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  • Chris Williams

Friday 8th January – Icon of the Day

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,

Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

‘Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’ by W.B. Yeats


Image: ‘The Starry Night’ by Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), painted 1889, now in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, we pray for all who have lost loved ones recently and for our own departed loved ones and friends.


In these unprecedented times, St Mary’s is reaching out and supporting our community in many ways, especially online. But with activities in our buildings greatly restricted, we no longer receive the previous level of financial support from collections at Services, 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!



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