Weekly Notices 3 May 2020

The Magazine is available on the Church Website here. If you know of anyone who would like a hard copy, please let me know.

The Sermon is at: https://stmarymagdalene.church/sermons/

If you would like to join in with a daily prayer video for a minute or so each day, then I commend to you the ‘Daily Prayer’ on the Rochester Cathedral Website, to which I shall soon start contributing. The daily link is at: https://www.rochestercathedral.org. I will be doing May 7th.

The Church of England have introduced a Telephone Service for prayer and inspiration. Called ‘Daily Hope’ it is a free phone number where you can access n listen to hymns, prayers, reflections and services. It is especially useful for those with no internet access. The no. is 0800 804 8044.

And remember, you can always ring me for a chat! 020 8363 1875.

A novel idea for our times: It’s been suggested that we provide some form of online service going forward, and, I’m on the case. Meanwhile, it would be nice if we could involve as many folk as possible reading the readings. Could you therefore please let me know if you are willing and equipped to record your voice reading readings and able to send to Ken, eg by the Thursday of the relevant week. We will then create a sort of online readers rota, and tell you how to do it. It is, for example, really easy if you have an iphone or ipad. And probably also possoble if you some other kind of inferior device make by some other company! (-: I will then create some kind of onlone service which can be varied each week – it will not be eucharistic for obvious reasons, but it will have readings, sermon and music. I hope! If anyone would like to record musical items, tht is also possible in the same way. Do be in touch with offers and ideas. Meanwhile Jonathan and I are working on a special anthem for the choir to sing when the ’new normal’ starts occurring! (Well, he’s doing all the work actually….)