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


Sunday 11th October 2020 at 10.00 am - St Johns, Mortimer

 Please join to celebrate and give thanks at the Mortimer, MWE & Padworth

Parish Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist

on Sunday 11th 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



The Corn Harvest in Provence

Vincent van Gogh



Prayer Thought: Harvest Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the beautiful gifts of creation and to acknowledge our dependency on this Earth and on God for his grace and guidance as we pray that we may be better stewards of his gifts.

Harvest is also a time to give thanks for the expertise and hard work of all those who produce and supply our food both locally and globally and to acknowledge our mutual dependency on one another.

The ‘giving’ part of ‘thanksgiving’ requires us to learn ‘stewardship’ and just how to share generously the gifts of the harvest.

Let us pray for God’s grace and guidance that we may honour him, all humankind and all creation through becoming better stewards of the harvest. And that’s how our lives start to yield the fruits of the harvest of the Spirit, which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (cf. Galatians 5: 22, 23). God bless.