Reflections for the Month of February

As the opportunity for having the Covid vaccine spreads more widely, some of us might feel more able to leave home unnecessarily. We must remember that it is our responsibility to help control the spread and protect others. We are being warned that this virus may become embedded as an annual epidemic, like the flu, with new strains appearing and medicine trying to keep up, rather than getting ahead of developments. Continue reading “Reflections for the Month of February”

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

This week is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, during which we pray that all our churches work and serve closely together, bearing fruit for the common good, especially during this challenging time of the coronavirus.

St John’s Church, Welling are offering a prayer chain, in which they invite you to take an hour to spend with the Lord on either Friday 22nd or Saturday 23rd January. To see which hours are still available and to get instructions on booking as well as links to prayer resources, please go to: St Johns Welling | Prayer Chain.

If the hour you want is already booked, then please do book it anyway, as we will all be praying at home or elsewhere.

May you draw close to the Lord as you spend time with Him during Unity Week.

Reflections for the Month of January

We look towards the light!

Being in Lockdown for so long, I have found a resonance with St Paul’s plight in his journey under guard to Rome and then house arrest. The chains that bound him were not a hindrance to proclaiming the Good News to the fledgling churches he had established and helped to grow – and to us – in his letters. He never lost sight of the purpose the Lord had for him to proclaim the Word to Gentile Governors and Kings so that Jesus Christ would be known throughout the world.

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Call to Prayer this November

We are called to a Month of Prayer by Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Justin Welby. 

See www.cbcew.org.uk/statement-on-the-four-week-national-lockdown-and-a-call-to-prayer/

and www.churchofengland.org/resources/call-prayer-nation

In particular it has been suggested that we pray together at 6.00pm.
The following has been proposed by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal National Service Committee.

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