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Sunday 9th August

Ninth Sunday After Trinity

Cyberspace 10:30 Zoom Service
St John's 14:00 Service of the Word

If you wish to join the Zoom service please contact Jonathan Clark who will provide you with the necessary codes and passwords. You will need some device capable or running Zoom (minimum is a smartphone or tablet) and a decent internet connection.

The 14:00 service will have to comply with social distancing requirements. Because numbers are limited, you will have to book a place. To do this, phone the Parish Office (01522 825920) during the times shown below for "Private Prayer" or drop into the office. Also you will have to sit where you are told to sit. Sorry about that! We are going to Live Stream every 1st and 3rd Sunday.

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"Outdoor Service, 4:00pm, 23rd August 2020"

Instead of our 2:00pm "Service of the Word" on the 23rd August, we will be having a "Songs of Praise" style outdoor service in the field adjacent to Poplar Bank Farm, which is owned by the Crust family. For details of how to access the field, click here. People can either stay in the car with just the driver's side window down, or if they have folding chairs they can sit outside on the driver's side. There is a limit of how many people we can accomodate, so you will need to book by ringing the Parish Administrator on 01522 825920 during office hours (weekday mornings). Also we would ask that there is no more than 2 people per car.

Since this is a "Songs of Praise" style service, we are canvassing our congregation for their favourite hymns. To enter your favourite hymn, please email the webmaster at [email protected]. Please limit yourself to one hymn per person, otherwise it will become unmanageable. Hymns will need to be submitted by Friday 14th August. We will then select the top 8 hymns or so and arrange to have them at the service. We will start recording them on Saturday 15th, hence the reason for needing the entries by the day before. Since people will be either in or next to their cars for the service and we can acheive the necessary 5 metre spacing, you will be able to sing along.

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"St John's open for Private Prayer"

We are pleased to be able to tell you that, in line with Government guidance, St John’s will now be open for private prayer at the following times: Tuesdays 10:00-12:00, Thursdays 14:00-16:00, Saturdays 14:00-16:00. Please enter by the vestry door, so that we are able to monitor the number of people in the building. Hand sanitizer is available in the church, but if you wish to wear a mask, or other face covering, please bring this with you.

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"Psalm 148"

George's commentary on Psalm 148, from the Zoom meeting on 13th July 2020. Click here for the commentary.

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"Psalm 146"

George's commentary on Psalm 146, from the Zoom meeting on 10th July 2020. Click here for the commentary.

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"Psalm 143"

George's commentary on Psalm 143, from the Zoom meeting on 8th July 2020. Click here for the commentary.

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"Psalm 140"

George's commentary on Psalm 140, from the Zoom meeting on 6th July 2020. Click here for the commentary.

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"Psalm 137"

George's commentary on Psalm 137, from the Zoom meeting on 3rd July 2020. Click here for the commentary.

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"Psalm 134"

George's commentary on Psalm 134, from the Zoom meeting on 1st July 2020. Click here for the commentary.

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"Psalm 133"

George's commentary on Psalm 133, from the Zoom meeting on 1st July 2020. Click here for the commentary.

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"Prayer card for June, July and August"

Please click here for the Prayer card.

 fish_small FISH, the school voucher scheme will be operating again this summer for the families who need it. With our Churches and the Chapel being closed, this year we are unable to organise a Beetle Drive or Cake stall to help raise funds. But if anyone feels they would like to make a contribute on an individual basis please contact Margaret on: 01522 398147.
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"Psalms & Sermons"

I have not removed all George's excellent commentaries on the Psalms. I have just given them a new home. Please click here to see the list of George's commentaries and sermons.

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"Churchyard Opening"

From the beginning of May we are intending to have some limited opening of the churchyard. The opening times will be Tuesday 10:00-12:00, Thursday 14:00-16:00 and Saturday 14:00-16:00. Note that the church building will not be open. We would ask that you restrict your visits to these times. If there are any problems or issues, please phone Jonathan Clark (churchwarden) on 07879 475189. The churchyard will always be locked between 21:00 and 09:00 as a matter of security.

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"WhatsApp"

If you are technologically minded then you can stay in touch via our WhatsApp group. With my GDPR hat on, I must advise people that being on the WhatsApp group will expose your mobile number to everyone else on the group. To join the group, contact Sarah at [email protected]. You will need to leave her your mobile number. Also (as I discovered) you need to install the "WhatsApp" app on your phone! Don't worry. The app is free to download.