Glenholt Virtual Christmas Market

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Do you remember when you could get all kinds of gifts ready for Christmas just by popping down to S. Anne’s Glenholt?

Even in the midst of this lockdown, under all these lockdown restrictions, there is a solution:

Glenholt Virtual Christmas Market is here to bring festive cheer to your screens   
Saturday 14 November 2020 10.30am to 12.30pm

With many regulars shielding, the market has now moved to the internet. The first “Virtual Glenholt Market” will take via the Zoom video conference platform and also be streamed live on Facebook. Traders will be offering handcrafted items which can be ordered and delivered directly.

To get into the Christmas spirit, there will be a Christmas carol sing-along. Just bring your own mince pies!  After the event, all traders can be contacted via the market’s Facebook group.  All you need to do to take part is register here:

https://www.glenholtcommunitymarket.co.uk/register.html or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenholtvirtualmarket.

See you there (virtually) tomorrow!

2020 Year’s Mind List

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If you would like a name to be added to the list, or some details are incorrect (the date of commemoration for example) then please email Fr. Simon on simon@rundell.org.uk The deadline is Sunday Night. This is the list which feeds the weekly list of names of the “Year’s Mind”.

Alphabetical by Surname List

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List in order of day and month commemorated

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Newsletter for Ordinary 30 – 25th Oct 2020

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Don’t Forget!



Dear <<First Name>>

This is the weekly noticesheet for the week beginning Sunday 25th October – Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time.

DON’T FORGET TO PUT THE CLOCKS BACK ON SATURDAY NIGHT

We have special pleasure in welcoming as our preacher this week, Fr. Michael Ellis, who has been much in our prayers. It is a delight to see him so well, and he will be taking a very active part in both our online and live worship from now on.

APCM
In case you missed it, the Annual Report of the year can be viewed and downloaded from this button:


Thank you to all who joined us for the APCM, and although we had some ‘unexpected’ (and somewhat underdressed) visitors, they were dealt with reasonably quickly. I am pleased to report that Ruth Smails has been appointed Churchwarden for Bickleigh Parish, joining Andy Collins; Paul Vann remains the Churchwarden at Shaugh Prior Parish. We welcome three new PCC Members: Jo Carpenter, Rob Clark and Grace Hooper alongside our other PCC members. My grateful thanks to everyone who has made a contribution to the life, work and witness of our Churches and we prayerfully look forward to our ministry outside the season of Coronatide
.

Churches open for Said Mass on Sundays Although Government restrictions limit social gatherings to six people, Church worship in a COV|ID-secure environment is not restricted (see CofE guidance here) so our worship is unaffected and as safe as we can make it.

At each church there will be a barcode displayed that you can use with the NHS Track and Trace App.


Low Mass is offered at S. Anne, S. Edward  and S. Mary on a three week rotation at 9.30am.
The seating will be arranged for social distancing and so you will probably not be able to sit in your usual pew.
Masks must be worn during the service, except to receive Holy Communion in one kind only.
There will be a maximum of thirty people at the Mass There will be no music, choir or singing.
The priest will be wearing a Face Shield to lead worship and a Mask in addition to administer Holy Communion with other sanitary precautions. There will be no chalice.
The Service (which will look pretty much like a Thursday midweek service) will include a homily and take approximately 30 minutes.

The daily and Sunday broadcast full Mass with hymns etc will continue at 10.30am

I sincerely hope that you as the congregation, should you desire to partake in Holy Communion will do so without regard as to which is “my Church” during this time and come to the Eucharist regardless of whether it is a ‘home game’ or not.

I am very aware that many of you might still feel unwilling to come back to Church at this moment and this is okay.This is why I will continue to offer the online worship and encourage Spiritual Communion. Your personal safety is my primary concern. Some may wish to receive communion in person and then come home to sing their hearts out, this too is okay.



In some form, I don’t think the Church can ever go back to a wholly ‘offline’ state ever again: through this terrible time we have seen our worship reach out to so many beyond the walls and into people’s homes – embracing the housebound, the isolated, those with physical or mental health issues as well as those geographically distanced from us. As the world resolves the COVID-crisis, so we will need to adapt to some form of hybrid offering where our worship is accessible and engagable to both a live and an online congregation (it does seem my Masters degree is stunningly appropriate now, doesn’t it?). As we look to the future be assured that as we strive to be an Inclusive Church that also means digital inclusion and outreach both online and offline.
 
Online Worship Continues

We will continue to broadcast the Mass for Spiritual Communion each week at 10.30am and



Simply visit

https://www.twitch.tv/roboroughteam/

or for YouTube

https://bit.ly/roboroughteam

After Mass there will be Virtual Coffee on Zoom at: https://bit.ly/3hniKX7


Parish WhatsApp Group
if you’d like to be kept in the loop through WhatsApp, we have Parish Group – reminders, links, prayers and communications as well as the odd good cartoon… click here to join


The Services

Online Mass is offered on Sundays and Thursdays at 10.30am

If you miss the actual time, you can replay it at your convenience.

Sunday services include hymns specially recorded by Sarah and readings recorded at home by members of our Churches (volunteers always welcome). All Masses have a short sermon, and even though we are not together, we engage in Spiritual Communion with the Lord. All of the words are on screen and the readings as usual are further down this email bulletin. At the bottom of this email are details of a rota for readings and intercessions: all voices are welcome, please contact me if you would like to do one.

Each weekday there will be Morning Prayer at 9am and Evening Prayer at 5.30pm .

You can say the Morning and Evening Prayer with me, and I have begun putting the words on screen for you to follow or say along with me.

Bible Study and Prayer will gather us together on a video conference platform called Zoom (www.zoom.us).



It is easy to sign up for a free account and you can download an app for phone, tablet (Apple or Android) or on your PC or Mac to make it happen. Although you can connect over phone data, you get more out of it if you connect your phone/tablet/computer to your home WiFi otherwise you can get choppy audio and video sometimes.

To join our Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7.30pm – click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/138949074 For the next few weeks the 7.30pm group will be studying the book of Revelation using NT Wright’s Study Guide which can be obtained from Amazon at £3.32 for the Kindle Edition.

If you get lost with all this information, it’s all on the Parish Diary: https://www.roborough.org.uk/diary/
 and the Broadcast page https://www.roborough.org.uk/broadcast/



To get good notice of these things, can I encourage you to “Like” and “Follow” the Parish Facebook Page (S. Cecilia and S. Anne also have their own FB pages as well, but the worship links and reminders will be on the main page) to get notifications and please encourage others you know who might not have subscribed to this newsletter to do so as well as connect on Facebook.

Please let me know if you yourself or you become aware of anyone around you who needs a Priest to call them. I am still here to serve and will, within the limits of social distancing serve and minister to you. This includes Communion at Home for those unable or unwilling to come to Church. You can always call me.

My email is:         fr.simon@rundell.org.uk
My number is:      07976 802123
(I also use WhatsApp so if you want to contact me by that, use my phone number)

Please pass all this information on to others: keep our network strong my friends, call those in our church communities and keep me informed of the needs of the community so I can serve them,

Stay safe. Keep praying. And of your charity, please pray for me also.

Yours in Christ


  Collective Worship: Hope – Hope for the Nations Collective Worship – Hope 7 – Hope for the Nations Prayer Lists 25/10/20
 
Those in need of our prayers
Sophie, Eiman
 
Those sick in mind, body or spirit:
Ken; Laura; Nicola; Sue; Ron; Karen; Alice; David; Richard; Michael; Caroline;

We pray especially for David Coleman, Priest, for Lesley and the Family.
 
Pray for the Souls of the Recently Departed

Those whose year’s mind occur around this time
Tony West
Steven Hill

Those whom we love and see no longer and those who have no-one else to pray for them

+Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord
and let light perpetual shine upon them

May they rest in peace
and rise in glory

we join our prayers with the whole company of heaven as we seek the intercession of Our Lady, sayng

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, 
The Lord is with thee. (Luke 1:28)
Blessed art thou among women, 
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.  (Luke 1:42)
Holy Mary, Mother of God, 
pray for us sinners now, 
and at the hour of our death. Readings (Mass Card below)   Ordinary 30 Readings 25/10/20   Entrance antiphon  
Let hearts rejoice who search for the Lord. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek always the face of the Lord. 
Psalm 105:3-4
  The Collect  
Almighty and ever-living God,
strengthen our faith, hope and love.
May we do with loving hearts what you ask of us
and come to share the life you promise.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
  Exodus 22:20-26 A reading from the book of Exodus
 
The Lord said to Moses, ‘Tell the sons of Israel this:
 
‘“You must not molest the stranger or oppress him, for you lived as strangers in the land of Egypt. You must not be harsh with the widow, or with the orphan; if you are harsh with them, they will surely cry out to me, and be sure I shall hear their cry; my anger will flare and I shall kill you with the sword, your own wives will be widows, your own children orphans.
 
    ‘“If you lend money to any of my people, to any poor man among you, you must not play the usurer with him: you must not demand interest from him.
 
    ‘“If you take another’s cloak as a pledge, you must give it back to him before sunset. It is all the covering he has; it is the cloak he wraps his body in; what else would he sleep in? If he cries to me, I will listen, for I am full of pity.”’
 
This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
  1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians
 
You observed the sort of life we lived when we were with you, which was for your instruction, and you were led to become imitators of us, and of the Lord; and it was with the joy of the Holy Spirit that you took to the gospel, in spite of the great opposition all round you. This has made you the great example to all believers in Macedonia and Achaia since it was from you that the word of the Lord started to spread – and not only throughout Macedonia and Achaia, for the news of your faith in God has spread everywhere. We do not need to tell other people about it: other people tell us how we started the work among you, how you broke with idolatry when you were converted to God and became servants of the real, living God; and how you are now waiting for Jesus, his Son, whom he raised from the dead, to come from heaven to save us from the retribution which is coming.
 
This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
 
  Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!
Open our heart, O Lord,
to accept the words of your Son.
Alleluia!
  Matthew 22:34-40 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you, O Lord
 
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to disconcert him, one of them put a question, ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets also.’
 
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, O Christ
 
  Communion Antiphon:   
We will sing out our joy at your saving help and exalt in the name of our God.
Ps 19:6  
Prayer after Communion:   
Lord, bring to perfection within us
the communion we share in this sacrament.
May our celebration have an effect in our lives.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.
 
 

Article from Church Times this week reporting on a webinar from last Monday..
Keeping in contact:   Fr Simon can be contacted day or night on 07976 802123 We don’t use a landline for anything. If you see an 01752 number for the parish clergy or office, it won’t work. Your clergy are here for you. If you are a little lonely or down, need some help, advice, spiritual counsel or prayer. Or even if you just want a cup of tea with someone –  If you are in hospital and want a visit call Fr. Simon. Although he has many gifts, being psychic isn’t one of them, so unless you ask for him to visit, he won’t know you would like one.
Other methods of contact: eMail: simon@rundell.org.uk
Twitter: @frsimon Carrier Pigeon and smoke signals also gratefully received Post Address The Vicarage,
33 Leat Walk
Roborough
Plymouth PL6 7AT
 

Annual Parochial Council Meeting 2020

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Thursday 22nd October 2020 at 7.30pm on Zoom

In order to minimise unexpected access, please register using the link below:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 22, 2020 07:30 PM London
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpcOitrDItGNJzjNPPx3lidoXPNuvxnKbq
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Statement of Faith – Creed from Costa Rica

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We believe in God the Father and Mother of us all, who has given the earth to all people.

We believe in Jesus Christ who came to encourage and heal us, to deliver us from the oppressors, to proclaim the peace of God to human kind. He has given himself to the world. It is amongst all people that the Lord lives. He is among us all, the living God.

We believe in the Spirit of God, who works in every man and woman of good will.

We believe in the Church, given as a beacon for all nations, moved by the Spirit to serve all people. We believe that God will finally destroy the power of sin in us all, and that humanity will share God’s everlasting life.

We do not believe in the right of the strongest, nor in the force of arms, nor in the power of oppressors.

We want to believe in human rights, in the solidarity of all people, in the power of non-violence.

We do not believe in racism, wealth, privilege, or the established order.
We want to believe that all men and women are equally human, that order based on violence and injustice is not order.

We do not believe that we can ignore things which happen far away.
We want to believe that the whole world is our home, and that the field we plough and the harvest we reap belong to every person.

We do not believe that we can fight oppression far away if we tolerate injustice here.
We want to believe that there is but one right everywhere: that we are not free if one person remains enslaved.

We do not believe that war and hunger are inevitable and peace unattainable. We want to believe in the beauty of simplicity, in love with open hands, in peace on earth.

We do not believe that all suffering is in vain, nor that our dreams will remain dreams, nor that death is the end.

But we dare to believe, always and in spite of everything, in a new humanity: in God’s own dream of a new heaven and a new earth where justice will flourish. Amen.

Ordinary 19 Newsletter

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Dear <<First Name>>

This is the weekly noticesheet for the week beginning Sunday 9th August – Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The noticesheet is attached below. I hope you will find it a useful ‘heads-up’, even while we are locked down.

Our Preacher this Sunday is Fr Matt Godfrey, RN who is in preparations for deployment on HMS Albion within a couple of weeks. We pray for him and his new ‘mini-parish’ and also for his family as they remain here alongside us.
Private Prayer at S. Anne’s
Thanks to a number of volunteers we will be making S. Anne’s Church available for Private Prayer only twice a week. This has to be under supervision and with everyone’s commitment to social distancing and the safety of others.

The Church will be open on

Mondays          5pm to 7pm
Thursdays        2pm to 4pm
   
This week

We will be broadcasting the Mass for Spiritual Communion from S. Mary the Virgin, Bickleigh We are using both Twitch.and YouTube.


Simply visit

https://www.twitch.tv/roboroughteam/

or for YouTube

https://bit.ly/roboroughteam

After Mass there will be Virtual Coffee on Zoom at: https://bit.ly/3hniKX7

Parish WhatsApp Group
if you’d like to be kept in the loop through WhatsApp, we have Parish Group – reminders, links, prayers and communications as well as the odd good cartoon… click here to join


The Services

IMPORTANT: I will be taking a couple of midweek breaks in August so there will be NO ONLINE MIDWEEK SERVICES (Mass or Daily Prayer) 10-15th August and 24th-30th August.

Mass
is offered on Thursday at 10.30am (replacing MP for that morning) and Sunday at 10.30am

If you miss the actual time, you can replay it at your convenience.

Sunday services include hymns specially recorded by Sarah and readings recorded at home by members of our Churches (volunteers always welcome). All Masses have a short sermon, and even though we are not together, we engage in Spiritual Communion with the Lord. All of the words are on screen and the readings as usual are further down this email bulletin. At the bottom of this email are details of a rota for readings and intercessions: all voices are welcome, please contact me if you would like to do one.

Each weekday there will be Morning Prayer at 9am and Evening Prayer at 5.30pm .

You can say the Morning and Evening Prayer with me, and I have begun putting the words on screen for you to follow or say along with me.

For those who don’t have Internet… (can you please pass this on)
We can now enable non-internet users to access our worship. Anyone can call 0333 011 0616 and enter code 262 6330# to be able to listen to our worship.

Calls are LOCAL RATE which on many phone or mobile tarrifs are effectively free, but I advise you to check with your phone/mobile supplier if you are unsure. The Sunday Mass takes less than an hour.

I am pleased that someone has started to use this facility. Please tell others. Please tell when you are checking up on those you know have no Internet (because if I ask it’ll look a little intimidating),

Bible Study and Prayer will gather us together on a video conference platform called Zoom (www.zoom.us).



It is easy to sign up for a free account and you can download an app for phone, tablet (Apple or Android) or on your PC or Mac to make it happen. Although you can connect over phone data, you get more out of it if you connect your phone/tablet/computer to your home WiFi otherwise you can get choppy audio and video sometimes.

To join these gatherings on Wednesdays at Noon – click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/714047787

For the next few weeks we will be looking at Theories of Atonement at the Noon group – what does the Cross and Resurrection mean, what does “Christ died for our sins” signify? All are welcome to join this group.

7.30pm – click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/138949074 For the next few weeks the 7.30pm group will be studying the Psalms using Psalms – Prayers of the Heart which is only £2.99 on Kindle see https://www.amazon.co.uk/Psalms-Prayers-Heart-LifeBuilder-studies-ebook/dp/B01ICDEYTO/

These locations will not change.

If you get lost with all this information, it’s all on the Parish Diary: https://www.roborough.org.uk/diary/
 and the Broadcast page https://www.roborough.org.uk/broadcast/



To get good notice of these things, can I encourage you to “Like” and “Follow” the Parish Facebook Page (S. Cecilia and S. Anne also have their own FB pages as well, but the worship links and reminders will be on the main page) to get notifications and please encourage others you know who might not have subscribed to this newsletter to do so as well as connect on Facebook.

Please let me know if you yourself or you become aware of anyone around you who needs a Priest to call them. I may have been forced as a result of my diabetes to be self-isolating, but I am still here to serve. I am slowly working round calling people, but you can always call me first, just to chat and perhaps to pray.

My email is:         fr.simon@rundell.org.uk
My number is:      07976 802123
(I also use WhatsApp so if you want to contact me by that, use my phone number)

Please pass all this information on to others: keep our network strong my friends, call those in our church communities and keep me informed of the needs of the community so I can serve them,

Stay safe. Keep praying. And of your charity, please pray for me also.

Yours in Christ


  Reflection Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Matthew 14:22-33

Both Jesus and Peter are recorded by the Gospel­ writers Matthew, Mark and John as having walked on water. The suspension of the law of gravity for two human beings (which is what would need to happen) is truly an incredible miracle! Indeed, the image is so compelling that to this day if someone is revered or admired, we use the expression that “they can walk on water’.
 
The supernatural phenomenon of walking on water is not unique to Christianity. In Greek mythology, the gods Horus and Orion both defied gravity in this way, as did several revered heroes of the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The difference between these traditions and the Gospel accounts is that the latter are recorded not as stories but as history. When Matthew informs us that Jesus walked on water, he is reporting an actual event that took place on a certain date in history. I personally don’t believe the story was made up or embellished to convince us that Jesus was God but that it is literally true.
 
There is an important and profound truth: ‘The sacred authors wrote the four Gospels, selecting some things from the many which had been handed on by word of mouth or in writing, reducing some of them to a synthesis, explaining some things in view of the situation of their churches and preserving the form of proclamation but always in such fashion that they told us the honest truth about Jesus’ (para. 19).
 
If we approach the sacred text in this way, we open ourselves up to being taught, informed and enlightened by the Holy Spirit about the meaning of this event in Jesus’ life.
 
Jesus’ walking on the water is certainly a miracle but it is also a sign. A sign of what? A sign of Jesus’ divinity. Who else could walk on water? Who else could calm the wind and the waves? Only God. Only God can truly say: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid’ (v. 27 NIV), because only God can promise true and everlasting peace.
 
Let us pray…
 
Lord Jesus, you invite me to step out with you on the storm waters and furious squalls of life. I do indeed take courage from your promises because it is you who invite me not to be afraid and with your Holy Spirit all things are possible. Amen.
 
  Source: Christian Aid Prayer Lists Those sick in mind, body or spirit:
Ken; Laura; Nicola; Sue; Ron; Karen; Alice; David; Ozzie; Jason, Richard

All those injured and killed by the Beirut bombing. We pray for all those giving care and treatment to the injured.

Pray for the Souls of the Recently Departed
Colin Parry, Steven Gregory

Those whose year’s mind occur around this time

Those whom we love and see no longer and those who have no-one else to pray for them

+Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord
and let light perpetual shine upon them

May they rest in peace
and rise in glory

we join our prayers with the whole company of heaven as we seek the intercession of Our Lady, sayng

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, 
The Lord is with thee.
(Luke 1:28)
Blessed art thou among women, 
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
  (Luke 1:42)
Holy Mary, Mother of God, 
pray for us sinners now, 
and at the hour of our death.

  Mass Card for Ordinary Time (Sundays and Thursdays) Sunday Readings 9th August 2020 Ordinary 19 Readings   Entrance antiphon Lord, be true to your covenant, forget not the life of your poor ones for ever. Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; do not ignore the shouts of your enemies. [Psalm 74:20,19,22,23]
  The Collect Almighty and ever-living God,
your Spirit made us your children,
confident to call you Father.
Increase your Spirit within us
and bring us to our promised inheritance.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 
  1 Kings 19: 5-15 A reading from the Book of Kings
 
When Elijah reached Horeb, the mountain of God, he came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away. ’He said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.’ Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.’ Then the LORD said to him, ‘Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place. Whoever escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall kill; and whoever escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall kill. Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.’
 
This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
  Romans 10: 5-15 A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans
 
Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that ‘the person who does these things will live by them.’ But the righteousness that comes from faith says, ‘Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?”’ (that is, to bring Christ down) ‘or “Who will descend into the abyss?”’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).But what does it say? ‘The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart’ (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, ‘No one who believes in him will be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’
 
This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
  Matthew 14: 22-33 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you, O Lord
 
Immediately after feeding the crowd with the five loaves and two fish, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’ Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’
 
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, O Christ
 
  Communion Antiphon:  Praise the Lord, Jerusalem; he feeds you with the finest wheat. [Psalm 147:12,14] Prayer after Communion:  Lord, may the Eucharist you give us bring us to salvation
and keep us faithful to the light of your truth.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

 
  Readings Rota for Online Worship Date Week Reading 1 Reading 2 Intercessions 02/08/2020 Ordinary 18 Janet Katie Jones Kate (Ordinand) Preacher: Frank 09/08/2020 Ordinary 19 Samantha Dawn Jo C Preacher: Fr Matt 16/08/2020 Ordinary 20 Katie Jones Zoe Lou 23/08/2020 Ordinary 21 Frank Anne P Alan 30/08/2020 Ordinary 22 Helen Janet Ruth 06/09/2020 Ordinary 23 Alan Chris Carpenter Frank 13/09/2020 Ordinary 24 Chris Crosby Samantha Jo C 20/09/2020 Ordinary 25 Dawn Karen Ruth 27/09/2020 Ordinary 26 Chris Carpenter Anne P Alan 04/10/2020 Ordinary 27 Katie Jones Zoe Lou 11/10/2020 Ordinary 28 Janet Jo C Frank

Noticesheet to 17th July – Ordinary 16

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This is the weekly noticesheet for the week beginning Sunday 19th July – Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The noticesheet is attached below. I hope you will find it a useful ‘heads-up’, even while we are locked down.
Private Prayer at S. Anne’s
Thanks to a number of volunteers we will be making S. Anne’s Church available for Private Prayer only twice a week. This has to be under supervision and with everyone’s commitment to social distancing and the safety of others.

The Church will be open on

Mondays          5pm to 7pm
Thursdays        2pm to 4pm
  Prayer Trees There are Prayer Trees at S. Anne’s, S. Mary’s and S. Edwards. Please bring along a ribbon, piece of string, a luggage label with a prayer written on it to tie to the trees: an outward witness of the Church and a safe(r) place for prayer. What Next? The PCC met on Thursday 16th July to discuss what the Parishes wanted to do for reopening. The Doodle Poll showed a majority of people wanted worship to remain online for the time being.


In order to comply legally, a resolution was passed asking for the Bishop to authorise keeping our Churches closed for Public Worship until the end of August. The Bishop has indicated his expectation that Churches would be open for September, and so it was agreed that we would adopt the second most popular option in September.

Recognising that many were still anxious to attend church but some were desperate, there would still be a full broadcast service at 10.30am and then a Said Mass at 11.15am rotating between S. Mary, S. Edward and S. Anne. This Low Mass would be a simple 30min Mass with Sermon but no music or singing. Full Social Distancing protocols would be implemented and communion would be in one kind only. The PCC will meet again in August to finalise arrangements for September which will include the need to book attendance (there will be a Max of 30 at each Mass) and the closure of pews to ensure safe social distance (so no, you won’t necessarily be able to sit in the pew you normally do).

The Broadcast Mass at 10.30am on a Sunday on Twitch and Youtube will continue.  
This week

We will be broadcasting the Mass for Spiritual Communion from S. Anne, Glenholt We are using Twitch. Anyone can access Twitch on their phone, tablet or computer browser and you don’t need an account to watch it, although if you register a free account, you can even “chat” which I would like to use as a source for prayer, and perhaps after the worship is over, fellowship. The more subscribers the better service we can deliver (we need fifty for the next level).

Simply visit

https://www.twitch.tv/roboroughteam/

and you will see our services, including past ones. These will also be available once uploaded to the previous Facebook Page and our YouTube channel for you to catch up on.

The YouTube Channel will be run simultaneously this week on

https://bit.ly/roboroughteam

(I know some people have had Twitch issues, so this might help, I have used a short link here because we don’t have enough YouTube subscribers to get a custom name – we need a thousand!)

After Mass there will be Virtual Coffee on Zoom at: https://bit.ly/3hniKX7

Yes, there will always be problems and glitches, particularly at the start of worship (my propensity for pushing the wrong button remains an issue) but bear with me and this slightly less than tech-competent priest will get the worship flowing

Parish WhatsApp Group
if you’d like to be kept in the loop through WhatsApp, we have Parish Group – reminders, links, prayers and communications as well as the odd good cartoon… click here to join


The Services
Mass is offered on Thursday at 10.30am (replacing MP for that morning) and Sunday at 10.30am

If you miss the actual time, you can replay it at your convenience.

Sunday services include hymns specially recorded by Sarah and readings recorded at home by members of our Churches (volunteers always welcome). All Masses have a short sermon, and even though we are not together, we engage in Spiritual Communion with the Lord. All of the words are on screen and the readings as usual are further down this email bulletin. At the bottom of this email are details of a rota for readings and intercessions: all voices are welcome, please contact me if you would like to do one.

Each weekday there will be Morning Prayer at 9am and Evening Prayer at 5.30pm .

You can say the Morning and Evening Prayer with me, and I have begun putting the words on screen for you to follow or say along with me.

For those who don’t have Internet… (can you please pass this on)
We can now enable non-internet users to access our worship. Anyone can call 0333 011 0616 and enter code 262 6330# to be able to listen to our worship.

Calls are LOCAL RATE which on many phone or mobile tarrifs are effectively free, but I advise you to check with your phone/mobile supplier if you are unsure. The Sunday Mass takes less than an hour.

I am pleased that someone has started to use this facility. Please tell others. Please tell when you are checking up on those you know have no Internet (because if I ask it’ll look a little intimidating),

Bible Study and Prayer will gather us together on a video conference platform called Zoom (www.zoom.us).



It is easy to sign up for a free account and you can download an app for phone, tablet (Apple or Android) or on your PC or Mac to make it happen. Although you can connect over phone data, you get more out of it if you connect your phone/tablet/computer to your home WiFi otherwise you can get choppy audio and video sometimes.

To join these gatherings on Wednesdays at Noon – click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/714047787

For the next few weeks we will be looking at Theories of Atonement at the Noon group – what does the Cross and Resurrection mean, what does “Christ died for our sins” signify? All are welcome to join this group.

7.30pm – click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/138949074 For the next few weeks the 7.30pm group will be studying the Psalms using Psalms – Prayers of the Heart which is only £2.99 on Kindle see https://www.amazon.co.uk/Psalms-Prayers-Heart-LifeBuilder-studies-ebook/dp/B01ICDEYTO/

These locations will not change.

If you get lost with all this information, it’s all on the Parish Diary: https://www.roborough.org.uk/diary/
 and the Broadcast page https://www.roborough.org.uk/broadcast/



To get good notice of these things, can I encourage you to “Like” and “Follow” the Parish Facebook Page (S. Cecilia and S. Anne also have their own FB pages as well, but the worship links and reminders will be on the main page) to get notifications and please encourage others you know who might not have subscribed to this newsletter to do so as well as connect on Facebook.

Please let me know if you yourself or you become aware of anyone around you who needs a Priest to call them. I may have been forced as a result of my diabetes to be self-isolating, but I am still here to serve. I am slowly working round calling people, but you can always call me first, just to chat and perhaps to pray.

My email is:         fr.simon@rundell.org.uk
My number is:      07976 802123
(I also use WhatsApp so if you want to contact me by that, use my phone number)

Please pass all this information on to others: keep our network strong my friends, call those in our church communities and keep me informed of the needs of the community so I can serve them,

Stay safe. Keep praying. And of your charity, please pray for me also.

Yours in Christ

Giving

Since lockdown, of course people have been unable to give in the usual way on the plate, which places us in a particularly difficult situation. But.. the Church of England is rich – why do I need to give money to my Parish Church? If we had a pound for every time I’ve heard that, I wouldn’t need to be writing this part of the newsletter! Certainly, on paper, the Church of England has massive assets… and no money. The assets are virtually all Churches: from beautiful historic medieval buildings to modern churches built in a housing estate – it certainly looks good on paper, but these often historic, significant buildings can’t be sold off and the responsibility for its maintenance falls to the local community, often small in number and in the current COVID-19 lockdown unable to gather in Church for health reasons. The responsibility of maintaining our 4 churches here on the edge of Dartmoor falls to us, and that includes the cost of the Vicar, so we are expected to pay almost £40,000 a year to the Diocese (between the Parishes of Bickleigh and Shaugh Prior) as well as ongoing maintanence costs to the Churches and the Churchyards: if you wonder why the grass of the Churchyard isn’t cut quite as often as you might like it – we simply can’t afford it. Since the lockdown, nearly 80% of our collections have disappeared because the plate simply isn’t there any more. So I am asking you, if you are a regular giver, an occasional visitor, a local resident or a friend of our parish from further afield, to please consider helping us by making a regular or a one-off donation online. As you know, we have Card Machines in Church, and the same providers of this have a giving screen For S. Mary’s, S. Anne’s and S. Cecilia, click here For S. Edward’s, click here You can also choose to add Gift Aid if you are a taxpayer, which as you know makes a significant different to your giving. In the medium term, we are asking you to transfer to a Direct Debit giving (just like you pay for your Gas Bill). Just download, print and complete and send to the Treasurer listed at the top of the right form for you. For Bickleigh Parish please use this form: For Shaugh Prior Parish please use this form: Thank you very much for your support in this difficult time. Foundation Governor We need a fourth Foundation Governor who will help to ensure the distinctive nature of our Church School. Bickleigh Down is a significant part of our mission here in this Parish, and the Foundation Governors are drawn from the Church. It is a voluntary position, and a vital part of ensuring the flourishing of our School which has a really good reputation for quality and its pastoral care which both come from its Christian ethos.

If you want to know more about what it entails: the reading, the meetings, the training which is offered then please speak with our existing Governors: Wendy Round, Janet Liddicoat or Alan Hawking and they can give you the honest insight into this rewarding and important role in society.

Please consider this, and then contact Fr Simon Collective Worship Prayer Lists Those sick in mind, body or spirit:
Ken; Laura; Nicola; Sue; Ron; Karen; Alice; David; Ozzie; Jason

We give thanks to God for the news that Fox is now Cancer-free and that Fletcher has been in remission from Cancer for a whole year.

We pray for all those affected by the Coronavirus worldwide and for the staff who are caring for them.

Pray for the Souls of the Recently Departed

Those whose year’s mind occur around this time

Those whom we love and see no longer and those who have no-one else to pray for them


+Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord
and let light perpetual shine upon them

May they rest in peace
and rise in glory

we join our prayers with the whole company of heaven as we seek the intercession of Our Lady, sayng

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, 
The Lord is with thee.
(Luke 1:28)
Blessed art thou among women, 
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
  (Luke 1:42)
Holy Mary, Mother of God, 
pray for us sinners now, 
and at the hour of our death.

  Mass Card for Ordinary Time (Sundays and Thursdays) Sunday Readings Sunday 19 July 2020 Ordinary 16  
Entrance Antiphon
God himself is my help. The Lord upholds my life. I will offer you a willing sacrifice; I will praise your name, O Lord, for its goodness. [Psalm 54:6,8]
 
Collect
Lord, be merciful to your people.
Fill us with your gifts
and make us always eager to serve you
in faith, hope, and love.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 
Wisdom 12:13,16-19
A reading from the book of Wisdom
 
There is no god, other than you, who cares for every thing,
to whom you might have to prove that you never judged unjustly;
Your justice has its source in strength,
your sovereignty over all makes you lenient to all.
You show your strength when your sovereign power is questioned
and you expose the insolence of those who know it;
but, disposing of such strength, you are mild in judgement,
you govern us with great lenience,
for you have only to will, and your power is there.
By acting thus you have taught a lesson to your people
how the virtuous man must be kindly to his fellow men,
and you have given your sons the good hope
that after sin you will grant repentance.
 
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
 
Romans 8:26-27
A reading from the letter of Paul to the people of the city of Rome
 
The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness. For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words, and God who knows everything in our hearts knows perfectly well what he means, and that the pleas of the saints expressed by the Spirit are according to the mind of God.
 
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
 
 
Gospel Acclamation cf.Ep1:17,18
Alleluia, alleluia!
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our mind,
so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.
Alleluia!
 
Matthew 13:24-43
The Lord be with you
And also with you
 
Hear the Gospel of our Lord according to Matthew
Glory to you, O Lord
 
Jesus put another parable before the crowds: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, the darnel appeared as well. The owner’s servants went to him and said, “Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?” “Some enemy has done this” he answered. And the servants said, “Do you want us to go and weed it out?” But he said, “No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it. Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn.”’
 
He put another parable before them: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest shrub of all and becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and shelter in its branches.’
 
He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’
 
In all this Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables; indeed, he would never speak to them except in parables. This was to fulfil the prophecy:
 
I will speak to you in parables
and expound things hidden since the foundation of the world.
 
Then, leaving the crowds, he went to the house; and his disciples came to him and said, ‘Explain the parable about the darnel in the field to us.’ He said in reply, ‘The sower of the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world; the good seed is the subjects of the kingdom; the darnel, the subjects of the evil one; the enemy who sowed them, the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels. Well then, just as the darnel is gathered up and burnt in the fire, so it will be at the end of time. The Son of Man will send his angels and they will gather out of his kingdom all things that provoke offences and all who do evil, and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. Then the virtuous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Listen, anyone who has ears!’
 
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, O Christ
 
Communion Antiphon
The Lord keeps in our minds the wonderful things he has done. He is compassion and love; he always provides for his faithful. [Psalm 111:4-5]

Prayer of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.
 
Prayer after Communion
Merciful Father,
may these mysteries
give us new purpose
and bring us to a new life in you.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.
 
 
  I need your readings! Date Week Reading 1 Reading 2 Intercessions 05/07/2020 Ordinary 14 Ann P Helen Lou 12/7/2020 Ordinary 15 Jo C Janet Ruth 19/7/2020 Ordinary 16 Dawn Chris Crosby Frank 26/7/2020 Ordinary 17
Preacher: Kate (Ordinand) Karen Chris Carpenter Alan 02/8/2020 Ordinary 18 Janet Katie Jones Kate (Ordinand)          
Others have put their names forward and will appear on the rota for subsequent weeks Take part in this Sunday’s service – sign up to help I would like as much as possible to involve people in our online Sunday worship. There are 4 ways to help: send in a voice recording send in a video send me some text (ie. write intercessions as normal and email them to me for me to read out) send me a photo or picture that you’ve drawn Doing a reading: To take part in the readings, figure out how to record your voice on your phone using the built in voice recorder or using Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger (my WhatsApp phone number is 07976802123 ) or record a video using the camera in your phone of you reading. I’d welcome all kinds of voices recorded as sometimes I mix them all up together. You don’t have to have your face on screen if you don’t want it, as I will probably use just the audio. When you’ve made the recording click on ‘share’ and email it to fr.simon@rundell.org.uk Doing the intercessions: Write some intercessions for me to read out – email them to me or record yourself reading them and send me the recording. Help with illustration: Send me a photograph, a picture of a drawing or painting or send me a piece of artwork on the theme set for that day. Please send me your contributions by Saturday lunchtime at the very latest for inclusion in Sunday’s service.

Noticesheet for 12th July – Ordinary 15

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Dear Simon

This is the weekly noticesheet for the week beginning Sunday 12th July – Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The noticesheet is attached below. I hope you will find it a useful ‘heads-up’, even while we are locked down.
Private Prayer at S. Anne’s
Thanks to a number of volunteers we will be making S. Anne’s Church available for Private Prayer only twice a week. This has to be under supervision and with everyone’s commitment to social distancing and the safety of others.

The Church will be open on

Mondays          5pm to 7pm
Thursdays        2pm to 4pm
  Prayer Trees There are Prayer Trees at S. Anne’s, S. Mary’s and S. Edwards. Please bring along a ribbon, piece of string, a luggage label with a prayer written on it to tie to the trees: an outward witness of the Church and a safe(r) place for prayer. What Next? Many of you have already completed my doodle poll to see how we proceed with re-opening. However, if you haven’t, I need your views.

Please click on this link: https://doodle.com/poll/uqct33kbxzsyb7b8
to complete the poll and see what we can offer from August/September.

These are the options so far…
    Giving
Since lockdown, of course people have been unable to give in the usual way on the plate, which places us in a particularly difficult situation. But.. the Church of England is rich – why do I need to give money to my Parish Church? If we had a pound for every time I’ve heard that, I wouldn’t need to be writing this part of the newsletter! Certainly, on paper, the Church of England has massive assets… and no money. The assets are virtually all Churches: from beautiful historic medieval buildings to modern churches built in a housing estate – it certainly looks good on paper, but these often historic, significant buildings can’t be sold off and the responsibility for its maintenance falls to the local community, often small in number and in the current COVID-19 lockdown unable to gather in Church for health reasons. The responsibility of maintaining our 4 churches here on the edge of Dartmoor falls to us, and that includes the cost of the Vicar, so we are expected to pay almost £40,000 a year to the Diocese (between the Parishes of Bickleigh and Shaugh Prior) as well as ongoing maintanence costs to the Churches and the Churchyards: if you wonder why the grass of the Churchyard isn’t cut quite as often as you might like it – we simply can’t afford it. Since the lockdown, nearly 80% of our collections have disappeared because the plate simply isn’t there any more. So I am asking you, if you are a regular giver, an occasional visitor, a local resident or a friend of our parish from further afield, to please consider helping us by making a regular or a one-off donation online. As you know, we have Card Machines in Church, and the same providers of this have a giving screen For S. Mary’s, S. Anne’s and S. Cecilia, click here For S. Edward’s, click here You can also choose to add Gift Aid if you are a taxpayer, which as you know makes a significant different to your giving. In the medium term, we are asking you to transfer to a Direct Debit giving (just like you pay for your Gas Bill). Just download, print and complete and send to the Treasurer listed at the top of the right form for you. For Bickleigh Parish please use this form: For Shaugh Prior Parish please use this form: Thank you very much for your support in this difficult time.

 
This week
We will be broadcasting the Mass for Spiritual Communion from S. Anne, Glenholt

We are using Twitch. Anyone can access Twitch on their phone, tablet or computer browser and you don’t need an account to watch it, although if you register a free account, you can even “chat” which I would like to use as a source for prayer, and perhaps after the worship is over, fellowship. The more subscribers the better service we can deliver (we need fifty for the next level).

Simply visit

https://www.twitch.tv/roboroughteam/

and you will see our services, including past ones. These will also be available once uploaded to the previous Facebook Page and our YouTube channel for you to catch up on.

The YouTube Channel will be run simultaneously this week on

https://bit.ly/roboroughteam

(I know some people have had Twitch issues, so this might help, I have used a short link here because we don’t have enough YouTube subscribers to get a custom name – we need a thousand!)

After Mass there will be Virtual Coffee on Zoom at: https://bit.ly/3hniKX7

Yes, there will always be problems and glitches, particularly at the start of worship (my propensity for pushing the wrong button remains an issue) but bear with me and this slightly less than tech-competent priest will get the worship flowing

Parish WhatsApp Group
if you’d like to be kept in the loop through WhatsApp, we have Parish Group – reminders, links, prayers and communications as well as the odd good cartoon… click here to join


The Services
Mass is offered on Thursday at 10.30am (replacing MP for that morning) and Sunday at 10.30am

If you miss the actual time, you can replay it at your convenience.

Sunday services include hymns specially recorded by Sarah and readings recorded at home by members of our Churches (volunteers always welcome). All Masses have a short sermon, and even though we are not together, we engage in Spiritual Communion with the Lord. All of the words are on screen and the readings as usual are further down this email bulletin. At the bottom of this email are details of a rota for readings and intercessions: all voices are welcome, please contact me if you would like to do one.

Each weekday there will be Morning Prayer at 9am and Evening Prayer at 5.30pm .

You can say the Morning and Evening Prayer with me, and I have begun putting the words on screen for you to follow or say along with me.

For those who don’t have Internet… (can you please pass this on)
We can now enable non-internet users to access our worship. Anyone can call 0333 011 0616 and enter code 262 6330# to be able to listen to our worship.

Calls are LOCAL RATE which on many phone or mobile tarrifs are effectively free, but I advise you to check with your phone/mobile supplier if you are unsure. The Sunday Mass takes less than an hour.

I am pleased that someone has started to use this facility. Please tell others. Please tell when you are checking up on those you know have no Internet (because if I ask it’ll look a little intimidating),

Bible Study and Prayer will gather us together on a video conference platform called Zoom (www.zoom.us).



It is easy to sign up for a free account and you can download an app for phone, tablet (Apple or Android) or on your PC or Mac to make it happen. Although you can connect over phone data, you get more out of it if you connect your phone/tablet/computer to your home WiFi otherwise you can get choppy audio and video sometimes.

To join these gatherings on Wednesdays at Noon – click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/714047787

For the next few weeks we will be looking at Theories of Atonement at the Noon group – what does the Cross and Resurrection mean, what does “Christ died for our sins” signify? All are welcome to join this group.

7.30pm – click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/138949074 For the next few weeks the 7.30pm group will be studying the Psalms using Psalms – Prayers of the Heart which is only £2.99 on Kindle see https://www.amazon.co.uk/Psalms-Prayers-Heart-LifeBuilder-studies-ebook/dp/B01ICDEYTO/

These locations will not change.

If you get lost with all this information, it’s all on the Parish Diary: https://www.roborough.org.uk/diary/
 and the Broadcast page https://www.roborough.org.uk/broadcast/



To get good notice of these things, can I encourage you to “Like” and “Follow” the Parish Facebook Page (S. Cecilia and S. Anne also have their own FB pages as well, but the worship links and reminders will be on the main page) to get notifications and please encourage others you know who might not have subscribed to this newsletter to do so as well as connect on Facebook.

Please let me know if you yourself or you become aware of anyone around you who needs a Priest to call them. I may have been forced as a result of my diabetes to be self-isolating, but I am still here to serve. I am slowly working round calling people, but you can always call me first, just to chat and perhaps to pray.

My email is:         fr.simon@rundell.org.uk
My number is:      07976 802123
(I also use WhatsApp so if you want to contact me by that, use my phone number)

Please pass all this information on to others: keep our network strong my friends, call those in our church communities and keep me informed of the needs of the community so I can serve them,

Stay safe. Keep praying. And of your charity, please pray for me also.

Yours in Christ

Foundation Governor We need a fourth Foundation Governor who will help to ensure the distinctive nature of our Church School. Bickleigh Down is a significant part of our mission here in this Parish, and the Foundation Governors are drawn from the Church. It is a voluntary position, and a vital part of ensuring the flourishing of our School which has a really good reputation for quality and its pastoral care which both come from its Christian ethos.

If you want to know more about what it entails: the reading, the meetings, the training which is offered then please speak with our existing Governors: Wendy Round, Janet Liddicoat or Alan Hawking and they can give you the honest insight into this rewarding and important role in society.

Please consider this, and then contact Fr Simon Collective Worship on Forigiveness Prayer Lists Those sick in mind, body or spirit:
Ken; Laura; Nicola; Sue; Ron; Fletcher; Karen; Alice; David; Fox; Jason

We pray for all those affected by the Coronavirus worldwide and for the staff who are caring for them.

Pray for the Souls of the Recently Departed

Those whose year’s mind occur around this time

Those whom we love and see no longer and those who have no-one else to pray for them


+Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord
and let light perpetual shine upon them

May they rest in peace
and rise in glory

we join our prayers with the whole company of heaven as we seek the intercession of Our Lady, sayng

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, 
The Lord is with thee.
(Luke 1:28)
Blessed art thou among women, 
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
  (Luke 1:42)
Holy Mary, Mother of God, 
pray for us sinners now, 
and at the hour of our death.

  Mass Card for Ordinary Time (Sundays and Thursdays) Sunday Readings Ordinary 15 12th July 2020 
Entrance Antiphon
In my justice I shall see your face, O Lord; when your glory appears, my joy will be full. (Psalm 17:15)
 
Collect
God our Father, your light of truth
guides us to the way of Christ.
May all who follow him
reject what is contrary to the gospel.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen
 
Isaiah 55:10-11

A reading from the prophet Isaiah
 
Thus says the Lord: ‘As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the eating, so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty, without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.’
 
This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
 
Romans 8:18-23
A reading from Paul’s letter to the people of the city of Rome
 
I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free.
 
This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
 
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:
you have the message of eternal life.
Alleluia!
 
Matthew 13:1-9
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you, O Lord
 
Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables.
 
He said, ‘Imagine a sower going out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up straight away, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Listen, anyone who has ears!’
 
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, O Christ
 
Communion Antiphon
The sparrow even finds a home, the swallow a nest wherein to place her young, near to your altars, Lord of hosts, my King, my God! How happy they who dwell in your house! For ever they are praising you. [Psalm 84:4-5]
 
Prayer of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.
 
Prayer after Communion
Lord, by our sharing in this mystery of the eucharist, let your saving love grow within us. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
  I need your readings! Date Week Reading 1 Reading 2 Intercessions 05/07/2020 Ordinary 14 Ann P Helen Lou 12/7/2020 Ordinary 15 Jo C Janet Ruth 19/7/2020 Ordinary 16 Dawn Chris Crosby Frank 26/7/2020 Ordinary 17
Preacher: Kate (Ordinand) Karen Chris Carpenter Alan 02/8/2020 Ordinary 18 Janet Katie Jones Kate (Ordinand)          
Others have put their names forward and will appear on the rota for subsequent weeks Take part in this Sunday’s service – sign up to help I would like as much as possible to involve people in our online Sunday worship. There are 4 ways to help: send in a voice recording send in a video send me some text (ie. write intercessions as normal and email them to me for me to read out) send me a photo or picture that you’ve drawn Doing a reading: To take part in the readings, figure out how to record your voice on your phone using the built in voice recorder or using Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger (my WhatsApp phone number is 07976802123 ) or record a video using the camera in your phone of you reading. I’d welcome all kinds of voices recorded as sometimes I mix them all up together. You don’t have to have your face on screen if you don’t want it, as I will probably use just the audio. When you’ve made the recording click on ‘share’ and email it to fr.simon@rundell.org.uk Doing the intercessions: Write some intercessions for me to read out – email them to me or record yourself reading them and send me the recording. Help with illustration: Send me a photograph, a picture of a drawing or painting or send me a piece of artwork on the theme set for that day. Please send me your contributions by Saturday lunchtime at the very latest for inclusion in Sunday’s service.

Noticesheet for Ordinary 12 21st June 2020

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Dear Simon

This is the weekly noticesheet for the week beginning Sunday 21st June – Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The noticesheet is attached below. I hope you will find it a useful ‘heads-up’, even while we are locked down.
  Giving
Since lockdown, of course people have been unable to give in the usual way on the plate, which places us in a particularly difficult situation. But.. the Church of England is rich – why do I need to give money to my Parish Church? If we had a pound for every time I’ve heard that, I wouldn’t need to be writing this part of the newsletter! Certainly, on paper, the Church of England has massive assets… and no money. The assets are virtually all Churches: from beautiful historic medieval buildings to modern churches built in a housing estate – it certainly looks good on paper, but these often historic, significant buildings can’t be sold off and the responsibility for its maintenance falls to the local community, often small in number and in the current COVID-19 lockdown unable to gather in Church for health reasons. The responsibility of maintaining our 4 churches here on the edge of Dartmoor falls to us, and that includes the cost of the Vicar, so we are expected to pay almost £40,000 a year to the Diocese (between the Parishes of Bickleigh and Shaugh Prior) as well as ongoing maintanence costs to the Churches and the Churchyards: if you wonder why the grass of the Churchyard isn’t cut quite as often as you might like it – we simply can’t afford it. Since the lockdown, nearly 80% of our collections have disappeared because the plate simply isn’t there any more. So I am asking you, if you are a regular giver, an occasional visitor, a local resident or a friend of our parish from further afield, to please consider helping us by making a regular or a one-off donation online. As you know, we have Card Machines in Church, and the same providers of this have a giving screen here: You can also choose to add Gift Aid if you are a taxpayer, which as you know makes a significant different to your giving. In the medium term, we are asking you to transfer to a Direct Debit giving (just like you pay for your Gas Bill). Just download, print and complete and send to the Treasurer listed at the top of the right form for you. For Bickleigh Parish please use this form: For Shaugh Prior Parish please use this form: Thank you very much for your support in this difficult time.

 
This week
We will be broadcasting the Mass for Spiritual Communion from S. Edward, Shaugh Prior.  The Bishop and the Government still has not allowed there to be a congergation present, so it will remain broadcast online for the time being.

Although you might be reading about pressure to open the Churches for private prayer, the age and health profile of our congregations and volunteers will make this (and we are by no means ready nation-wise for it to happen) difficult to implement, as it requires regular cleaning and antibac-ing surfaces and I don’t think we are able to do so until all is properly safe. Some people have kindly volunteered to staff a Church for perhaps an hour a day on a rota. If you are willing please let me know, and we can see what we can do. The Risk Assessment from the CofE is quite daunting but I am working through it and will consult with the PCC (meeting on Tuesday) on this.

When the time comes that the Bishops declare other churches are able to be open for prayer I have been considering making an outdoor prayer installation on and by a tree in each of S. Anne, S. Edward and S. Mary which will be considerably safer and yet prayerful.

Your safety is paramount to me, alongside giving you the spiritual support, teaching and consolation you need during these difficult times.

While public worship has been suspended we are offering worship, prayer and Bible Study online. We are using Twitch. Anyone can access Twitch on their phone, tablet or computer browser and you don’t need an account to watch it, although if you register a free account, you can even “chat” which I would like to use as a source for prayer, and perhaps after the worship is over, fellowship. The more subscribers the better service we can deliver (we need fifty for the next level).

Simply visit

https://www.twitch.tv/roboroughteam/

and you will see our services, including past ones. These will also be available once uploaded to the previous Facebook Page and our YouTube channel for you to catch up on.

The YouTube Channel will be run simultaneously this week on

https://bit.ly/roboroughteam

(I know some people have had Twitch issues, so this might help, I have used a short link here because we don’t have enough YouTube subscribers to get a custom name – we need a thousand!)

After Mass there will be Virtual Coffee on Zoom at: https://bit.ly/3hniKX7

Yes, there will always be problems and glitches, particularly at the start of worship (my propensity for pushing the wrong button remains an issue) but bear with me and this slightly less than tech-competent priest will get the worship flowing

The Services
Mass is offered on Thursday at 10.30am (replacing MP for that morning) and Sunday at 10.30am

If you miss the actual time, you can replay it at your convenience.

Sunday services include hymns specially recorded by Sarah and readings recorded at home by members of our Churches (volunteers always welcome). All Masses have a short sermon, and even though we are not together, we engage in Spiritual Communion with the Lord. All of the words are on screen and the readings as usual are further down this email bulletin. At the bottom of this email are details of a rota for readings and intercessions: all voices are welcome, please contact me if you would like to do one.

Each weekday there will be Morning Prayer at 9am and Evening Prayer at 5.30pm .

You can say the Morning and Evening Prayer with me, and I have begun putting the words on screen for you to follow or say along with me.

For those who don’t have Internet… (can you please pass this on)
We can now enable non-internet users to access our worship:


Anyone can call 0333 011 0616 and enter code 262 6330# to be able to listen to our worship.

Calls are LOCAL RATE which on many phone or mobile tarrifs are effectively free, but I advise you to check with your phone/mobile supplier if you are unsure. The Sunday Mass takes less than an hour.

I am pleased that someone has started to use this facility. Please tell others. Please tell when you are checking up on those you know have no Internet (because if I ask it’ll look a little intimidating),

Bible Study and Prayer will gather us together on a video conference platform called Zoom (www.zoom.us).



It is easy to sign up for a free account and you can download an app for phone, tablet (Apple or Android) or on your PC or Mac to make it happen. Although you can connect over phone data, you get more out of it if you connect your phone/tablet/computer to your home WiFi otherwise you can get choppy audio and video sometimes.

To join these gatherings on Wednesdays at Noon – click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/714047787
7.30pm – click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/138949074 These locations will not change.

We will also have some Prayer Groups if someone can suggest a good date/time.

If you get lost with all this information, it’s all on the Parish Diary: https://www.roborough.org.uk/diary/
 and the Broadcast page https://www.roborough.org.uk/broadcast/



To get good notice of these things, can I encourage you to “Like” and “Follow” the Parish Facebook Page (S. Cecilia and S. Anne also have their own FB pages as well, but the worship links and reminders will be on the main page) to get notifications and please encourage others you know who might not have subscribed to this newsletter to do so as well as connect on Facebook.

Please let me know if you yourself or you become aware of anyone around you who needs a Priest to call them. I may have been forced as a result of my diabetes to be self-isolating, but I am still here to serve. I am slowly working round calling people, but you can always call me first, just to chat and perhaps to pray.

My email is:         fr.simon@rundell.org.uk
My number is:      07976 802123
(I also use WhatsApp so if you want to contact me by that, use my phone number)

There may be some members of our community that you know who don’t have access to the Internet. Can I ask you to remind them that I can be called (I’ve tried to get as many people as I can on the phone, but there must be some people I have missed) and if they would like access to worship the Church of England has started Daily Hope.



Please pass all this information on to others: keep our network strong my friends, call those in our church communities and keep me informed of the needs of the community so I can serve them,

Stay safe. Keep praying. And of your charity, please pray for me also.

Yours in Christ

A message from Fr Michael Ellis… Fr Simon has told me of your thoughts and prayers for me during this recent time of Covid19 which very nearly claimed my life. Your concerns have warmed my heart and your prayers I have no doubt aided my recovery from the acute phase, which has been one of the worst experiences in my life.

I am now with Ulla in Sweden (caught here through my illness and travel restrictions), rehabilitating, and am slowly and surely on the recovery road, learning to walk, dealing with fatigue and breathlessness and allowing the hoarseness to heal.

Thanks be to the Lord for his presence, protection, healing and grace, for my recovery from this illness which had a 95% risk of death, is nothing short of a miracle.

Ulla and I look forward to being among you once more later this year. Until then we send our love. God bless you all.

Fr Michael.
PCC Meeting Agenda For members of the two Parish PCCs, a meeting will be held on Tuesday 23rd June at 7pm over Zoom (apologies for the date change)

Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81107534191?pwd=ZGNtakNObGdqQ0dLQ1U1NDF3VzFWdz09
Meeting ID: 811 0753 4191
Password: 115966

It woud be useful if PCC members would have a look at this document (pdf) from the diocese regarding reopening


and this Risk Assessment template (Word Document).



Agenda
  Prayers Apologies Minutes of the Last Meeting Matters Arising Reopening the Churches for Private Prayer Risk Assessment Rota to open S. Anne’s Prayer Station outside S. Anne, S. Mary and S. Edward Diocese roadmap towards reopening, including Baptism, Funerals and Weddings Worship Offering Online Financial Position and ability to meet Parish Share obligations S.Mary S. Edward Envelope giving, alternatives during church closures Fabric of the Closed Churches Safeguarding AOB Sunday Reflection Sunday June 21st 2020
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus made promises to his disciples to encourage them to persevere in following him. But he warned them to remain faithful to him if they wished him to fulfil his promises to them: ‘So every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven’ (w. 32-33). Jesus would fulfil his promises only if they remained faithful to him. How were the disciples to remain faithful to Jesus? By relying on his promises. It was not beyond them.

Jesus’ first promise was that good would triumph over evil, that in the end the light would triumph over the darkness: ‘nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known’ (v. 26). Jesus’ death on the cross has conquered evil and so good will triumph in the end. Therefore, however difficult things are for us, however unfair or unjust our situations are, in the end good will defeat evil. Evil will not have the last word.
 
Jesus’ second promise was that our soul, the innermost part of every human being, can never be destroyed by either Satan or death. Our soul will survive physical death: ‘do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul’ (v. 28). The death of our body will not be the end of our existence. Our immortal soul is in the hands of God: it is inviolable, protected by God from all harm and destruction. How encouraging to those who are facing death, persecution or even martyrdom is that promise of Jesus!
 
Jesus’ third promise is that we are always under God’s care and protection. God knows everything that is happening to us: ‘the hairs of your head are all numbered’ (v. 30). We are very precious to God: ‘Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows’ (v. 31). These great promises of Jesus give us hope, confidence and trust. They give us the strength to remain faithful in our following of Jesus. Try to remember these promises and frequently recall them to your mind. Stand steadfast in them!

Let us pray…
 
Lord Jesus. We trust your promises for your words are spirit and life! Strengthen us to remain faithful to you in all the circumstances of Ife, Amen
  Prayer Lists Those sick in mind, body or spirit:
Laura; Nicola; Howard; Sue; Ron; Fletcher; Karen; Alice; David; Fox; Jason

We continue to pray for Michael Ellis,Priest for his continued recovery.

We pray for all those affected by the Coronavirus worldwide and for the staff who are caring for them.

Pray for the Souls of the Recently Departed
and
Those whose year’s mind occur around this time
John Costello, Gordon Morris

+Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord
and let light perpetual shine upon them

May they rest in peace
and rise in glory

we join our prayers with the whole company of heaven as we seek the intercession of Our Lady, sayng

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, 
The Lord is with thee.
(Luke 1:28)
Blessed art thou among women, 
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
  (Luke 1:42)
Holy Mary, Mother of God, 
pray for us sinners now, 
and at the hour of our death.

  Mass Card for Ordinary Time (Sundays and Thursdays) Sunday Readings Sunday 21st June Ordinary 12 Year A 

Entrance Antiphon
God is the strength of his people. In him, we his chosen live in safety. Save us, Lord, who share in your life, and give us your blessing; be our shepherd for ever. (Psalm 28:8-9)
 
 
The Collect
Father, guide and protector of your people,
grant us an unfailing respect for your name,
and keep us always in your love.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 
Jeremiah 20:10-13

A reading from the prophet Jeremiah
 
Jeremiah said:
 
I hear so many disparaging me,
‘“Terror from every side!” “Denounce him! Let us denounce him!’
 
All those who used to be my friends watched for my downfall, ‘Perhaps he will be seduced into error. Then we will master him and take our revenge!’ But the Lord is at my side, a mighty hero; my opponents will stumble, mastered, confounded by their failure; everlasting, unforgettable disgrace will be theirs. But you, O Lord of Hosts, you who probe with justice, who scrutinise the loins and heart, let me see the vengeance you will take on them, for I have committed my cause to you. Sing to the Lord,
praise the Lord, for he has delivered the soul of the needy from the hands of evil men.
 
This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
 
Romans 5:12-15
A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans
 
Sin entered the world through one man, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned. Sin existed in the world long before the Law was given. There was no law and so no one could be accused of the sin of ‘law-breaking’, yet death reigned over all from Adam to Moses, even though their sin, unlike that of Adam, was not a matter of breaking a law.
 
Adam prefigured the One to come, but the gift itself considerably outweighed the fall. If it is certain that through one man’s fall so many died, it is even more certain that divine grace, coming through the one man, Jesus Christ, came to so many as an abundant free gift.
 
This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
 
Gospel Acclamation Jn1:14,12
Alleluia, alleluia!
The Word was made flesh and lived among us:
to all who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God.
Alleluia!
 
Matthew 10:26-33
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
 
Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Do not be afraid. For everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops.
 
‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without your Father knowing. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than hundreds of sparrows.
 
‘So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of men, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.’
 
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, O Christ
 
Communion Antiphon
The eyes of all look to you, O Lord, and you give them food in due season. [Psalm 145:15]
 
Prayer of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.
 
Prayer after Communion
Lord, you give us the body and blood of your Son
to renew your life within us.
In your mercy, assure our redemption
and bring us to the eternal life
we celebrate in this eucharist.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
 
  I need your readings! Date Week Reading 1 Reading 2 Intercessions 28/06/2020 Ordinary 13 Dawn Zoe Alan 05/07/2020 Ordinary 14 Ann P Helen Lou 12/7/2020 Ordinary 15 Jo C Janet Ruth 19/7/2020 Ordinary 16 Dawn Chris Crosby Kate (Ordinand) 26/7/2020 Ordinary 17
Preacher: Kate (Ordinand) Karen Chris Carpenter Alan 02/8/2020 Ordinary 18 Janet Katie Jo C          
Others have put their names forward and will appear on the rota for subsequent weeks Take part in this Sunday’s service – sign up to help I would like as much as possible to involve people in our online Sunday worship. There are 4 ways to help: send in a voice recording send in a video send me some text (ie. write intercessions as normal and email them to me for me to read out) send me a photo or picture that you’ve drawn Doing a reading: To take part in the readings, figure out how to record your voice on your phone using the built in voice recorder or using Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger (my WhatsApp phone number is 07976802123 ) or record a video using the camera in your phone of you reading. I’d welcome all kinds of voices recorded as sometimes I mix them all up together. You don’t have to have your face on screen if you don’t want it, as I will probably use just the audio. When you’ve made the recording click on ‘share’ and email it to fr.simon@rundell.org.uk Doing the intercessions: Write some intercessions for me to read out – email them to me or record yourself reading them and send me the recording. Help with illustration: Send me a photograph, a picture of a drawing or painting or send me a piece of artwork on the theme set for that day. Please send me your contributions by Saturday lunchtime at the very latest for inclusion in Sunday’s service. Keeping in contact:   Fr Simon can be contacted day or night on 07976 802123 We don’t use a landline for anything. If you see an 01752 number for the parish clergy or office, it won’t work. Your clergy are here for you. If you are a little lonely or down, need some help, advice, spiritual counsel or prayer. Or even if you just want a cup of tea with someone –  If you are in hospital and want a visit call Fr. Simon. Although he has many gifts, being psychic isn’t one of them, so unless you ask for him to visit, he won’t know you would like one.
Other methods of contact: eMail: simon@rundell.org.uk
Twitter: @frsimon Carrier Pigeon and smoke signals also gratefully received Post Address The Vicarage,
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