Outdoor Palm Sunday Service TODAY at St Mary’s

Dear All,
I hope you are keeping well and have remembered to change your clocks!

Face to face Palm Sunday service TODAY at Surlingham.
Palm Sunday (28th), sees our first face to face service since December, as we gather for an outdoor service in Surlingham churchyard at 10am. Attached, palmsunrockben21.docx.docx is the booklet accompanying this service for you to use if you wish. Please feel free to bring a chair. Good news- we can sing as a congregation, provided we’re in the churchyard! We will continue to follow social distancing rules as before.

Palm crosses.
Palm crosses will be available in church porches this week. If anyone would like to receive a palm cross or communion at home, you’re welcome to contact us.

Holy Week Video Service.
This week’s service video that tells the second part of the story of Holy Week. You can watch it by using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCGHY_pwZvA

Video Night Prayer Monday to Wednesday.
There will also be Night Prayer on video from Monday to Wednesday this week. Please see Rockland Churches Face Book for the links.

Silent Prayer in the Barn.
On Wednesday there will be silent Prayer in the Barn at 8am for half an hour. Please come straight in (and wear a mask!).

Services timetable.
Details of churchyard trails and the rest of our services will come out early this week

Lent Appeal.
We’re supporting the Bishop’s ‘Together in Unity’ Lent Appeal. The pandemic has hit developing parts of the world very badly, and many are struggling to maintain their income, and find adequate food, hygiene and protection. The Church of England is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which has already provided £180,000 in COVID-19 related support. If you would like to find out more and how to donate, please visit this article

Thank you for all your support.
Please let us know if there’s anything else we can help with. before.
Best wishes,
Nick and Helen

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