Mortimer Benefice

For all matters please telephone Fr. Paul Chaplin, The Vicar - 01189 331 718.

The Benefice Office is closed, but. for all 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.

At the time of Coronavirus the Church's ministry here continues daily through prayer and online and over the telephone - whilst our church buildings must remain closed.

THE CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, PADWORTH

IS OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER ON

SUNDAYS FROM 11.00 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

Online Morning and Night Prayer

9 am & 9 pm

DAILY PRAYER & WORSHIP RESOURCES

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

The invitation to join with the Parish church here in Morning and Night prayer is an invitation to make a 'sacred’ space and time in our day to pause to reflect and pray together with the help and guidance of scripture and to pray together with one heart and mind. Fr Paul Chaplin

Welcome

If you would like to speak with a priest in complete confidence telephone the Vicar, Fr. Paul Chaplin – 01189 331718

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'It is not an acceptable human response, let alone a leadership response to say "I have heard about a problem, but… it was someone else's job to report it /act”’ The Archbishop of Canterbury

Weekly Newsletter

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Weekly Newsletter 5th July to 12th July 2020

The Sunday Link 5th July 2020

Holy Week and Easter

The Exultet


Easter Card




Sing A New (Easter) Song to the Lord


We cannot gather in our churches to worship God but we can still lift our voices in songs of prayer and praise.

Trumpets herald the arrival of Jesus in ‘May Way, Make Way for Christ the King’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK6XuYhL7JI

‘Jesus our Teacher and our Lord’ is a Last Supper/New Commandment hymn with an easy-to-learn refrain at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUx3IVS3e_4

Sing ‘When I Think about the Cross’ on Good Friday. with Brereton Primary at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVYXdbJcRZM&t=38s

‘See What a Morning’ by Keith and Kristyn Getty reminds us that love wins and Christ has conquered at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18_PDY22Sck

‘Easter Jubilation’ is a joyful song by Helen and Mark Johnson. You can listen to a sample at https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/songs-for-every-easter.html


St. John Chrysostom's Easter Sermon







How to Make an Ojo de Dios Cross



1. Place two sticks or short branches together to make the frame. 
2. Secure the sticks with a glue dot or double-sided tape. Tie on the wool (the knot will be at the back of the cross). 
3. Hold the cross in one hand and with the other, wrap the wool over and around one arm, then over and around the next, and so on. 
4. Pull the yarn tightly each time and push the yarn down snugly toward the centre.
5. Add a new colour by knotting the two ends of the wool or use multi-coloured wool.
6. Pull/push loose ends to the back with a needle. Add a loop of ribbon or for display.