Service sheet for 27th March

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 27th March 2016

Easter Day

God calls us by name, seeking our recognition of his presence in our hearts and lives. Let us worship him with praise and thanksgiving.


Please join us for a celebratory glass of wine for Easter after the Mass.

The Mass begins this morning with the lighting of our Easter candle from the light of the Cathedral Paschal candle, blessed by our Bishop last night.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 103 Alleluya! Alleluya! Hearts to heaven and voices raise

Psalm 118

Gradual Hymn 110 Jesus Christ is risen to-day, Alleluya!

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors I am the first and the last, says the Lord, and the living one;

I was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel John 20:1-18

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 104 At the Lamb’s high feast we sing

Communion Hymn 295 Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Recessional Hymn 120 Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son

Organ Voluntary Lefebure-Wely – Sortie in Eb

Readings next week: Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31

Norwich East Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Mary-in-the-Marsh – Clergy: Andrew Bryant; Reader and Synod Rep: Francis Gothard. City Hall and City Councillors; Norwich Crown Court; Norwich Coroner’s Court, Chaplain: Christine Copsey.

2016 Church motto text ‘Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.’ Psalm 85 v.10 (King James Bible)

A helpful text as we work and pray with our Roman Catholic friends in their ‘Year of Mercy’

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Fr. Darren Thornton, Part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 – day off on Monday

Parish Ordinands Tracy Williams and Annie Blyth

Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)

Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) – Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580


Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Duty Churchwarden Bob Emsell

1st Reading Kate Baldry 2ndReading Rhiannon Wassell

Intercessions Vikkie Shread Chalice Pat Emsell Organist Ian Graydon

Servers Tracy Williams, Karen Kiddell, Tim Ives, Annie Blyth and John Baldry


Tuesday 29 March 12.00 noon Noon Prayers led by Carol Cullum

Thursday 31 March 7.30pm Interesting Talk – Elspeth Rushbrook (see below)

Friday 1 April 10.00am Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey

7.30pm Film Club

Sunday 3 April Second of Easter 10.30am Sung Parish Mass Includes Healing Ministry with Revd Gillian Ireson; Presentation by Tracy, Bev and Annie about our links/developments with West Pottergate; Traidcraft Stall after Mass.


Our congratulations and best wishes to Mavis Jacobs celebrating her 80th birthday and Annie Blyth celebrating her 60th birthday! The cake and fizz after Mass have been given by them both for us all to enjoy. Many Happy Returns!

A big thank you to all who decorated the church so beautifully for Easter.

Fr Darren would like to thank all who sent him Easter cards and gifts which are greatly appreciated.

Today is the deadline for any who want to book to join us during the Deanery weekendfor the day on Saturday 4 June. Please make your payment of £43 to John Baldry. Thank you.

The Interesting Talk on Thursday entitled “Where have the Conquest builders most left their mark?” is a quick and sometimes quirky illustrated whizz round the best spots of the country ending with Norwich. Elspeth Rushbrook is a local writer and speaker with a 20 year interest in architecture.

Film Club – Please see the railings outside St Giles for details of the film to be shown this Friday.

Our Traidcraft Stall is next Sunday with 20% off some teas and 10% off selected food items and other sale items too! Don’t forget your purse, or you can pay by cheque. Spring catalogues are available to borrow, or look online at and Kate can order for you, saving delivery charges. There are some lovely gift items and a wide selection of greetings cards – take a look!

Bible Study – next meeting on Tuesday 12 April at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Road. We shall be continuing our studies in Proverbs which are proving to be very interesting and thought-provoking.

Diocesan magazine – copies of the March/April Magazine are at the back of Church. It includes the Diocesan prayer calendar that we are encouraged to use daily. Do take home your free copy.

Christian Aid “Count your Blessings” – Wouldthose who have used these sheets during Lent please give your donations to Lindsey Green, our Christian Aid rep, who will be happy to bank them for you.

Charity of the Month – our March charity is Us (formerly USPG) – details are on our charities board.

Walsingham Bible Week “Live the Word” – details can be found on the table at the back of church. Do speak to Mavis for more information. These weeks are excellent teaching and lots of fun!

Jan McFarlane – The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Jan McFarlane, Archdeacon of Norwich, as the 6th suffragan Bishop of Repton in the Diocese of Derby. Jan will be consecrated as a Bishop by the Archbishop of Canterbury on Wednesday 29 June and will begin her ministry in Derbyshire later in the summer. Our congratulations, love and best wishes go with her from St Giles. The date for Jan’s farewell is to follow.

New members of St Giles family please do ask Raymond or Annie to take your photo for our family album which sits on the table at the back of church – this can be done today or next Sunday. The album is always updated at this time of year so don’t miss the chance for your lovely photo to appear!

As we enter Eastertide we remember the command of Jesus at the Last Supper: “Do this in remembrance of me.” The passionate body and blood of Jesus is revealed to us every time we come to receive the Holy Sacrament. We come to worship to express our passion for God and in return he reminds us of his passion for us. It is good to have Elsie Johnson’s knitted Last Supper back in the altar as we reflect on Holy Week and Easter.

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