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  • Reflection for the week commencing Sunday 14th August 


    Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. (Letter to the Hebrews 12:1-2)


    ‘So great a cloud of witnesses’, what does the writer mean? Who are these witnesses? Why, they are the women and men of faith, the ‘saints’ who have gone before us.  This is a text often read at All Souls and All Saints, when we remember those who have already ‘finished the race’. The thought that all around us is an unseen, unheard, but encouraging crowd of earlier believers and heroes of the faith cheering us on, is both comforting and gives us a strong imperative to carry on, to ‘run with perseverance the race that is set before us’, whatever that race looks like in our life. But the writer also makes sure that we understand that the one we are running towards, the one on whom our eyes must be fixed, is Jesus. Ponder this, as you run, walk, or slowly amble, this week.

    Revd Ylva  




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  • “Services” and Prayer:

    Please make use of the beautiful quiet space in St. George's Church any day for individual private prayer; prayer resources are available. 

    Services in August:
    Please note Revd David is now on sabbatical until 3rd October 2022

    Sunday 7th August:

    10am  All Age Holy Communion

    5pm Choral Evensong 

    Sunday 14th: 

    8 am 1662 BCP Holy Commuion

    10am Morning Worship

    Sunday 21st 

    10am Sung Eucharist

    Sunday 28th

    8am Holy Communion

    10am Morning Worship

    Mid-week Communion: 10am, Tuesday, at the Mission Church, Sandhurst. (NB No Mid-week communion on Tuesday 9th August)
    During Revd David's Sabbatical Morning Prayer takes place at St George's at 8am on Mondays and at the Mission Church, Sandhurst at 8am on Tuesdays (NB There will be no Morning Prayer on 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th August - Revd Ylva is on holiday)




    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
    Now is still a time to care for your neighbour. Please, pick up the phone, speak to them. We are a strong community, a caring community. Together we are getting through this.

    Finally, I encourage you to use these prayers when you get up and when you go to bed:

    A prayer in the morning:

    Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples, ‘I am with you always’. Be with me today, as I offer myself to you. Hear my prayers for others and for myself, and keep me in your care. Amen.

    A prayer in the evening:

    God our Father, by whose mercy the world turns safely into darkness and returns again to light,:we place in your hands our unfinished tasks, our unsolved problems, and our unfulfilled hopes, knowing that only what you bless will prosper. To your love and protection we commit each other and all those we love, knowing that you alone are our sure defender, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Keep safe. Keep well. Keep praying. God bless you. With love, David


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