Mortimer Benefice

The Benefice Office is closed. For urgent matters, please telephone The Vicar, Fr. Paul Chaplin - 01189 331 718. For non-urgent matters, please telephone 01189 333 704 and leave a message or send an email to admin@mortimerbenefice.co.uk and we will respond as soon as possible.

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS ALL SERVICES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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LIVING FAITHFULLY WITH CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 - click here

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*** 24/03/2020 *** FROM THE DIOCESE OF OXFORD - CLICK HERE TO VIEW

*** 24/03/2020 *** FROM THE ARCHBISHOPS AND THE BISHOPS - CLICK HERE TO VIEW


DAILY WORSHIP AND PRAYER RESOURCES

The next diocesan live-stream will take place at 10am on Sunday 29th March by the four bishops working together. View at this link https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream

Services of Daily Prayer are available in both contemporary and traditional forms and for all times of day. View at this link. https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

From the Diocese of Oxford – ‘Psalm 23 has been a source of strength for thousands of years. Let’s pause and say it every day at 11 am through this crisis we now face.’ https://www.oxford.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DOX-032-Coronavirus-psalm-23.pdf


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Weekly Newsletter 29th March to 5th April

Funerals

CHRISTIAN FUNERALS


Please let us know as soon as possible when a loved one or Parishioner has died and we will pray for you. 

Arranging a funeral for a loved one can be a stressful process. The first step in booking a funeral is usually to ring your Funeral Director who will give advice and take care of practical details for you. Funerals can be conducted in church, or at the crematorium, or a combination of church and crematorium/churchyard. A funeral in church allows a little more time for the service than the crematorium. Many people choose to come to church for the main part of the service, before going on to the crematorium or churchyard for the committal. 

A good funeral service will express praise and thanksgiving for the life of the deceased, offer prayers and enable relatives and friends to begin their mourning. A Church funeral will always include the celebration of Christian hope of life in some different dimension after death. The clergy always visit before a funeral to offer support and discuss the service. Follow-up support and pastoral care is always available from the parish. 

The clergy pray each day for those who have been bereaved and commend to God’s love those who have died