St Mary’s is NOT closed for business, we are continuing on a virtual platform.
We will be sending out invitations before Sunday giving you the http link and password to join the service that will be held this Sunday morning at 10.00am. If you don’t currently receive emails from the Parish Office and would like to join in the service, please contact the Parish Office.
Sunday service details
This Sunday, 5th April 2020 – Palm Sunday. This is the beginning of Holy Week.
Readings from the Lectionary:
Readings: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11 Jesus enters into Jerusalem
We are also continuing to look at Psalm 91 following our Day of Prayer on Friday
Next Sunday, 12th April 2020 – Easter Day
Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1,2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; Gospel:John 20-1-18
Tea with the vicar – If you would like to have tea with the Vicar, with the angels on the mural in the Narthex, email him and he will arrange a virtual tea with you either on Zoom or on the phone at 4.00pm during the week.
Maunday Thursday (stay home) and share – 7pm – instead of our bring and share meal at the church this year you are invited to tea and biscuits with the Vicar on Zoom. Watch out for details.
Good Friday Messy Church with the Bell – on Zoom 5.30-6.00 If you would like to join this please get in touch.
Wintershall 2020 – Unfortunately, Wintershall – Passion of Jesus is not showing this year but they have sent details of how you can watch some of their preparations online. They are endeavouring to get rehearsal clips, interviews, stills, mobile phone videos from all the One Good Friday locations into a documentary of 2020, that they will livestream on their Facebook page on Good Friday at 12 noon and again at 3 pm. This of course is pre-recorded. They will then follow it up with a repeat showing of last year’s performance. www.wintershall.org.uk
Care Response to Coronavirus – If you are anxious in any way and would like to speak to someone from the Church then please do call the church mobile phone number 07863 311165. If the phone is not answered directly you can leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Community support in Ash, Ash Vale and Ash Green – a support group for the lonely and vulnerable people of the area has been set up and has a Facebook page – “Ash, Ash Vale & Ash Green Coronavirus Support Group”. A small leaflet should have been delivered through your door if you live in this area giving you three numbers to call for any help that you might need. St Mary’s fully supports this group. If you haven’t received the leaflet, please get in touch. Volunteers are all from the area that they are serving – all volunteers who have jumped in at a moments notice – they will collect and deliver prescriptions and food. No cash exchanges hands – payment for food is requested by cheque, BACS or paypal. Volunteers will never enter the house – they will ring the bell and then stand back to ensure social distancing.