Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Swynnerton and Cotes Heath

Read the latest edition of our weekly newsletter for 31st January

29 Jan 2021, 10:30 a.m.
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Archbishops of Canterbury and York call the nation to pray as the deaths from Covid19 pass the 100 ,000 mark. The enormity of this figure has prompted our bishops to ask the nation to come together to pause and pray daily.Read on to find out when it begins and what time .

To other news , this Tuesday we celebrate Candlemas which officially marks the end of the Christmas season and marks the midpoint of winter. The church remembers on this day the presentation of Jesus in the temple.

Our sermon this week is written by the Rte Revd. Matthew Parker and is based on Lukes gospel account of Jesus being presented in the temple . It is a biitter sweet story writes Matthew as is our story of this last year . But as the characters in the gospel account witness the hope of the Christ child , for Israel, so we too have that gift of hope that is in Jesus Christ today in our sorrow filled world.

This weeks prayers have been contributed by Denise Snowball.