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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

Friday 25 June – 7 pm – Holy Trinity, Bicton

Mary-Lou’s Farewell Service

Following the announcement of her retirement, this will be Mary-Lou’s final service in Severn Loop.

As we still don’t know which - if any - social-distancing regulations will be lifted that week, booking will be in place.

Booking opens 25 May.  Full details soon.  The service will be live-streamed to enable those who feel unsafe to come to church to be part of the worship.

 

Monday 5 July – 7 pm – Holy Trinity, Leaton

Rev Hannah Lins to be licensed as Interim Priest in Charge by the Bishop of Shrewsbury

We are asking you to book for this service as well, in case there are still restrictions in force.

Booking will open from 5 June. Full details soon.

 

CHURCHES RE-OPEN FOR WORSHIP*

All our churches except for the Mission Church, Bomere Heath, are now open again for worship. Please check this month's Loop (below) for full details.

Online Worship

As our churches are open again now, we are now back to sharing Pyjama Church (in partnership with Holy Trinity Meole Brace; please see the Loop below for details) and Sunday @ Six, our Zoom evening worship (order of service on our home page.)

Revd Mary-Lou Toop

Priest in Charge


 

An Act of Spiritual Communion

Loop for May 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 2nd May 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop for April 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 25th April 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Readings and Reflection for 18th April 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Readings and Reflection for 11th April 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop for Easter Day 4th April 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 4th April 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop for Palm Sunday 28th March 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 28th March 2021 :
Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop for Sunday 21st March 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 21st March 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Live-streamed Service of Eucharist from Lichfield Cathedral on Passion Sunday 21st March at 10.30am on Lichfield Cathedral's YouTube Channel (or catch up later)

 

There is no Loop for Sunday 14th March 2021
Readings and Reflection for 14th March 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Watch our special All-Age Mothering Sunday worship film on the Loop's YouTube Channel

 

There is no Loop for Sunday 7th March 2021
Readings and Reflection for 7th March 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Live-streamed Service of Eucharist from Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday 7th March at 10.30am on Lichfield Cathedral's YouTube Channel (or catch up later)

 

Loop for Sunday 28th February 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 28th February 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Online Worship in Lockdown Service for 28th February at 10.30am on YouTube (or catch up later)

 

No new Loop for 21st Feb, please see the Loop for 14th February below.
Readings and Reflection for 21st February 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Online Worship in Lockdown Service for 21st February at 10.30am on YouTube (or catch up later)

 

Loop Special for Sunday 14th February 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Sermon for 14th February 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Online Worship in Lockdown Service for 14th February at 10.30am on YouTube (or catch up later)

 

Loop Special for Sunday 7th February 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Sermon for 7th February 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Online Worship in Lockdown Service for 7th February at 10.30am on YouTube (or catch up later)

 

Loop Special for Sunday 31st January 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Sermon for 31st January 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Online Worship in Lockdown Service for 31st January at 10.30am on YouTube (or catch up later)

 

Loop Special for Sunday 24th January 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Sermon for 24th January 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special for Sunday 17th January 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Sermon for 17th January 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special for Sunday 10th January 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Sermon for 10th January 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 3rd January 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 3rd January 2021 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 20th December 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 20th December 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 13th December 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 13th December 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 6th December 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Collect and Readings for 6th December 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 29th November 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Collect and Readings for 29th November 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Bishop Michael's Sermon for Advent Sunday : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Online Worship in Lockdown Service for 29th November at 10.30am on YouTube (or catch up later)

 

Loop Special Sunday 22nd November 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 22nd November 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Online Worship in Lockdown Service for 22nd November at 10.30am on YouTube (or catch up later).

 

Loop Special Sunday 15th November 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 15th November 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Online Worship in Lockdown Service for 15th November at 10.30am on YouTube (or catch up later).

 

Loop Special Sunday 8th November 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 8th November 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Watch our Remembrance Sunday Service on YouTube

 

Loop Special Sunday 1st November 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 1st November 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 25th October 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 25th October 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 18th October 2020 : Word docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 18th October 2020 :   Word.docx version   ||  PDF version                 

 

Loop Special Sunday 11th October 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 11th October 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for Harvest 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 4th October 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 4th October 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for Harvest 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 27th September 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 27th September 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 20th September 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 20th September 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 13th September 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 13th September 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 6th September 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 6th September 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 30th August 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 30th August 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 23rd August 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 23rd August 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 16th August 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 16th August 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 9th August 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 9th August 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 2nd August 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 2nd August 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 26th July 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 26th July 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 19th July 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 19th July 2020 : Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 12th July  Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 12th July  Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 5th July  Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 5th July  Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special Sunday 28th June  Word .docx version  ||  PDF version
Readings and Reflection for 28th June  Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special for 21st June Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Readings and Reflection for 21st June Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special for the 2nd Sunday of Trinity Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Readings and Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Trinity Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special for Trinity Sunday Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Readings and Reflection for Trinity Sunday Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

This week's Loop Special contains a link to a special blessing on YouTube. Here are the words: Word.docx or PDF

 

Loop Special for Pentecost Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

Readings and Reflection for Pentecost Word .docx version  ||  PDF version

 

Loop Special edition for the 7th Sunday of Easter (after Ascension)

Readings and Reflection for the 7th Sunday of Easter (after Ascension) 

Thy Kingdom Come - begins with Ascension Day

Here are two resources for you to download and pray with at home this year: "Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Journal" and "Nine Days of Prayer". (Please note that if you print them off, they are quite big and A4 size.) Please see www.thykingdomcome.global/prayerresources for even more! 

24/7 Prayer: Monday 25 May in Severn Loop – please contact Philippa on 01939 291352 to take part 7 am to 10 pm.  We are partnered this year with a church in Melbourne who are covering the remaining 9 hours!

 

Loop Special edition for the 6th Sunday of Easter

Readings and Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter

 

Loop Special edition for the 5th Sunday of Easter

Readings and Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Easter

 

Loop Special edition for the 4th Sunday of Easter

Readings and Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter

 

Loop Special edition for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

Readings and Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

 

Loop Special edition for the 2nd Sunday of Easter

Readings and Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Easter

 

Loop Special edition for Easter

Easter Day Readings and Preface

 

Loop Special Edition - Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Readings

Palm Sunday Reflection

How to make a Palm Cross for Palm Sunday

 

A Walk with Jesus through Holy week

A Walk with Jesus - Images (for Easter trees)

 

Loop Special Sunday 29th March 2020

Passion Sunday

Passion Sunday Reflection

 

Midweek Worship Here's a lovely resource from the Church of England, giving a suggested rhythmn of daily prayer.

 

Click here for A Different Mothering Sunday, March 22nd 2020

and here for the Mothering Sunday readings

 

Read information from Mary-Lou about Covid-19 here: Loop Bulletin 1 15th March 2020

 

Saturday, 13th June                                 Loop Annual Coach Trip: Lichfield Cathedral

We're very sorry, but due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation this year's cathedral coach trip has been cancelled.

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry (see www.shawlministry.com)

The Prayer shawl ministry is highly valued. Prayer shawls are received with great joy; often the recipient does not know about this source of comfort and it is much appreciated. Thank you to all those who knit them with love and care and prayer. Here’s how to knit one :

500-600g total of at least two colours of DK yarn, i.e. 5-6 x 100g balls.
One pair of 6.5mm knitting needles.

Cast on 81 stitches using two different coloured strands of yarn.

Every row: Knit 3, purl 3 to last three stitches, knit 3. This is not a rib pattern, so you will always knit the purls and purl the knits. Continue until the shawl measures at least 52in (132cm), ideally 56in (142cm). Cast off.

Pray before, during and after your knitting. Contact Joyce Jagger when you’ve finished so that she can arrange collection and delivery to its new owner.


 

 

REMEMBERING
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE PHILIP

10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021

HRH Prince Philip

A PRAYER

O God, our refuge and strength
Be our help in this time of sorrow.
We ask your blessing on all who mourn,
May we find comfort and hope in you.

Amen.

 

For the Lord is gracious; his steadfast love is everlasting
And his faithfulness endures from generation to generation.
Psalm 100 verse 4

 

Special prayers will be offered during public worship on Sunday 11 April
following the death of HRH Prince Philip.

We give thanks for his remarkable life and faithful service,
as we pray for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.

 

Public worship this Sunday:

Bicton – 11 am Morning Worship
Leaton – 10.34 am Morning Worship
Montford – 9.30 am Holy Communion
Shrawardine – 11 am Holy Communion

May we remind those wishing to come to church that social distancing is in place,
and the number of worshippers is limited by the size of our buildings. 

Please contact churchwardens to check whether there are places available:

Bicton - Mrs W Horan - 01743 850237
Leaton - Mrs P Hall - 01939 290637
Montford - Mrs P Jones - 01743 850810
Shrawardine - Mrs E Oates, via village WhatsApp Group or stmvshraden@gmail.com

Face coverings must be worn at worship indoors, unless medically exempt.

Please do not bring flowers to the churches in remembrance of Prince Philip.
The Royal Family have asked instead that people make a donation to charity.
You may offer your condolences online at the Church of England website

www.churchofengland.org.uk