Pause for Prayer and Reflection – Sunday 26 July

The service this Sunday will be led by Revd Rachel Mitchell, Katharine Bacon will be preaching, Edward Hine will be leading the prayers, Julie Coles will be reading the lessons, Dorothy Thompson will be leading sung worship and Peter and Helen Hills will talk of their welcome to the parish.

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Whilst our church buildings are closed, we are preparing regular videos for publication on our website. This will provide us all with an opportunity to pause and reflect on God’s word and our response to it.

We hope that as many as possible will watch this video at

10:30 am on Sunday 26 July

so that we can share the experience of corporate prayer and worship whilst maintaining social distancing.

You might find it helpful to display a copy of the Weekly Notices side-by-side with the video or have a printed copy handy. The responses for the congregation will appear as subtitles in the video, but if you would like to download a copy of the Order of Service, please click here and the file will open in a new tab.

The video will remain on the website afterwards, so that you can watch it again later (or for the first time, if you missed it before!)

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Time for a Cuppa

We are replicating the tradition of ‘refreshments’ after the service with an online Zoom meeting at 11:30 am. You will obviously have to provide your own tea/coffee and cake/biscuits, but you should be able to enjoy the company of others who have shared in the service and catch up with news. For reasons of online security, we are no longer publishing Zoom links in the Weekly News or on our website. Please contact Revd Rachel if you would like to receive these links by email. If you haven’t used Zoom before, click here for some guidelines on how to get started.

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We would love to know how many are joining us in these services and what you think of them. We can tell how many 'views' we get through YouTube but we have no idea how many are watching each screen or what you thought!

We very much value your feedback and would be most grateful if you could spare a few seconds to answer the questions below. All responses are anonymous (unless you choose to give us your name) and no comments will be published unless you give us your consent.

Yours in Christ,

Reverend Rachel Mitchell

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The next scheduled online service is Sunday 2 August at 10:30 am. Check the website beforehand for details.