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Pray with us for healing in heart and body for the wounded and traumatised; for comfort for the grieving; pray for those still missing to be found. Give thanks for the NHS and the medical care everyone will receive for free, regardless of their social status, gender, culture, faith or language. You may want to use this prayer: OH LORD OUR GOD, SOURCE OF ALL GOODNESS AND LOVE, ACCEPT THE FERVENT PRAYERS OF YOUR PEOPLE; IN THE MULTITUDE OF YOUR MERCIES LOOK WITH COMPASSION UPON ALL WHO TURN TO YOU FOR HELP; FOR YOU ARE GRACIOUS, O LOVER OF SOULS, AND TO YOU WE GIVE GLORY, FATHER, SON AND HOLY … Continue reading
Fr Ted eagerly awaits the arrival of MereBunny and her groom for their wedding, with children from Mereworth school
We pray today for those in love, those off love and those in between. We remember especially those who find themselves a little bit lonelier than normal. We do not pray today for loved-up couples, exchanging overpriced flowers and foil wrapped hearts, leaking pheromones like diesel fumes at candlelit dinners. We are pretty sure, Lord, they will be OK for now. Instead we hereby dedicate this happy-crappy day to all the brave teenagers who dared to send a card (hoping in vain with every fibre of their beings for something back.) Let them be a little bit more OK because we prayed. We think of the mother, coping alone, who … Continue reading
Archbishop Justin and the other five Presidents of Churches Together in England released a statement today following the killing yesterday of Father Jacques Hamel in Rouen, France. After news of the attack broke yesterday, Archbishop Justin tweeted: “Evil attacks the weakest, denies truth and love, is defeated through Jesus Christ. We pray for France, for the victims and for their communities.” “Le mal attaque les plus faibles, nie toute vérité et amour, est vaincu par Jésus. Prions pour la France, ses victimes et ses communautés.” Read the full statement here: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5743/cte-presidents-release-statement-following-france-church-attack
on Sunday 1 May we had our annual Rogation Walk between the parishes of Mereworth and West Peckham. Despite a forecast of rain, glorious sunshine accompanied us the whole way. As we prayed for farmers and farmworkers, for changing needs and seasons, we witnessed the changing times and seasons as the new vineyard was planted replacing the old apple trees. a glorious day. why not join us next year?
This week we are praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ and joining in a 24/7 prayer week across the whole nation. In Mereworth & West Peckham parishes we are praying Monday night 22.00-23.00, Tuesday night 23.00-midnight, and Wednesday night 23.00-midnight. if you can’t make those hours, choose one hour a day, set it apart and do intentional praying. For ideas of how you can do it, and more information http://thykingdom.co.uk
We have a special course running this year for Lent…
Adam again has outdone himself with the church lights. Send us your best picture of the Church lit up this year, and we’ll share it on the website. Thank you to Kevin for these pictures taken 11 December 2015.
Today Saturday 12 December, 2pm, “Explore Christmas” at Mereworth Church. The story of Christmas re-told with the children. Craft and messiness for all ages. Specifically aimed at primary aged children and their siblings (older and younger) Refreshments served at the end. Finish at 4pm.
There is lots of activities going on over Christmas ranging. Whatever you want in terms of fun, frivolous, traditional, serious, modern, there is something for you… With the addition of special Christmas Services (these services are for everyone – those most suitable for young children are marked *, but your whole family will be welcomed at all services) 12 December, 2-4pm, Explore Christmas, Mereworth Church * 13 December, 5pm, Carol service, West Peckham 19 December, 5pm, Children’s Choir Nativity and Carol Concert, Mereworth Church * 20 December, 5pm, Traditional 9 Lessons and Carols, Mereworth Church 23 December, 5pm, Messy Christmas and Scratch Nativity, Discovery School, Kings Hill * 24 December, … Continue reading