Combs and Finborough

The Combs and Finborough benefice is in Mid-Suffolk. There are seven churches in the benefice.

CORONA VIRUS PRECAUTIONS
There is a limited programme of services, inside the larger churches, and in the churchyards of the smaller ones. Each of these services will take precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19.

The programme of services with participation by Zoom meetings will continue, and sermons will be posted on YouTube.

Click here for the progamme of services and on-line events

Video broadcasts from the Reverend Chris Childs or the Reverend Canon Pauline Higham

9 August 2020 Ninth Sunday after Trinity, Trinity 9

To join this service live via Zoom, please contact the Rector, the Reverend Chris Childs on [email protected] for details

Pew sheet for the week commencing 9 August 2020

Sermon by Mr. Rod Higham

Music

Mendelssohn

      Behold God the Lord from Elijah

      Psalm 42

      Lift thine eyes from Elijah

      Consolation

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2 August 2020 Eighth Sunday after Trinity, Trinity 8

Pew sheet for the week commencing 2 August 2020

Sermon by Mr. Ray Taylor

Music

      Eric Whitacre: Sing Gently

      John Rutter: The Lord Bless You and Keep You

      John Tavener: Hymn to the Mother of God

      Victoria: O vos omnes

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26 July 2020 Seventh Sunday after Trinity, Trinity 7

Pew sheet for the week commencing 26 July 2020

Sermon by The Reverend Chris Childs

Music

      And can it be

      Hear My Prayer - Henry Purcell

      This is the day - John Rutter

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19 July 2020 Sixth Sunday after Trinity, Rural Mission Sunday

Pew sheet for the week commencing 19 July 2020

Sermon by The Venerable Sally Gaze, Archdeacon of Rural Mission

Music

      Sing Forever

      The Mission / How Great Thou art

      A Touching Place - Christ's is the world in which we move

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12 July 2020, Fifth Sunday after Trinity, Trinity 5

Parents and carers may like to look at the material sent for Children ahead of the Service so they can assist with the activities and then the children will have something to show at the end of the service when special time is going to be made. Adults can as well of course!

Pew sheet for the week commencing 12 July 2020

Sermon by Mr. Rod Higham

Music

      O Clap Your Hands Together (Orlando Gibbons)

      To God be the Glory (I)

      To God be the Glory (II)

      Take my life, and let it be

Sunday School story

We also have a short REFLECTIVE SERVICE which you may like

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5 July 2020, Fourth Sunday after Trinity, Trinity 4

Pew sheet for the week commencing 7 July 2020

Sermon by Reverend Chris Childs

Music

      Morten Lauridsen: O magnum misterium

      Mendelssohn: O for the wings

      Esther Mui: Come unto me

      Handel: Come unto me

Messy Church story

Children's material

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28 June 2020, John the Baptist

Pew sheet for the week commencing 28 June 2020

Sermon by Mr. Ray Taylor

Music

      Mercies (New every morning), Matt Redman

      This is the record of John, Orlando Gibbons

      How great Thou art

      The Spirit lives

      Brother, Sisiter, let me serve you

Sunday School

Children's activity sheet

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21 June 2020 Second Sunday after Trinity, Trinity 2

Pew sheet for the week commencing 21 June 2020

Sermon by Reverend Chris Childs

Music

      I, the Lord of sea and sky

      All things bright and beautiful

      All things bright and beautiful by John Rutter

      How brightly shines the Morning Star

      Shelland's famous Barrel Organ, see and hear it here

Children's Sunday School

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14 June 2020 First Sunday after Trinity, Trinity 1

Pew sheet for the week commencing 14 June 2020

Sermon by Reverend Canon Pauline Higham

Music

      Ubi Caritas

      Ubi Caritas - alternative version

      Salvation is created

      All my hope on God is founded

Children's Bible Story

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7 June 2020 Trinity Sunday

Pew sheet for the week commencing 7 June 2020

Sermon by Reverend Chris Childs

Music

      Holy, holy holy (Sanctus) - Schubert, German Mass

      The Heavens Are Telling - Haydn, The Creation

      Jesus Calls Us Here To Meet Him

Children's Bible Story

Children's Activity

Messy Church

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31 May 2020 Pentecost, Whit Sunday

You may like to wear something red symbolising the fire of the spirit and even make a cut out dove from the template below. There are some very easy origami YouTtube explanations too.

Pew sheet for the week commencing 31 May 2020

Sermon by Reverend Chris Childs

Music

      Pour over me

      If you love me by Thomas Tallis

      Dear Lord and Father of mankind

      O Thou who camest from above

Sunday School and Youth Division activities

Dove picture

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24 May 2020 Easter 7, The Sunday after Ascension Day

Pew sheet for the week commencing 24 May 2020

Sermon by Reverend Canon Pauline Higham

Music

'Fling Wide The Gates' from Stainer's Crucifixion

Hymn to St Cecilia - Herbert Howells

God Moves In A Mysterious Way - Graham Kendrick

You're The Word Of God The Father - Stuart Townend

Rejoice The Lord Is King

The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns

Sunday School

17 May 2020 Easter 6

Pew sheet for the week commencing 17 May 2020

Sermon by Reverend Chris Childs

Music

A prayer of St Richard

A prayer of St Richard of Chichester

Prayer of St Richard

Bells at Buxhall

10 May 2020 Easter 5

Pew sheet for the week commencing 10 May 2020

Sermon by Reverend Canon Pauline Higham

Music

God Is Working His Purpose Out

Cornerstone

I Am The Way, The Truth, The Life

In My Father's House

Sing along music

My hope is built on nothing less (Cornerstone)

To God be the glory

Youth Church

3 May 2020 Easter 4

Pew sheet for the week commencing 3 May 2020

Sermon by Reverend Chris Childs

Music

Light's Glittering Morn Bedecks The Skies

Flocks in pastures green abiding

Original setting of the aria for soprano soloist, two treble recorders and continuo

Sheep may safely graze

Organ transcription from Eyam Parish Church, Derbyshire. This is the famous plague village.

Sing along music

The Lord's my Shepherd

Do not be afraid

The King of love my shepherd is

Bread is blessed and broken

Messy Church

Bible Reading

Song

26 April 2020 Easter 3

Pew sheet for the week commencing 26 April 2020

Sermon by Reverend Canon Pauline Higham

Music

The strife is o'er (choral prelude - music)

The strife is o'er (sung)

Will you come and follow me?

Will you come and follow me? (from BBC Songs of Praise)

Sing along music

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Dear Lord and Father of mankind

19 April 2020 Easter 2

Pew sheet for the week commencing on 19 April 2020

Sermon by Reverend Chris Childs

Music

Quasimodo genite infantes (Like new born babes) (1st Epistle of Peter 2.2)

There's A Wideness In God's Mercy

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (Job 19 25-27)

Do Not Be Afraid

O Sons And Daughters

Sing along music

Beneath the cross of Jesus

There is a Redeemer

12 April 2020 Easter Day

Halleluia! Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed, halleluia!

Pew sheet for the week commencing on Easter Day
Bishops' letter to the children of Suffolk

Easter Day sermon by Reverend Chris Childs
Music
Jesus Chris is risen today
In Christ alone
Thine be the glory
Risen Lord - Combs choir would have sung this
Children's Gospel story
Part 1 Part 2

9 & 10 April 2020 Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
Maundy Thursday Sermon by Reverend Canon Pauline Higham
Good Friday Sermon by Reverend Chris Childs
Music
O Lord Hear My Prayer
Psalm 116
Bach Passion Chorale St Matthew Passion
Stainer God So Loved The World
How Deep the Father's love for us
Messy Church story
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

5 April 2020 by Canon Pauline        Music     Messy Church story from Combs

29 March 2020 by Reverend Chris

22 March 2020 by Reverend Chris


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