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ASCENSIONTIDE - Earth becomes a part of Heaven’s story!

Greetings one and all “Ne'er cast a clout till May be out.” Someone shared this delightful English proverb with me after the Midweek Communion at St Mary’s on Thursday. 'Ne'er cast a clout...' simply means 'never discard your (warm winter) clothing...'… Well, I think we can probably all relate to that sentiment this week!

Hopefully, our programme for the coming week will warm you from the inside

This Sunday 16th May, we have the following services:

  • 10.30 – Holy Communion at All Saints with Revd Lizzie and Revd Janey. This service is being broadcast live at LIVE STREAM and will be followed by All Saints' APCM.

  • 6.30pm – Holy Communion at St Mary’s with Revd Lizzie and Revd Janey

There will be no Zoom Coffee & Chat this week.

Here are this week’s Roots at Home and Activity sheets.

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And in the week ahead…

Monday 17th May

  • 8.15am Morning Prayer (on zoom), hosted by Carla. Please email if you would like to be added to the circulation list for the link.

Wednesday 19th May

  • 9am Celtic Morning Prayer (on zoom). Hosted by Mark. Please contact us for details.

  • 10-11am – Open for Private Prayer at All Saints

Thursday 20th May

  • 10am Holy Communion at St Mary’s

Next Sunday 23rd May – Pentecost

  • 8am Holy Communion at All Saints

  • 10am Holy Communion at St Mary’s

Thy Kingdom Come In these days from Ascension to Pentecost, the church embarks on a global season of prayer called They Kingdom Come. As part of this movement, we are being encouraged to pray for 5 people each to come to know the love and peace of Jesus and to pray for the empowerment of the Spirit.

If you’d like to join in, that's great! There are loads of creative, fun and downloadable resources for families, adults, young people and children on the TKC website at I’ve attached a couple here for you

TKC Novena 2021
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TKC Prayer Journal 2021
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– a Novena (a 9-day prayer journey reflecting on the Psalms), and a Prayer Journal. Enjoy!

Finally, something to reflect on - a beautiful Sonnet For Ascension Day by the poet and songwriter Malcolm Guite, which I shared on Thursday at St Mary’s…

We saw his light break through the cloud of glory Whilst we were rooted still in time and place As earth became a part of Heaven’s story And heaven opened to his human face. We saw him go and yet we were not parted He took us with him to the heart of things The heart that broke for all the broken-hearted Is whole and Heaven-centred now, and sings, Sings in the strength that rises out of weakness, Sings through the clouds that veil him from our sight, Whilst we ourselves become his clouds of witness And sing the waning darkness into light, His light in us, and ours in him concealed, Which all creation waits to see revealed.

May you each know you are part of heaven's story this coming week. Every blessing, Janey _______________ Rev. Janey Hiller

Curate and Pioneer Minister All Saints & St Mary's, Fishponds


16th May 2021 Email Notice Sheet
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St Mary's Church Weekly Sheet - Sun 16th
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