HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921- 2021
The flag has been put at half mast and prayers said this evening, ending with these prayers:
God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for the love he shared among us,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our redeemer Jesus Christ Amen.
Merciful God, be close to all who mourn,
especially the Queen and all members of the Royal family.
May they know the hope of your promises
and the comfort of your love,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Other prayer resources can found on www.church of england.org
This is a time when people also are remembering those they have shared their lives with when witnessing royal events, perhaps meeting the Duke, some of whom have gone before us. A time for personal and national reflection, a time as ever to be gentle with one another in our grief.
The Church Electoral Roll will be revised by the Parochial Church Council beginning on Sunday 11th April 2021 and ending on Thursday 6th May 2021.
Although the church has had to close during some periods of this extremely testing pandemic, the cost of insurance and maintenance, electrical works, inspections of boilers and yes heating during these cold spells has had to be met. As well as doing all we can to meet our Parish Share which this year is £61200. We are now connected to the Internet and hope to start livestreaming, but this will involve purchasing the equipment.
Thank you to all those who have recognised that the mission of the church continues, that faith is alive and have diligently and generously kept up with their Stewardship giving. Thank you to all who have helped in the maintenance of the church grounds and of worship both virtual and actual. We are here as a presence in this community to share our faith, to be a resource for the healing, re-creation and reconciliation which springs from a loving generous God. Thanks to those who have reflected that love in their love for the living Son of God and for their neighbour in this challenging year, not least by the generosity of giving. We would appreciate everyone who is connected to the church continue to give prayerful thought to their giving in the coming year.
We are now open on Sunday mornings for worship at 10 a.m. Sanitising and social distances will be in force. Booking please as our capacity is limited Phone 07910153846 before 6pm on a Friday evening before the Sunday you wish to attend.
Worship will be continue with a Zoom Eucharist every Sunday at 9am, for the next few weeks and we wil update information. Zoom Children's church at 3 p.m. please get in touch if you want the Zoom access codes.
God bless you all and please keep safe in these extraordinary and difficult times.
Thank you if you are able to help us with the donation facilities here. Also direct through our bank details. This is enabling us to keep the church buildings and grounds in good repair and secure as we begin to welcome you back and helps us to move forward with our work and mission, in church, community and online.
20:00 Deanery Prayers
This afternoon we shared children's church zoom worship at 3 p.m. Parents and children joined us for a 20 minute worship and a chance to say hello before the service and a quick chat at the end. Our worship consists of short children's prayers and songs sung to easy tunes ( Thankyou Roots resources) and a bible story simply illustrated with toys, bricks, etc that the children can relate to from their home. If your family would like to know more please message us on Facebook .
WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WORSHIP IN CHURCH RESUMES AS OUT LINED BELOW
Please phone .......................to book a place. We continue to stay in contact with each other through phonecalls, web site and social media. We have further worship opportunities on line. We have worship and activity sheets for families that are uploaded to facebook and also emailed out to our family contacts. Many weeks there is a worship video on our 2 facebook sites. If you would like to be contacted about these please contact one of the clergy. We would be delighted to do our best to welcome you and your family at this unusual time.