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  • Chris Williams

Monday 21st December - Icon of the Day

…This world is wild as an old wives' tale, And strange the plain things are, The earth is enough and the air is enough For our wonder and our war; But our rest is as far as the fire-drake swings And our peace is put in impossible things Where clashed and thundered unthinkable wings Round an incredible star. To an open house in the evening Home shall men come, To an older place than Eden And a taller town than Rome. To the end of the way of the wandering star, To the things that cannot be and that are, To the place where God was homeless And all men are at home.’

‘The House of Christmas’ - G K Chesterton

Image: Dawn after a frosty night at the old farm at Schelmseweg, Arnhem, Netherlands

Photo: Henk Monster, 2012, used under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, on the original date of the Feast of St Thomas the Apostle, today we pray for all who have doubts, that they may receive the assurance of faith through Jesus Christ.


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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