2nd May 2021

Fifth Sunday of Easter


Below are the planned services for May. All services require booking. To book contact the parish administrator on the Monday before the service onwards - office@hughendenparishchurch.org.uk

Sunday 2 May

9:00 am - Holy Communion

11.00 am - Service of the Word

6.00 pm - Evensong

Sunday 9 May

9:00 am - Matins

11.00 am - Holy Communion

6.00 pm - Evensong

Thursday 13 May - Ascension Day

7.00 pm - Holy Communion

Sunday 16 May

9:00 am - Holy Communion

11.00 am - Service of the Word

6.00 pm - Evensong

Sunday 23 May

9:00 am - Matins

11.00 am - Holy Communion

6.00 pm - Evensong

Sunday 30 May

9:00 am - Matins

11.00 am - Holy Communion

6.00 pm - Informal Worship

Come and See

Many people are asking deep questions of faith. Jesus says, ‘Come and see, come and explore, let me help you to understand how all this fits together’. So why not walk with us, as we walk with Jesus.

Come and See is an invitation to everyone, for everyone. It’s for anyone who feels adrift in this pandemic, whether or not they know anything about the Christian faith.

Find out more at www.oxford.anglican.org/come-and-see.


The May edition of Outlook is available on Magazine page.

Please send us any contributions for the June issue by the 15th May to mag@​hughenden​parish​church.org.uk

St Michael & All Angels Help Team

Call or text our coordinator on 07958 134868 or email support@​hughenden​parish​church.org.uk

As a response to the present situation, we have restarted our team to support anyone in our community who may need some friendly assistance. Should you need help with shopping or collection of medicines do let us know. If you would just like someone to talk with on the phone, discuss a worry or to pray with you, we have people who would love to help.

If you have problems where you need some advice or have struggled to get help elsewhere we will try and signpost you to the right assistance. We will be very happy to do this and look forward to hearing from you.

Please pass this information on to any local contacts.


Below are Sunday's readings if you wish to continue with the lectionary readings:

Old Testament Reading:

Genesis 22: 1-18

In today's Gospel, both Jesus and Judas Iscariot come to a moment of decision. In this passage, Abraham's faith and obedience are tested to the uttermost. He must be prepared to let his only son suffer and die if God is to work out his plan of salvation.

New Testament Reading:

Acts 8: 26-40

The church soon began to reach beyond Jerusalem. Before this event, Philip, a deacon, had made converts in Samaria. Now, by way of a roadside encounter with an Ethiopian official, he spreads the good news even further.

Gospel Reading:

John 15: 1-8

In his letter John wrote of how we dwell in God and he in us. In this Gospel reading Jesus uses the metaphor of the vine to describe the way his life works in us, and how this bears fruit in loving action.


You are encouraged to especially remember the following people in your prayers at this time:

Bob, Cerys, Ann, Rex & Mary, Kay, Anne, Pauline, Julie, Rose, Ann, Charlotte, Jane, Ruth, Tony, Steve, and all who care for and about them.

Collect for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Almighty God,

who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ

have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:

grant that, as by your grace going before us

you put into our minds good desires,

so by your continual help

we may bring them to good effect;

through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Rev. Keith Johnson


Home: 01494 257569

Mobile: 07772 642393


Rev. Helen Peters

Associate Minister

Home: 01494 716772

Mobile: 07792 118357


Rev. Tracey Jones


07939 536879


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