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St Mary's & St Michael's
Parish of Shalford & Peasmarsh
Sunday 21st June
Today's Worship with St Mary's Shalford
Please click on the picture above to join our special Taize style Service of Prayer in Community
or click on the link below
Dear friends,

Welcome to St Mary’s Shalford e-news with worship links. 
This Sunday's St Mary's Online worship is a special taize style service devoted to prayer together in community, and all that that means in inclusion, solidarity and love. Thanks to many in our local and global family who lead us in prayer today. 
This is such an important moment for us to come together to pray - at a time when critical matters of life and inequalities are crying out to be heard, understood, and transformed;  when livelihoods and businesses are in flux; when individuals and communities are hurting here at home and in the global family we are all so much a part of; and when within it all we have cause to give thanks for healing, kindness, solidarity, love.  This week we come together as the church in prayer in the sanctuary of the beautiful sacred space of St Mary's Church, and as the church in prayer out in the heart of our communities, and alongside the excluded or struggling.
And how better to frame our service of prayer today than around the Taize community in France which attracts thousands of young people from all over the world to join in the wonderful Taize community life of prayer and meditation.
I hope you can pick up the repetitive meditative Taize chants easily to aid your own prayers, and find space to simply listen to God speak to you in prayer.

Joyful news too this morning as all is now ready (nearly!) for St Mary's church building to re-open for private prayer from tomorrow, Monday 22nd June. Please see below for details and a short video guide so all can stay safe. The most important thing to remember is to use the auto-sensor (ie non-touch) hand sanitiser station in the porch before you enter St Mary's, and to stay two metres apart....and to enjoy your visit and find prayerful rest in God. 

A prayer for you from Br Roger (the founder of Taize community) that there was no space to include in our worship, to prepare for our time together today, or to take into St Mary's when you visit perhaps.  Certainly, to carry with us through our lives as we journey on:

In each person there is a portion of solitude
which no human intimacy can ever fill
yet you are never alone
let yourself be plummeted to the depth
and you will see that in your heart of hearts
in the place where no two people are alike
Christ is waiting for you
and what you never dared hope for springs to life. 

(Brother Roger)

with love and prayers,
Rev'd Sarah 

St Mary's Church Shalford is once again open for all for private prayer, peace and reflection, from Monday 22nd June, roughly 10am-4pm every day.  Watch this little guide to visiting video for your, and everybody's, safety and care.  Please come and visit as much as you like, and may you find peace and comfort in God's presence. 
Bishop Andrew's sermon for this Sunday
Please just click on the big blue button below (or the one on St Mary's website) if you would like to donate an offering to St Mary's church - life, ministry, serving community. The buttons will take you directly to our Shalford Parish church Justgiving site for one-off or regular online donations, where we can also receive gift aid. If you would like to discuss setting up regular giving through direct debit and the Parish Giving Scheme, please contact Ann Thomas. Thank you so much for your support at this difficult time.
GIVING TO ST MARY'S ........ click here if you would like to make an online offering to Shalford Parish churches - life, ministry, serving community.


all welcome, just click below on time to come in!

St Mary's Zoom Cafe on Sundays 11am
click on this link….
(Meeting ID: 743 1050 2764)

St Mary's Zoom Cafe on Wednesdays 11am
click on this link….
Meeting ID: 755 5457 4598

St Mary's Shalford Parish 
Daily Morning Prayer and Night Prayer

Please join in short St Mary's at Home parish prayers
- 10-15 mins prayer & reflection -
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ed if you view later)
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St Mary's Morning Prayer 9am live every weekday
(led by Sarah on Mon, Tues & Thurs; by Katrina on Weds; by Angela on Fri)
St Mary's Night Prayer or Compline every Tuesday & Thursday 9pm.

Please share with others and follow St Mary's on Facebook too: @stmarysshalford
Particularly for Everybody Without Internet Access:
New Church of England phone line for those without internet access - please pass on details to all people you can who don't have any online access. Many thanks. 
NB!!  The Editors of the currently evolving Second Edition, are very keen to receive your contributions.  Please send any of your favourite prayers, poems, scripture, short prose, to any of the Parish Prayers Etc team (contact details found inside cover of 1st Edn). If you would like to compose your own prayer/poem etc, even better! 
Throughout these days and weeks, please keep a close eye on our website for latest updates, news, resources, support, opportunities for connecting with others, encouragement in discipleship together.
Follow us on Facebook too:  @StMarysShalford  
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
St Mary’s & St Michael’s Church Contacts:
Vicar: Rev Sarah  – 01483 565012
Parish Administrator - Ellen (Office Mon, Wed & Fri morn): 01483 571646
Churchwarden: Sally - 
Acting second Churchwarden: Ann Thomas
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