working in the community.
The church is now closed
The church is open for private prayer only on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 – 12 and 2 – 4 pm and on Sunday for individual private prayer only at 10 – 12
Good morning and welcome, I trust you are well.
Our readings today: Isaiah 10: 5 – 7, 13 - 16; Psalm 94; Matthew 11: 25 – 27
God keeping his message from the learned and the clever does not condemn intellectual pursuit because it is truly praiseworthy and our Church community benefits from it. What Jesus is condemning is intellectual pride.
He is not connecting faith and ignorance but faith and lowliness, this consisting of the kinds of virtues we see in a good child and in adults when they are truly mature. Our whole lives are affected by us being children of God. Prayer for example becomes a dialogue between a little child and his or her Father.
Our interior lives are no longer lonely exercises in perfecting ourselves, but rather an abandonment into the strong arms of Him whose children we are. Consequently, we need to remain always as obedient, humble and open as a child in our relations with our Heavenly Father.
Cardinal Basil Hume
“Why God should want and need us is a mystery. But it is true: otherwise he would not have created us and life would ultimately have no meaning for us. It is good to remember that in God He is constant, there is a consistency of attitude which never changes, irrespective of what we are or how we act: he never changes in wanting us or needing us.”
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
A healthy human environment is one in which we try to make sense of our limits, of the accidents that can always befall us and the passage of time which inexorably changes us.
Lord,We humble ourselves before you and confess that we often go our own way instead of consulting you on our plans. And sometimes we feel stuck, as a result.Thank you for your grace and mercy towards us, to give us wisdom and understanding in how to avoid adding unnecessary layers to our lives. Please give us a listening ear to your guidance.
Please give us the strength to overcome the temptation to add unnecessary layers and encourage us with a new sense of freedom. Enable us to live the life of faith that you created us for! In Jesus Name,
Thank you all so much for joining with us each day, for all who kindly contribute
The PCC decided that as many of our congregation are vulnerable and we still have contractors working so cannot completely clean the church we propose to open our church for Sunday service sometime in August.
Please think if you could read the prayers for next Sunday’s service and let me know.Thank you to those who have offered to help with being stewards when the church is open, if you can help please let me know.
May God bless you and keep you safe.
With my love
Click here for a link to Sunday 12th July Service
Rev Judy DarkinsKent
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