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Dear Friends
St Mary’s Church (like all other places of worship) will no longer be open for people to come in to say a prayer, but services are still continuing at home and online.
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Morning and Evening Prayer will be said every day at 8.00am and 7pm.
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Services may be found on the church’s Facebook and Youtube channels.
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Copies of all these services to download can be found on the General Information – Services this Month page of this website.
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Links to Gareth’s Messy Church videos can be found on the Messy Church page of this website.
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Several people have asked what they can do to help others.
Well, PRAYER is much underestimated – so please do pray.  I am using the shortened forms of Morning and Evening Prayer at 8.00am each weekday morning and 7pm each weekday evening. You can join with me in praying at those times, or at other times which may be more convenient for you.

TELEPHONING people is also very important. Please keep phoning members of our churches, especially those who do not have access to email and internet.

If you would like to do more, I encourage you to sign up as a VOLUNTEER with Bradford Council.  You can specify the times you would be available to help others. If you are fit and healthy under the age of 70 there are a wide range of volunteering possibilities to help people in our area. BUT EVEN IF YOU ARE OVER 70 you can still sign up to help, including checking up on people by phone. You can sign up at

GIVING is also very important.  I know many people will be worried about their own financial situation. But, if you are able to, please keep up your financial contributions to your church. If you do not already give by Standing Order or Direct Debit, can I encourage you to support your church either by setting up a standing order or making regular (say monthly) payments direct into the church’s account. If you do that please put your name as the reference so that the Treasurer will know whether or not to claim gift aid on your contributions. Or you can post a cheque payable to your church and send it to me or to your church treasurer.
Finally, if you would like me to say a prayer for you or your family please email your request to stmarysriddlesden@gmail.com  or text it to 07419 989594 and Carol and I will pray for you.

If you have no one to get essential supplies etc, let me know and we will try to help.

I assure you of my prayers for you and your families.God bless

Tony

 

 

 

 

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