5th Sunday of Easter, 10th May 2020

Christian Aid Week 10th - 16th May

There will be no house-to-house collections this year so please donate to Christian Aid Week this year as you would normally do. There are lots of ways to do this that you can find on Christian Aid's website: christianaid.org.uk or follow the link on the news section of the website. You can also donate by phone with various options on 020 7523 2269.

Different aspects of the work of Christian Aid around the world will be highlighted each day this week on their website and on their Facebook page. We are running a Christian Aid quiz through our Facebook page too and Rachel will be sharing the answers to the questions on St Mary's Church Facebook page on Sunday evening at 5pm.

Church Use

Restrictions on the use of church buildings have been nationally reviewed and we are now able to carry out maintenance visits etc but public worship is still not to be allowed. Only one or two people per week are permitted to enter at present. We are able now though to ring the bell and this will be done on Thursdays at 8pm. Some of you may have heard it rung for VE Day on Friday too, after the 2 minute silence at 11am.


The following prayer was produced for VE Day by the Church of England and you may find it helpful:

Lord God our Father, we pledge ourselves to serve you and all humankind,

in the cause of peace, for the relief of want and suffering, and for the praise of your name. Guide us by your Spirit; give us wisdom; give us courage; give us hope; and keep us faithful now and always. Amen.

Virtual Coffee Morning