These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.
Bell Ringing Practice
This takes place in the bell tower every Thursday evening. The contact for information about the bells and bell ringing is our Tower Captain, John Boocock 01767 650736 or email: [email protected]
Benefice Choir pratices are held in church every Thursday evening. For more information please contact the Choirmaster, Chris Miller tel. 01767 650779 email: [email protected]
Bible Reading Group
In your home
Each week a reading from the bible, usually the previous weeks Gospel, is read and discussed by the group via Zoom.
Bible Reading Group and Compline
In your home
Bible study session for those new to bible study followed by a compline service with recorded music.
All Age Benefice Eucharist
Zoom live streaming
In your home
Attached is the full service for Trinity 4 - 5th July 2020.
Readings and Prayers for Trinity 4
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Gracious Father, by the obedience of Jesus you brought salvation to our wayward world: draw us into harmony with your will, that we may find all things restored in him, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 10 He will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the warhorse from Jerusalem; and the battle-bow shall be cut off, and he shall command peace to the nations; his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. 11 As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. 12 Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.
15I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. 19For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. 20Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.
21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. 22For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self,23but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.24Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, with my mind I am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh I am a slave to the law of sin.
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, •
long-suffering and of great goodness.
9 The Lord is loving to everyone •
and his mercy is over all his creatures.
10 All your works praise you, O Lord, •
and your faithful servants bless you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom •
and speak of your mighty power,
12 To make known to all peoples your mighty acts •
and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; •
your dominion endures throughout all ages.
14 The Lord is sure in all his words •
and faithful in all his deeds.
15 The Lord upholds all those who fall •
and lifts up all those who are bowed down.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and shall be for ever, Amen
Matthew 11.16-19, 25-end
16 ‘But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market-places and calling to one another, 17 “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.” 18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He has a demon”; 19the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!” Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.’
25 At that time Jesus said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants;26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.27All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’