Church of England Diocese of Hereford Presteigne with Discoed

Rector's note for Sunday 16 August 2020

14 Aug 2020, 3:30 p.m.

Dear Friends

Please find elsewhere on this page your copy of the Collect and Readings for this Sunday – the Tenth Sunday after Trinity.

As you know, we are now holding weekly services in our Group of Parishes – every Sunday at 11 in Presteigne and on the first and third Sundays in the month at 9.30 in Lingen. Our services so far have been really well attended and it’s been lovely to meet in worship again with so many friends. I know we’ve all missed being together.

I’m very much aware though that there are some who don’t feel they can join us in church just yet and, if this applies to you, please be assured I’m eager to keep in touch with you and keep sending the readings and services through if you would like to receive them.

I’ll keep going as long as they’re needed and appreciated!

That said, if you no longer wish to receive these mailings, please let me know and I’ll cross you off the list.

Those who are attending church services now have to wear face coverings (unless they are exempt from doing so). I know this is an unwelcome development for many of us - and we understand entirely if that makes attendance more difficult for some – but we have no choice in the matter and we’re trying to think of it as an expression of kindness and consideration for others in the congregation.

You might like to know that the new Bishop of Hereford, Richard Jackson, will be visiting St Andrew’s on the first day of a whistle-stop Prayer Pilgrimage of the Diocese on Saturday 29th August at 3pm.

If you’d like to join us in church for a few minutes of prayer together, or would like to be praying at home at the same time, that would be great.

Keep safe and well

Stephen