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Sunday Sheet 29th. March 2020

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COVID-19 update: 27 March 2020

A leaflet is being posted to every household in Finedon. It is a sheet of A4 (thanks to Finedon Buffs for funding it) with a contact name, address, and telephone number for the coordinator for your part of Finedon. They are in touch with a team of volunteers who are able to help you in various ways, as you can see, and suggest ways of keeping in contact safely. Of course, everyone is doing this already with neighbours and family but this will allow us to connect to a bigger base of people able to help and to ensure that EVERY HOUSEHOLD is covered. Please share this post as widely as you can. Thanks for your cooperation.

 

I think the clapping in support of NHS workers last night showed just how much community spirit there is in Finedon. It’s one of our best defences in this difficult time

We are looking for additional helpers, If anyone wants and is able to help please contact your area coordinator – details will be on the leaflet you should be receiving over the weekend.
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Important Notice re Covid-19

Latest from Fr. Richard  24 March 2020

Dear parishioners of Finedon, I am sorry to say that tonight we have received orders to close the church completely. There will be no services taking place and we will no longer be open for prayer. The Eucharist will be offered daily in the Vicarage as will Morning and Evening Prayer – if you would like me and Jane Burns to pray for you or for someone you know please let me know via Facebook or the other usual methods.

I have tonight moved the Blessed Sacrament from the Lady Chapel to the Oratory in the Vicarage where it will stay, lit by a candle which will not be extinguished until the church reopens.

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord”.

Fr. Richard Welcomes you

On behalf of the whole parish of Finedon may I invite you most warmly to step over our virtual threshold. You will find within our contact details and details also of  forthcoming services and events here at St Mary’s. We are, of course, the parish church not only for the those who worship here but for everyone in Finedon, and the social calendar is almost as busy as the ecclesiastical calendar. Whatever you seek – friendship, community, something to challenge and stretch you, something to give you comfort and peace, the love of Jesus Christ, or simply the satisfaction of curiosity – you are most welcome to step over our real threshold too and see what we have to offer.

Yours in Christ, Fr Richard.

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St. Mary's Church

The church of  ST. MARY-THE VIRGIN consists of chancel, north and south transeptal chapels, clearstoried nave of four bays, north and south aisles, south porch, and west tower. The tower is surmounted by a lofty spire and the porch has an upper story. There is a modern vestry on the north side of the chancel.

Of the original 12th-century building nothing remains except the font, the church having been entirely rebuilt at the beginning of the 14th century. With the exception of the tower and spire it is all of one date, and is one of the finest examples in the county of a church of this period. The tower and spire were erected about fifty years later. The whole building is therefore substantially of one style and it preserves a unity in design which gives it particular distinction.

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Services & Events@ St Mary's

There will be no public services or meetings in church until further notice.

Apr
1
Wed
2020
Compline
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Compline, also known as Complin, Night Prayer, or the Prayers at the End of the Day, is the final church service of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. The English word compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day. Wikipedia  

Compline Cancelled
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cancelled until further notice

Compline, also known as Complin, Night Prayer, or the Prayers at the End of the Day, is the final church service of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. The English word compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day. Wikipedia  

Apr
5
Sun
2020
Cancelled Holy Eucharist Cancelled
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

8am Holy Eucharist Cancelled until further notice.

Cancelled Parish Eucharist Cancelled
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am

Cancelled until further notice

Cancelled Come & Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion @ St. Mary's
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Cancelled

Palm Sunday (5 April): Come & Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion(4.30pm rehearsal, 6pm ‘performance’)

Cancelled Come & Sing Stainer’s
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cancelled

4.30pm chorus rehearsal; 

6pm ‘performance’ (lasting one hour)

 

Please let Jonathan Harris   know if you need a copy of the music. He can email you acopy if you want to see it in advance.

Professional soloists: tenor – James Rhoads; bass – Robbie Haylett.

Conductor – Robert Page. Organist – Jonathan Harris.

 

Dress is all black or dark suits, or cassocks

Choral Evensong @ St. Mary's
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Palm Sunday (5 April): Come & Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion(4.30pm rehearsal, 6pm ‘performance’)

Apr
8
Wed
2020
Compline
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Compline, also known as Complin, Night Prayer, or the Prayers at the End of the Day, is the final church service of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. The English word compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day. Wikipedia  

Compline Cancelled
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cancelled until further notice

Compline, also known as Complin, Night Prayer, or the Prayers at the End of the Day, is the final church service of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. The English word compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day. Wikipedia  

Apr
10
Fri
2020
Cancelled A Service of Readings, Music and Contemplation
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Cancelled

12.30pm rehearsal; 

2pm service (ending at 3.15pm).

 

Music includes:

Allegri – Miserere

Tavener – The Lamb

Duruflé – Ubi Caritas

Handel – Behold the Lamb of God from Messiah

Purcell – Thou knowest, Lord

Javier Busto – Agnus Dei

Psalm 22 v.1-18 (chant S. Wesley)

Concluding with the organ solo ‘Sacred and hallowed fire’ by CeciliaMcDowall

 

We will have hard copies of all the music at church on the daybut I can email you some of the music in advance if you like.

 

Dress is all black or dark suits, or cassocks.

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