A Message from Fr. Neil
Welcome to St. Marys, we are of course following the guidance that public worship is to be suspended until further notice. In light of this, we have given the website a little brush-up and polish and we hope to add content here as often as we can.
These are extraordinary times and I hope we can use them to find new ways to worship together, even if we are distant.
Unfortunately, the latest information from the Government and the Church of England means we have to close all church buildings, not only to public worship but also to private prayer by me. You can read more details in the Archbishop's letter and a follow-up letter from Bishop Christopher here.
The Diocese is encouraging all Christian households to place a lighted candle in their front window each evening at seven o clock as a visible sign of the light of Christ. Just as when we pray, nothing never happens, every small action and gesture is worthwhile.
The link to the sermon (in audio form) for the current week is below - the Sunday readings are changed on the Saturday before and are on the same page. The sermon will be available to listen to after the Zoom service. Once you've read the readings just click on the play triangle to start the audio.
I will be hosting live 'Zoom Services', if you want to join us for these please email me for details.
We hope to put other devotional, encouraging and fun things on to the website, so please check in regularly. You might notice we have added a tab for Jamie's Jokes on the menu, this is intended as a little light relief, to bring a little cheer in these strange times!
If you have any other ideas of what you might like to see here, please let me know, I can be contacted here: email@example.com
Also if you need any help - of any kind we want to help you - if you or someone you know are able, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Equally, if you want to offer your services or ideas to help those in need in your local community, please contact us at the same address.