Sunday 28th February 2021 - Second Sunday in Lent

Notices for Sunday February 28th  2021
Second Sunday in Lent

Services online

We continue for the time being with our Sunday services at 10am on the internet only. Please remember, and perhaps be in contact with, those who can’t access them.
You can watch the videos for all the churches when they “premier”, or later for your convenience by clicking on this link:
From this link you can also find Paul Mellar’s / St Andrew’s service, Joel and his family’s “Church at Home” and Ian Webb’s Covid Island Discs.
Prayers on-line are available each day.

Coffee after the Sunday services – 11am by Zoom:
We invite you to “virtual” after (or before??) service refreshments.

Church open for private prayer
The church will be open for private prayer Wednesdays 9.30am - 4pm and Sundays 11.30 - 4pm

Readings and Collect
Genesis 17.1-7,15,16
Romans 4. 13-25
Mark 8. 31-38

Almighty God,
by the prayer and discipline of Lent
may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings,
and by following in his Way
come to share in his glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Please remember in your prayers: Olga who is now home from hospital following a heart attack, and Marion Giles, still in hospital at present
News: As we can’t meet together as we used to do, do you have any news to share? Please send items to the office by 9am on Thursdays

From Peter:

From just outside the church, the snowdrops have been out for some time but this week the miniature daffodils are also glorious..

“Big Read” – Singing in Babylon

For Lent this year we joining in with "The Big Church Read" looking at "Singing in Babylon" - a book that looks at stories of Daniel and how we can respond and thrive when we don't get what we want - Daniel was in exile, we are in lockdown... We will have "zoom" groups so we can share what we think, or you can just read it by yourself. Copies can be obtained at £10 from

The Zoom groups are:

Sundays 6.30pm - hosted by Ian Webb

Mondays 6.45pm - hosted by Paul Mellars

Wednesdays 2pm - hosted by Tony Bethel

Wednesdays 7.30pm - hosted by Joel Bird

Please just join any group you want to by clicking on the link at the appropriate time. You shouldn’t need the meeting ID and Passcode.
Also for Lent, a weekly Zoom Prayer meeting, led by Paul Mellars:
Starting at 7.30pm on Monday 22nd February.

Everyone welcome.

Live Lent

Many have enjoyed “Love Life Live Lent” resources in past years – we recommend them again – available by Email, or audio versions via an app or smart speaker!:

#LiveLent: God's Story, Our Story - our Lent reflections | The Church of England