233… the day with snow and sunshine all at once.

Hello, Bertie here, and I decided that I’d pack my suitcase and come to stay with the curate for a few days.  I know you can’t stay overnight with another family yet, but that’s the benefit of being a mouse, I go where the cheese leads me.  And I must say, that curate is really rather lovely, isn’t she?  She’s given me a piece of cheese for each paw and we’ve had a great time entertaining each other with cheese jokes, I was rolling around squeaking with laughter!  Or RASWL as the cool kids say.  Here’s some she told me earlier, enjoy, I’m off to explore what’s in her fridge…

What does cheese say to itself in the mirror?  

Halloumi.

What cheese do you use to coax a bear out of the woods with?  

Camembert.

What cheese can you disguise a small horse with?  

Mascapone.

Thanks Bertie, and as he’s enjoying that, here’s some parish notices.

Doreen’s excellent sermon on Thomas, what lockdown has meant for our faith and how we are loved forever by the risen Christ wherever we are, no exceptions.

Tuesday Meditation Group

The meditation group run by Susanna Riley is on tomorrow, Tuesday 13th at 1.15pm.  Zoom details are below and all are welcome, if you’ve never been do give it a try.

Susannah Riley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Susannah Riley’s meeting
Time: Apr 13, 2021 01:15 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74775273668?pwd=VnkwNTdJdlA3RTVaNmdpbWYxQ1JTQT09

Meeting ID: 747 7527 3668
Passcode: 98765

Parish Study Group

Tuesday evening sees a new Bible study where we will be looking at the letter of 1 John, and possibly 2 and 3 John afterwards too.
Tomorrow night will be chance to read through the letter together in one go, seeing what grabs our attention and causes us to pause and think and to hear a little bit of background information too.  This was absolutely always the plan and definitely not because the study books have not yet arrived… though please do let Cara know if you’d like a book for future weeks (cara.smart@spauls.co.uk).  7.15pm – 8.30pm and the zoom information is:

Parish Study
Group on Tuesday 6th April at 7:15pm. 

Zoom 861 4762 3913, Password 702050

Prince Philip Service

On Friday evening there will be a service in which we can mourn and give thanks for the life of Prince Philip, which will be in-person and livestreamed.  Time is to be confirmed, though it will definitely be in the evening.  In the meantime, please do pray this prayer if you would like to:

God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.

There is also a national Church of England online book of condolence, due to covid restrictions.  You can write a message or prayer here: Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip | The Church of England

CHICKS!

A message from Jean:  the Easter Chicks we had in church raised a wonderful £130.50 for our projects at Mothers’ Union.  It’ll really help with the work we do with other charities in the diocese.  The 200 chicks our members made for Children Heard and Seen have had a great response, so I here’s the mail we had from James at the charity.

“Just wanted to say thank you again for the Easter chicks the Mother’s Union made for our families. They have all now been given out and we had a really good response from children and parents. They loved the knitted chicks more than the eggs and lots of children are using them as finger puppets and for boiled eggs.

Children impacted by parental imprisonment are an invisible group and often feel that no-one cares about them. A big part of what we try to do is reduce the shame and stigma that our families feel, and amazing gifts like the Easter chicks really make our families feel special. Please pass on our thanks to the other women who helped and the wider Mothers Union for all your support.”

Dorcas Project

Lastly, some information from Margaret about the Dorcas project:

The plan is set it up under the umbrella of Stitch together. If anyone is interested in helping in any way please let Margaret Davies know and please pray for its start up and success.

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