This week at St Mary’s


This week at St Mary’s

Published: 13th May, 2023

Sunday 14th May ~ The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Dear friends,

This Sunday is known in the old calendar as Rogation Sunday, an important day in the agricultural cycle of the Church’s calendar. Our urbanised and technologically-driven society is ever-more disconnected from the rhythms of agriculture, and the seasonal patterns of the natural world that drive them, and it seems to me to be a pity that the Church has, perhaps unwittingly, colluded in this disconnection by downplaying festivals associated with the agricultural year in the church’s calendar. Our contemporary response to the growing environmental crisis is focussed on yet more technology and yet more disconnection from the natural world; my feeling is that we also urgently need to learn from the practices of previous generations, and to foster a deeper spiritual appreciation for the ways in which God provides for us through Creation. So this Sunday we will pray for God’s blessing on our crops and livestock, and on the farmers who look after them.

This Sunday:
8am Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
11.15am Sung Holy Communion (BCP) (St Nicholas, Remenham)
12.30pm Holy Baptism (St Nicholas, Remenham)
4pm Evening Prayer (BCP)

This week:
Wed 17 10am BATS (Chantry House) 12noon Holy Eucharist
Thurs 18 10am Holy Eucharist for Ascension Day, followed by coffee and cake in the Chantry House 6pm Melody Makers 7.15pm Choir Practice
Fri 19 12noon Requiem Eucharist
Sat 20 10.30am to 4.30pm Henley Choral Society Workshop
2pm Wedding (St Nicholas, Remenham)

Morning Prayer will be said at 9am Tuesday to Friday.

Next Sunday ~ The Seventh Sunday of Easter

8am Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am All Age Eucharist
11.15am Sung Matins (BCP) with hymns (St Nicholas, Remenham)
12.30pm Baptism (St Nicholas, Remenham)
4.00pm Choral Evensong, followed by drinks