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  • Chris Williams

Friday 21st August - Icon of the Day

‘Living Water who refreshes our weariness

Bathes and washes and cleanses our wounds

Be for us always

A fountain of life,

And for all the world, a river of hope,

Springing up in the midsts

Of the deserts of despair.

Honour and blessing,

Glory and praise

To You for ever and ever, Amen’

- Prayer by the Medical Mission Sisters


Image: "Mercy" sculpture by Oliver LaGrone, 1937, recast in bronze in 1991. Now displayed in University of New Mexico Hospitals, Albuquerque, USA

Photo: Lawrence E. Beyer, 2014, edited by Karen Loges Evans.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for all suffering mental health issues, that they may receive the help they need.


Please donate if you can!

In these unprecedented times, St Mary’s is reaching out and supporting our community in many ways, especially online. But with Services in church cancelled, we no longer receive income from collections, nor from hiring out the church and hall buildings.

If you can help us financially to continue to offer Christ's love to our community in these difficult times, as those before us have done down the centuries, please consider making a donation by debit/credit card and to Gift Aid it if possible, by clicking this link to 'givealittle':

Thank you!


If you would like to contribute to these reflections, please do email Katherine Cox at



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