2 Aug 2021 0 Comment

Edition 47. The Tenth Sunday after Trinity. Week commencing 2nd August 2021

Dear Friends,  Our roadmap out of restrictions As I mentioned in my last newsletter, the C of E have issued detailed guidelines for churches to consider their own  road out of lockdown These recognise the need for care as we are in...
22 Jul 2021 0 Comment

Edition 46. The Eighth Sunday after Trinity. Week commencing 26th July 2021

Dear Friends, A cautious and careful approach On Friday 16th July,  Bishop Sarah Mullally , who chairs the Church of England's Recovery Group, said:  “The relaxation of restrictions on Monday (19th July) is only possible because...
5 Jul 2021 0 Comment

Edition 45. The fifth Sunday after Trinity. Week commencing 28th June 2021

Dear Friends,      With the partial easing of lockdown measures which went ahead during May, many people in our congregations will have taken the opportunity to see loved ones. It has been a long and difficult period for many,...
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...
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...
14 Apr 2021 0 Comment

Edition 39. Week commencing 12th April 2021

Dear Friends Firstly, may I celebrate all that was done in Holy Week and Easter, in terms of services, decorating our churches and making the grounds look so appealing. My thanks, too, for the fund-raising efforts of Gemma and Helen; I...
1 Apr 2021 0 Comment

Edition 38 Easter. Week beginning 5th April 2021

Dear Friends, “Tell his disciples and Peter ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will find Him, just as he told you.’“ Mark 16.7. The disciples discovered that Jesus had triumphed over death. They were still...