Parish Prayer List

Praying Hands

Parish Intercessions List – Please pray for: Joyce Beckett, Bridget, Sophie Hall, Thea, Kate, Ann Pask, Colin Ramsay McClaren, Natalie, Louise, Reuben, Rosalind Drury, Simon, Bernadette, Andrew, Dennis Hall, Sarah, Daniel, Jack, June Warr, Hazel & Maurice Levy, Ann, Bob Brooks, Doreen and family, Linda Whiteside, Claire, Steve Prosser, the Thomas family, Amber and Paige, James, David Powell, Bob Helliwell, Pamela Redford, Meg Hostler, Barbara Hill and family, Maurice Driver, Hugh Dempster, Colleen Fry, Sylvia Grant
And those who mourn the loss of their loved ones: William Strong

Please call the Parish Office if you wish prayers to be offered for yourself or somebody you know.  Alternatively, fill out a prayer request card and leave in the box provided.  Names will be included for 4 weeks initially.   Thank you.

Below are some familiar prayers that Christians have found helpful and inspirational down the centuries which you may want to use :

O God, from whom to be turned is to fall, to whom to be turned is to rise,
and in whom to stand is to abide forever; grant us in all our duties , thy help,
in all our perplexities thy guidance, in all our dangers thy protection,
and in all our sorrows thy peace; through Jesus Christ out Lord.   Amen
St Augustine of Hippo

Thanks be to  thee, our Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which thou hast given us,
for all the pains and insults which thou hast borne for us.
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we see thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly,
and follow thee more nearly
day by day.
St Richard of Chichester

Lord, I shall be verie busie this day.  I may forget thee, but do not thou forget me.   Amen.
Sir Jacob Astley’s Prayer befor the battle of Edgehill

Grant us, O Lord
in thought, faith;
in word, wisdom,
in deed, courage;
in life, service;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.   Amen
Inscribed on the Viceroy’s house in New Delhi

Giving to God and his church

A gentle reminder, thanks, and an offer to assist.

Firstly, thank you so much to all who have already made gifts in response to our special request at the beginning of March about the very great financial impact of the pandemic on our church and its future plans.

To those who have not yet replied and you have been thinking about this and intending to respond, by increasing you existing regular gift, starting to give, and/or making a specific donation but have not yet done so, please do find the time to reply over the next few days.
There will be a stock take of progress and an update for everyone next week. It would be a very great help to those working to secure our finances to hear from you. Please do help if you can, in whatever way is possible at this really difficult time for the whole parish.

If you would like the paperwork done on your behalf please do contact me by email or phone. Every good wish. Robert Alder. Giving and gift aid advisor and administrator. robert@alder.ndo.co.uk 01189 734904.

Bank instruction forms are available on request. For convenience, our bank details are:
CAF Bank Sort Code 40-52-40,
Account number 00013727
PCC of Finchampstead and California.

Resurrection talk #2

If you were unable to attend the second online talk of the ‘Resurrection’ series given by Canon John Edwards, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Prayer Diary – May 2021

Resurrection talk #1

If you were unable to attend the first online talk of the ‘Resurrection’ series given by Canon John Edwards, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Lent Lectures 2021 – ‘Excited by Stained Glass’

If you were unable to attend our sixth (and final) Lent Lecture of 2021, “Excited by Stained Glass” delivered by Canon John Edwards, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Lent Lectures 2021 – ‘Excited by Creation’

If you were unable to attend our fifth Lent Lecture of 2021, “Excited by Creation” delivered by Revd. Dr. Sarah Brush, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Lent Lectures 2021 – ‘Excited by the Spoken Word’

If you were unable to attend our fourth Lent Lecture of 2021, “Excited by the Spoken Word” delivered by Revd. Ruth Wells, Chaplain for Bournemouth University and The Arts University Bournemouth, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Lent Lectures 2021 – ‘Excited by Silence’

If you were unable to attend our third Lent Lecture of 2021, “Excited by Silence” delivered by Rev Gemma Donnell, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…

Lent Lectures 2021 – ‘Excited by Food’

If you were unable to attend our second Lent Lecture of 2021, “Excited by Food” delivered by Liz Jackson, Associate Archdeacon of Berkshire a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel…