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  • Chris Williams

Wednesday 23rd September - Icon of the Day

‘The cry to God as ‘Father’

in the New Testament

is not a calm acknowledgement

of a universal truth about

God’s abstract fatherhood

It is the Child’s cry

Out of a nightmare

It is the cry of outrage

Fear, shrinking away,

When faced with the horror

Of the world

- Yet not simply or exclusively

Protest, but trust as well’

Rowan Williams


Image: ‘Child of the Ages’ by Da Loria Norman, ca. 1914, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Sherwood Norman.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for all with mental health conditions and for those who support them.


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In these unprecedented times, St Mary’s is reaching out and supporting our community in many ways, especially online. But with Services in church cancelled, we no longer receive income from collections, nor from hiring out the church and hall buildings.

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