Update 4th July

Good evening, Friends,

I’ve had a pretty relaxing 3 weeks of annual leave and now I’m back and raring to go! I hope you are all well and enjoying the winter sunshine we’ve had. And I hope everyone who is on school holidays has an enjoyable, relaxing break too.

The Wednesday Eucharist at 9:15am is on and I look forward to seeing the usual bunch and anyone else who’d like to come along.

On Thursday at 11am we will remember Dean Evans, son of Ian & Leonie, as we celebrate his life with a Memorial Eucharist. You are all invited to come to St Nicolas’ to be with Dean’s family as they grieve for him.

Now that we have been given permission to share the Common Cup at Holy Communion, we need to slightly adjust the way we come for communion in order to avoid confusion for those who are serving.

  • If you choose to take the cup, just wait for the LA as usual.
  • If you choose not to (which is absolutely fine) please return to your seat as soon as you have received the bread.
  • If you are waiting to go forward to the altar, please don’t fill in gaps left by people not taking the wine; take your turn when nobody is still waiting for wine.

We will all get the hang of it- we’re just out of practice! And just a reminder that we do NOT have permission to intinct (dip the host into the wine).

Here is the Collect Prayer for this week:

O God,

you have prepared for those who love you

such good things as pass our understanding:

pour into our hearts such love toward you,

that, loving you above all things,

we may obtain your promises

which exceed all that we can desire;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

And here is the Canticle for Monday Evening Prayer:

The spirit of the Lord God is upon me:

because the Lord has anointed me

to bring good tidings to the afflicted.

The Lord has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted:

to proclaim liberty for the captives,

and release for those in prison,

To comfort all who mourn:

to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,

The oil of gladness instead of mourning:

a garment of splendour for the heavy heart.

They shall be called trees of righteousness:

planted for the glory of the Lord. 

Isaiah 61.1–3

God bless,


The Reverend Lorna A M Green