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  • Chris Williams

Monday 22nd March - Icon of the Day

‘Once a woman said to me, “Hafiz, what is the sign of someone who knows God?”

I became very quiet, looked deep into her eyes then replied,

“My dear, they have dropped the knife. Someone who knows God has dropped the cruel knife that most so often use upon their tender self and others.” ’

Hafiz [Persian lyric poet Khwāja Šamsu d-Dīn Muḥammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī, 1315-1390]

Image: Church at the summit of the Wendelstein mountain, Bavaria, Germany.

Photo: Simon Koopmann, 2009, used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Germany licence.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, we pray that we will come out of the pandemic more loving, caring and aware of others’ needs.


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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