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Daily Blog (COVID-19) 24/07/2020 – Friday Reflection

by Emma Capps

Friday 24th July. Today’s reflection from Rev James Hair “GRANDPARENTS” FOR THE FEAST OF ANNE AND JOACHIM (Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Readings: Ecclesiasticus 44:1,10-15 and Matthew 13:16-17 Ann and Joachim won’t get a look in this year because their day (26th July) falls on a Sunday. Normally they are relegated to the second […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 23/07/2020

by Emma Capps

Thursday 23rd July. Today’s reflection comes from Julia Jennings. School’s out for Summer As schools break up for the summer and more people opt for a ‘staycation’ this year, we can expect to see an abundance of young people enjoying the open spaces we are lucky enough to have around Portchester. Some of them will […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 22/07/2020

by Emma Capps

Wednesday 22nd July. Today is the FEAST OF ST MARY MAGDALENE. Ann Hair offers today’s reflection: Celebrating St. Mary Magdalene Reminiscences of Provence Early morning and late afternoon are my favourite times in the garden and this morning was no exception. The lavenders were alive with the buzzing of bumble bees, tiny sparrows foraged happily […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 21/07/2020

by Emma Capps

Tuesday 21st July “HOPE BEYOND DESPAIR” Today’s reflection was shared by Nell Wycherley. It is an excerpt from the book “The Bible Phenomenon” by John Drane. ……. To respond to Jesus Christ requires an intellectual conversion. If Jesus Christ is all that the Bible claims, then no thinking person can afford to ignore him. But […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 17/07/2020 – Friday Reflection

by Emma Capps

Friday 17th July Today’s reflection from REV JAMES HAIR Readings : Isaiah 38, 1-6,21 -22,7-8 and Matthew12:1-8 The attached picture is from one of my urban sketchers collection, sketched at Portland Street, Fareham roundabout 7am., and with it go some of the lines from Gerald Manley Hopkins’ poem, “The Grandeur of God”, “……Why do men […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 15/07/2020

by Emma Capps

Have you been to our Tea Room since it re-opened for takeaway service under our new catering manager Ron. Please leave us a review 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) FUNERAL DIRECTORS: […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 14/07/2020

by Emma Capps

Change has been forced on us whether we like it or not: changes in the church, changes in our work, changes to our leisure, changes to life. Most of us don’t do change well, and that’s why we get irritated, angry and lash out. Some of you will be aware of the ‘stages of grief’ […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 13/07/2020 – St Mary’s News #54

by Emma Capps

St. Mary’s News #54   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), […]