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24 March 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we close our doors at this time. Our priests continue to pray for the needs of the whole world.

If you are at home, and want to pray, but aren't sure how, below is one suggestion.

Today's #homeworship is a setting of the prayer to Mary, in Latin, sung by our girl choristers: Ave Maria, by Mervyn Cousins.

The doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked. (John 20.19)

Ever present God,
be with us in our isolation,
be close to us in our distancing,
be healing in our sickness,
be joy in our sadness,
be light in our darkness,
be wisdom in our confusion,
be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar,
that when the doors reopen
we may with the zeal of Pentecost
inhabit our communities
and speak of your goodness
to an emerging world.
For Jesus’ sake.
Amen.