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Saturday, 21 March 2020

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday Service

Dear friends, as we approach our first Sunday not being able to worship together at St John’s, we wanted to invite you, if you can, to join us in worship in another way. Tomorrow morning, the Archbishop of Canterbury will be broadcasting a live Mothering Sunday Service. 

The service will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship at 08.10 and on local BBC radio stations in England at 8am and will premier online at 9am on Sunday.

The link to join the service online can be found here

At a time of crisis in our nation, we thought it was important to join together with our brothers and sisters in Christ across the Church of England to worship in the spirit of unity and hope, even though we are in different places, we are One Church.

If you know others who do not use the internet but would like to join the service on the radio, please do let them know and share the order of service with them if there is a safe way to do so.

The Order of Service can be found here for you to download and follow along.

Light a candle of hope:
A national call to prayer

In the same spirit of unity, Churches Together in England has invited us all to light a candle of hope in a national call to prayer and action. 

Full details can be found here, but the basic idea, taken from the website is: at 7pm this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer. Alongside your prayers, take the opportunity to telephone or email someone who is isolated, buy some additional food for your local foodbank, or offer to deliver shopping for an elderly neighbour. We may not be able to touch physically, but we can make connections in so many other ways. 

Please attend to all the government health advice and ensure all candles are on a heatproof surface a safe distance away from all flammable materials.

1 comment:

  1. We took part in this service using Youtube on my tablet device which meant I could Cast it to our TV.

    We both enjoyed being able to join in the singing of the Kyrie Eleison

    Edna and David Green