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This week, Of Your Charity, Pray For…
Those who are sick or in need: Katharine Cox, Geoff Groom, Kirsty Lee, Jack Martin, Andy Rodriguez, Dany Tibby.
The Church: Central administration of the Church.
At St Mary’s – Flower arrangers.
From the Electoral Roll – Colin Whiskin, Joyce Wise.
Our parish: Residents of Bow Arrow Lane, Cotton Lane, High Trees, The Oaks, Osbourne Road and Hardwick Crescent.
Our world and its workers: People with questions.
Farmers, gardeners, fishermen and those whose livelihood rests on the harvest.
Those who have died recently: Brenda Blackman, Nelson Devall, Valerie Goodyear.
and those whose anniversary falls this week: Frances Woodley (2017), Marina Harney (2002), Rosemary Doble (2014), Trevor Cramp (2020), Joan Hutson (2020), Ronald Button (2019), Sidney Payne (2020), Elizabeth Clark (2018), Joan Dockerill (199), John Krawiecki (2017), Brian Waters (2020) & Betty Fletcher (2019).
In a time of plague
Grant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, help and deliverance unto us who are visited with grievous sickness and mortality.
Sanctify to us this our sore distress, and prosper with thy continual blessing those who labour to devise for mankind protection against distress and pain: through him who both healed and hallowed pain, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, we pray to thee for those whom we love but see no longer. Grant them thy peace, let light perpetual shine upon them, and in thy loving wisdom and almighty power work in them the good purpose of thy perfect will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.