to our churches
St Mary's Church in North Marston and St John the Baptist Church in Granborough are part of the Schorne Team of Parishes in the Claydon Deanery of the Diocese of Oxford. St Mary's Church is in Local Ecumenical Partnership with Methodist Church. Wesley Centre has a wonderful heritage of Methodist worship in North Marston and continues to be used for worship as well as many community events. Our churches are welcoming and friendly, offering a variety of worship experiences, seeking to know God in a deeper way and making His presence known in our lives and in our village communities. You are most welcome to join us for any of our services or special events.
Bishop Alan Wilson
The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, has announced with great sadness the unexpected death of the Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham. Our prayers are with his wife Lucy and his children and friends.
COME AND JOIN US
Through the week we offer a variety of services, events and gatherings and you are most welcome
to join us for any or all of them.
NEXT WEEK SERVICES
Sunday 3rd March
Third Sunday of Lent
ST MARY'S CHURCH, NORTH MARSTON
10.00am FAMILY SERVICE
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, GRANBOROUGH
11.00am FAMILY SERVICE
SERMONS FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday 25th February
Have you missed this week's sermon?
Sermon preached at St Mary's Church,
North Marston and
St John the Baptist Church, Granborough
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
PRAYERS FOR THIS WEEK
THROUGH THE WEEK
THURSDAY MORNING PRAYER
Thursday 29th February at 9.30am
at Wesley Centre
Come and join us for our Celtic Morning Prayer. We use liturgy from Northumbria Community, listen to some reflective music and follow with engaging discussion on appointed biblical readings as well as current affairs and life in general. All are welcome!
Meanwhile, if you would like to follow Celtic Morning Prayer through the week, you can access it here:
COFFEE MORNING AT WESLEY CENTRE
Friday 1st March
Come and enjoy tea, coffee, cake and a chat with your friends. All are welcome!
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
ST MARY'S CHURCH, NORTH MARSTON
w/c 19th and 26th February and 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th March. Please note the days and venues will vary. Sign up on the sheets in North Marston church. Donations are welcome and will go to Water Aid
in response to the ongoing conflict in the Holy Land.
God, hear our prayers for peace in the Middle East.
May all people in the region be protected, safe from harm.
We pray that this crisis will end now, with no further loss of life.
God, may the injured and distressed know your healing presence.
May the powerful and the decision-makers follow the paths of justice, mercy and peace.
We pray for recognition of the dignity and value of every life.
May the clamour of violence cease,
Replaced by the beating of swords into ploughshares.
God, in your name,
(Prayer by Christian Aid)
TO SEE MORE PRAYERS FOR PEACE,
you may want to visit the website "Embrace the Middle East," where you can find prayer resources and information on the present crisis. Embrace the Middle East however is a charity which works much widely in the Middle East region and their website is worth exploring.
please click here for more information.
For information about this appeal and how to donate
please, click here.
MORE SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE NEEDED!
We have been collecting donations for Ukraine ever since the war started in February 2022. Liz Calver has established contact with Hannah Pierce and Alison Milligan from Village Help For Ukraine, through whom all that we collect is delivered directly to Ukraine.
Please read more about VILLAGE HELP FOR UKRAINE here.
Following the Flooding in the Ukraine's Kherson Region, more aid is desperately needed.
To find out what you can do to help,
To visit directly Amazon Ukraine Aid Wish List
Every donation is greatly appreciated, thank you!
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
O Lord, calm the waves of this heart;
calm its tempests.
Calm yourself, O my soul, so that the divine can act in you.
Calm yourself, O my soul, so that God is able to repose in you,
so that his peace may cover you.
Yes, father in heaven,
often have we found that the world cannot give us peace,
O but make us feel that you are able to give peace;
let us know the truth of your promise:
that the whole world may not be able to take away your peace.
A prayer of Soren Kierkegaard (1813–1855)
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