First Sunday of Lent

Date: February 21, 2021

Dear Friends,

Our online services can be found in the usual place:

Our order of service can be read here: Lent 1 Online b.pdf

*Coffee Morning*

*Please do join us for our now customary coffee morning at 11am on Sunday

https://zoom.us/j/93376146884?pwd=VlJGeFd5WWg2Yk5SYnVQdlJ3Vmladz09

Meeting ID: 933 7614 6884

Passcode: 851930

*Next Month*

Depending on the direction taken by the government in the coming weeks, the
success of the roll-out of the vaccine – and the hope that there is not a
renewed spike of infections – we cautiously hope to begin services in
church again sometime in late March. Watch this space…

*Our Survey Says…*

*Last year the University of York St John surveyed 7,000 churchgoers as to
their reaction to the pandemic. It looks like the Powers That Be in the
Church of England are paying great attention to the results found last year
– so please can I encourage you to fill in the latest survey on the topic,
here .

On lighter matters, an Oxford postgrad is undertaking research on
‘*perceptions of congregational singing* *in the Church of England*’ with
particular reference to the lockdown period. Please do consider filling it
in, here .

*Daily Prayer*

Since late March last year, Morning Prayer has been recorded almost every
day, and more often than not with a brief Thought for the Day on the Old
Testament passage. Perhaps during Lent you might want to listen via our
Soundcloud page?

*Team Lent Groups

*Recommendations of Lent books can be found here: *lent 2021.pdf

*For those who prefer art, some thoughts on the First Week of Lent here:
Christ in the Desert.pdf

The Team Lent Group will be held on Zoom at 2pm Tuesdays or 8pm Wednesdays,
depending on your preference. Further details can be found here *Course
Overview Lent Course.pdf*
.

With kind regards,

Stephen

Service times

Sunday

8:15am Holy Communion (BCP)
9:00am Children's Service - Twice a month
10:15am Sung Eucharist