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Monday 19th October - Icon of the Day

‘We are invited to forget ourselves on purpose, cast our awful solemnity to the wind, and join in the general dance’

Thomas Merton


Image: Sarus crane (Grus antigone) courtship dance, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.

The sarus crane is the tallest flying bird. It can grow to 1.8 m (5.9 ft) tall with a wingspan up to 2.4 metres (8 ft) and weight 8.4 kg (18.5 lb).

Photo: C L Pramod, 2017, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, we pray for the meeting of our Parochial Church Council today and for all our Vision Groups.


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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