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Published on 07 August 2020

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9th to the 16th August

Sunday 9th

4 pm

Said Eucharist in Church

Tuesday

8:00 am

Said Eucharist in Church

Tuesday

9:30 - 11:00

Church open for Individual Prayer

Wednesday

9:30 to 10:30

Church open for Individual Prayer

Wednesday

10:30 am

Said Eucharist in Church

Thursday

9:30 to 11

Church open for Individual Prayer

Thursday

4:00 pm

Said Eucharist in Church

Friday

9:30 to 11:00

Church open for Individual Prayer

Friday

12 Noon

Said Eucharist in Church

Sunday 16th August

4 pm

Said Eucharist in Church




Guidance for coming to a church service
please wear a face covering
New guidance from the government and C. of E. strongly advises the use of face coverings.  This need not be a mask – it could be a scarf or bandana.  There are certain recognized exceptions, e.g. children under 11, and people with disabilities which would make it impossible for them.  Remember masks should be handled with care.  And the most important precautions are still FREQUENT HAND WASHING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING (2 YARDS APART).
Please consider if this is OK for you
  – those with any health issues should still be staying away from others
Some very committed members will feel the time is not right for them
Please come to ONE of the five Masses – so we don’t all come at once

Social Distancing Guidelines

2m social distancing to be maintained at all times

Masks not obligatory – up to you

Use hand gel on arrival & departure, & before Communion

Sit only on marked benches (couples/households can sit together)

If children come they must sit with carers for the whole service

No singing, no raised voices – silence in church is best

No collection plate to be passed round  (offertory bucket at the back) or a link to the On-line Giving App will be provided

Approach one by one for Communion, standing (not using rails)

Communion will be in one kind (wafer) only

Chat after service outside (still keeping 2m apart)

Very Limited Toilet facilities will be available

Worship with joy in our hearts and pray for those who can’t come

Church Services

SCRIPTURE READINGS
FOR THIS WEEK

Sunday 9 August
(Trinity 9)
1 Kings 19. 8-12

Monday 10 August
(St Laurence)
Matthew 17.22 - end

Tuesday 11 August
(St John Henry Newman)
Matthew 18. 1-14

Wednesday 12 August
Matthew 18. 15-20

Thursday 13 August
(Florence Nightingale)
Ezekiel 12. 1-12

Friday 14 August
(St Maximilian Kolbe)
Matthew 19. 13-15

Saturday 15 August
BV Mary (Eve)
Luke 11. 27-28

WORDS OF ST JOHN
HENRY NEWMAN

God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.

Guidance for coming to church for individual prayer


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