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Services in August

Services in Church:

- 11am
 - Holy Communion one kind
- 6pm - Evensong

Wednesdays - 10.30am - Holy Communion one kind

Facebook services/prayers will continue for the foreseeable future.
9.30am - Sundays 
9.00am - Monday - Friday

Sundays - Phone only service will be at 12.30pm
The Collect for Sunday

The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. 

Sunday Morning
Date Psalm 1st Reading Gospel
23-Aug Psalm 138 Romans 12: 1-8 Matthew 16: 13-20
30-Aug Psalm 26: 1-8 Romans 12: 9-end Matthew 16: 21-end
Sunday Evening
Date Psalm 1st Reading 2nd Reading
23-Aug Psalm 95 2 Kings 6: 8-23 Acts 17: 15-end
30-Aug Psalm 105: 1-15 2 Kings 6: 24-25, 7: 3-end Acts 18: 1-16
Date Psalm 1st Reading Gospel
26-Aug Psalm 128 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-10, 16-end Matthew 23: 27-32


The work of the Leprosy Mission and for our link with Kidoka in Tanzania

Ruth Wyatt
Dave Long
Ann Batchelor
Margaret Cheal
Tony Wyatt
Lucie Balchev
Christine Kelly
Sheila Jarvis
Georgina Bowen
Martin Robinson
Alan Munden
Trudi Robinson
Ron & Pat Wiltshire
Ian Fox
Yvonne Fowler
Philip Sadler
Melody Salom
Sylvia Smith
Audrey Noy
Julie Knight
Theresa Hammond
Ade Okubule
Lorraine Mistry
Maureen Hawkins
Vicky Folkes
Edna Bassett
Nick Perfect
Sherry Snowden
Jackie Hawkins
Edna Passmore
Megan Ray
Mustafa Zihni
Colin Souter
Francies Moore
Barbara Toft
Norma Brown
Carmel Chandler
Geoffrey Farrier
Tony Beattie
Patricia Calton
George Gagg
Peter Biscoe
Robert Walsh
Richard Brodie
Olive Millbank
Marilyn’s Thought for the Week
Trawling through the Internet, I came across this version of the Lord’s Prayer by Gungor
And it started me thinking about prayer.  Of course, prayer is a mystery but with practice, it can deepen us.  We don't know how it works, but we know it matters.  Think of how it feels when we find there's someone's praying for us: it's energising, humbling.  What a calling: to hold one another, consciously, within the presence of God!  It's as if we find a different kind of connection with each other through communion with God.

Sometimes in these past weeks it has felt as though there was too much empty space around us.  And sometimes it’s been difficult to find space – especially if you were locked into the home-school timetable!  But through prayer, perhaps we can learn to love the space when it feels too much and to find space, when it feels all hope of space is gone.  Rather than trying to escape from the situation, prayer helps us to find God within the situation. 

So try really praying The Lord’s Prayer.  'Give us this day our daily bread' had a different ring to it when the supermarket shelves were empty, didn’t it?  But that could give us a faint glimpse of how the people of Israel prayed in their wilderness years, reliant as they were on manna ... or how we could pray, more, for the 816 million or so who go to bed hungry every night.

"Your kingdom come, on Earth, as it is in heaven."  Earth doesn’t feel very heaven-like at the moment, when we’re in completely uncharted territory.  But keep praying and you may discover beauty and grace in unexpected places. 

Following on from Rachel’s story last week, I started thinking about all the crosses we have in Christ Church.  My favourite is the one on the rood screen – the one which has the Latin tag on it – In Lucem per Crucem.
I think it should really be Per Crucem ad Lucem – through the cross into light – to be absolutely correct.  But the idea is the same.  And it’s one reason why I love the eight o’clock Sunday service, when we receive communion at the high altar.  Because it means we have to walk through the rood screen underneath that cross – symbolically walking through the cross into light.  For me that encapsulates what we are doing each time we take the bread and wine.

We would like to encourage children and young people to share photos/videos of their Summer Adventures (through their parents/carers) with their BB group or on social media using #BBatHOME.

And don’t forget, 100’s of additional activities for children and young people to have a go at whilst at home over the summer can be found at

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