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

02/10/2020

 Please join to celebrate and give thanks

at the Mortimer, MWE & Padworth Parish Eucharist

on Sunday 4th October 2020 at 10.00 am

at St John’s Church, Mortimer,

& online at ZOOM  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6931233940

If you have zoom difficulties please contact the tech. team at 01189333136

 


 

Vineyards with a View of Auvers - Vincent van Gogh

 

Prayer Thought: Every one of us has a part of God’s vineyard set before us - a part of the Kingdom of God to tend: our families, our communities, our work, our church, our environment are all parts of God’s vineyard. God does not exclude anyone from service in the vineyard, but we may exclude ourselves by walking away or failing to work conscientiously in that part of the vineyard we have been given to tend.

In this Sunday’s parable we are meant to see ourselves as the tenants provided by God with everything we need to make the vineyard bear fruit. As God calls us to be good stewards of his vineyard so he also gives us the freedom to run it as we choose, but we need to remember it is still God’s and not ours. If we are to be good stewards we need to be sensitive to what God asks of us and be ready to seek his guidance and help. This is what prayer is about - coming to know the ‘mind of God’ about our lives.

We are all called by God to produce good fruit in that part of the vineyard in which we have been placed. In this time of pandemic what fruits will we produce for the Lord and how will we do that? How will we use the gifts he has given us to tend and help those in greatest need?