For Your Prayers As part of Churches Together in Hexham we pray for the people of Hexham Society of Friends (The Quaker Meeting) Within Hexham Deanery we pray for the parishes of Greenhead and Haltwhistle and their Vicar, Revd Neil Wilson Within our Diocese we pray for the work of Partners in Community Action and all who serve the needs of communities that are struggling. Within our Parish we pray for our Vergers, office staff and all who look after and care for the Abbey. We pray for our world, especially for the situations in Syria, Tunisia, and for the new Israeli government. We pray for all those who died or who lost loved ones in the Germanwings plane crash. For those who are unwell or who have asked for our prayers including, Karen Wells, Elizabeth Clarke, Ken Norton, Malcolm Hare, Edna O’Neil, Stan Batey, Joyce Christie, Alice Yates and Br Damian SSF. For those who have died and all those who mourn. HEXHAM ABBEY The Priory and Parish Church of St Andrew Sunday 29th March Palm Sunday Welcome to the Abbey today as we gather for worship and fellowship. Today we begin the journey of Holy Week, acclaiming Jesus today as King then following him on the road to the cross, the empty tomb and the joy of the Easter resurrection. A warm welcome if you are visiting today. During communion all are welcome to come forward for bread and wine or a blessing – if for a blessing simply keep your head bowed. We do hope you can stay for refreshments in the South Transept after Parish Eucharist. Junior Church please join the opening procession and you will be guided to your group in the Priory Buildings. Sunday Tots (0-5) make your way to the Priory Buildings through the Cloister Porch door during the first hymn. TODAY'S SERVICES The Parish Centre Office is open Monday – Friday 10am-1pm. Tel 01434 602 031 Email: [email protected] Website: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk Administrator: Canon Dr Dagmar Winter Tel: 01434 604 580 (except Monday) Revd Michelle Dalliston Tel. 0191 281 6554 (except Monday) Revd Alan Currie Tel. 01434 607614 (except Saturday) Canon Frank Dexter Tel 01434 601759 Ken Newitt (394 352) Roger Milton and Douglas Vigor Marcus Wibberley (602 031) Andrew Wyatt Sally McRobie Volunteer & Events Manager: Jane Musto (611 904) Rector: Interim Minister: Assistant Priest: Retired Clergy Contact: Reader: Readers Emeriti: Director of Music: Assistant Organist: Finance Officer: Vergers: Education & Community Officer: Hexham Abbey PCC: Parish Visiting: Hexham Abbey Heritage Trading Ltd (HAHTL) 8.30 am 10.00am Setting: Anthem: Voluntary: 5.00pm Lay Chair of the PCC: Canon Gill Alexander Churchwardens: Paul Binks, Fiona Finnon, Fiona Kelsey, Helen Milner, Chris Wilson PCC Hon. Treasurer: Susan Robson PCC Secretary: Michelle Mackie Fiona Kelsey (600 372) Shop Manager: Hugh Fearnall Café Manager: Sally Oliver Business Manager: Clare Daltry (611 908) Widor Messe à deux choeurs et deux orgues’, Op. 36 Byrd Ave verum corpus Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 Choral Evensong (note change of time) Officiant: Dagmar Winter Reader: Jonathan Hewitt Canticles: Greatorex Magnificat [Woodlands] Anthem: Goodall The Lord is my shepherd Voluntary: Ogden Penguins’ Playtime Hymns: 642, 306 This will be an earlier and shortened service incorporating the ‘Be a Chorister for a Day’ event. Rachel Ogilvie Derek Iles & Austin Winstanley (607 090) Toni Bush (611 905) Holy Communion President: Alan Currie Passion Gospel Preacher: Parish Eucharist (meet at the Bandstand at 9.40am) President: Dagmar Winter Passion Gospel Preacher: Intercessor: Bridget Hewitt NEXT SUNDAY'S SERVICES 5th April – Easter Day 8.30 am Holy Communion President & Dagmar Winter Preacher: 10:00am 6.30pm Parish Festival Eucharist President: Alan Currie Preacher: Dagmar Winter Reader: Marion Pennie Intercessor: Judi Cornforth Festal Choral Evensong Officiant: Dagmar Winter Preacher: Alan Currie Reader: Jason Robinson-Gay At Hexham Abbey we have a vision of a world in which God’s love is enjoyed, celebrated and shared. Services, Meetings and Events in the Abbey the week beginning 30.03.15 HOLY WEEK Monday 30th March 9.00am Holy Week 2015 – starting today, Palm Sunday, we Morning Prayer - A reflective 20 minute service to start the day 9.30am 5.00pm 7.30pm 9.00pm Holy communion with Address Evening Prayer - A reflective 20 minute service to end the day. Prayer Walk in the Abbey Compline Tuesday 31st March 9.00am 12.00pm 5.00pm 9.00pm Morning Prayer Holy Communion with address (Frank Dexter) Evening Prayer Compline Wednesday 1st April 9.00am 9.30am 10.15am Morning Prayer Holy Communion (Jean Mayland) Tots’ Praise – Songs, stories and fun for babies, toddlers and pre-school children and their carers. 11.00am 5.00pm 9.00pm Chrism Mass at Newcastle Cathedral Evening Prayer Compline Thursday 2nd April – Maundy Thursday 9.00am 9.30am Morning Prayer Prayer Group – Treasury a group that prays the petitions left at the Prayer Board. Fish, 601 142 10.30am 5.00pm 7.30pm Contact: Elizabeth Holy Communion with address (Janet Jackson) Evening Prayer Eucharist of the Last Supper with Foot Washing, followed by the Watch until 10pm Friday 3rd April – Good Friday 9.00am 10.30am 12-2pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 5.00pm Good Friday Litany Walk of Witness, starting at the M&S carpark We keep silence in the Abbey The Last Hour: Reflections for Good Friday Abbey open for quiet prayer and reflection Prayer walk available for personal devotion Evening Prayer Saturday 4th April – Holy Saturday 9.00am 5.00pm 9.00pm Parish Notices Morning Prayer Evening Prayer Easter Vigil with kindling of the Easter fire and First Eucharist of Easter enter into the drama of the last week of Jesus’ life – sharing his journey from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, to his death on the cross, and experiencing again the shock of the empty tomb and the dawning joy of his new Easter life. The Easter Triduum, beginning with the Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, then the events of Good Friday, the Saturday Easter Vigil and finally Easter Day itself, takes us into the greatest mystery and wonder of our faith. The Easter Vigil this year also includes a celebration of the First Eucharist of Easter and through readings, music, the lighting of the Easter Fire and Pascal Candle and the joy of the Eucharist is a moving and uplifting service with which Christians have welcomed in Easter since the earliest of days. Although it’s a late start, children may well enjoy this service! Do come and be a part of The Great Week, through the range of services at the Abbey and across all the Hexham Churches. See leaflets for details. CTiH Holy Week Gazebo – From Monday to Thursday of Holy Week there will be a gazebo and stall outside Hexham Abbey offering people a chance to talk, to leave a prayer request and to be reminded of the story of Easter. A Special Thank You - To show our appreciation of all the hard work that our retired clergy have undertaken during the recent interregnum, we would like to invite the congregation to contribute towards a gift which we will present to them at the AGM on Sunday 26th April. If you would like to make a donation, please leave your contribution with Sally in the Parish Office. Contemplative Prayer Group – Concludes this week, meet at the Slype door at 7.15pm. Flowers - If you would like to make a donation towards Easter flowers in the Abbey, please use the purple envelopes on the South Transept table. If you are a tax payer, please ensure you complete the GiftAid details on the envelope. Family Easter Challenge – Solve the riddles in order to find the nine hidden letters around the Abbey… a free, fun, family activity for the school holidays. Mini prizes for all who enter! The art-carts are also available – why not give them a whirl? Sung Responses to the Gospel Bach Lent Series: We conclude our Lenten exploration of the organ music of J S Bach (1685-1750) today with his Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542. Composed between 1708 and 1717, the Fantasia contains chromatic harmonies suggesting a later date when 'well-tempered' tuning was more available. Bach performed the Fugue (one of his most technicallydemanding) at his audition to become Organist of the Jacobikirche, Hamburg, in 1720. Astonishingly, he didn't get the post, and some believe this to be the work of skullduggery by his then current employer, who didn't want him to leave.
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