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Amazing Generosity

Dear St Botolphs friends Thank you so much to all those who contributed to this year’s Harvest for the Hungry.  Assuming that all those who donated on-line direct to TEN have let either me or the office know how much, your generosity appears to have led to a total of about £3700, which is magnificent, … Continue reading “Amazing Generosity”

Harvest for the Hungry 2021

Sunday 26th September 2021 Our annual opportunity to help some of the poorest people in Europe St Botolph’s will again be sponsoring food parcels, through Transform Europe Network, so that TEN’s overseas partners can purchase locally the food they put in their humanitarian parcels. The first £3,000 of St Botolph’s Harvest for the Hungry gift … Continue reading “Harvest for the Hungry 2021”

Shifting Sands

Well, this always was to be a discussion. I know we can’t please everyone, but we’ll certainly do our best to please as many as we can whilst remembering why we are here. St Edmund’s people have said that they find 8.30am too early and I can understand this for some. So I have moved … Continue reading “Shifting Sands”

And we’re back

The days are getting shorter, the weather colder and pumpkins and squashes are bursting from our vegetable plots. This can only mean one thing; summer is over and Autumn is on the way! But, more importantly, rejoice because morning prayer is back. Starting Monday 6th September at 8am I will be saying morning prayer each … Continue reading “And we’re back”

Mission to the Masses

As we come out of CoV isolation blinking our way back to normality we can breathe a sigh of relief. The pain is over. We can meet again, touch again, live again. But things will not be as they were, not least because the memory of CoV, lost loved ones, isolation, and pain, will be … Continue reading “Mission to the Masses”

Protection, Peace and Praise

The CoV pandemic has been a ‘shock to the system.’ Strong and, for many, very frightening warnings of serious consequences have been given should we contract the virus. Many of us have witnessed the veracity of these warnings firsthand. And while vaccination promised a fatal blow to the virus the reality has been somewhat different … Continue reading “Protection, Peace and Praise”


Now that we are free (?!) we would like to introduce social mixing after the morning service at St Botolph’s. The traditional way, of course, to encourage this is to serve coffee, that greatest social lubricant of our time. Of course, we need to be careful to be safe, so we will take the following … Continue reading “Caffeination”

Freedom! But is it?

So freedom day has arrived! However, we are still urged to be careful. The Church of England eventually issued its guidelines last Friday afternoon. They are, “you are free to do what you like, but if anything goes wrong it’s on your head!” (a gentle but accurate paraphrase). So, what are we to do? Here’s … Continue reading “Freedom! But is it?”

The Beginning of the end

The Prime Minister’s address to the nation last Monday (5th July) will either thrill you or feed your anxiety levels. The end of nearly all restriction could not be more welcome for most, whilst others are still somewhat fearful. We still have no official guidance from the church authorities, but it ought to be very … Continue reading “The Beginning of the end”

Saturday Hour of Prayer by Zoom Our regular Saturday hour of prayer is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, 12th June from 9:00am. For joining details please contact Victoria at Do join us even if you haven’t joined before. It’s a great time to pray for the issues that are on our own … Continue reading “”

Moving Forward

All hopes are set on June 21st to be the end of CoV restrictions. I hope and pray that it is, and we can begin to get back to something resembling normality. Of course, this means that we will begin moving our services from virtual ones on the internet back to real services in our … Continue reading “Moving Forward”

Saturday Morning Hour of Prayer

Our monthly hour of prayer on a Saturday morning is scheduled for this week, 15th May. We meet on Zoom starting at 9am; we’d love to see you. Please contact Helen for joining details –

Tributes to Roisin

9th January 1962 Roisin by Sean Born the youngest of 3 siblings by 7 years, she was the joy of her mum’s heart and a relief from trying to control 2 boisterous sons. Named Sheila after her mother’s sister who died of organ failure at 16, but always known as Roisin, because her grandmother couldn’t … Continue reading “Tributes to Roisin”

Saturday Morning Prayer

Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the gorgeous sunshine . Our Saturday hour of prayer will take place on Zoom this coming Saturday, 24th April, starting at 9:00am. We would love to see you whether you’ve been umpteen times before or not at all. For Zoom joining details please email Helen at

There is hope …

… even in parliament! Sometimes I feel despairing at the way, and the rate, our nation is departing from gospel truth. Of course, we should always hope in our sovereign God who holds everything in His hands. However, I have recently come across this video and found it a real encouragement. There are those serving … Continue reading “There is hope …”

Morning Service

11th April, Easter 2 This service was recorded before the announcement of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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