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St Mary's Church

Welcome to St. Mary’s

Updated 14 August 2021

Physical services resumed on Easter Sunday. Please see this page for details.

Although restrictions were eased on July 19th and we can now sing in church (hooray !), for now we would ask you to still keep your distance in our naturally ventilated churches, wear a mask. You no longer need to tell us in advance that you are coming.

We continue to meet online for worship and prayer. We also continue to pray for the needs of the moment, please contact me or any of my colleagues for further information.

Regular Zoom services take place on Wednesdays at 9 am and Sundays at 9:30 am. To join our on-line services please contact northbosmerebenefice@gmail.com

Thank you for your continued support. We are pleased to be able to open our doors and welcome all again.

Rev Philip

 

Earl Stonham church is open every day from 10am - 4pm and on Sundays from 12-4pm (to allow for services) and the churchyard remains accessible, though of course subject to government guidance.

You should not come to the church if you or anyone in your household has or may have had Covid or been in contact with anyone who has, have tested positive or are required to self-isolate.

Please feel free to contact any member of the ministry team - contact details may be found HERE or in The Recorder and Ten Village News.

More information about St Mary's Church can be found on the St Mary's pages on the Church of England's website A Church Near You

A Prayer for Our Time

Our Father, who art in heaven, you do not impose yourself on us, but you promise that when we call to you in faith, you will answer. We come to you now realising we need your help and protection more than ever at this time.

We ask for your forgiveness for the times we have forgotten you and not loved you with our whole heart, as you ask us to do. You also ask that we love our neighbours as ourselves. Forgive us for when we have wronged others and put our own interests first. Please help us to become the people you wish us to be.

We pray now that, as we put our trust in you, you will give us the wisdom, strength, resources and protection we need to overcome the physical, emotional and financial impact of the virus. Help us protect and care for the most vulnerable in our families and community.

We pray for your wisdom, strength, resources and protection for those in authority making decisions and those working in the emergency and care services as they seek to protect and care for us.

In the name of Jesus, your Son, our Saviour, we pray.

Amen.