We have an (almost) Bishop of Dorchester; Gavin Collins has begun his ministry in the Oxford Diocese, and is being virtually welcomed to the Henley Deanery via a zoom call to the clergy Chapter during the week. (Covid etc means that he’s not yet been able to be consecrated.) It will be lovely to be able to welcome our new suffragan Bishop in person, in due course.
Worship for Mothering Sunday 14th March
You will need the zoom app installed on your device (laptop, tablet, phone or PC) – download from https://www.zoom.us. Just before the appointed time, run the app, click on “join meeting” and enter the meeting number and passcode below.
11am Holy Communion with Revd Kevin. 636 645 195 and passcode 000162. The most famous verse in the Bible, and some classic hymns.
Our daily “Lent Journey” at 8.30pm is now “oop North” in Galilee, exploring Jesus’ ministry there, and our own inner journey to discover the love of God. You can join the pilgrimage using zoom numbers 842 3891 2144 and 123165. Do make a note of them in your diary. Everyone is welcome. Come every day, or drop in when you can.
….is that there isn’t any. Here is an extract from the recent clergy mailing from the Bishop’s Office:
“it seems that the government is some way off making available their guidance for public event gatherings and places of worship. There’s not a lot to share with you right now! We’ll be sure to signpost to new guidance when it arrives. Where possible, it’s probably best to press pause on making decisions about future services and events and wait for further advice. In this period, we continue to encourage parishes/benefices in the Diocese of Oxford to take a cautious approach.”
More positively, the Bishops of the Diocese have all lent their weight to a campaign to encourage everyone to accept the offer of a jab when it comes. They have made very short videos, which you refer people to, or send a link – like this one.
Please don’t delay to get your jab when it is offered to you. It is not just about stopping you getting ill. It is also about reducing the chances of you passing the disease on without knowing that you have it in the first place.
Thank you all for your support, prayers, and good humour. Remember the little things.
Revd Canon Kevin Davies