Dear Friend of St. Mary's,
In order to keep parishioners in touch during this difficult time of social isolation I have established a 'St Mary's Chat' WhatsApp Group.
This enables people to share their prayers and thoughts together with any personal requests should they need to do so.
Notwithstanding this new initiative, please be reminded that I am always available if you would welcome a personal communication
My best wishes to all
Tel. 01932 866005
A further message from Godfrey:
The Epistle for last Sunday, Passion Sunday was taken from Romans 8: 6-11 which I invite you to read.
Paul reminds us that if we live by the flesh we are concentrating on the material side of our lives, and to live according to the Spirit is to follow closely the teachings of Jesus. Do not set your minds on the things of the flesh but rather on the things of the Spirit.
In these days when we have seen the results of hoarding and panic buying, which thankfully seems to have stopped, it is our responsibility as Christians to live out our faith in both words and deeds.
Teach us, good Lord,
To serve thee as thou deservest;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not for seek for rest;
To labour and not to ask for any reward
Save that of knowing that we do thy will.
(St Ignatius Loyola)
Thoughts and Prayers
The Reverend R Godfrey Hilliard MA
St Mary’s “Whatsapp” group have agreed to join in a prayer and reading at 6 pm each day.
Today’s reading is Psalm 56 and here is today’s prayer.
Faithful God your deliverance is nearer than we knew; free us from fear and help us find courage in your Word, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen