14 Jun 2021 0 Comment

The fifth Sunday after Trinity – 4th July 2021

The Collect Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.    A reading from...
14 Jun 2021 0 Comment

St Peter and St Paul, Apostles – 27th June 2021

The Collect Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified you in their death as in their life: grant that your Church, inspired by their teaching and example, are made one by your Spirit, may ever stand...
14 Jun 2021 0 Comment

The third Sunday after Trinity – 20th June 2021

The Collect God our Saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power; and help us to hold fast to your promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.    A reading from the book...
11 Jun 2021 0 Comment

Edition 44. Week commencing 7th June 2021

Dear Friends,      It was frustrating that the internet broadcast went down just as Sylvia was giving an announcement after last Sunday’s service. I expect most people have heard by now, but this is the text of the announcement...
7 Jun 2021 0 Comment

Edition 43. Week commencing 31st May 2021

Dear Friends,      “It is written ‘man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God’” Matthew 4.4. At St Benedict’s, there is a display of food and other items to help those in need....
27 May 2021 0 Comment

Edition 42 Trinity Sunday. Week commencing 24th May 2021

Dear Friends, We’d love to see you! Last Sunday, Pentecost, we had four ‘household’ spaces not used at St Mary’s. We have revised our risk assessment at St Mary’s, and can now accommodate 13 households.  Congregations have...
20 May 2021 0 Comment

The second Sunday after Trinity – 13th June 2021

The Collect Faithful Creator, whose mercy never fails: deepen our faithfulness to you and to your living Word, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.    A reading from the book of the prophet Ezekiel       ...
20 May 2021 0 Comment

The first Sunday after Trinity – 6th June 2021

The Collect God of truth, help us to keep your law of love and to walk in ways of wisdom, that we may find true life in Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.   A reading from the book of...
29 Apr 2021 0 Comment

Edition 41. Week commencing 26th April 2021

Dear friends Firstly, I gave out a warning after last Sunday’s Communion service, and I’d like to repeat it here. If you receive an email or text apparently from me or another member of the team clergy requesting urgent money or...
22 Apr 2021 0 Comment

Edition 40. Week commencing 19th April 2021

Dear Friends, “  All things come from you, and of your own do we give you” (1Chronicles 29 v14) These words were always used at the Offertory (the point where we give donations in the service) at the church I attended when I was...