To prepare for the Patronal Festival we'll be having a twelve hour relay of prayer in St Mary's Church on Friday 8 September, 9am to 9pm, praying for God's blessing on our Festival, our Church Family, our parish and our life together. There'll be a continuous watch of silent prayer in church during the day, with prayers said aloud every hour on the hour. There'll also be a number of services including the Eucharist at 10am and 7pm, and Compline sung by the choir at 8.45pm to end the day.
We'd love to see lots of people during the day - come and join us anytime. There'll be books and cards to help you if you need them. If you can commit to being in church for a half-hour period during the day, please initial the chart in church so that we know the whole day is covered.
'Rejoice always! Pray without ceasing!'