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LOOKING BACK

This page lists items that have appeared since the country went into lockdown. Please browse and use in your prayers and activities.

SERVICES AND PRAYERS
24 May 2020
    • Sunday Service led by Belemo (video; service sheet; readings; text of homily)
    • Homily from Bishop Richard, the Bishop of Kingston, on 'It really does matter, the kind of world which we begin to shape' (video)

21 May 2020 (Ascension Day)
    • Ascension Day service led by Nick (video; service sheet; text of homily)

17 May 2020 (Rogation Sunday)
    • Sunday Service led by Alison (video; service sheet; readings; text of homily)
    • Homily from Bishop Richard, the Bishop of Kingston, on 'Proclaiming the Gospel afresh in every generation' (video)

10 May 2020
    • Sunday Service led by Mark (video; service sheet; readings)
    • Homily from Bishop Richard, the Bishop of Kingston, on 'How can we know the way?' (video)

3 May 2020
    • Sunday Service led by Belemo (video; service sheet; readings; text of homily)
    • Homily from Bishop Richard, the Bishop of Kingston, on '...that we might have life in all its fullness' (video)

26 April 2020
    • Sunday Service led by Alison (video; service sheet; text of homily)
    • Homily from Bishop Richard, the Bishop of Kingston, on '...something which points to the deepest truths about reality, and about life, and about God' (video)

19 April 2020
    • Sunday Service led by Mark (video; service sheet; readings; text of homily)
    • Homily from Bishop Richard, the Bishop of Kingston, on 'There is a transition from fear to a profound peace in the presence of the risen Christ' (video)

Easter Day, 12 April 2020
    • Service for Easter Sunday led by Nick Mayhew-Smith (video; text)
    • Easter message from Mark (text)
    • Easter Liturgy from Bishop Richard, the Bishop of Kingston (video)

Holy Week, 6–12 April 2020
    • Homily from Bishop Richard, the Bishop of Kingston, for Holy Week and Easter 2020 (video; text)
    • Liturgy of Good Friday led by Mark (video; text of the service; text of the Thought)
    • Service for Maundy Thursday led by Alison (video; text)

Sunday Service for Palm Sunday, 5 April 2020, led by Revd Belemo Alagoa (video; service sheet; readings; homily)

Sunday Service for 29 March 2020 led by Alison (video; prayers; readings)

Mothering Sunday, 22 March 2020
    • Service led by Mark (video; text)
    • Prayers from Mark Eminson and Richard Blades (audio file)
    • National broadcast by Archbishop Justin (
video)



PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK

Week commencing:
25 May      18 May      11 May      4 May      27 April      20 April      13 April      6 April



THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK

10. Patience, by Alison Judge (27 May 2020)
9. Do not be afraid, by Liz Holder (20 May 2020)
8. Trust and obey, by Andy Coles (13 May 2020)
7. The supremacy of Christ, by Evelyn Wilson (6 May 2020)
6. Hail Mary, by David Marsden (29 April 2020)
5. Saying Yes to life (22 April 2020)
4. Isolation and inspiration, by Geoff Hunt (15 April 2020)
3. Safeguarding update, by Liz Tackley (8 April 2020)
2. Thoughts from nature, by Fiona Totty (1 April 2020)
1. Wilderness times, by Nicky Morgan (25 March 2020)



MESSY CHURCH
9 May 2020: Noah's Ark, God's rainbow, from Genesis 6:1 to 9:17. See video and construction ideas: animal face masks; dove; paper boat

11 April 2020: Messy Easter, about The Biggest Miracle Ever. See video and ideas for materials from Alison



CHURCH RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

Letter of support and encouragement during Passiontide from the Archbishops and Bishops, 27 March 2020 (text)

Papal Address (Urbi et Orbi), 27 March 2020, at which Pope Francis presided over an Extraordinary Moment of Prayer in St Peter's Square in a solitary service for relief from the Coronavirus (text)

Letter from Archbishops and Bishops announcing the closure of all churches in the Church of England, 24 March 2020 (text)

Letter from Bishop Christopher, the Bishop of Southwark, confirming the closure of churches and emphasizing the importance of continuing in prayer and private devotions, 24 March 2020 (text)

Letter from Revd Mark Eminson encouraging us to continue as a community of support, friendship and hope, 18 March 2020 (text)