Saturday Reflection

  Dear All, Following on from last Saturday (Silence in Prayer & Deep Listening) , two particular quotations from the gospels have rung bells with me  ‘Come Away by yourselves to a deserted place & rest awhile’ & ‘Come to me, all you who are burdened & I will give you rest’, & in both…

S. Ann Playfoot RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Ann Playfoot who died peacefully on Sunday morning September 6th 2020 in Cherry Wood Grange Nursing Home.   After a series of admin jobs, Ann gained a degree in History from Kent University. She then joined the Community later on in life and was finally…

Praying at Home

Holy Week and Easter celebrations during lockdown No access to our usual places of worship, no gathering with our Parish Community, no direct contact with our Parish Priest, except through virtual links. How were we to celebrate this most holy season of Holy Week and Easter? Here at Howe Close we were blessed with being…

A prayer in uncertain times

Can we pray for those who will be offering hospitality at food banks, night shelters and on the streets, for those who keep in touch with the house bound and lonely, For all of us as we think of ways to lessen our carbon foot print   And for those affected in whatever way by…

Climate Change Conference 2020

6TH FEBRUARY 2020 For our government that they work together to make the Climate Change Conference in Scotland later this year truly productive and that each one of us finds ways making this a greener country.   The Operation Noah Prayer Creator God, how deep are your designs! You made a living earth, cloud, rain…

As we leave the EU

31ST JANUARY 2020 As we leave the EU tonight let us pray for unity in our country; that we build a new future with a strong, inclusive and tolerant society and that our government will act with justice and compassion The Prayer “We are a nation proud of our diversity and strong values of inclusion,…

General Election

12TH DECEMBER 2019 Lord We know that you care for us, our country and all our concerns Be with all those that are involved with the election tomorrow, those that want to run our country and those that will support them. Give each of them the grace of a heart that reaches out to people,…