Pew Sheet for 3rd July

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley


July 3rd Third Sunday after Trinity

Thomas the Apostle

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

11.00am Baptism of Isla Workman (Co)

Revd. Ian Robb

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

3.30pm Baptism of Bryony Bleaken (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings


July 5th  

9.30am Morning Prayer (LC)


July 6th  

10.00am Communion Service (LC)

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline


July 10th Fourth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

Revd. Canon Rob Axford

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Bob Callaghan




Almighty and eternal God, who, for the firmer foundation of our faith, allowed your holy apostle Thomas to doubt the resurrection of your Son till word and sight convinced him: grant to us, who have not seen that we also may believe and so confess Christ as our Lord and our God; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.



Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.


Post Communion

O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining
and whose power we cannot comprehend:
show us your glory as far as we can grasp it,
and shield us from knowing more than we can bear until we may look upon you without fear;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.   Amen.


First Reading- Habakkuk 2 v1-4


1 I will stand at my watchpost and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me and what he will answer concerning my complaint.  Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it.  For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end and does not lie.  If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.  Look at the proud!  Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faithfulness.


Second Reading – Ephesians 2 v19-end


19 So then, you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, 20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone; 21 in him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.


Gospel Reading – John 20 v24-29

24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.  25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.”  But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”  26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them.  Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”  27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands.  Reach out your hand and put it in my side.  Do not doubt but believe.”  28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”  29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me?  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”


Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice

We pray for the people of Ukraine today.

We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.

We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow that your spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.

Above all we pray for all your precious children at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.  Amen.



Post Vacancy prayer


Heavenly Father,

We give thanks for all that has led to this moment and all that is yet to come.

Thank you for all this benefice has seen and how with your help we have embraced so much change.

We thank you for all those who have sustained our communities of faith for many years past, during our vacancy and for generations to come.

We give thanks for Graham and all that he will bring to this benefice.  Be with him and his family as they look towards moving into the benefice.

May the words we have spoken, the dreams we have shared and the faith we have renewed over the vacancy period, give Graham wisdom, comfort, and courage for the days ahead, and let us all give thanks for the fact that you Lord are with us in everything we do.

Bless us in that knowledge, Heavenly Father, Amen.


July 10th – 6.00pm – Churches Together Summer Service at St. Giles, Uley


July 14th – 12.30pm – Soup lunch in Lower Cam Church (LC)


July 17th – 10.45am – PCC Meeting in Coaley Church after the Sunday morning service (Co)


July 28th – 2.30pm – Afternoon teas in Lower Cam Church (LC)


Please note that Revd. Peter’s last Sunday morning service is on 3rd July at Lower Cam and his last Wednesday morning service is on 6th July


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


Churches Together

Christian Arts Festival "Restoring Paradise".

An exhibition of 24 textile banners in Dursley Methodist Church from 9th to 17th July

Weekdays   10am - 2pm

Saturdays    10am - 4pm

Sundays       2pm - 4pm  

Entry is free and light refreshments available

More information


A message from Revd Peter
It is my final week this week with Lower and Cam and Coaley as I retire from licensed ministry on July 10th. It will feel like being torn away from the fellowship of people we have got to know. Thank you for our ministry together and for your support. For 2¾ years I have had the privilege of working with you in Cam and Coaley and through some very momentous and difficult times having arrived just before the covid pandemic. God will not leave you or forsake you. Indeed Jesus has promised to be with us to the end of the world. Praise God for His mighty working in us. Lin and I will always be grateful to you. I have no doubts it will be an adventure for Coaley and Cam as you enter the next phase with your new Priest in Charge, Graham. God bless and go with you and make his face shine on you and give you His peace.”


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. Bartholomew’s Lower Cam.


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

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