Pews News – 17 October 2021

† St Andrews
Proclaiming Christ in Clewer
17 October 2021 Trinity 20
Parish Eucharist



Are you an organised person?

Some of us like order more than others and when things go out of order we become out of sorts. This week has seen me stay home with a cough and annoying sore throat, I had to cancel a few things and rest a while. I have been a bit out of order, its not what I had planned for the week!

We like our routines, our organised cupboards and spread sheets and to do lists and just when we think everything is planned…. a spanner is thrown in, the bus was delayed, the shop didn’t sell what you wanted, your friend cancelled a long awaited visit and the examples goes on. Perhaps you are a more spontaneous person, seeing where the day/week takes you, going with the flow as my mother used to say?

And the same goes for our faith, order and form, spontaneity, creativity? In today’s bible readings we explore what order means and how much are we prepared for God to disorder our lives?

Blessings for you week ahead however it turns out!
Revd Rosie
Collect – The Prayer of the day

God, the giver of life,
whose Holy Spirit wells up within your Church:
by the Spirit’s gifts equip us to live the gospel of Christ
and make us eager to do your will,
that we may share with the whole creation
the joys of eternal life;
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.


Isaiah 53.4-end

Surely he has borne our infirmities
   and carried our diseases;
yet we accounted him stricken,
   struck down by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions,
   crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the punishment that made us whole,
   and by his bruises we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
   we have all turned to our own way,
and the Lord has laid on him
   the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
   yet he did not open his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
   and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
   so he did not open his mouth.
By a perversion of justice he was taken away.
   Who could have imagined his future?
For he was cut off from the land of the living,
   stricken for the transgression of my people.
They made his grave with the wicked
   and his tomb with the rich,
although he had done no violence,
   and there was no deceit in his mouth.

Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him with pain.
When you make his life an offering for sin,
   he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days;
through him the will of the Lord shall prosper.
   Out of his anguish he shall see light;
he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge.
   The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous,
   and he shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great,
   and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;
because he poured out himself to death,
   and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
   and made intercession for the transgressors.

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm 91.9-end

9    Because you have made the Lord your refuge •
      and the Most High your stronghold,
10  There shall no evil happen to you, •
      neither shall any plague come near your tent.
11  For he shall give his angels charge over you, •
      to keep you in all your ways.
12  They shall bear you in their hands, •
      lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13  You shall tread upon the lion and adder; •
      the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14  Because they have set their love upon me,
          therefore will I deliver them; •
      I will lift them up, because they know my name.
15  They will call upon me and I will answer them; •
      I am with them in trouble,
         I will deliver them and bring them to honour.
16  With long life will I satisfy them •
      and show them my salvation.

Hebrews 5.1-10

Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is subject to weakness; and because of this he must offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. And one does not presume to take this honour, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was.
So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him,
‘You are my Son,
   today I have begotten you’;
as he says also in another place,
‘You are a priest for ever,
   according to the order of Melchizedek.’
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Reading

Mark 10.35-45

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
Glory to you O Lord.

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ And they said to him, ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.’ But Jesus said to them, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?’ They replied, ‘We are able.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.’

When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, ‘You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you O Christ.

Prayers – Stuart Cockman

Let us pray, for the Church and for the world, and let us thank God for his goodness.  

Bless those whom you have called to be priests and ministers in the Church. Fulfil your purpose in them that they may always be faithful to the divine priesthood of Christ. Free them from worldly ambition, to serve you faithfully in all things.

And we pray for the Church, and all Bishops and Priests, throughout the world. We pray especially for our Archbishops Justin and Stephen. And in our area, we pray for our Bishops Stephen and Olivia; for Revd Rosie, Revd Louise, and Canon Brian. We pray for all decision makers in the Church, and for the work of the General Synod.

In the Anglican cycle of prayer we pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

Give to the rulers of the world that wisdom and care that can come only from your grace. Let all in authority use their positions with justice, learning that the spirit of service is greater than the love of power..

We pray for all those who work for peace, negotiators and world leaders.  We pray for the all the countries of the world in a state of war; we pray especially today for the people of Afghanistan. We also pray for peace in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Nigeria. 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

Spare us, in our families and in our work, from selfish disputes. With mutual love, let us live in the obedience that Jesus taught his followers by his word and his example.

And in our local community, we pray for everyone in Clewer, Dedworth, and in Windsor. We pray for our Church school, Clewer Green, the head teacher Martin Tinsley and all the pupils, staff and governors. For all our Care Homes, for the safety of residents and staff. 
And in our parish Cycle of Prayer: Please we pray for all who live or work in Nelson Road, Bridgeman Drive, St Johns Drive, Clewer Green School, St Edwards First School, St Edwards Middle School, and Windsor Girls School.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

Have mercy on those who suffer under oppressive power. Strengthen those who are sad and afflicted. Accept their suffering to be united and healed in the sufferings of Christ. 

We pray for all in need, especially today: Blake, Sam, Reuben, Don, Karl, Hugh and Sarah, Joanna, Pam, Holly, Hugo, Frank and Barbara, Bill, Suzanne, Christopher, Jackie, Alan, Norman and Diane, Patricia, and John. Refugees, Prisoners, the Homeless and those who mourn.

And we also pray for all who have asked for our prayers, those whose needs we know, and those known to God alone. 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

We pray that the departed may rest in Christ, the author of their salvation. Have mercy on those who are dying that as they share his experience of death, they may rise with him to eternal life.

And with confidence in the love of Christ who died for sinners, we commend the souls recently departed this life, and those whose anniversaries fall at this time. 

Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord, 
and let light perpetual shine upon them.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

We join our prayers with those of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Andrew, St Agnes, and all the Saints, as we commend ourselves, one another, and those we have prayed for, to your unfailing love.

Merciful Father, 
accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.  

Prayer after communion

God our Father,
whose Son, the light unfailing,
has come from heaven to deliver the world from the darkness of ignorance:
let these holy mysteries open the eyes of our understanding
that we may know the way of life,
and walk in it without stumbling;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.Listen to Revd Louise’s Sermon (last week)



BCP evening prayer is on Sunday at 5pm via a Zoom link. We will send out the order of service later.

EP Readings
Psalm 141
Joshua 14.6-14
Matthew 12.1-21

Sunday EP will be on Zoom on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays.
5th Sundays TBC.


Every Tuesday & Thursday – 5.00pm Evening Prayer Zoom

Every Friday – 9.00-11.00am Prayers & Bears at St Agnes

Sun 17 Oct 10.30am Parish Eucharist in Church
                      3.00pm Mini Mass – Children’s Church at St Agnes
                      5.00pm Evening Prayer Zoom

Sun 24 Oct 10.30am Bible Sunday Parish Eucharist in Church
                      5.00pm Evening Prayer Zoom

Sun 31 Oct 10.30am All Saints Parish Eucharist in Church
                      4.00pm All Souls – Light up the Churchyard

Sun 07 Nov 10.30am Parish Eucharist in Church
                      5.00pm Eucharist in Church

Sun 14 Nov   8.30am Said Eucharist in Church
                    10.45am Remembrance Service – War Memorial, Pirate Park
                     5.00pm Evening Prayer Zoom

Sun 21 Nov 10.30am Christ the King Parish Eucharist in Church
                      3.00pm Mini Mass – Children’s Church at St Agnes
                      5.00pm Evening Prayer Zoom

Sun 28 Nov 10.30am St Andrew Eucharist in Church
                      5.00pm Advent Carol Service in Church


This Sunday (3rd Sunday of the month) Children’s Church at 3pm at St Agnes Church on St Leonard’s Rd.


Prayers and Bears now starts with Tea and Toast at 9am on Fridays before our worship begins at 9.30am.


Light up the Churchyard – 4pm service in the Churchyard.


The service will be at the War Memorial in Clewer Memorial Park/Pirate Park at 10.45am on 14th November. No 10.30am service here in church, but there will be a said Eucharist at 8am,. The names of our War dead will be read out at our 5pm EP zoom and at the memorial.


Forward Thinking – we are aiming to light up the churchyard again this Christmas so we need lots more lights! if you want to donate please let Andrew know, money or lights. Thank you.


Please note that the God and Talent Yoga session has been moved from 13th October to the 20th October. Still at St Agnes Hall, at 7.30pm.

Another date for your diaries: our Christmas Market will be on 20 November this year, from 11.00-2.00.PATHWAYS
The Diocese magazine Pathways is being produced again. We will try to get printed copies, in the meantime you can read it online.

Click Here for Pathways


The government’s Coronavirus legislation on social distancing, face coverings, capacity, etc has now ended.

However, the latest guidance from the Church of England encourages us to make local decisions that are right for our church and community. To this end, we are advising:We should continue to use hand sanitiser as beforeWear face covering when you feel you should (if it is crowded, or you feel the need to, or during singing, which is allowed)The Eucharist will continue under One Kind (wafer only) for nowWhen distributing the Eucharist, Revd Rosie and Canon Brian will continue to wear a face coveringThere is no restriction on the number in each pew, but please ask before sharingThe alternate pews will remain signed as ‘Available Pew’, you are advised to use themWe will continue to record attendance for NHS Test and Trace purposes, or the Test and Trace QR code posters may be used instead


We will be having coffee together after the service, outside the Church, weather permitting.


St Andrews is open for private prayer on Wednesday mornings from 10.00-12.00. 


The suffering: Blake, Sam, Reuben, Don, Karl, Hugh and Sarah, Joanna, Pam, Holly, Hugo, Frank and Barbara, Bill, Suzanne, Christopher, Jackie, Alan, Norman and Diane, Patricia, and John. Refugees, Prisoners, the Homeless and those who mourn.

The departed: those recently departed this life, and those whose anniversaries fall at this time.

Community prayers: Clewer Green School, the head teacher Martin Tinsley and all the pupils, staff and governors. For all our Care Homes, for the safety of residents and staff. 

Parish Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for all who live in Nelson Road, Bridgeman Drive, St Johns Drive, Clewer Green School, St Edwards First School, St Edwards Middle School, and Windsor Girls School.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: please pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies.  Please also pray for the Churches in the Dioceses of Goma (Congo), Gombe (Nigeria), Grafton (Australia), Grahamstown (Southern Africa), Guadalcanal (Melanesia), and Guatemala (Central America).

Please continue to pray for and support your neighbours and families in any way you can whilst keeping yourself safe.


In light of recent events, you may want to consider giving to charity online.

For Afghanistan – Save the Children

For Haiti – Christian Aid addition, there is the Church of England Toolkit for supporting Afghan Refugees

Please support our church family member as he sleeps out for Windsor Homeless Project, well done James Brown.

Click Here for James’s Donations Page

Click Here for WHP Donations Page


Thank you very much for your generous Harvest donations, they were gratefully received when we delivered them to Dedworth Green Baptist church last Wednesday.

They still need: cereals, UHT milk, tinned meat, beans, pulses, pasta, desserts, fruit, rice, teabags, biscuits, sugar, coffee, toilet rolls, any toiletries, any cleaning items, and carrier bags.

Please continue to donate via the purple bin near the font, or the collection boxes that are around the community, the locations can be found on the Windsor Food Share website.

Or drop off at Dedworth Green Baptist church on Smith’s Lane on Wednesday or Thursdays between 10-3pm.


Thank you to everyone for all you have been able to give in this difficult time. Please consider continuing your regular giving by paying directly to our bank account, the details of which are:
HSBC Bank, High Street, Windsor
Sort Code: 40-47-37
Account number: 11373366 
Account name: PCC St Andrews Church
                       or if your bank doesn’t like this
                       Parochial Church Council St Andrews Clewer Parish
You may wish to consider transferring to the Parish Giving Scheme,
which we promoted in previous years. Details are on our page on their web site:


We also have the printed application forms available, please contact the Parish Office by email.
We also have boxes of numbered envelopes available, if you would like to use these please contact the Parish Office

The Parish Office is now closed again.
Out of hours office number: 07490 094261

Revd Rosie Webb: Tel: 01753  852334

Parish Website:

Churchwarden: Stuart Cockman
Safeguarding Policy:
Safeguarding Officer:
Pastoral helpline number: 07946 590223

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