling

from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.  26Then they will see “the Son of Man coming in clouds” with great power and glory. 27Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.28 ‘From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. 31Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 32 ‘But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. 34It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. 35Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, 36or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. 37And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.’

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree,
O Christmas Tree,
How steadfast are
Your branches!
Your boughs are green
In summer's clime
And through the snows
Of wintertime.
O Christmas Tree,
O Christmas Tree,
How steadfast are
Your branches!

 O Christmas Tree,
O Christmas Tree,
What happiness befalls me
When oft at
Joyous Christmas-time
Your form inspires
My song and rhyme.
O Christmas Tree,
O Christmas Tree,
What happiness befalls me

 O Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can
Teach a lesson
That constant faith
And hope sublime
Lend strength and
Comfort through all time.
O Christmas Tree,
O Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can
Teach a lesson

On 24th December there will be a joint morning service in Coaley at the earlier time of 10.00am.


December 3rd – 2.00pm to 5.00pm – Christmas Bazaar in Coaley Village Hall with lots of stalls and cream teas. (Co)


December 3rd – 4.30pm – Christingle Service in Lower Cam (LC)


December 5th - 2.00pm and 6.00pm -

Coaley School will be taking part in an ISing POP concert in Coaley Church – everybody is invited to join in an early Christmas celebration.


December 9th – 10.00am to noon – Messy Christmas in Coaley Church (Co)


December 10th – 3.00pm – Words and Music for a Winter Afternoon – light hearted entertainment with seasonal readings and music followed by mulled wine, mince pies, tea and cake. (Co)


December 14th – 10.30pm to 12noon – the next Coffee, Cake and Company will hopefully take place in our lovely reordered church – St. Bart’s, Lower Cam.  If we need to change the venue, Sue has kindly offered the vicarage again for us.  Please look out for notices at the bottom of the church drive and on the gates, or phone 01453 545772 to confirm.  All are welcome, come and enjoy good company, coffee and cake and bring your friends.  Marilyn


December 16th and 17th - 11.00am to 4.00pm – Christmas Tree Festival in Coaley Church with refreshments followed at 4.00pm by Carols by Candlelight (Co)


December 17th – 6.00pm – Carols by Candlelight (LC)


Nightstop – A delivery will be made to Nightstop before Christmas.  The following items are needed.  Toiletries for males, combs, hairbrushes, shavers for male and specifically for females, shaving foam, facial wipes and socks for men and woman.  Thank you.


Friends @ Christmas – In the next week or so a box will be at the back of church for small unwrapped gifts to give out on Christmas Day at Friends @ Christmas.  All gifts will be gratefully received.  Thank you.

Result of Appeal.

Grateful thanks to everyone who so generously gave over £3,045 towards our re-ordering project.  Further donations, however small, can still be made to the Vicar, Revd. Sue, or to Bobbie Perry, Malcolm Hawkins, or Dennis Andrewartha

(Treasurer).  Please see Parish Magazine for contact details. Thank you. M.H."


Revd. Sue can be contacted on 01453 542547