#Live Lent 2021 booklets are available in all four churches to take and use. They are a great way to daily connect with God.
In February, we will be starting a Bible study course studying The Psalms. These are 5 x one hour sessions, beginning on Wednesday 27 January at 8pm via the St Mary’s Zoom meeting room and running fortnightly.
Each session will be also run the following Tuesday at 8pm via the St Mary’s Zoom meeting room.
- Session 1 : 27 Jan & 2 Feb
- Session 2 : 10 & 16 Feb
- Session 3 : 24 Feb & 2 Mar
- Session 4 : 10 & 16 Mar
- Session 5 : 24 & 30 Mar
You are welcome to attend as many or as few of the sessions as commitments allow. You don’t have to stick to one group as the same material will be used in each. We’d love to see you there.
Richard & Sue Shreeve (Weds)
Mike & Celia Strathdee (Tues)
The PCC takes the safety of everyone within the church very seriously and expects that everyone will work within the church safeguarding policies.
Our safeguarding policy and principles can be found below, alongside useful contact numbers and a code of conduct for church members.
For anyone in need, we are providing a mini larder in the church porch, containing tinned and dried food.
Take what you need, no need to ask.
Those who can, please contribute when you are able and leave in-date food items in the box.
We’d love to see you at all or any of the following Zoom services:
10.30am Morning Worship (Every Sunday)
9.00am Breakfast Church (3rd Sunday each Month) for all ages worshipping together
Church@4pm service (4th Sunday) for all ages worshipping together
Meeting ID: 659 348 7054 Password: 145703
There will be an increased need for foodbanks with the negative impact on people’s livelihoods caused by the Covid 19 outbreak. The homeless are still homeless, but those who were vulnerable before will be added to by those newly facing hardship. You can offer support by giving direct to the Bath Foodbank via their website.
Genesis are no longer accepting donations of food from any source other than supermarkets. They are then delivering the food parcels out to those in need, rather than have them come in to collect them. So please do continue to make food donations at your local supermarkets. Thank you.
Our Benefice Churches are still open for private prayer and for said Communion services at 9am in Church each week. The 10.30am Zoom services continue as the best way of uniting us weekly in worship and encouragement. The Zoom link is also being used for a variety of smaller groups throughout the week.
Short prayer service leaflets are still available on the Resources page for you to print and use throughout the week and Radio 4 offers daily worship at 10am on BBC longwave.
Thank you to so many in our Benefice communities who are providing access to essentials for those self-isolating and vulnerable in this third lockdown and to many who have volunteered to help with the vaccine roll-out. The care and thoughtfulness in support of friends and neighbours is so encouraging in this wearying time of pandemic. Please feel free to phone me or a member of the ministry team if you need a chance to chat or ask for prayer!
Jesus calls us ‘to love our neighbours as ourselves’ this we do willingly, but our nation also needs us to be a praying community at this time. St James wrote that if ‘anyone lacks wisdom they should ask God for it’. That is something we can do for those with leadership responsibilities at this time, as well as praying for strength in body, mind and spirit for all in healthcare, education and key work and for those who are economically vulnerable and for those who are anxious, ill, or bereaved.
May God continue to grant us courage, patience and His protection and healing.
Rev. Sally Wheeler