Church Services resume

I am pleased to announce that our services resume tomorrow, Sunday 16th August at both St Marys (8am and 9:30am), and at St Johns (11am). Please wear a mask and follow the directions in church regarding social distancing. The recorded service will be made available on line in the usual way for those who cannot attend. A link will appear here when the service is available.

On-line service 9th August 2020

Our final lockdown service before we resume services in church will be posted here tomorrow morning. The songs we are using this week are as follows:

DEAR LORD AND FATHER OF MANKIND
Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
forgive our foolish ways:
re-clothe us in our rightful mind;
in purer lives your service find,
in deeper reverence praise,
in deeper reverence praise.


In simple trust like theirs who heard,
beside the Syrian sea,
the gracious calling of the Lord
let us, like them, obey his word:
‘Rise up and follow me,
rise up and follow me!’


Drop your still dews of quietness,
till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress,
and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of your peace,
the beauty of your peace.

AS THE DEER
As the deer pants for the water
So my soul longs after you
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship you
You alone are my strength, my shield
To you alone will my spirit yield
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship you

I want you more than gold or silver
Only you can satisfy
You alone are the real joy giver
And the apple of my eye
You alone are my strength, my shield
To you alone will my spirit yield
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship you


You’re my friend and you are my brother
Even though you are my King
I love you more than any other
So much more than anything
You alone are my strength, my shield
To you alone will my spirit yield
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship you

LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS
What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.
Leaning, leaning,
Safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.
Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.
What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.