Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Nought be all else to me, save that Thou art;
Thou my best thought in the day or the night;
Waking and sleeping, Thy presence my light.
Old Irish hymn, ca. 8th century; translated by Mary Byrne (1880-1931) and versified by Eleanor Hull (1860-1935).
mage: Praying Hands, circa 1600, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, we pray for homes where relationships are breaking down, especially where there is violence or neglect.
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':