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  • Chris Williams

Wednesday 8th July - Icon of the Day

To one kneeling down no word came, Only the wind' s song, saddening the lips Of the grave saints, rigid in glass; Or the dry whisper of unseen wings, Bats not angels, in the high roof. Was he balked by silence? He kneeled long And saw love in a dark crown Of thorns blazing, and a winter tree Golden with fruit of a man's body.

‘In a Country Church’ by R S Thomas


Image: The old, burnt Church of St Peter's, nr Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales

Photo by ‘Llywelyn2000’, used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for artists, musicians and craftsmen and all who enrich our world with their talents that they will find the opportunity of using their skills.


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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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