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Happy New Tier!

Dear Church Family,


A very happy new year to you all – despite the continued difficulties we are facing as a country! I do hope this first letter of 2021 finds you as well as can be expected and that you are looking to the future with a little more optimism than the current pandemic situations allow. Hopefully, some of you will have had your first (or even second) vaccines and will be ready to resume more familiar standards of living as the days roll by. We must give thanks to God for the amazing work done by those in the medical profession in producing a vaccine so quickly.



As you know, we had to cancel congregational attendance at our Christmas services and will continue without congregations for the coming weeks. The PCC is meeting at the end of January and we will review the situation then. However, it does seem that this third lockdown is going to be more like the first one from Spring 2020. This likely means that we must continue with Livestreamed worship for the foreseeable. If you haven’t managed to get onto Facebook yet, maybe this could be the time to investigate the possibility? Could you speak with a younger family member or friend who could help set this up for you? Our investment in delivering “Online Church” has allowed us to produce quality live-streamed services and daily prayer – please do join us if you can:


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* Note that Morning Prayer is Tuesday-Friday only. Mondays are my rest day.


As we look to the New Year, I’d like to encourage everyone to think about how we might live well in the next 6 months. Oxford Diocese produced this idea which I have adapted to get us all thinking in “sixes”! There are lessons and challenges that Christians and worshipping communities can draw from this number to help us live well in these times.


  • SIX MONTHS IS THE NEW HORIZON

Focus on the Summer as we journey through Lent, Easter, Pentecost, and Ascension together.

  • SIX DAYS TO WORK AND A SABBATH TO REST

Reclaim the gift of one day each week for rest and re-creation.

  • SIX PEOPLE TO JOURNEY WITH

Rediscover church as small groups of people supporting one another.

  • SIX WAYS TO BE SALT AND LIGHT

Identify the people and community organisations you can support.