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This Week
Today is World Refugee Day; there are around 80 million displaced people in our world today, some 46 million of whom are “internally displaced”, while 26 million are classified as refugees, and 4 million as asylum seekers. Pray for the work of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and for host countries, and for refugees facing danger, poverty, exploitation, disease and a sense of hopelessness.

The children’s hospice movement in the UK provides care and respite for some 47,000 children with long-term or terminal conditions. In Children’s Hospice Week give thanks for the work they do and pray they may receive the resourcing and funding they need.

Breathe Easy Week raises awareness of those living with lung problems of various kinds. This will now include those who have survived serious Covid infections and some at least of those living with Long Covid. Pray for all that is done to provide therapy, help and advice.

Thursday is kept as Reserves Day and marks those who give up their spare time to serve with our armed forces as reservists: give thanks for their contribution towards the defence of the realm and their readiness to serve when and where needed. Pray too for all who serve in our armed forces and the work of forces chaplains.

Thursday is also National Writing Day. Pray for all who inspire others, young people especially, to write, and pray for all aspiring writers.

Friday is kept as International Sand Dunes Day: these are important and vulnerable habitats, and this day draws attention to their fragility. Pray we may take care of such habitats, and our coastline and coastal waters in general, which face substantial disturbance through the holiday season.

ZOOM services.
will be on Sunday's at 5.00pm.
For privacy and security purposes the ZOOM service can only be joined by invitation and so would those of you who would like to join please email me on to let me know and I can send you an invitation as well as some guidelines about ZOOM. For those of you who have never used ZOOM before – I’m very happy to run some test sessions so that you can become familiar with it.

Now that all our parishes are in lock down we must be even more vigilant and careful NOT TO MINGLE OR MIX AT ALL WITH OTHERS FROM OUTSIDE OUR OWN HOUSEHOLD. Effectively this means all conversations can only take place if there is at least 2 metres between everyone speaking, whether indoors or outdoors. Choir members may use the vestry only to robe and once robed please proceed immediately to your place in the choir stalls and please ensure you are at least 2 metres from the person next to you; the same is true for everyone in the congregation – only households may sit together.

If anyone is looking for lockdown resources for prayer, building your faith, for children at home, faith based help and guidance for your well-being and small ‘reaching out to others’ postable gifts, is worth having a look at.

RSCM are offering a hymn sing-along daily and on Sundays – a short act of Worship. Please click Here....