Pew Sheet for 18th July

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley




July 18th Seventh Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion in Church (Co)

Revd. Fiona Crocker

11.00am Parish Communion in Church (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings

This service will also be zoomed


July 20th   

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline


July 25th Eighth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion in Church (Co)

Revd. Christine Axford

10.30am APCM in Church (Co)

11.00am Parish Communion in Church (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings

6.00pm Churches Together Songs of Praise

 in Coaley Churchyard (Co)




Generous God, you give us gifts and make them grow: though our faith is small as mustard seed, make it grow to your glory and the flourishing of

your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.



Holy God, scatter all darkness:

and bathe our world in your light.


In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of Vasteras and for Churches Together, St. Mark’s, Dursley.


Post Communion

Lord God, whose Son is the true vine and the source of life, ever giving himself that the world may live: may we so receive within ourselves the power of his death and passion that, in his saving cup, we may share his glory and be made perfect in his love; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen.


First Reading – 2 Samuel 7 v1-14a

1 Now when the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, the king said to the prophet Nathan, “See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.”  Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that you have in mind; for the Lord is with you.”  But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan:  Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the Lord:  Are you the one to build me a house to live in?  I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent and a tabernacle.  Wherever I have moved about among all the people of Israel, did I ever speak a word with any of the tribal leaders of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”  Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the Lord of hosts: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince over my people Israel; and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth.  10 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place, and be  disturbed no more; and evildoers shall afflict them no more, as formerly, 11 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house.  12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.  13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.  14 I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me.  When he commits iniquity, I will punish him with a rod such as mortals use, with blows inflicted by human beings. 

Gospel Reading – Mark 6 v30-34, 53-56


30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught.  31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.”  For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.  32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.  33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them.  34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.  53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat.  54 When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, 55 and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.  56 And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.

Sunday 25th July - 10.30am - Coaley PCC Annual General Meeting in Church (Co)


Tuesday 27th July – 7.00pm - there will be a joint PCC meeting on the 27th July at 7.00pm in Lower Cam Church with the Archdeacon and Michael Cousins


Churches Together

The outdoor Songs of Praise Service in Coaley Churchyard has been rescheduled for 6.00pm on 25th July.  If you can help please can you contact Peter Fewings


St. Bartholomews’s Church, Coaley – Website

Lower Cam Facebook Page

Coaley Facebook Page


Please send all notices for the Pew Sheet to Sarah by midday Wednesday.  Thank you. 

0787 296 8097


Revd. Peter Fewings can be contacted on 07795206590 or