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 18th October 2020 at 10.00 am when our preacher will be Julian Tucker who is an experienced teacher of Biblical theology and a Reader in the Church of England.

At St John’s Church, Mortimer, & online at ZOOM

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


The Tribute Money


Peter Paul Rubens


Prayer Thought Matthew 22: 15-22: Christians believe that earthly rulers and political regimes are called to be good stewards who reveal something of God’s beneficent power. But they only hold their power for a day. Whereas our ultimate concern should be with the eternal power of God’s love and his good plan for humankind and all creation.

All this we are reminded of, give thanks for, and celebrate when we come together - in ‘one heart and mind’ - to worship, to hear the guiding scriptures, and to pray.

While we serve the needs of our society and those of our families and friends, and our own needs too, we must allow nothing to compromise our commitment to love and serve God and his ‘kingdom’ above all else. This means, of course, that there are times when Christians have a duty boldly to insist that, while the ‘Caesars’ of this world - little and large - may be owed their due, we won’t stand by and watch silently if they exclude or step on any of God’s vulnerable ones or undermine his good purposes and loving plan for his people and creation. God bless

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