Mortimer Benefice

The Benefice Office:01189333704, admin@mortimerbenefice.co.uk

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

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


Welcome

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



Weekly Newsletter

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View the latest weekly newsletter below.

Weekly Newsletter 18th to 25th October 2020

The Sunday Link 18th October 2020


The Benefice will be live-streaming the forthcoming services

at St. John’s, Mortimer via Zoom

Monday 2nd November at 7.30 pm

The Annual Requiem for All Souls

Sunday 8th November at 11 am

The Service of Remembrance

Sunday 22nd November at 10 am

The Feast of Christ the King

Sunday 29th November at 6 pm

The Advent Procession

Sunday 20th December at 4 pm

The Carol Service – Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Thursday 24th December at 5 pm

Christingle

Thursday 24th December at 11.30 pm

Midnight Mass

Friday 25th December at 10 am

Christmas Day

17/09/2020

What do we make of Jesus’ teaching?

 Perhaps most would agree that Jesus’ teaching has changed the world. Yet his sayings can sometimes seem cryptic and hard for us to understand.

Yet when we explore the images and figures of speech that Jesus used we find that really they are all ways of expressing and evoking the same self-giving love of God. Of course, for Christians this self-giving love is manifested supremely in Jesus’ own life.

Jesus’ images and figures of speech communicate ‘spiritual’ truths often not in a literal but in a poetic way. They encourage us to take our own moral decisions with sensitivity and care for others and for the whole of creation. They show that God’s love will never abandon anyone and that that love extends to everyone without exception. And they promise a fulfilment of that hope for justice and peace and wholeness that surpasses anything we might imagine or describe.

When we put aside literalist, judgemental and divisive presentations of Jesus’ teachings what remains is the gospel/good news of divine love - a love stronger than death and the only power that can and will redeem us all and our disordered world. God bless.