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Prayers for our times

Prayer for this Month Loving God,  We pray during these difficult times for all lives lost over the past few weeks, may they rest in Your eternal light and love.  We pray that their families and friends find comfort and strength.  We give thanks for all of our key workers who are working extremely hard to support […]

Revd Toby’s May Pastoral Newsletter

United Benefice of Altham and Clayton-le-Moors Vicar: Revd Toby Webber, The Vicarage, Church St, Clayton-le-Moors (01254) 384321   tobywebber@btinternet.com May 2020 Dear friends Well, how are you doing?  I have managed to speak to some of you (whether on the phone or at a distance when passing during exercise) and have seen social media updates or […]

Christian Aid

Last week is Christian Aid Week – We won’t have envelops through the door or at church – so why not donate on line. The need is very great, especially at the moment under the circumstances the world finds themselves in. If you wish to donate you can do so here.

Revd Toby’s May Pastoral Newsletter

United Benefice of Altham and Clayton-le-Moors Vicar: Revd Toby Webber, The Vicarage, Church St, Clayton-le-Moors (01254) 384321   tobywebber@btinternet.com May 2020 Dear friends Well, how are you doing?  I have managed to speak to some of you (whether on the phone or at a distance when passing during exercise) and have seen social media updates or […]

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Night Prayers – Order of Service

An Order for Night Prayer (Compline) The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.  Preparation   The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. All  Amen. Our help […]

Revd Toby’s May Pastoral Newsletter

United Benefice of Altham and Clayton-le-Moors Vicar: Revd Toby Webber, The Vicarage, Church St, Clayton-le-Moors (01254) 384321   tobywebber@btinternet.com May 2020 Dear friends Well, how are you doing?  I have managed to speak to some of you (whether on the phone or at a distance when passing during exercise) and have seen social media updates or […]

Reflection by the Revd Helen Scamman

Reflection by the Revd Helen Scamman “Fear… we feel it, don’t we, when we hear of someone perhaps our own age who is seriously ill with coronavirus, or when someone brushes past us, just that bit too close? Perhaps fear grips us when we hear the dire economic forecasts, or read of hints by medical […]

Prayers for these difficult times

A Prayer for our Times God of compassion, have mercy upon this nation and our world in this time of fear and confusion: we bring before you those who are suffering and who tend to their needs; may those in isolation know your comfort and company and may neighbours show your love in works of […]

Prayers for the Pandemic

Prayers for the Pandemic: for those who are anxious God of Gethsemane, who knew deep anxiety, the desire for the cup to be taken away, your sweat dropping onto the clay of earth like blood, be with those who suffer at this time from anxiety, the fear of their world running out of control. The […]

A Reflection. Archdeacon Mark Ireland

“Return from Exile: the Challenge for the Church”   Now that the lockdown has been extended for at least three more weeks, it is a good time to begin to reflect on what we have learned during this strange period of social isolation, and how we might do things differently when we are able to […]