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

PASTORAL COMMUNICATIONS AT THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS - click here

*** 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


Welcome

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Weekly Newsletter 29th March to 5th April

Our Universal Mission Statement


THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH

THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HERE SEEKS TO:
• pray and to offer worship through the spoken word and through music
• proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and to encourage others to be committed to this aim
• encourage a deeper awareness of God and understanding of His Church
• care for the people of this Parish and for all who come as worshippers and visitors
• help those in need locally and elsewhere
• maintain a beauty of holiness by caring for the fabric of the church buildings
• pray that God’s peace may dwell here and that all who come may leave feeling the better for their having been here

IN MISSION WE MAKE THE GOOD NEWS KNOWN AS WE:
• Witness to Christ’s healing, forgiving and reconciling love for all and build loving and transforming communities of faith.
• Stand in solidarity with the poor and needy and challenge injustice and oppression.
• Protect, care for and renew all life and be good stewards of our planet.


OUR UNIVERSAL MISSION STATEMENT
Our vocation as individuals and together as the Body of Christ is: To love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our mind, with all our soul and with all our strength and to love our neighbours as ourselves.       Mark 12: 29-31