PACT News – Petworth Area Churches Together
April 2019 update
Spring Lecture – Friday 5th April 6pm at St Mary’s Petworth – MP Damien Hinds will be speaking on ‘Developing Character Through Education’ and we have the privilege of the Bishop of Horsham chairing the meeting.
Palm Sunday Procession – Sunday 14th April 3pm from the Sacred Heart
‘As Jesus entered Jerusalem, the people went wild with excitement – the entire city was thrown into an uproar! Some asked “Who is this man?” And the crowds shouted back “This is Jesus! He’s the prophet from Nazareth of Gallilee!”’ Matthew 21:10-11 TPT
This wonderful procession through Petworth depicts Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with the story being told along the journey and songs as we process through the streets. We’ll have the Petworth Town Band, palms, a donkey and the story of Palm Sunday read by a variety of church goers in the town. The event finishes at St Mary’s where participants are made very welcome with tea and cake.
Coffee Mornings – at the United Reformed Church every Friday from 10am, with a hive of activity amongst the stalls and refreshments. All welcome.
Petworth Area Churches Together - working together in harmony
The Petworth Foodbank continues with about two/three calls a week – it is a privilege to be able to provide a practical helping hand to those in need. A big thank you to John Riddell who has steered the operation for the last 5 years – he’s now stepping down and the trusty team of volunteers will continue to support the recipients of food parcels. An enormous thank you to you all!
Kate & Karl Ayling
WEEKLY PARISH PRAYER - AT PLAISTOW CHURCH EVERY SATURDAY MORNING
Each Saturday morning at Holy Trinity Church in Plaistow we gather for half an hour of prayer, beginning at 8.30 am and finishing as the clock strikes nine o'clock. Everybody is welcome - whether you have something specific to pray for or not. You can voice your prayer openly or keep it private or simply affirm the prayers of others. It's not a service as such - there are no processions, rituals, hymns or music. We just sit around the big table and pray.