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Daily Blog (COVID-19) 23/6/2020

by Emma Capps

Reflection from Ann Hair A GARDEN IN LOCKDOWN We have been enjoying Rev James Hair’s reflections on Fridays. Today it is the turn of Ann Hair, who following yesterday’s blog, writes about ‘A Garden in lockdown’ ‘I pray that according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 21/6/2020 Sunday Services

by Emma Capps

Parish Eucharist Later Morning Service There was no Junior Church this week, but you can watch a Faith at Home episode. This has been created by the Church of England and continues to explore the theme of KINDNESS that we have been talking about in our videos. ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS DOCTORS: Damian Mayo, Jenny Mayo, […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 20/6/2020 St. Mary’s News #51

by Emma Capps

St. Mary’s News #51   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) FUNERAL DIRECTORS: Ian Parker NURSING HOMES: Jemma Frizelle RETAIL AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Chris Jones (Sainsbury’s home delivery driver), Christine Horton (BP Garage, Portchester), […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 19/6/2020

by Emma Capps

  Today’s reflection from Rev James Hair remembering the Parish Hall congregation today with a Eucharist from his home in Bayly Avenue. THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS Readings: 1 John 4:7-16 Matthew 11: 25-30 Last Sunday’s Gospel contained the sentence, “Jesus saw the crowd and had compassion on them”. This Friday, the feast of Sacred […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 18/6/2020

by Emma Capps

Thursday 18th June Today’s Reflection is a POEM BY MALCOLM GUITE Which appeared a few weeks ago in ‘The Church Times’ Photo: Wicor Marina, Portchester (Trevor Harman) It reflects the early stages of the lockdown, so the atmosphere isn’t quite the same, and things are slowly getting back to normal with more people, and more […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 17/6/2020

by Emma Capps

Wednesday 17th June – Today’s Reflection. “KIDS BLESSING SONG” The song “The Blessing” first came out in the early weeks of the lockdown. It featured singers from 65 different churches in the UK and has gone viral, having over 3 million views so far. A few weeks ago, Justin and Emily from St Mary’s recorded […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 16/6/2020

by Emma Capps

ANSWERED PRAYER … Look at these two cuties – a couple of our youngest members at St Mary’s! Last year they were both very seriously ill and spent a lot of time in hospital at the start of their lives. On the left is baby REY (daughter of Jay and Carrie Lannon) and on the […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 14/6/2020 Sunday Services

by Emma Capps

Parish Eucharist Later Morning Service Junior Church at Home     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) FUNERAL DIRECTORS: Ian Parker NURSING HOMES: Jemma Frizelle RETAIL AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Chris Jones (Sainsbury’s home delivery […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 13/6/2020 – St. Mary’s News #50

by Emma Capps

St. Mary’s News #50   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) FUNERAL DIRECTORS: Ian Parker NURSING HOMES: Jemma Frizelle RETAIL AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Chris Jones (Sainsbury’s home delivery driver), Christine Horton (BP Garage, Portchester), […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 12/6/2020 – Friday Reflection

by Emma Capps

Friday 12th June: ST BARNABAS’ DAY (Translated from 11th June as that was Corpus Christi) Rev James Hair will be celebrating the Eucharist at his home in Bayly Avenue on behalf of the Friday Parish Hall congregation. COLLECT Bountiful God, giver of all gifts, who poured your Spirit upon your servant Barnabas and gave him […]