Amesbury Parish Church
The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor

This Week's Pew Sheet


Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity

(Green) Year C

2 October 2022


Eternal God, you crown the year with your goodness and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season: grant that we may use them to your glory, for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being; 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.


Deuteronomy 26.1-11; Revelation 14.14-18; John 6.25-35


O taste and see that the Lord is good (4 vv.)


Keep, O Lord, your Church, with your perpetual mercy; and, because without you our human frailty cannot but fall, keep us ever by your help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Today's Reader:         Wendy Ellis

Today's Intercessor:  Shaula Crabtree

In our prayers this week:


The Sick:

Margery Gill; Tony Cash; Canon Alan Gill;  Pauline Jones; Jean Harding; Peter Davenport; Peter Davies; Margaret Felgate; David Porter


The Departed:

Anniversaries of death this week:

4th – Sandra Radford

6th – Philip Myles,

6th - Edna Pike

8th – Gill Curnow

Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord;

and let light perpetual shine upon them.

May they rest in peace; and rise in glory.


Baptisms:  2nd at 12noon - Emily Paye



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2 Kings 5.1-3,7-15c; 2 Timothy 2.8-15; Luke 17.11-19


2nd Local youth organisations

3rd All visitors to our church and parish

4th Churches Together in Amesbury

5th Vocations

6th Our local doctors and health care staff

7th Buckland Court Care Home

8th Our digital communications


10am – Ave verum corpus – Edward Elgar

Notices for the weekly pew sheet should be sent to Fr Darren by email, please. They will be included at the earliest available opportunity.



WELCOME to church for today’s services! After the Parish Eucharist please join us for refreshments in the North Transept.


We celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving at our Parish Eucharist today. Any tinned or packaged food offerings will subsequently be donated to the Foodbank. Thank you. 

Just so you know…copies of the various refrains sung during the Responsorial Psalm are to be found inside the front cover of your hymn books. 

COVID-19: Hand gel and face coverings are available for you in church; please make use of these as you wish. The PCC will continue to monitor the situation in the light of further guidance from the national Church and Diocese. 


Update regarding the distribution of Holy Communion: a shared chalice will now be available for those who wish to receive the wine alongside the host; please do not feel compelled if you are in any way anxious about this – full communion is received in either or both kinds. You are kindly requested to refrain from intinction (dipping) the wafer into the chalice. 

‘Have you thought about…’ leading the intercessions during the Parish Eucharist? Support and resources are available to help. Please speak with Fr Darren. 


Please continue to support the people of Ukraine in prayer and giving.

The Daily Offices of Morning Prayer (8.30am) and Evening Prayer (4pm) take place most weekdays in the Jesus Chapel. All are welcome. 


The Midweek Eucharist is held on Wednesdays at 11am in the Jesus Chapel. This is a short, quiet said service. All are welcome. The wearing of face coverings is encouraged when attending. Thank you.

Yesterday we had a fabulous coffee morning with the Silver Salisbury group, people from across the world sharing stories for the history project, visitors from the community decorating the church with flowers for Harvest, and music from the Amesbury Community Soul Singers! Thank you to everyone involved in this successful venture – we look forward to the next one!

At next week’s Parish Eucharist the music has been selected to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams on 12 October 1872. 

Looking ahead…we hope to hold a Christmas Craft Fayre on Saturday 3 December 10am-3pm (note revised times). If you would like to be a stall holder (£10 per stall) and/or can help on the day, please speak with Jeanette A’Court or sign up on the list on the table near the main entrance. Thank you. 

Our Contemplative Prayer Group will be relaunched shortly. More details to follow, but if you are interested, please let Fr Darren know. Why not come and try it? 

Have you seen the coloured leaflets on the table near the church entrance? They are part of a set of information leaflets written in clear language which explain aspects of the Church’s faith and practice. The first one, entitled ‘Praying the Eucharist’ is available now - please take one. Other leaflets will be on offer in the coming months.  

The Amesbury Parish Church Living History Project is open for submissions. Did you have a significant moment in your life where the Amesbury Parish Church of St Mary and St Melor was the location? Please share your story in 500 words or less, indicating dates and attaching no more than two photos of the event by emailing with your submission. Deadline is December 31, 2022. Flyers for distribution are available in the church. 

If you receive this pew sheet electronically and attend worship, please consider printing a small number of copies for the benefit of others and place them on the table near the font. Thank you very much.

Please let Fr Darren know if you or someone else would like him to contact you/them in the coming weeks. Please also remember to provide a contact telephone number. 


Notices for the weekly pew sheet should be sent to Fr Darren by email, please. They will be included at the earliest available opportunity.  

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Fr Darren can be contacted on (01980) 259054 or His usual day off is Friday. He would be grateful to be spared all but emergency calls on that day.

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Serving the community and growing in Christ.