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Services in August

Services in Church:

- 11am
 - Holy Communion one kind
- 6pm - Evensong

Wednesdays - 10.30am - Holy Communion one kind

Facebook services/prayers will continue for the foreseeable future.
9.30am - Sundays 
9.00am - Monday - Friday

Sundays - Phone only service will be at 12.30pm
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The Collect for Sunday

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. 
Sunday Morning  
Date Psalm 1st Reading Gospel  
09-Aug Psalm 85: 8-13 Romans 10: 5-15 Matthew 14: 22-33  
16-Aug Psalm 67 Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15: [10-20] 21-28  
23-Aug Psalm 138 Romans 12: 1-8 Matthew 16: 13-20  
Sunday Evening  
Date Psalm 1st Reading 2nd Reading  
09-Aug Psalm 86 1 Kings 11: 41 - 12: 20 Acts 14: 8-20  
16-Aug Psalm 90: 1-12 2 Kings 4: 1-37 Acts 16: 1-15  
23-Aug Psalm 95 2 Kings 6: 8-23 Acts 17: 15-end  
Date Psalm 1st Reading Gospel  
12-Aug Psalm 113 Ezekiel 9: 1-7, 10: 18-22 Matthew 18: 15-20  
19-Aug Psalm 23 Ezekiel 34: 1-11 Matthew 20: 1-16  


The Bible Society, Christian Aid and the Town Centre Chaplaincy

Ruth Wyatt
Dave Long
Ann Batchelor
Margaret Cheal
Trevor Wyatt
Lucie Balche
Christine Kelly
Sheila Jarvis
Georgina Bowen
Martin Robinson
Alan Munden
Trudi Robinson
Ron & Pat Wiltshire
Ian Fox
Philip Sadler
Melody Salom
Sylvia Smith
Audrey Noy
Julie Knight
Theresa Hammond
Ade Okubule

Lorraine Mistry
Maureen Hawkins
Vicky Folkes
Edna Bassett
Nick Perfect
Edna Passmore
Megan Ray
Mustafa Zihni
Colin Souter
Barbara Toft
Francies Moore

Henry Collins (7/8)
Ian Forbes (11/8)
Gina Holmes (18/8)

Norma Brown
Carmel Chandler
Geoffrey Farrier 
Tony Beattie
Patricia Calton
George Gagg
The DG Cross
Have you ever seen it in church? 
Do you know what it is? 
It looks like this:
DG stand for Discipleship Group and back in the 1960s a whole crowd of teens and twenties used to meet in Christ Church on Saturday evenings.

Many of us used to wear a small silver cross lapel badge and we adopted the one that you can see in church as ‘our’ cross.
Look out for it. It’s high up so appears very tiny and you need the light to strike it in order to be able to see it.  Just a reminder that God is a God of small things as well as big and that we have to take the trouble to look for them sometimes!

If you need some help, the picture below shows you where to look for it:
After Help Please .... from the wonderful people of Christ Church.
I have been collecting pictures of our lovely church building and parishioners to send to Sarah Cope in Ireland.  Sarah was a member of our congregation for many years up until she moved in about 2009.  I have done pretty well so far thanks to John Ormes and Richard Percivals store of old photos, but there are some people missing that I would love to be able to include.

I would like photos of our clergy up until about 2009 please. I have pictures of Dick, Jim, Carol and Francis, it's Malcolm Gribble, Alan Horton, Terry Mason, Colin Terry, etc that I really really need. 

If you are able to help can you either see me in church or drop me an email at 
I will only need to borrow any photos to scan.

Thanking you in advance

Sheila Hancock
Please support Taylor-Hunt  (Click Here) who are fundraising for The Boys' Brigade on JustGiving.

Stephen and Daimon's Story - We are both Boys' Brigade leaders with the 4th London Boys' Brigade. During the lock-down period, we have really appreciated the work The Boys' Brigade has done at a national level, despite a reduced level of funds being received due to the forced closure of their conference centres because of COVID-19. 
We see on a weekly basis, the excellent work The Boys' Brigade does through the UK and therefore would like to support them in being able to support local groups further during these uncertain times.

We have decided that we are going to climb all the way to the summit at Snowdon and back down to the bottom again. This will be a challenge to us as we haven't done much exercise during the lock-down period.
Marilyn’s Thought for the Week

So much seems to have been wasted this year.  Lives lost. 
Students working for exams which haven’t happened. 
Friendships put on hold, maybe never to be resumed. 

Do we have any words of comfort for people in these situations?
It’s very easy to use that old cliché “Nothing is wasted”.  But is it true?
Well, students have learned a lot at school apart from how to deal with exams – a sense of community, discipline, creativity, to name but a few.  So time at school certainly wasn’t wasted.  And technology has helped us to nurture our friendships.  And we have learned to treasure ordinary days that we used to take for granted.  And we’ve probably all done a lot of clearing out in our homes!

Recently I was reading about the practice of coppicing hazel trees.  They are harvested every eight years and every single bit is used, either for charcoal, fencing, river-bank defences, all kinds of things.  Not a single twig is wasted.  And the trees re-grow to be harvested again in another eight years.

And when sunlight floods back into the newly cleared woodland floor, seeds which have lain dormant for years come to life, giving a carpet of wild flowers and food for butterflies and insects.  Sometimes, life needs clearing out, not just homes.

“All things work together for good” can be hard to believe at the moment in the light of seemingly wasted studies or years or relationships.  But think what the disciples must have felt when Jesus died.  All their hard work – and His – for nothing.  What had been the point?

Just as Jesus’ life was not wasted, neither does anything need to be wasted in this year of the Coronavirus – as we allow God to clear out our lives, a thousand dormant flowers are getting ready to bloom.
Rev Trevor Wyatt  is on annual leave from Monday 10th August to Friday 21st August 

Trevor's knee operation is scheduled for Saturday 22nd August. He is likely to be on recovery leave until mid-September.
Vicky Hill Parish Administrator is now on annual leave until Monday 24th August. 

Lydia Fuller Youth Worker is on annual leave from Monday 24th August until Friday 4th September

Click this link to be taken to the official site of the Bexley Borough Neighbourhood Watch Association (BBNWA)

With over 1,100 Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in place in Bexley, your association is growing in strength and size.
Each Watch has a co-ordinator and deputy who are in contact with the BBNWA Management Committee and office volunteers who provide backup and support and act as a link with the police and other agencies. Christ Church is a member of Faith Watch. 

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