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Parish Prayer List FOR YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayer requests may be e-mailed. Members of our congregation pray for the life of our community each day
That all people who are staying at home are kept in touch so they do not feel alone; for those who are working and fearful of contacting the virus; for those for whom the pandemic measures have brought financial hardship and worry about the future; that we all do our best to keep in touch with each other;
For all pupils, students, teachers and other staff in these difficult circumstances; for all those involved with the wider NHS and care homes; for emergency services and for all key workers whatever their role; for all priests, ministers and lay people who are helping and supporting others; for funeral directors who are working under very difficult circumstances for them and the bereaved;
For all those infected with the Coronavirus and their families and that the measures in place to stop its spread will prove effective; for all those trying to find a vaccine against Covid-19;
Ed Garvey, Ian Rankin, David Muskett, Pat Saunders, Charlotte Howarth, Michael Fleming, Adam Price, Harry Stevens, Julia Ward, Alan Creasey, Ivy Sherman, Olive Pitman, John and Beryl Steele, Alec Edge, Pam Cordery, Tyler Lynch, David Reader, Howard Hopkins, Richard Walduck and William & Victoria Tallon.
For Ongoing Prayer
Jean Menniss, John Cousins, Sylvia Clifford, Ken Rankin, Marlene Cousins, Darren, John Foster, and Vittoria Rickard, Bryan, Nicole Veness and Jean Barlow
Malcolm McGregor, Désirée Warner, Reno Phelas and Joan Davies and all those whose anniversary is at this time especially Brenda White.
The Church of England website has prayers and resources to help those who struggling to find words at this difficult and stressful time, and to enable Christians to worship with one another if they are not able to attend a service.
Click here for other ways to worship
Words to use with the names of those who die from Coronavirus without their loved ones:
|If I die someday|
Beyond the scope of your care,
Beyond the reach of your voice,
Beyond the touch of your hand,
I do not die alone:
My heart has stored the memory of your care,