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This week, Of Your Charity, Pray For…
Those who are sick or in need: Ray Beven, Geoff Groom, Chris Groves, Rudolph Jones, Andy Rodriguez, Dany Tibby
The Church: Catechumens, and all seeking membership of the Church.
Those preparing for baptism and confirmation – Matthew Bower, Kristian Harstad, Cameron Rose, Heather Rose.
At St Mary’s – Our work with children.
From the Electoral Roll – Sheila Davies, Lois Derham.
Our parish: Residents of Courtyard Mews, Fieldfare Lane, Northwood Drive, Siskin Drive, Stone Castle Dive, Stonechat Mews, The Rise, Wolsey Drive and Woodpecker Drive.
Our world and its workers: Children, scientists, researchers and academics.
Those who have died recently: Don Beven, Graham Harris, Brian Hill, Olive Ramm, Dorothy Stapley, Frank Taylor, Enid Whitmore, Allan Wright
and those whose anniversary falls this week: Pamela Carey (2016), Joyce Flint (2013), Edwin Fryer (2017), Lawrence Godley (2020), Eric Longden (2002), Ethel Cloke (1986), Derek Bradley (2015), Mabel Butcher (2013) & Jackie Finch-Turner (2005).
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.