Pew Sheet for 29th August

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley











August 29th Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

Revd. Brian Atkinson

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings


August 31st

9.30am Morning Prayer (LC)


September 1st    

10.00am Holy Communion (LC)

1.00pm Wedding of Nick Budd and

Carol Badayos (Co)


September 4th

1.00pm Wedding of Charlie Foote and

Rebecca Mann (Co)


Sept 5th Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

Revd. Rob Axford

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)  

Revd. Peter Fewings



Gracious God, you call us to fullness of life:
deliver us from unbelief and banish our anxieties with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Into your hands, O Lord:

we commit the future.

In your prayers this week could you pray for our five overseas partner Dioceses especially today the Diocese of El Camino Real and for Churches Together, The Quarry Chapel U.R.C.

Post Communion

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

First Reading – James 1 v 17-27

17 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.  18 In fulfilment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.  19 You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger, 20 for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.  21 Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.  22 But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.  23 For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; 24 for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like.  25 But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.  26 If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless.  27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.


Gospel Reading – Mark 7 v1-8, 14-15, 21-23

1 Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them.  (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.)   5 So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?”  He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me,
teaching human precepts as doctrines.’  You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.”  14 Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: 15 there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.”  21 For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, 22 adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly.  23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

September 10thMagazine notes to Barbara or Gill please


September 11th – Historic Churches Trust Annual Ride and Stride – if anybody would like to sponsor Sarah and Emily who are cycling this year, please contact them by email (below) or please see their sponsorship form at the back of church Many thanks


September 19th – 3.00pm – Music and Cake in Coaley Church (Co)


September 26th – 12.30pm – Baptism of Leon Symonds (LC)


September 26th – 4.00pm – Harvest Songs of Praise (Co)


If anybody would like to sponsor the colour front cover of the Church Magazine, please contact Gill or Barbara.  Many thanks.


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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