This Week

Fifth Sunday of Easter - 10th May 2020

Dear all

With all the commemorarions, celebrations and sunshine this week, I hope you are still managing to have a...


I would like to start today by drawing your attention to an initiative from central church. 'Daily Hope' offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. All for free! Further details can be found here.

Also included in this week's mailing - along with the Weekly Sheet - we have another sermon from Douglas which accompanies this Sunday's readings

I am still hoping to broaden the input to our worship and to that end...

Could you help with our online worship?

I'm not asking anyone to become a video editor but many of you do help with worship on a regular basis. At the moment our services are being streamed and - thus far - they have been done almost exclusively by the denizens of the Vicarage - thanks to Denise for her contribution last week, and to Emmeline, Charles and Will and Denise (again!) for this week's contributions. If any of you can help and would be willing to record bits of a service - preferably video but audio would be fine - and then email them to me then I will do the editing. The material that needs recording is included below. I would need to have the clips by Friday morning in order to do the editing and subtitles, so there's plenty of time. If you have the tech, please do help!

The readings for next week

If you would like to offer the readings then the texts for next week are:

Acts 17.22–31

John 14.15-21

As before, worship from the benefice is available here and a service for this Sunday will be available from 8.30am on the day.

The Diocese are also providing lots of resources and help, much of which is highlighted in their weekly news mailing, available here.

Please do spread the word about our revamped benefice website, and encourage others to keep in touch with what is going on by signing up to these updates – just cut and paste the link to them in an email:

Very importantly, if there are any people who you know would like a hard copy of this then please print it off for them or let me know, and I’ll take care of it (whilst keeping physically distant!)

For now, as always, all the best, God bless, and keep safe


Pew Sheet

5th Sunday of Easter
10th May 2020



The Way, the Truth and the Life -
The way to the resurrection in St John

Easter 5 - The Way, the Truth and the Life.pdf

Easter Service Materials

For you to record at home and send in for inclusion in our worship in the coming weeks

Easter Service Material.pdf