Berwick St James
Fisherton de la Mere
Sunday 18th November
Second Sunday before Advent
9.30am Stockton Parish Communion
10.00am Berwick Mattins
11.00am Wylye Mattins
11.00am Stapleford Parish Communion
6.00pm South Newton Sung Evensong
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Lower Wylye and Till Valley Parishes Magazine
Warming up Wiltshire!
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Saturday December 8th Great Wishford Church
10:00am – 12 noon Coffee and cakes will be available!
A morning of activities exploring the meaning of Advent – preparing for the birth of Jesus.
Daphne Smith will be leading an Advent wreath making workshop, candles of various size will be decorated for Advent, there will be artwork depicting Advent to look at and more to open up our understanding of the important season of preparation.
Please put this event and date in your diary. More details in the December magazine. To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org – everyone is welcome.
Please visit this page for prayers for daily use. Currently displayed are Prayers for Harvest, Prayers for Remembrance, Prayer Grid for November and the CW Lectionary for September to December 2018. These PDF documents may be downloaded and printed out.
There are also links to other websites which support personal daily prayer and Bible reading.
Doves of Peace come to
Pray • Serve • Grow
God our Father,
renew our hope.
By the Holy Spirit’s power,
strengthen us to pray readily,
and grow abundantly
rejoicing in Jesus Christ our Lord.
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything
by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God”
Philippians 4: 6
In this time of vacancy, it is important that our prayer life flourishes – as individuals, as families, as churches, as Parishes and as a Benefice.
Prayer is, as Paul notes, central for our spiritual growth and personal well-
As one Pastor put it, being a part of a faith community serves as a support system for us. Increasingly our society creates isolation and loneliness, so the building of community and relationships is even more important. We worship together as a community. Jesus shared bread and wine with his friends around a table. Community strengthens and unites us in our faith. Community prayer is another way for us to become closer to God through others.
We are never alone in our prayers for we are surrounded by Saints and Angels and by those who have gone before us. We pray within our family, at school, over meals. We can prayer anywhere and at any time. We can pray loudly, quietly or in silence. St Columba wrote: “Alone with none but thee, my God, I journey on my way. What need I fear, when thou art near O king of night and day? More safe am I within thy hand Than if a host did round me stand.”
Holy Communion is the ultimate community prayer of the Church, it is through the liturgy that we, as individuals, are united with God through Christ.
Personal prayer is hard. Developing a routine, a ‘discipline’ of prayer is a daily challenge. We are not alone. Jesus stands, sits or walks with us on a prayer journey. In this we can have prayerful confidence.
Rev’d Jonathan Plows
Remembrance Sunday at Stapleford
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