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  • Chris Williams

Monday 17th August - Icon of the Day

‘He who learns must suffer.

And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget

Falls drop by drop upon the heart,

And in our own despair, against our own will,

Comes wisdom to us, by the awful grace of God’



Image: Chinese Garden - Wisdom Walk - Confucius (Kung Tzu) Monument, Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Photo: Judge Florentino Floro, 2019


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for lonely people who have no close friends to talk to.


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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