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Church News 2021

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8th January 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Baptism of Christ

15th January 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Second Sunday of Epiphany

and an appeal for help from the Community Support Committee

22nd January 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Third Sunday of Epiphany

ASH WEDNESDAY - COMING TO YOU

Ash Wednesday is on February 17th this year and marks the beginning of the season of Lent. In our churches we have long had the tradition of receiving a ‘Cross’ of ashes and holy oil on our foreheads at a special service on that day. The Cross is both a sign of our commitment to Christ and of our embarking on a Lenten journey of self-exploration and learning about our faith. Travelling with Christ for the 40 days of Lent prepares us to celebrate the joy of Easter.

With the restrictions on us we are unable to offer such a service in our churches. We would not be able to touch you to sign the Cross if we could worship together! However, we are using this opportunity to bring the church out to you in your local communities, indeed to your front door!

If you would like me to, I will come to your home on Ash Wednesday. You can choose to stand at an open front door if you wish [suitably distanced and masked of course] and I will do three things:

  • give a brief reminder about the importance of the Cross of Ash and of Lent,

  • pray a slightly adapted version of the ‘ashing’ prayer, “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return, Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ” WHILE -  I make the sign of the Cross on your doorpost in ash and holy oil.

  • Then we can pray the Lord’s Prayer together and I will ask God’s blessing on you before I move on to the next home.

If you are not going to be at home or don’t wish to stand at an open door I can still come and perform the rite and will drop in a card to remind you that it has been done [you might notice the Cross anyway!]. If a lot of people request this, I may have to complete the task the day after.  If you would like to mark the start of Lent in this way, please contact our Administrator Rebecca by email: de656fh@gmail.com or telephone: 07817997419. She will require your name, address and telephone number, as well as an indication of whether you want to be present [open door] or for me come, perform the rite and leave a card. The telephone number is needed so that I can phone ahead and say I will be with you in 5 or 10 minutes.

29th January 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

4th February 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Second Sunday before Lent

11th February 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Sunday Next before Lent

20th February 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The First Sunday of Lent

27th February 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Second Sunday of Lent

5th March 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Second Sunday of Lent

Remembering Our Loved Ones

Information about The Place of Memorial from Martin the Vicar

13th March 2021

This week's newsletter, marking Mothering Sunday

20th March 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Revised Opening Times for Prayer

ST WYSTAN’S, REPTON

Monday to Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 8.00am - 3.00pm

Sunday 12.00 – 6.00pm

 

ST MARY THE VIRGIN, NEWTON SOLNEY

Every day 10.00am – 4.00pm

 

ST SAVIOUR’S, FOREMARK

Closed at this time

 

Times will be reviewed as the guidelines and regulations change. At this time visiting is limited to those who wish to pray. The Crypt at Repton is not open and viewing is by appointment only.

27th March 2021

This week's newsletter, marking Palm Sunday

4th April 2021

This week's newsletter, marking Easter Sunday

9th April 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Second Sunday of Easter

15th April 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Third Sunday of Easter

22nd April 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Fourth Sunday of Easter

30th April 2021

This week's newsletter, marking The Fifth Sunday of Easter