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Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VII, 1913

Oil on canvas, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow,


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Dates for your diary

Sun 17 Apr - Easter morning service, 11am at Ven Bede

Wed 20 Apr - Interfaith Iftar Meal, 7.15pm at St James

Sun 1 May - Hub service moves to St James

11am at St James'

Sun 7 May - Howay day (new date)

10am - 1pm

Sun 22 May - APCM

12pm (after the morning service)



The Easter liturgy - tonight, 8.30pm at St James'

Join us tonight (Saturday) for the climax of Holy Week and the most important celebration of the Christian calendar. A service full of symbolism with light, music, & water, we rejoice in Christ’s bursting from the tomb, bringing us all hope of new life.

We will also be celebrating the baptism of several members of our Iranian community.

Join us for refreshments after the service (including a glass of something bubbly!)

On Easter morning we will have our Sunday service at 11am at Venerable Bede.


Exhibition of artwork by Artep Avordno and the art club

Our Easter liturgy will also be the first time to see an exhibition of recent works by Artep Avordno and members who have attended our art club sessions at St James.

Explore their works and her studio after the service and celebrate their hard work with a glass of fizz!

This incredible range of work is the result of just a few short weeks of taster sessions. We have just received news that we have secured some funding to help these sessions continue - so watch this space for more!


Interfaith Iftar Dinner - St James, Wed 20th April, 7.15pm

If you would like to come please rsvp to yapiciismail28@gmail.com

Joint with the Dialogue Society, we are hosting an Iftar meal at St James. Join us for some incredible Turkish food provided by our friends, music, art, and more!

The Dialogue Society exists to build community across different faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

An Iftar is a meal to break your fast after sundown during Ramadan. We will also be hosting the meal during Easter week and simultaneously recognise the importance of this time of year for other religions with Passover, Holi, and Vaisakhi.


APCM - Sunday 22 May, 12pm

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This year's 'Annual Parochial Church Meeting' will happen directly after the Sunday service.

The happens once a year and receives reports on changes to the electoral roll, general parish activities, and finances. It is also when we elect members of the PCC and churchwardens. ADCMs (Annual District Church Meetings) will happen at the same time (these will run consecutively prior to the APCM).


Worship Texts

(for Sunday Morning)

The Collect

Lord of all life and power,

who through the mighty resurrection of your Son

overcame the old order of sin and death

to make all things new in him:

grant that we, being dead to sin

and alive to you in Jesus Christ,

may reign with him in glory;

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit

be praise and honour, glory and might,

now and in all eternity.




Acts 10.34–43 Then Peter began to speak to them: ‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.’



Luke 24.1–12 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body.While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.’ Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.



To add names to the prayer list please email church@benwellscotswood.com

Prayers for others:

  • Mina

  • Irene Foskett

  • Nadia

  • Batoul Malayeri

  • George Irving

  • Alistair

  • John Nicholson

  • Alan Robson

  • Peter Wilson

  • Michelle Wilson

  • Liz Holliman

  • Joan Finley

  • James, Christina, Anastasia, and Xavier

  • The Riches Family

  • George Snowden

  • Claire Mozaffari

  • Herbert Agbeko


  • Ali

  • Farhad

  • Mylan

  • Mehrab

  • Kianoush

  • Sardar

  • Precious

Rest in peace

  • Violet Lowdon

  • Tony Knipe

  • Esmaeel

Other intentions

  • Ukraine, Yemen, Ethiopia and all places at war.


Post Communion prayer

God of Life,

who for our redemption gave your only–begotten Son

to the death of the cross,

and by his glorious resurrection

have delivered us from the power of our enemy:

grant us so to die daily to sin,

that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his risen life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.