Weekly News Sheet


United Benefice of Reculver: St. Mary the Virgin Reculver,

St. Bartholomew Herne Bay and

Holy Cross Hoath

 2nd Sunday of Epiphany         Year C                          16th January 2022 

Sunday 16th January 2022

St. Mary’s 8 a.m. Holy Communion BCP 

9.30 a.m. Morning Worship 

St. Bart’s 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion 

Holy Cross 11 a.m. Morning Worship 

Friday 21st January 2022 – 9.15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Benefice Prayers in Holy Cross.

Sunday 23rd January 2022

St. Mary’s 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion 

St. Bart’s 9.30 a.m. Morning Worship

6.30 p.m. Evening Praise 

Holy Cross 11 a.m. Holy Communion 

Friday 28th January 2022 – 9.15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Benefice Prayers in Holy Cross.




COLLECT.Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord.

1st Reading: Isaiah 62.1–5 The LORD says this: For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch.  The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give.  You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.  You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married.  For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your builder marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

2nd Reading:  Corinthians 12.1–11 Concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.  You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak.  Therefore, I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Let Jesus be cursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.  Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.  To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.  To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.  All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

GOSPEL  John 2: 1-11Hear the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ according to John ; ALL SAY:  Glory to you O Lord. There was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’  And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.’  His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’  Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.  Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim.  He said to them, ‘Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.’ So, they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kep t the good wine until now.’ Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.  This is the Gospel of Christ.ALL SAY:  Praise to you O Christ. 

POST COMMUNION   God of glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life:

fill us with your Holy Spirit that through us the light of your glory may shine in all the world.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNWELLRichard,  April and Ella  A, Margaret P, James B, Valerie H, Lindsey P, Aileen B, Ray J, Graeme A, Anita B, Paul M, Rosina H, Clare, Aaron W, Abbie N,  Jo B, Gordon & Marita W, Sheila M, Annie and Alisdair W, Jeanette R , Kim H, Joy N, Alexandra, Linda M, Lee B, Anthony H, Neil Thornton, Marian B, Ann M, Andrew P, Brian, Joan S, baby Logan Lay, Julie and Richard, Don, Sarah, Liz,  Patsy M, Mike E, Dennis P, Beverley, Simon S, Matilda R, John C, , Kevin J, Tommy and Vicki, Hilda , Jean H, Edith Martin, Mary H , Stephen , Del, Sandy Rogers, Geoff B and Jennifer( Jill Bell’s sister) and baby Willow Brewster, Ron, Floss and Paul A. 


Dear God, please help us to come together to pray, work, socialise and thus strengthen our fellowship. 

To be open hearted and generous and to find more ways to reach out to our communities.

To be more relevant to young people and families in our communities. To have a heart for evangelism and sharing the gospel, which changes lives. We pray for the refurbishing of St Bart’s which would enable community events to happen, especially for the elderly and the disadvantaged. We pray for the hopeful reordering of St. Mary’s which would enable community events to be held in church.  Lord, we thank you that you are an amazing God who blesses us mightily. Amen.

Bountiful God, You welcome us with lavish kindness, And send us to a world in need.
Teach us the joyful paradox of generosity, That in giving we receive, 

And in sharing we find treasure. Amen.



We are delighted that the Monthly Games Sessions will be taking place again in St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall at 10.30 am. on Thursday, 13th January, Thursday, 10th February and Thursday, 10th March 2022.

Do come and join us and play your favourite game of Chicken Foot,Scrabble, Rummikub, Dominoes or Yahtzee.    Price is £7.00 per person which includes a two-course lunch with tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Contact:  Val on 01227-363255 or Pam on 01227-368529.

Food BANK ; 

Please do remember us when you're out shopping. Christmas is over but we are still helping lots of people who are struggling with the cost of living. We are seriously low on tomatoes, tinned meats, tinned fruits, tinned/packet desserts & shower gel 

                    You can also donate financially by texting FOOD1 to 70970 to give £5, or visit buff.ly/3s58G9X * 

Donations can be taken to Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Co-op in Herne Bay or Riverside Church, Chestfield.  if you would like to support our Raise The Rent campaign click here: https://gofund.me/e9c2b16d 

Food Bank Giving Sunday – the 4th Sunday of each month.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.



Congratulations to all winners in the Xmas raffle drawn at St Mary’s Carol service on 19th December.

Total profit split equally between St Mary’s, St Barts and Holy Cross was £276.90.

Many thanks to all those who helped with selling tickets and of course to those who purchased them.


*******Please note Holy Cross will be holding their Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy on Saturday 15th Jan from 10a.m. to 12 noon. *********                      


Request from JanetI am not a scaredy cat, but if on a Tuesday morning between 9.15 a.m. and 12 noon, you should come into St. Bart’s please could you just let me know as I will be in the office preparing the pew sheet and  I will be on my own.  Thank you in advance.