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Advent Sunday 29 November

The Collect for today

Almighty God,

give us grace to cast away the works of darkness

and to put on the armour of light,

now in the time of this mortal life,

in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;

that on the last day,

when he shall come again in his glorious majesty

to judge the living and the dead,

we may rise to the life immortal;

through him who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.



We pray for our brothers and sisters in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland, The Lusitanian Church and the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane. In our link Diocese of Winchester we pray for the Benefice of Swaything and in our own Diocese we pray for Shepherds Dene and the Interim Warden, Philip Davies.

In our parish, we pray for those who live in River View and Rodney Close.

We pray for those who are unwell - Callum; Louise Cherry; Barnaby Essenhigh; Barry; Ruth; Kate; Sarah-Anne; Clare Brown; Sarah; Frank Turnbull; Mason; Delilah; Sophia; Cath Goode; Catrina; Joy Rayner.

We pray for those who have recently died and their families, and in our year’s mind, we remember Jack Wedderburn, William Fraser and Christopher Samuel Pearce.


Notes and Notices

The church is currently closed but will reopen for public worship on Wednesday 2 December. Sunday Services at 10:00 and 11:30, Wednesday Services at 10:00.

It is possible to phone and hear our Sunday services from Holy Saviour's by ringing 0191 412 1377. This is available 24/7 and is charged at local rate. Please pass this number on to anyone who cannot go online to see our services.

The church is open for private prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays 10am-1pm. Please follow the signs in church and sign in/out each time you visit. This will change once worship resumes.

It is now the law to wear a face covering in a place of worship. Masks are available in the church porch.

The Archbishops and Bishop Christine have called on us to use this month of lockdown as a time of prayer for our nation. The Bishop has asked that the church bell be rung at 6pm each day as a call to prayer.

The collection box for The Bay Foodbank has been placed at the back of church for non-perishable food and toiletries.

The Novemberer edition of Parish News is available in print and will be on the website soon.

The November edition of the Link Diocesan newspaper is available to download here.

The parish office will be closed until further notice. Please contact the vicarage on 0191 697 4562.