Service sheet for 22nd May

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Trinity Sunday

This Trinity Sunday let us come to God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – so that we may be drawn into fellowship with the Godhead and become more holy people.

We welcome back the St Giles Singers who will be singing:

Choral Introit: Schubert – Holy, Holy, Holy

Mass Setting: Mozart – Missa Brevis in C KV 259

Communion Anthem: Parry – I was glad.

Please do stay for a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass.

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 146 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!

Psalm 8

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

One God, who was, and who is, and who is to come, the Almighty.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel John 16:12-15

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 373 How shall I sing that majesty

Communion Hymn 358 Father of heaven, whose love profound

Recessional Hymn 343 Bright the vision that delighted

Organ Voluntary Franck – Piece Heroique

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St John and Tuckswood, Lakenham – Clergy: Peter Fox, Kate Belcher, Rosemary Rayner; Synod Reps: Elaine Taylor, Keith Tovey, Beryl Hayward, Jim Hayward. Corpus Christi Celebration this Thursday at the Cathedral – ‘feed us with your love’. The valuable ministry of the Retired Clergy – Bishop’s Officer for Retired Clergy, Widowers and Widows: Andrew Sangster. The interviews this week for Archdeacon of Norwich.

Readings next week: 1 Kings 8:22-23. 41-43; Psalm 96: 1-9; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1b-10

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 Churchwarden Bob Emsell

Readings 1st Carole Hill 2ndTracy Williams Intercessions Vikkie Shread

Chalice Carole Hill Organist IanGraydon

Servers Vikkie Shread, Carol Cullum, Tim Ives and Karen Kiddell


Tonight 6.30pm Evening Prayer at Douro House

Monday 23 May 7.30pm Bible Study at 37 Havelock Road

Tuesday 24 May 12 noon Said Mass John and Charles Wesley, 1791 and 1788

Wednesday 25 May 2.30pm Funeral of David Baxter at St George, Tombland (David was onetime Treasurer and Churchwarden at St Giles for over 30 years)

Thursday 26 May Corpus Christi 7.00pm City Centre Eucharist for Corpus Christi at the Cathedral followed by a light meal in the Hostry (booking needed – see below)

7.30pm Interesting Talk – see notice below

Friday 27 May 10.00am Morning Prayer led by Carol Cullum

Saturday 28 May Interviews for the Archdeacon of Norwich post

Sunday 29 May Trinity 1 10.30am Sung Parish Mass Celebrant and Preacher Fr Peter Varney


We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do take your service sheet and teaching flyer home with you. You can find our picture gallery as well as past service sheets online at

Bible Study on Monday 23 May will be at 7.30pm at 37 Havelock Road when we shall be studying Romans chapters 7 and 8.

Fr Darren is away from Wed 25 to Mon 30 May. Thanks to those who are providing worship cover.

Corpus Christi this Thursday – the meal in the Hostry will be a fork supper with Cathedral non-alcoholic punch and tea/coffee for £3 per head. To book tickets please contact Wendy Stagg by email at

The Interesting Talk on Thursday will be by Dr Hugh Doherty, a medievalist from UEA. He will talk about “The Relic-Collecting of Mabel de Bec – the power of venerated objects in the Middle Ages”.

The National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham is on Monday 30th May.

The Interesting Talks and Film Club have raised £156.17 (Film Club) and £259.15 (Interesting Talks) making a wonderful total of £415.32 towards church funds. Many thanks to Carole Hill, Annie Blyth and Raymond Scott for all their hard work in organising these enjoyable evenings.

The Wisteria Concert and Raffle raised £459 for church funds. Many thanks to all who took part.

The first Stalls of 2016 raised £481.25 getting Stalls off to a good start! Many thanks to all helpers.

This month’s charity is Christian Aid – please see the Charities notice board for details. Thank you to all who supported the various fund-raising activities. The total for ‘Count Your Blessings’ for C.A. was £416.90 and the total amount raised at the Quiz on Friday will be announced in the Churchwarden’s Notices.

The West Pottergate Community Fun Day is on Sat 16th July 11am to 3pm in the Rectory gardens. Tracy and Bev are looking for support/help. Please sign the list at the back of Church to register your interest/support. More information by speaking to them after Mass.

Date for PCC – Monday 27 June at 7.30pm in the Cathedral. The Bishop has asked that every PCC member in the Norwich Archdeaconry attend this year’s Archdeacon’s Visitation at which the Churchwardens are sworn into office and the new Diocesan Mission Strategy will be launched. Please put the date in your diaries – this event is open to anyone who is interested and would like to attend.

Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising this appeal.

The church heating is now switched off for the summer. Wrap up warm if we get a cold spell!

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