Church of England Diocese of Rochester Burham and Wouldham

Church Newsletter 11th April 2021

10 Apr 2021, 9 a.m.

A Prayer for Prince Philip: Remember O Lord your servant Philip who has gone before us with the sign of faith and now rests in the sleep of peace. According to your promises, grant to him and to all who rest in Christ refreshment, light and peace, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

A Prayer for the Queen and royal family: Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our understanding, surround the Queen and the royal family with your love , that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss, but have confidence in your goodness, and strength to meet the days to come. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Holy Communion in church at 10.30 each Sunday. At present we are continuing to hold services in church but are encouraging all those who are able to follow on zoom to do so. We are constantly reviewing this and the guidelines may change. Anyone who doesn’t get the link please email Mike to receive it. [email protected]

Give the world a shot. You may have already supported this Unicef Campaign encourages people to make a donation in thanksgiving for receiving the vaccine so that people in poorer countries can be vaccinated, thus making everyone safer. You can donate at

Next Sunday – 18 April Revd Canon Neil Thompson to preside and preach. Mike on leave from 16-23 April.

Churchyard Working Party Saturday 24 April, Wouldham, 9am-1pm

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). This will take place in church and on zoom after the service on Sunday 25 April at 11.05am. We need 2 new Parochial Church Council members as Heather and Gwen are coming to the end of their 3 year term, for which much thanks! Could this be you? Ask Mike or Churchwardens for more information. We also have a vacancy for a Malling Deanery Synod Representative for the Parish of Burham and Wouldham. (A Synod is a church governing body.)

Future change: unless government guidelines change, when other venues open indoors in the week beginning 17 May, we will invite everyone to attend services in person on the Sunday following which will be 23 May which is Pentecost Sunday. After this we will still continue to be on zoom as well.