Mortimer Benefice

The Benefice Office can be contacted on 01189333704 from 9am to 12 noon Monday to Friday. Outside of those hours, please leave a message or send an email to admin@mortimerbenefice.co.uk and we will respond as soon as possible.

For urgent matters please telephone Fr Paul Chaplin, The Vicar 01189 331 718.

At the time of the Coronavirus the Church's ministry here continues daily through prayer and online and over the telephone.

THE CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, PADWORTH

IS OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER ON

SUNDAYS FROM 11.00 am to 12 NOON

THE CHURCH OF ST. SAVIOUR, MORTIMER WEST END

IS OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

ON SATURDAYS FROM 11 AM TO 12 NOON

All Covid 19 safeguarding precautions must be adhered to carefully.

Welcome to Join in Stratfield Mortimer, Mortimer West End and Padworth

Online Morning and Night Prayer

9 am & 9 pm

DAILY PRAYER & WORSHIP RESOURCES

The Benefice is live-streaming services via Zoom.

Parish Morning Prayer at 9 am & Night Prayer at 9 pm Monday to Friday.

Parish Sunday Eucharist at 10 am each Sunday

The Zoom link for all services is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6931233940

The invitation to join with the Parish church here in Morning and Night prayer is an invitation to make a 'sacred’ space and time in our day to pause to reflect and pray together with the help and guidance of scripture and to pray together with one heart and mind. Fr Paul Chaplin

Welcome

If you would like to speak with a priest in complete confidence telephone the Vicar, Fr. Paul Chaplin – 01189 331718

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'It is not an acceptable human response, let alone a leadership response to say "I have heard about a problem, but… it was someone else's job to report it /act”’ The Archbishop of Canterbury

Weekly Newsletter

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Weekly Newsletter 27th September to 4th October 2020

The Sunday Link 27th September 2020

13/08/2020

THE ASSUMPTION of ST MARY - SUNDAY 16TH AUGUST

 

Please join to celebrate MORTIMER’S PATRONAL FESTIVAL - THE ASSUMPTION of ST MARY - SUNDAY 16TH AUGUST 2020 AT 10.00 AM - ONLINE AT ZOOM: HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/6931233940

If you have difficulties please contact the tech team via 01189333136

 


 

                          ‘LET IT BE TO ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.’    Luke 1.38

                                                                                                                                                          

Prayer Thought: The Christian Way holds before the world a promise of great joy and happiness. It describes a way of living and offers a mystery of life that is full and forever. And this Sunday’s Feast  - referred to variously as The Falling Asleep of the Blessed Mother, The Dormition of Mary, the Repose of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Assumption of Our Lady - proclaims this deepest and most profound of Christian mysteries and promises.

 

When Mary heard God’s announcement and accepted her vocation she understood that God was entering into the human condition through her and embracing humanity in order to put an end to fear, anxiety and death and that we may live gracefully and truthfully in that fullness of life which is without end. The message of the Scriptures is that this believing young Hebrew mother experiences the realization of the Good News of what full life in God means for us all. Mary, the Bearer of God, lived this earthly life in the presence of God and was the first disciple of her Son. And this Feast proclaims that, after her falling asleep in death (Dormition), we can trust that she was assumed into heaven. And that this is the same joy which awaits all who live and die in the way of Christ. Let it be to me according to Your word. Thank you. God bless, Paul