Mortimer Benefice

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Click here to read the Vicar's letter 4th November 2020.

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Weekly Newsletter 29th to 6th November 2020

The Sunday Link 29th November 2020

The Benefice will be live-streaming the forthcoming services

at St. John’s, Mortimer via Zoom

Sunday 22ndNovember at 10 am

The Feast of Christ the King

Sunday 29thNovember at 6 pm

The Advent Procession

Sunday 20thDecember at 4 pm

The Carol Service – Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Thursday 24thDecember at 5 pm


Thursday 24thDecember at 11.30 pm

Midnight Mass

Friday 25th December at 10 am

Christmas Day


 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

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?