Dear Congregation and Friends of St Mary,
Newsletter. Please find attached this week’s Benefice Newsletter and associated documents. I would draw your attention to the article on the National Day of Reflection on Tuesday 23rd March. The event is to mark the one year anniversary of the first lockdown and is intended to commemorate those that have died during the pandemic. St Mary will be open for private prayer from 10am to 3pm and this will include a minute’s silence at Noon followed by ringing of the church bells.
Opening Up of St Mary. Thank you to those who gently reminded me that Easter Sunday is 4th April this year. I got the date wrong in last week’s e-mail – sorry! Just to repeat, however, our first public service in St Mary for three months will be Holy Communion on Easter Sunday 4th April at 9.30am. The church will also open up for private prayer on Wednesday 24th March (in addition to the Day of reflection).
Online Services. As usual the details of the Benefice online services for this Sunday can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/shrivenhamandashbury/.
Church Warden St Mary The Virgin, Longcot