Notices for the week beginning Sunday 16th January 2022

Charity of the Month

Our present good cause is Water Aid, with the aim of providing clean water and decent toilets around the world. You may add to the collection at any point this month using the wooden ‘Offerings’ box on the back pew.

Healing Service

Next Sunday’s morning service will include prayer for healing with anointing and/or laying on of hands. Please do share any requests for healing in the intercessions book or privately so that they can be included.

Candlemas

Holy Communion at 7 pm on Wednesday 2nd February will be preceded by the blessing and distribution of candles and a procession to mark the Presentation of Christ in the Temple.

Calling in the Collecting Pigs

As a Christmas/Epiphany gift, are there any little piggies ready to be returned? You can add them to the collection or place them on the altar of give them to Dianne.

Special Service for Maureen

Please mark Tuesday 15th February 2 pm in your diary as a special occasion when Bishop Simon will visit to commission Maureen Franke for the work of an Anna Chaplain in the parish. Maureen has been preparing for this role of spiritual care for older people. Ask her about what it involves.

Calendar & Dates

In accordance with the very practical Epiphany tradition of announcing the year’s moveable feasts, please note the following dates for 2021: 9th January – Baptism of Christ; 2nd March – Ash Wednesday; 17th April – Easter Day; 26th May – Ascension Day; 5th June – Pentecost; 16th June – Corpus Christi; 25th September – Harvest Thanksgiving; 27th November – Advent Sunday.

This Week at St Mary’s:-

Daily (except Tuesday)

9 am Mattins (not Monday, Wednesday)

       5 pm   Evensong

 

Wednesday 19th January

     2-4 pm   Church open for prayer

Thursday 20th January

    7.30 pm   Bell ringing practice

Friday 21st January

        7 pm   Choir practice

 

Next Sunday is Epiphany 3

        9 am   Mattins

      10 am   Healing Service with Communion

       5 pm   Evensong

 Hymns, Reflections & Prayers

Daily hope from the Church of England. Do share the following free phone number with anyone, especially those without access to the internet: 0800 804 8044

A Guide to getting on to Facebook

1.Type ‘Facebook’ into your computer or tablet or phone search box

2. Click the link ‘log into Facebook’ and you will arrive at a screen which will let you create your own account.

3. Enter your email address as directed and create a password that you will remember (e.g. an old address or phone number or a car registration number)

4. Enter a birth date

5. Click ‘sign up’ and an email will then be sent to you with a number code to enter into the box on the next screen.

6. Enter the code from the email into the box and click ‘continue’.

7. A message should appear to say your account is confirmed and that you will use your email address to log in. Click OK.

8. To find the St Mary’s page type st mary the virgin church stone-next-dartford into the search box at the top of the screen and then click the first post on the screen that appears next to see the most recent posts.

9. To make sure you see all new posts from St Mary’s as they appear, click the ‘Like’ button (the thumbs up symbol).

10. If you only want to follow St Mary’s this is all you have to do.

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