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May

Pentecost (Whit Sunday)

Welcome to St Peter's Berkhamsted

Today's services:

8:00am Eucharist
9:30am Sung Eucharist

Music this week

Hymns:
433 O worship the King all glorious above
137 Come down, O Love divine
263 All creatures of our God and King (omit *)
Anthem: Come, Holy Ghost - Thomas Attwood
Voluntary: Fantasia super ‘Komm, Heiliger Geist’ BWV 651 – J.S. Bach

First reading: Acts 2.1-21

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
“In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Psalm 104 (vv. 26-37)

psalm chant
26 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
27 There is the sea, spread far and wide,
and there move creatures beyond number, both small and great.
Response
32 When you send forth your spirit, they are created,
and you renew the face of the earth.
33 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever;
may the Lord rejoice in his works;
34 He looks on the earth and it trembles;
he touches the mountains and they smoke.
Response
35 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will make music to my God while I have my being.
36 So shall my song please him
while I rejoice in the Lord.
37 Let sinners be consumed out of the earth
and the wicked be no more.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Alleluia.
Response
26 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
27 There is the sea, spread far and wide,
and there move creatures beyond number, both small and great.
Response
32 When you send forth your spirit, they are created,
and you renew the face of the earth.
33 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever;
may the Lord rejoice in his works;
34 He looks on the earth and it trembles;
he touches the mountains and they smoke.
Response
35 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will make music to my God while I have my being.
36 So shall my song please him
while I rejoice in the Lord.
37 Let sinners be consumed out of the earth
and the wicked be no more.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Alleluia.
Response

The Gospel: John 15.26-27; 16.4b-15

The lord be with you
And also with you
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
Glory to you, O Lord
‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.

‘I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, “Where are you going?” But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgement: about sin, because they do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; about judgement, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.

‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, O Christ

Intercessions

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Canada

Diocese ✚✚Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, ✚Alan, Bishop of St Albans, ✚ Jane, Bishop of Hertford, and Charles, Archdeacon of St Albans
In our
continuing prayers
Christina Billington, Margaret Douglas, Judith Hill, Douglas Hill, John Malcolm, Clare Wallington, Denis Beard, Mary Beard, Patricia Cody, Ghullam Mutaheri, Nola Frost, Betty Beggs, Audrey Higginbotham, Teddy Higginbotham, Jo Neale, Barbara McKenna, Barbara Conway, Yvonne Hart
In our
immediate prayers
Frozan Mutaheri, Leah Holdroyd, Len Bennett, Peter Kirk, Laura and Ashleigh Smith, Jenny Hackworth, Hannah Beauchamp
Weddings
(next four weeks)
Wedding banns
called this Sunday
Baptisms
(next four weeks)
RIP Stephen Lings, David Burbidge
Memorial (year's mind) Jackie Fisher,

☩ Funeral notices

May 2024

Sunday 19 May 2024

8:00 am – 8:30 am
8am Eucharist
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sung Eucharist
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Family welcome event with cake & garden games

Monday 20 May 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1st Berkhamsted Guides visit

Tuesday 21 May 2024

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Choristers' practice

Wednesday 22 May 2024

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Eucharist
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Organ practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer

Thursday 23 May 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Church event
7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Bellringers' practice

Friday 24 May 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
The Rosary
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Organ Practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Choir practice

Saturday 25 May 2024

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Bell ringing visit: The Essex Association of Change Ringers
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Baptism - Fr John Russell.

Sunday 26 May 2024

8:00 am – 8:30 am
8am Eucharist
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sung Eucharist

Monday 27 May 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer

Tuesday 28 May 2024

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Visiting bellringers

Wednesday 29 May 2024

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Eucharist
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Organ practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer

Thursday 30 May 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Bellringers' practice

Friday 31 May 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
The Rosary
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Organ Practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer

June 2024

Saturday 1 June 2024

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Walsingham Cell Mass

Sunday 2 June 2024

8:00 am – 8:30 am
8am Eucharist
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sung Eucharist

Monday 3 June 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer

Tuesday 4 June 2024

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Choristers' practice

Wednesday 5 June 2024

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Eucharist
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Victoria School Service (Lady Chapel)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Organ practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer

Thursday 6 June 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Bellringers' practice

Friday 7 June 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
The Rosary
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Organ Practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Choir practice

Sunday 9 June 2024

8:00 am – 8:30 am
8am Eucharist
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sung Eucharist
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Choir rehearsal
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Choral Evensong

Monday 10 June 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer

Tuesday 11 June 2024

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Choristers' practice

Wednesday 12 June 2024

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Eucharist
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Organ practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer

Thursday 13 June 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Funeral of David Burbidge
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bridgewater Sinfonia - setup/rehearse/perform.
7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Bellringers' practice

Friday 14 June 2024

9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Bridgewater Sinfonia - setup/rehearse/perform.
9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Mass
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
The Rosary
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Organ Practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bridgewater Rehearsal
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Choir practice

Saturday 15 June 2024

9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Bridgewater Sinfonia - setup/rehearse/perform.
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bridgewater Sinfonia Concert

Sunday 16 June 2024

8:00 am – 8:30 am
8am Eucharist
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sung Eucharist

Monday 17 June 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer

Tuesday 18 June 2024

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Choristers' practice
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Berkhamsted Deanery Synod

Wednesday 19 June 2024

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Eucharist
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Organ practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer

Thursday 20 June 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Bellringers' practice

Friday 21 June 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
The Rosary
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Organ Practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Choir practice

Sunday 23 June 2024

8:00 am – 8:30 am
8am Eucharist
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sung Eucharist

Monday 24 June 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer

Tuesday 25 June 2024

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Choristers' practice

Wednesday 26 June 2024

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Eucharist
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Organ practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer

Thursday 27 June 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Bellringers' practice

Friday 28 June 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
The Rosary
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Organ Practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Choir practice

Saturday 29 June 2024

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Berkhamsted School leavers' service
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chiltern Chamber Choir rehearsal & setup
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chiltern Chamber Choir concert

Sunday 30 June 2024

8:00 am – 8:30 am
8am Eucharist
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sung Eucharist
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Memorial Service: (nok Meg Webster) (Fr Stuart)

July 2024

Monday 1 July 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer

Tuesday 2 July 2024

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Choristers' practice

Wednesday 3 July 2024

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Eucharist
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Victoria School Service (Lady Chapel)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Organ practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer

Thursday 4 July 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Bellringers' practice

Friday 5 July 2024

9:15 am – 9:45 am
Morning Prayer
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
The Rosary
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Organ Practice
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Prayer
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Choir practice

Sunday 7 July 2024

8:00 am – 8:30 am
8am Eucharist
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sung Eucharist
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Baptism - Teddy Ireland (Ben & Faye) & Montgomery Webster (Tom & Meg)(Fr Stuart)

 

Next week: Sunday 26 May — Trinity Sunday

9:30am: Sung Eucharist

Church notices


Sunday 19 May at 9:30 am: Pentecost

This Sunday is Pentecost, "the birthday of the Church".

We would love to welcome back any children who were baptised at St Peter's, with their families, as we celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit in the world. Join us for Sunday School during the 9:30am service, and there will be cake and garden games after the service!


Saturday 1 June: Walsingham Cell Mass

The next Walsingham Cell Mass will be held on Saturday 1 June 1st and not on 25 May, as previously advertised. All are welcome to this service in the Lady Chapel. 


Saturday 22 June: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Castle

Book your tickets for this outdoor performance at Berkhamsted Castle, bring a picnic and Shakespeare's comedy, Much Ado About Nothing - set in the swinging 1960s, with original music. Performances at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets £27.80, concessions & family tickets available.


link: www.berkhamstedcastle.org.uk/events

Saturday 29 June at 7:30 pm: Chiltern Chamber Choir Summer Concert

Chiltern Chamber Choir will be holding their summer concert in St Peter's Church, under the jubilant title Gaudete Omnes - "let everyone rejoice". The programme will be a selection of joyful sacred anthems, including works by Monteverdi, Brahms, Gabrieli, Parry, Fauré and many more, conducted by Calum Zuckert (the CCC choral director and a minor canon at St Albans Cathedral). We are most grateful to the CCC for the generous offer to donate all proceeds from this concert to the St Peter’s Roof Fund, so do please come along and support this wonderful event. There will also be a glass of wine on offer (included in the ticket price).

Tickets: £15 advance/online, £17 on the door, under 18s and full-time students free. Book your ticket now!


link: thelittleboxoffice.com/chilternchamberchoir

Donation of candles for Ukraine

With the continuing war in Ukraine, the infrastructure there is under immense pressure. Huge areas of the country are regularly without electricity, and families struggle to light their homes at night. We are joining together with other churches in Berkhamsted (and across the UK) to collect candles for Ukraine, including household candles and church candles. They will be melted down, recycled and sent for use in Ukraine to help get them through the months ahead with the damaged power plants. If you have any candles, new or partly used, you can donate them by putting them in the Herts for Refugees box in the SW corner of the church, or give them to Susan Holmes. You can read more about the scheme here:

Susan Holmes    email:  susan.x.holmes@gmail.com   

link: www.shapuk.org/candles-for-ukraine

Diocesan news

Diocese of St Albans
Film music at St Albans Cathedral

Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T,  Jurassic Park, Jaws, Pirates of the Caribbean and more  - hear some of the greatest film music scores performed in a special illuminated concert at St Albans Cathedral. The London Film Music Orchestra's European tour comes to the cathedral on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 August. Tickets are selling fast - available online from £34.74.



Berkhamsted community news & events

Saturday 18 May - Sunday 19 May: Plant Sales

This is a fabulous weekend for all gardening lovers with two plant fairs, so you can fill your gardens with flowers, perennials, bedding plants & vegetables. And don't forget that Sarah Dawson has put out a request for perennial plants and small shrubs for the church garden, so maybe pick up a couple of extra plants to help her!

  • Saturday 18 May 2024 10am - 4pm: Hospice of St Francis Plant Sale & Open Gardens day
    A sales of garden plants & vegetables, plus music, refreshments, garden tours and sessions of Gardener's Question Time in the marquee
    Spring Garden Lane, off Shootersway, HP4 3GW)
  • Sunday 19 May 2024 10am-5pm: Ashridge Plant Fair
    Hundreds of plants on sale in the historic gardens of Ashridge House, with refreshments and food on sale.


Sunday 19 May at 6:00 pm: Classical guitar at Little Gaddesden Church

Classical guitarist Craig Ogden "A worthy successor to Julian Bream" presents music from Domenico Scarlatti via Joaquin Rodrigo to Django Rheinhardt at Little Gaddesden Church, Church Road, Little Gaddesden, HP4 1NZ.

Tickets: £25 on the door, or £20 if booked in advance by contacting:



Ian Hamilton    email:  ianh72542@gmail.com    email:  07491 654 415


Sunday 19 May at 7:00 pm: Bach at the Town Hall

Behind the Mirror return to Berkhamsted's Old Town Hall for a concert featuring violinist Daniel Pioro and harpsichordist David Gordon, playing Bach’s Partita no 2 in D minor, interspersed with improvisations and sonic meditations. 



Saturday 8 June - Sunday 16 June: Berkhamsted’s Great Big Green Week

great big green week

In a few weeks' time Berkhamsted will be taking part in the Great Big Green Week, a UK-wide eco-fest running 8-16 June.  In Berkhamsted, there are eco-events lined up to inspire us all to be more aware of today's environmental issues and to be more eco-friendly in our daily lives, including:

  • An eco-themed Bake-Off baking competition - get baking and win a hamper!
  • Great Big Eco Fair at the Civic Centre
  • Great Big Green Community Fair at the Quaker Meeting House
  • IT Amnesty - get rid of your old mobile phones and laptops to be recycled - start clearing out your drawers now!
  • Great Big Nature Hunt in the Cemetery
  • Plus panel discussions, guided walks and more!

More details coming soon in your Parish News email!





Saturday 15 June at 7:30 pm: Bridgewater Sinfonia: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Berkhamsted’s own orchestra, the Bridgewater Sinfonia, returns to St Peter's for their summer concert. Top of the bill is Beethoven's magnificent Violin Concerto, and they will welcome the award-winning rising star violinist, Dan-Iulian Druțac. Also on the programme will Brahms' Symphony No 1, critically acclaimed at its premiere in 1877 as "Beethoven's Tenth". Online tickets are now on sale for £18, or £20 on the night - and, as ever, under-18s get in free.



Art exhibition at the Way Inn

way inn bookshop logoLocal artist Debbie Shrimpton, noted for her beautiful illustrations of Berkhamsted landmarks, is exhibiting this week at the Way Inn, Berkhamsted's Christian bookshop on the High Street (inside the Post Office). Do go in and have a browse, and pick up a distinctive artistic gift or something new to hang on your wall at home!

Don't forget that the Way Inn also has a superb range of Christian books, Bibles, greetings cards, stationery, and locally sourced gifts.