Due to Covid 19, and no printed version, Jon has again provided a complete version of the monthly”In Remembrance” list, which we are providing here:
1st Alice W
3rd Lucy W; Elsie B; Phyllis C
7th Pauline Mary W
11th Simon M; Lucy W
15th Wilfred P; Irene Gertrude H
16th Hilda Monica D
18th Thomas C-J (Priest); Ida D
19th Marion Gertrude M; Dorothy D
21st Peter Joseph S
23rd Esme W; Richard Stephen B
24th Mabel Ethel S; Ida A
25th Maureen Ann R
27th Mary Ann T
28th Donald B
30th Mary C
31st Ernest Albert A; Frank C; Pauline J.
Hear us as we remember those who have died in the faith of Christ.
According to your promises, grant us, with them a share in your eternal kingdom.
Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.
Each Friday in May at 12pm you are invited to join in and #PrayTheRosary.
Pope Francis is encouraging households to join together in praying the Rosary throughout May, and we are encouraging families to do the same. Join Bishop Jonathan this coming Friday as we enter into Mary’s month of May, a month where we can join with her in celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This livestream is especially helpful for those unfamiliar with this ancient prayer as well as being a helpful aid for those who pray it regularly already.
Each Friday in May at 12pm you are invited to join in with praying the holy rosary via Facebook Livestream
As we continue to worship and pray at home, The Society and The Church Union have published Stations of the Resurrection. In this devotion we follow Jesus and the disciples from Easter morning through to Pentecost. They follow the same pattern as the Stations of the Cross, with a scripture reading, meditation and a prayer. Through these scenes we share in the disciples’ doubts, their misunderstandings, their fears, but most of all their joy in the Risen Jesus. It is the Resurrection of Jesus that, in these very strange times, is our strength and hope. You can download the resource here: https://www.churchunion.co.uk/uploads/Stations_of_the_Resurrection_v2_2.pdf
Non-Computer Worship Resources:
8:10 AM – Sunday Worship (Prof Jennifer Strawbridge & Rev Dr Steve Nolan): BBC Radio 4
11 AM – Sunday Worship (Bishop of Dover): BBC 1
1:15 PM – Songs of Praise (Sean Fletcher): BBC 1
3PM – Choral Evensong (Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London): BBC Radio 3
The coronavirus lock-down has extended for another three weeks, and our church will remain closed until further notice. However it is important to continue a pattern of regular worship and prayer from our own homes.
For those who are not good with computers, the following services are available:
With a much shortened Church Newsletter this month, due to Covid 19, and no printed version, some regular items have not appeared. Jon has now provided a complete version of the “In Remembrance” section, which we are providing here:
2nd Emma N; Georgina F.W 3rd Agnes G
6th Agnes R.W; Anne B; Hilda M
7th Ray B; Sarah T
8th Annie R
9th Herbert A.C
10th Arthur B: 12th Nettie M.C
14th Alfred B
15th William E.E; William E.R; David A
16th Hazel S; Rhoda W
17th Beatrice M.B
18th Lucy E.S; James W.F; Charles C; Maud M; Ellinor C.N
20th Joseph T.C.W
21st Gwendoline C; Peter A; John D (Priest)
22nd Samuel M
23rd Maurice T; William H.W
24th Edgar S; Ethel B; Jack R
25th James N.C
27th Selina L.E; Jessie M.C
29th Joseph F; Edith L.E.T
30th Dennis C; Annie S:
Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them May they rest in peace, and rise in Glory.
11 AM – Urbi et Orbi (Pope Francis) followed by Easter Sunday Worship (The Very Rev Kathy Jones): BBC 1 (Freeview channel 1 or 101, Freesat channel 101 or 106, Sky channel 101 or 115, Virgin channel 101 or 108, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone)
In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’.
Whenever we think of the church it is as a group of people.Yes, we pray on our own, as well.But when we picture Our Lord it is often with his Disciples, taking them aside to teach them and to pray.We see him teaching the crowds.After Easter Day Jesus appeared to his disciples gathered together.After Christ’s Ascension we read of the Disciples gathered together to support each other.
“All these joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary the mother of Jesus”.Acts 1:14
Ever since Christians have gathered to hear the Scriptures, to be taught the faith, to pray, to sing God’s praises and as Jesus taught to take bread and wine and to celebrate Mass.
So how very strange for us not gathering together and with our Churches locked.
It has been the strangest Holy Week and Easter. We have had to read our Bibles and pray on our own.We are living, like everyone around the world, under the threat of the Coronavirus.Being Easter and because of that threat we feel we need to gather to pray but we can’t gather as a church, but we can still pray and rejoice in the incredible Good News of Our Lord risen from the dead.
Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’, and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord.