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As we are all aware, the country is now in lockdown. However, we are doing our very best to ensure that our churches will be open for worship, subject to the normal hygiene precautions. For details of all our March services click here 

For those who would rather not venture out, we shall be streaming services online*  Please check our Services page for full details.


Though we are in lockdown, we still have lots to look forward to online. 

Adrian Esdaile will be leading us in more wonderful Contemplative Prayer sessions (the next on Thursday 18th March).


Our Pilgrim Studies recommenced on Wednesday 20th January, looking at The Acts of the Apostles (click here to email Harry if you are interested in joining or would like to find out more). It is not necessary to attend all sessions if you aren't able to - join any time!


Our 2021 Lent Course is looking at selected Psalms of King David. Join us on Wednesdays at 8.00pm for this six-week course held on Zoom. The course will run from 24th February to 31st March. Please feel free to join for any session.

Log in just before 8.00pm - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9157691223


We will also be holding our regular Healing Prayer services online each Friday at 9.30am. You are most welcome to join us (email Harry to receive the link) or, if you would like to add somebody either to the Prayer Wall or our private prayer list, please click this link to email requests.


*Links for online services will be published each week on our services page


ARCHBISHOPS' CALL TO PRAYER


In response to reaching the terrible milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, the Archbishops invite all to call on God in Prayer. 

Starting on 1 February we invite you to set aside time every evening to pray, particularly at 6pm each day. 

More than ever, this is a time when we need to love each other. Prayer is an expression of love.

 

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give your angels and saints charge over those who sleep.

Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ.

Rest your weary ones.

Bless your dying ones.

Soothe your suffering ones.

Pity your afflicted ones.

Shield your joyous ones, and all for your love's sake.

Amen.

Attributed to St. Augustine

 

Gracious God,

as we remember before you the thousands

who have died,

surround us and all who mourn with your

strong compassion.

Be gentle with us in our grief,

protect us from despair,

and give us grace to persevere

and face the future with hope

in Jesus Christ our risen Lord.

Amen.


MAKING DONATIONS

We urgently need your help.

Without the collections in church services, your Donations are especially vital at this time to ensure we can keep our churches up and running for when life returns to normal. Please click the link below to make a donation:

CLICK HERE TO SAFELY WITH GIVE A LITTLE

or scan the QR code below to be taken directly to the donation page:

QR Code Donations

Alternatively it is even better to establish a standing order with Gift Aid by downloading and completing this form:  Standing Order Form


BE STILL ... AND LISTEN - FURTHER SESSIONS OF GUIDED CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER

Since the "Introduction to Contemplative Prayer" Workshop (see below), we have received many requests for further sessions. For 2021 we have more wonderful evenings of Contemplative Prayer to share, every third Thursday of the month at 8.00pm. The next are:


18th March at 8.00pm - “TAKE YOUR SANDALS OFF, YOU ARE STANDING ON HOLY GROUND”


To join, on the published date simply go to

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82217687907

 

NB: It is recommended you join the meeting a little before 8.00pm – the session should take less than an hour.


To visit the dedicated Contemplative Prayer webpage, which includes recordings of previous sessions, please click here

or scan the QR code below.


QR Code Contemplative Prayer


PRAYER WALL

We now have a Prayer Wall - if you would like to add a person or situation on your mind please click here.


CARE & SUPPORT

If you are need help or perhaps just prayer, we are here. Perhaps you'd just like to talk to somebody? You aren't alone.

We can be contacted by email - just click here 

Alternatively, please telephone Jan on 01372 383100 or Sue on 01372 276053 or 07950 015556.

We are here to help.

Daily Hope


MAGAZINE - To view the February/March edition of the Parish Magazine, please click this link:  Magazine


SAFEGUARDING  - To view information re Safeguarding, please click here


DATA PRIVACY - Please click here to read our notice on data privacy.


DUTY ROTA  - To view the rota for St Mary's, including readings, please click this link Duty Rota - Please note that the same readings are generally used at St Andrew's.


VERSE OF THE DAY

 

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