NEWS and EVENTS
REOPENING OF ST MARY’S CHURCH FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP FROM SUNDAY 5TH JULY.
At long last, this is the good news we have all been waiting for. Following the Government’s relaxation of lockdown from 5th July enabling church to reopen for public worship, our normal weekly pattern of services will resume as usual.
8.15am Holy Communion – Order Two
10.15am Holy Communion – Order One
9.30am Holy Communion – Order Two
However, there will be some differences due to some COVID 19 restrictions still in operation.
We hope that further relaxing of these restrictions will take place when the risk factors are not as great.
The opportunity to hold other services such as baptisms, weddings and funerals is constantly changing and these will be
on our church web site www.penwortham-stmary.co.uk and continuously updated. For further information and/or
queries, please contact me by either phone or email as follows.
Vicarage 01772 743143: Mobile 07858 772421: Email email@example.com
With every blessing
Your Vicar Chris
O God, the
protector of all who trust in you,
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
increase and multiply upon us your mercy;
that with you as our ruler and guide
we may so pass through things temporal
that we lose not our hold on things eternal;
grant this, heavenly Father,
for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
First Reading: Zechariah 9.9-12
Psalm: Psalm 145.9-15
Second Reading: Romans 7.15-25a
Gospel : Matthew 11.16-19, 25-end
Window Repair Faculty
Some two years ago one of the windows in the south side of the Nave was vandalised. and subsequently repaired. Diocesan rules require us to apply for a retrospective faculty for the repair and for the application to be made public. Faculty notices must be displayed on the main door of the church (West Door). Additionally, because the church is closed we are publicising it here. If anyone has any observations or comments regarding this faculty please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before the 19th June.
GIVING AND DONATIONS
Since the lockdown started it has been difficult for parishioners to maintain their giving through the collection plate although many parishioners make their giving using Direct Debit or Standing Order. If you feel you would like to help St. Mary's financially please would you send an e-mail to email@example.com. uk. We will contact you to discuss which methord you woud prefer, from a one-off donation to regular giving.
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
Our Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) staff are continuing to produce some outstanding resources that can be used by parents at home.
ON LINE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORSHIP
Will Adams and his brother have created a website called #HelpPenwortham with the aim of:
1. Allowing vulnerable residents to view what food and other delivery and collection services are available locally, to reduce stress and anxieties.
2. Ensuring our local businesses and economy can continue through this very difficult period, ensuring they can come out of this period still as vibrant as before.
Browse our list of local businesses in Penwortham, South Ribble and Preston. Order food or other vital items for delivery or collection. Shop local and help to ensure the Penwortham and South Ribble economy emerges as diverse and vibrant as before.
For the first time in over 150 years we will not be printing a hard copy of our church magazine for distribution to our parishioners. We will however continue to compile it and publish it online. You can view our latest edition from the top of this page.
Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, Christian Meditation meetings have been suspended until further notice.
Our practices are even more important at this time so please keep up with your meditation. When circumstances permit we will resume.