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Jesus Before Us. Jesus Ahead of Us

Dear Brothers and Sisters


I hope that this finds you well. It has been another week and my general sense of people’s feelings is quite mixed. At times there is a real sense of tiredness. At others a real sense of hope and spring. Both can be seemingly true all at the same time and day. The pendulum of life continues to swing. This week the readings that we are asked to consider take in a very “big picture” approach. They ask us to think about that prologue from the gospel from St John Chapter 1 (again!) a classic Christmas reading – “In the beginning there was the word....” and it combines it with a snippet form St Paul in his letter to the Colossians which he wrote (supposedly most suggest) whilst in Prison. It also gives a sweeping account of who God is. It is really fascinating and moving stuff and has a real sense of Jesus with us, before us and ahead of us. Join us to explore these in our worship this Sunday – broadcast again from All Saints at 10am this Sunday.

In the meantime this week the following worship is offered this week – we are having this Sunday a live broadcast at 10am

Sunday 7th February 10am: Service of the word Live streamed from All Saints.

Revd Lizzie will be preaching and Sharon Gleed (Ordinand) will be leading.

This will be available via this link -

Here is the order of service:

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Monday 8th February 8:15am: Morning prayer via Zoom Contact Carla for the meeting details.

Wednesday 10th February 9am:

Celtic Prayers via Zoom

Contact Mark for the meeting details

Wednesday 10th February 10–11am

All Saints open for private prayer

Thursday 11th February 10–11am

St Mary’s open for private prayer

Friday 12th February – 11am

Funeral of Shelia Roach in All Saints Church.

Here is the church at home sheet for folks, the weekly sheets for notices and also the CAFE CHURCH AND LENT BOOK word doc

Chruch at Home
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Please pick up a cop of these to guide you in the coming months.

7th February 2021 Email Notice Sheet
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St Mary's Church Weekly Sheet 07022021
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Magazines for February are out and so are the sermon reflections from last year in a printed booklet and the Retreat on St Benedict. If you haven’t a copy yet then please be in touch with Anita or myself and we can see that you get one.

I found this poem and blessing from John O ‘Donohue helpful. I hope it blesses you today as well.

I arise today

In the name of Silence,

Womb of the Word,

In the name of Stillness,

Home of Belonging,

In the name of the Solitude

Of the Soul and the Earth

I arise today

Blessed by all things

Wings of Breath,

Delight of eyes,

Wonder of Whisper

Intimacy of touch

Eternity of Soul

Urgency of thought

Miracle of Health

Embrace of God

May I live this day

Compassionate of heart

Clear in word

Gracious in awareness

Courageous in thought

Generous in love.


Revd Lizzie Kesteven

0117 9650856


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