Posts from April 2020

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Daily Blog (COVID-19) 29/4/2020

by Emma Capps

Today we give thanks to God for the amazing way in which churches all over the world have been able to use technology to record and then broadcast services. Truly ‘churches’ have sprung up in millions of homes. Google report that there has been a tremendous surge in people looking in their search engine for […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 27/4/2020

by Emma Capps

Today’s post was sent by Margaret Andrews. It is a little poem written by her cousin, and reminds us to stay positive: make the most of the present and look forward to the future. UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES Under the circumstances we’re fine thank you. We don’t have a cold and we don’t have the flu. […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 26/4/2020

by Emma Capps

Sunday 26th April (EASTER III) THE PARISH EUCHARIST from St Mary’s Vicarage Celebrant and Preacher: Rev Ian Meredith (Vicar)   Our NEW Later Morning Service Welcome – Carol Gay Music – Justin Capps Sermon – Lizzie Davidson Prayers – Emma Capps   Junior Church Emma and Zoë bring us Junior Church at home today. They are […]

Daily Blog 25/4/2020 – St. Mary’s News #43

by Emma Capps

St. Mary’s News No. 43 – 26th April 2020 (Easter 2) CLICK HERE ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS DOCTORS: Damian Mayo, Jenny Mayo, Charlotte Cox NURSES: Caroline Frost, Penny Hensman, Ruth Tunski, Jenny Olding, Stephanie Smith POLICE: Tom Wrenn, Scott Brodrick (RN) SAINSBURY’S DELIVERY: Chris Jones NURSING HOMES: Jemma Frizelle FUNERAL DIRECTORS: Ian Parker. If you have […]

Daily Blog 24/4/2020

by Emma Capps

Today, the Rev James and Mrs Ann Hair will celebrate the Eucharist at their home in Bayly Avenue to remember in particular the members of the Friday congregation who worship in the Parish Hall. Several of these live in Postern Close and others are self-isolating through age or health issues. Todays reading is from John […]

Daily Blog 23/4/2020

by Emma Capps

Today’s reflection from St Mary’s is by TONY GILLAM. You can watch it here in YouTube: The sun is shining and you would love to be on holiday or out enjoying the wonder of God’s creation. So if you are at home today, why not become an arm-chair traveller, and think of what a beautiful […]

Daily Blog 22/4/2020

by Emma Capps

Today’s reflection is a difficult one…. In these postings we have been thinking much about ourselves, how we can overcome fear and exercise trust. Today, Jennifer Jackson has asked us to remember in our prayers one of the tragic consequences of the lockdown – the increase in domestic abuse and violence. The loss of income, […]

Daily Blog 21/4/2020

by Emma Capps

“One pair of hands” Today’s reflection is a song written by Carrol Robertson and sung by Elvis Presley, has been chosen by Lyn Bowdell. Now as never before, we need to exercise faith and not fear. Fear will not stop you getting Coronavirus. All it will do will make you miserable and rob you of […]

Daily Blog 20/4/2020

by Emma Capps

Daily worship from St Mary’s Today’s reflection is from Roger Millard our Verger: For those living alone – My Isolation Journey At the beginning of the Lockdown, I was fearful that I wouldn’t cope – not being able to meet with people with whom I normally spend time; not being able to do all the […]