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  • Chris Williams

Monday 1st February – Icon of the day

‘Thank You for allowing me to be a human being.’

Prayer of St Clare of Assisi, 1194-1253

[Born Chiara Offreduccio; one of the first followers of St Francis of Assisi; founded a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition; author of the first set of monastic guidelines known to have been written by a woman.]

Image: Street crowd reflected in the polyhedral mirrors, designed by architect Hiroshi Nakamura, at Tokyu Plaza Omotesando, Harajuku station, Tokyo, Japan.

Photo: Basile Morin, 2019, used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, we pray for St Mary’s Church and all the communities of which we are a part.


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, 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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