Weekly News Sheet


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

St. Bartholomew Herne Bay and

Holy Cross Hoath


Ephiphany 3                Year B                                                   24th January 2021

This is the 4th  Sunday of the month.

All churches will be closed until further notice.

Services will be streamed online as before.


We have decided to continue Praise online twice a month on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 6.30pm. On these Sundays a song sheet will be available on the website and will be sent out in the packs.


Update on COVID 19 from Rev Sue

We will continue to send everything out with pewsheet and send packs to those not on the internet. Everything will also go up on the website.

I’m sure we are all feeling very tired and fed up but we can rejoice that God is good all the time! His love is forever in Him we Trust.

If anyone needs help please contact me so we can sort help out. Even if it is you feel lonely or fed up and want a chat please phone me.

Rev Sue 01227 360948 / 07495861609


COLLECT God of all mercy, your Son proclaimed good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed: anoint us with your Holy Spirit and set all your people free to praise you in Christ our Lord.

 1st Reading; Genesis 14.17-20  After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). And King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High. He blessed him and said, ‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!’ And Abram gave him one-tenth of everything.

2nd Reading ; Revelation 19.6-10

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunderpeals, crying out, ‘Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.  Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready; to her it has been granted to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure’— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.  And the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ And he said to me, ‘These are true words of God.’ Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘You must not do that! I am a fellow-servant with you and your comrades who hold the testimony of Jesus.  Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.’

GOSPEL: Hear the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ according to John.  John 2:1-11

  ALL SAY: Glory to you O Lord. The Wedding at Cana.  On the third day 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 kept 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 the Lord.

ALL SAY; Praise to you O Christ.

POST COMMUNION Almighty Father, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world: may your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNWELL: Richard,  April and Ella  A, Margaret P, James B, Valerie H, Lindsey P, Aileen B,  Ray J, Graeme A, Anita B, Paul M, Rosina H, Graham C, Sheila R, Clare, Aaron W, Abbie N,  Jo B, Irene T, Gordon & Marita W, Sheila M, Annie and Alisdair W, Jeanette and Raymond R , Kim H, Joy N, Maggie Axten, 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 and Margaret , Sarah, Liz,  Jessica Brown ( aged 5) and Naomi and Aaron, Patsy M, Mike E, Dennis P, Beverley, Simon S, Matilda R, Connie F, John C, , Kevin J, Tommy and Vicki, Liz Abbatt, Emily, Riley Hodges, Michelle, Tara ( Collier) and Hilda.

PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THEIR FAMILIESKen Ranger – funeral details to follow. Graham Clifford – funeral details to follow.  George Jones – Memorial Service to follow once Covid lets up.



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.


Creator of the heavens, who led the magi by a star to worship the Christ-child: guide and sustain us,
that we may find our journey's end in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen





Please do follow government guidelines and keep safe.



If you want to join in Services, please ask to be my friend on Facebook and I will accept you as my friend and then you can join the service live. I do share it afterwards with the three churches facebook pages. This has been the best way of doing it for most. All service booklets are either sent out in packages to those not on the net or on our website www.unitedbeneficereculver.co.uk . Hope to see you connected.


There is light at the end of the tunnel BUT it is a very long tunnel. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again, but please be aware that services will be extremely different.







Continued financial support to our three churches is vital and greatly appreciated especially through the current restrictions on services.

Should you wish to continue with your regular giving we have the following alternatives available other than the envelope scheme or plate collection which will minimise social contact and avoid handling of cash.


1. A regular standing order from your bank on a specified date.

2. A direct payment from your bank account as and when.


If you should be interested in setting up either of the above, please contact your Parish Treasurer (details below) and they will provide the necessary information.

In the meantime, many thanks for your consideration and financial support.

St Mary’s

Iain Farquhar

Mobile 07734 580805                                                                                           

Email iainnwfarquhar@hotmail.co.uk

St Barts

Geoff Williams

Mobile 07522437100

Email geoffw81@gmail.com


The same alternatives are available for giving as above.  Bank account details for Holy Cross are

 SORT CODE :      20-17-92        ACCOUNT NUMBER : 10699292  PCC of Holy Cross, Hoath .

Holy Cross

Linda Attenborough

Mobile 07778167593

Email linda.attenborough@btinternet.com



Every Thursday Morning 11.00 am to 12.00 noon


In the Greenhill & Hoath Area Hosted by Community Warden Roger Lithgow

and Parish Priests Revd Sue Martin & Revd Carol Smith

LINK  Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 717 091 0539

Passcode: 3MKR69 

To Register E-mail: revsuemartin@btinternet.com



THANK YOU:     Hilda would like to thank everyone for their get-well messages.