This Sunday

This Sunday, 21 October, is the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. The Gospel is about the sons of Zebedee asking to sit on the left and right hand of Our Lord. The celebrant this day will be Fr Scott. There will be said Evensong with no hymns from the Book of Common Prayer at 4 pm this Sunday.

Gregorian Chant Group

The chant group which resumes this coming Wednesday 24 October at 7.30 pm in the parish hall.

Our new psalm is 95 (94) often referred to as the Venite, and a pillar of Morning Prayer.  We’ll finish learning the Magnificat, and continue to sing the Paternoster and In Manus Tuas. Our hymn will be the 6th century Christe qui lux est et dies, and I’ve prepared a new version of this so no need to rummage around for the old copies.

Later on we’ll have a look at the church music-drama The Play of Herod, from the famous 12th century Fleury Playbook, singing some extracts from it, and acting the parts!

Next Sunday

Next Sunday, 28 October, is the the feast of Saints Simon and Jude. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. The celebrant this day will be Fr Scott. There will be said Evensong with no hymns from the Book of Common Prayer at 4 pm this Sunday.

Monthly Requiem

Every month, usually on the first Friday, we remember at a special requiem all those whose year’s mind falls in that month, the recently departed, and any others for whom prayers are requested. The next monthly requiem is the feast of All Souls on Friday 2 November. Please let Fr Scott know if you wish any names to be added to the list.

Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham

This meets next on Saturday 3 November at 9 am for mass followed by a shared breakfast.

Education Association

This meets next on Sunday 4 November, 2018 at 11 am.

Benedictine Oblates

There is a mass or meeting once a month for oblates of St Benedict and others interested in the relgious life. the mass includes a reading from the Rule of St Benedict and is followed by a shared lunch. Our next meeting will be part of our conference with oblates of CCK held at St George’s on Saturday 10 and sunday 11 November.

Armistice Day

The 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 falls on Sunday 11 November this year. Our mass at 9.30 that day will have a special preacher, Fr Joe Johns, a former marine and military chaplain. There will be prayers at the War Shrine at 11 am. We will keep this Sunday with a special votive mass for peace.

Greek Group

The group meets next at 9.45 on 15 November in the Parish Hall. We continue on the Epistle of Barnabas in Greek.

Parish Council

Parish Council meets next on Sunday 18 November, 2018 at 11 am.

Fellowship Christmas Lunch

The Fellowship Christmas Lunch will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday 20 November this year at The Buckingham Arms Hotel, 1 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton. The smorgasbord lunch costs $29 for seniors, drinks extra. Please put your name on the list at the back of the church if you are coming. Friends and family most welcome.

The Lodge Service

Once a month we hold an Anglican service in the local nursing home, The Lodge at Wayville. Our next service there is Wednesday 21 November.

Christ the King

On the feast of Christ the King on 25 November, we will have the Deacon Wendy Morecroft to preach.

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