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This week, Of Your Charity, Pray For…
Those who are sick or in need: Trevor Boyce, Geoff Coppins, Melissa Hunter, Jerry Longley, Linda Mitchell, Gary Vaughan.
The Church: The Church in the Holy Land.
At St Mary’s – The church choir.
From the Electoral Roll – Ruth & Kelvin Reynolds, Andy & Karen Rodriguez.
Our parish: Hotels, shops and business in the parish.
Our world and its workers: The suffering. Social worker and carers.
Those who have died recently: Winifred Cadman, Richard Hassall, Danny Lambert, Nisbert Musoza, Trevor Williams.
and those whose anniversary falls this week:
Phyllis Hayward (2008), Doreen Dane (2018), Margaret Barnden (2013), William Woodley (2017) & Dorothy Saunders (2004).
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.