Posts from March 2020

An enjoyable way to prep for Palm Sunday

Dear Friends across the Deanery, A few of us have had an idea I’d like to share with you so that you can pass it on to your congregations. Next Sunday 5th April is Palm Sunday so between now and then, it would be wonderful if as many people as possible made or printed a picture/painting/3D model/image of a donkey and/or palm leaves and place them in your window so that as people do their ‘one exercise a day’ they…

Collects, Psalms and Scripture readings for the 5th week of Lent

Collect Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; 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.  Amen And some special prayers for this week Lord Jesus Christ, you have…

REQUEST FOR RAINBOWS

Pulsford Lodge would love Rainbows to help brighten their day and boost the morale of residents and their wonderful hard working carers at this difficult time.  Alison Bailey, Pulsford’s  new manager is asking for your drawings, pictures, paintings, poems, stories, –  anything related to Rainbows – to cover their walls with your art and messages so to flood Pulsford with light and positivity and to keep up communication with the wider community . Please start creating and  having fun with your…

Special Prayers for this week

Friday prayers – 27th March, 2020 Psalm 130 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. 2     Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive     to the voice of my supplications! 3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,     Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with you,     so that you may be revered. 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,     and in his word I hope; 6 my soul waits for the Lord     more than those who…

Coronavirus update: Thursday 26th March 2020

In compliance with the government’s latest change of policy, places of worship in the Benefice are now closed for all religious services except funerals. The purpose of this policy is to minimise all possibilities of infection, particularly of the vulnerable. However, church congregations remain active in watching out for their neighbours’ needs and holding them and each other before God in regular and faithful prayer. To this end, materials to enable people to pray, along with other printed materials to…

The Home Service – on 10 Radio

Tune in to 105.3 fm or via the Internet link here at 10 Radio at 10am This Mothering Sunday’s 23rd March, Service is being led by the St Andrew’s Team, Rev Martin Walker and Judith Swan.

Resources to aid worship at home

This page will be updated as more resources become available #LiveLent: Care for God’s Creation – the Church of England’s Lent campaign for 2020. With weekly themes shaped around the first Genesis account of creation, it explores the urgent need for humans to value and protect the abundance God has created. This daily audio content is available via the app and daily emails. Time to Pray app – everything you need for Prayer During the Day, with variations according to the day…

Message from Wivey and the Hills Churches on Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Dear Worshippers, Guests and Residents of Wivey and The Hills, Due to the continued Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and the recent government advice, all church events and services have been suspended until further notice, across all churches in our benefice. We are sorry that this has had to take place, and we ask that you support your local communities and demonstrate the light and love of Christ with those nearest and dearest to you. We are a church of people that…