10th April

St Philips News for the Parish

10 April 2021


There will be no service in church until further notice – we are still not allowed to sing in church and must keep social distancing and wear masks. It is projected that we will meet for Said Evening Prayer on Sunday 18 April at 4.00pm in Church.

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK         Romans 5:10

10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!


Films adapted for Wales

It is said that the Welsh film industry has spent lockdown planning to remake numerous well-known films, but this time with a Welsh flavour.

The following have been suggested as sure winners:

* 9½ Leeks

* The Lost Boyos

* Dai Hard

* The Eagle has Llandudno

* The Magnificent Severn

* Haverfordwest Was Won

* Austin Powys

* Independence Dai

* The Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch That Time Forgot

* The Bridge on the River Wye

* The Welsh Patient

* Look You Back in Bangor

* Evans Can Wait

* A Fishguard Called Rhondda

* Where Eagles Aberdare

* Dial M For Merthyr


Two choir members recently got married.  They met by chants.

Advert seen in a church magazine:

Car engine for sale by curate slightly cracked.



1  ‘A little later someone else saw Peter and said, “You — are one of them”’      (Luke 22:58) (4)

3  Giving (1 Peter 2:5) (8)

9  They came to Jerusalem seeking an infant king (Matthew 2:7) (3,4)

10 ‘An athlete… does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the — ’ (2 Timothy 2:5) (5)

11 Pacifist, temperance advocate, open-air preacher, leading 20th- century Methodist, Donald — (5)

12 ‘Come quickly to — — , O Lord my Saviour’ (Psalm 38:22) (4,2)

14 ‘The God of Abraham, — — — , the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus’ (Acts 3:13) (5,3,5)

17 Sear by intense heat (Revelation 16:8) (6)

19 ‘It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust — — ’ (Psalm 118:8) (2,3)

22 Goods (Nehemiah 13:15) (5)

23 i.e. train (anag.) (7)

24 Surrounding area (Luke 24:50) (8)

25 ‘Righteousness will be his — and faithfulness the sash round his waist’       (Isaiah 11:5) (4)


1  Elegant and creative (Exodus 31:4) (8)

2  ‘Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all — , but we will all be changed’             (1 Corinthians 15:51) (5)

4  ‘I… delight to see how orderly you are and how firm your — — — is’      (Colossians 2:5) (5,2,6)

5  Enlist (2 Samuel 24:2) (5)

6  Of the Muslim faith (7)

7  Sharp intake of breath (Job 11:20) (4)

8  Woven cloth (Ezekiel 16:13) (6)

13 Plentiful (Romans 5:17) (8)

15 CIA char (anag.) (7)

16 Paul and Silas stopped him committing suicide after an earthquake in Philippi (Acts 16:27–28) (6)

18 One of the ingredients in the making of incense for the Lord (Exodus 30:34) (5)

20 Episcopal headwear (5)

21 Inhabitant of, say, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia or Bulgaria (4)


Prayers are requested for the following:

Rod’s younger brother Tom.

Rod’s son Steven.

For Ann Westerman’s brother Bob (in the USA), who has liver cancer.

For Ann and Charlie Westerman – seeking a new church home – that God will guide them to the right place to use their gifts.

Pray for Mignons daughter Andrea suffering with breast cancer.

Wendy’s husband Julian

Chris Foxton’s (Sunday evening congregation) nephew Russell and his wife Rosio.

Barry’s (Sunday evening congregation) brother-in-law Roger and wife Kathleen.

Kathy (Mike’s sister in Leeds) for her ongoing health problem.

Lesley’s mum

Sheila – healing for her legs and knees.

Marion’s grandson James and family.

Give thanks that Val’s aunt Helen is free from cancer

Give thanks for Jim’s ongoing recovery after the insertion of 3 stents.

Local Clergy

Dave and Amy Barker (Walsgrave Baptist ministers)

Malcolm (Vicar at St Mary’s, Walsgrave) and Frances Tyler (retired).

Brian Nash (Vicar at St Chad’s, Wood End)

George Bennett (Priest at St Patrick’s RC, Potters Green)

Please pray for:

Mike, Marjorie, Mignon, Zena, Ruth, Felicity, Addis and the Oromo people, Beryl, Bill and Celia, Ken.

All our local businesses, that they may survive through this difficult time. Give thanks for all who work in them and their families.

Pray for all the front-line workers who are enabling our lives to progress in these difficult times.


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