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  • Chris Williams

Tuesday 5th January – Icon of the Day

‘The point is the seeing – the grace

Beyond recognition, the ways

Of the bird rising, unnamed, unknown

Beyond the range of language, beyond its noun

Eyes open on growing, flying, happening,

And go on opening. Manifold, the world

Dawns on unrecognising, realising eyes.

Amazement is the thing,

Not love, but the astonishment of loving’

Alistair Reid


Image: Short toed snake eagle taking off in the grasslands near Bangalore city, India

Photo: ‘Srikanth 1407’, 2020, cropped and posted under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, we pray for musicians, artists and crafts people that they will be able to resume normal work soon.


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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