Pew Sheet for 9th January

United Benefice of St Bartholomew

Lower Cam with Coaley


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January 9th The Baptism of Christ

First Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

Revd. Rob Axford

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings


January 11th        

  9.30am Morning Prayer (LC)


January 12th         

 10.00am Holy Communion (LC)

8.00pm Zoom Service of Compline


January 14th

1.00pm Wedding of Paul Walshaw

and Laura Artiss (Co)


January 16th Second Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am Parish Communion (Co)

Revd. Axford

11.00am Parish Communion (LC)

Revd. Peter Fewings

3.00pm Zoom Music and Cake



Creator of the heavens, who led the Magi by a star to worship the Christ-child: guide and sustain us, that we may find our journey’s end
in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.



Lord of truth,

hear our prayer.


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, Nympsfield.


Post Communion

Lord God, the bright splendour whom the nations seek: may we who with the wise men have been drawn by your light discern the glory of your 

presence in your Son, the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

First Reading – Isaiah 43 v1-7


But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.  For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you.  Because you are precious in my sight, and honoured, and I love you, I give people in return for you, nations in exchange for your life.  Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you; I will say to the north, ‘Give them up’, and to the south, ‘Do not withhold;
bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth— everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.’

Gospel Reading – Luke 3 v15-17, 21-22

As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, ‘I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals.  He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.  His winnowing-fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’  Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’

Vacancy Prayer


Heavenly Father, during this vacancy,
guard and grow this Benefice as we serve you together.

Lord Jesus, we know that you have plans for us
and that these plans are good.
We ask now that you will help us to share responsibility, grow in faith, love one another, care for those in need, reach out to others, and welcome newcomers.

Holy Spirit, please guide all who are seeking the right person for us, and those who are seeking the right place for their ministry, that together we may discover your way for the future and see your kingdom grow.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


January 11th – 2.00pm – Mothers’ Union in Lower Cam Church (LC)


January 16th - 3.00pm – Music and Cake on Zoom


January 17th – 2.00pm – Ladies Group in Lower Cam Church (LC)


January 18th – 10.00am – Social Events Committee meeting in Lower Cam Church (LC)


Please note the new date for C,C and C

January 20th – 10.30am to 12 noon – Coffee, Cake and Company in Lower Cam Church (LC)


There is a box at the back of Coaley Church for any comments, questions, reflections you may have about the person who will be appointed as priest in charge in the next few months. Tell us what you would like this person to be and to do for our church, our village and our benefice.


‘Art with Heart’ is back on at Lower Cam (in the Church) on Fridays at 9.30am - 11.30am (LC)


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


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