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  • Chris Williams

Tuesday 24th November - Icon of the Day

When mystery hides Thee from the sight of faith and hope

When pain turns even love to dust;

When life is bitter to the taste and our song of joy dies down to silence

Then, Father, do for us that which is past our power to do for ourselves

Break through our darkness with Thy light.

Show us Thyself in Jesus suffering on a tree,

Rising from the grave,

Reigning from a throne with all power and love for us unchanging

So shall our fear be gone

And our feet set upon a radiant path

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Image: Swan at Dusk, Bergisches Land Reserve, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Photo: ‘Benjrady’, 2020, cropped and used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for those who daily risk their lives in their work.


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!


If you would like to contribute to these reflections, please do email Katherine Cox at



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