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A Mid-Easter Message from Fr Paul
 
Dear Friends
 
It does seem a long time since we have seen each other, gathered for worship and together received the sacraments. I am very aware of you as I say my daily prayers and offer the Mass. It is in these times of isolation that we can become more aware of the company of the Saints, that great cloud of witnesses that urges us on along the journey of faith for the victory they now enjoy. Standing in St Cuthbert’s Church with its many images of the saints makes that company very visible. They have completed this journey and encourage us to stay faithful and strong. We too can have a sense of our own fellowship in Christ as we pray together yet separated by space from each other.
 
I know this is not quite enough for we need the physical presence of each other’s company. This will impact on some more than others. We deeply miss the company of each other and the regular receiving of the sacraments. The very sacraments themselves are not only a spiritual communion but are physical realities too. It is not enough to have virtual communion any more than virtual communication with our loved ones is fully satisfactory.
 
The Churches have been struggling with how to keep in touch with their congregations. Many clergy have been very inventive and creative in continuing to offer virtual worship through the many ways to communicate in our computer age. These are a pale shadow of what we need as human beings. Yet this will be all that is on offer for many more weeks. I hope you appreciate the worship offered from St Cuthbert’s. We are all very grateful to Quintin for his hard work in enabling this to happen. There have been many emails expressing your appreciation.

Our prayers must be with the medics, scientists and researchers who are working hard to find a way to fight this virus so that normal life can return. I have been making it my special intention to prayer for the medics and scientists,  when I hear the Angelus bell ring at Midday at St Cuthbert’s and I say, in this Easter season, the Regina Caeli. Maybe you can to stop and prayer at that time too.
 
It is a great privilege to be able to continue to offer the Mass and I offer the mass on your behalf. In the intercessions I picture your faces in my mind and name you before God as I stand at the Altar. I prayer that we will be together soon, that you remain strong and healthy. I hope this period of isolation will help us learn more about ourselves as individuals and as a community and a nation. May it help us to love and trust God more deeply for in him lies our real and lasting hope.
 
With my love and prayers
 
Fr Paul
    


Message from the Churchwardens and Father Paul
 
We hope and pray that you and your loved ones will remain healthy during this difficult time, where we have to find new ways to meet and worship.
 
One consequence of the “lockdown” is that church collections are no longer available.  We are doing our best to save money (for example no longer heating the church) but we are doing our best to maintain the liturgy and music via video and sound recording, and we need to continue to pay the common fund, which covers clergy salaries and gives help for parishes that are more needy than ours.
 
We realise that some of you will be undergoing financial hardship, and your priority must be to get through this crisis, but some will be continuing to benefit from a salary or a pension.  It has been possible for some time to plan giving to the Church via Standing Order, and so we are appealing for anyone who would like to and is able to continue giving to the Church during this crisis to do so in this way.


A Standing Order form can be obtained by clicking HERE or by contacting admin@saintcuthbert.org and returned to: The Clergy House, St Cuthbert’s Church, 50 Philbeach Gardens, London SW5 9EB
 
We are truly grateful for any support you can give.
 
Nicholas Green, Paul Hills, Father Paul.




Further resources for private prayer and worship you should find useful are:

(1) Devotion before the Blessed Sacrament   click HERE
(2) Stations of the Cross for Personal use   click HERE
(3) When Mass cannot be said publicly   click HERE
(4) The Prayer of Pope Francis when Holy Communion is not available to be received:

"At your feet, O my Jesus, I bow and offer you the repentance of my sorrowful contrite heart in its nothingness and Your holy presence.
 I adore you in the Blessed Sacrament of your love, eager to receive you in the poor abode that my heart offers you.
Waiting for the happiness of sacramental communion, I want to possess you in spirit.
Come to me, O my Jesus, for life and for death.
May your love ignite my whole being, for life and death.
 I believe in you, I hope in you, I love you.
Amen"

(5) Universalis, which includes readings for Mass, Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer   click HERE.
(6) How to Pray the Rosary by Bishop Jonathan   click HERE
(7) In response to the Lockdown announcement:
God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
(8) For those who are ill:
Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
(9) For hospital staff and medical researchers
Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
(10) From one who is ill or isolated:
O God,
help me to trust you,
help me to know that you are with me,
help me to believe that nothing can separate me 
from your love
revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
(11) For the Christian community:
We are not people of fear:
we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety:
we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety.
We are not people of greed:
we are people of generosity.
We are your people God,
giving and loving,
wherever we are,
whatever it costs
For as long as it takes
wherever you call us.
Amen.

Help, guidance and encouragement for parishes has been posted by the Diocese of London   HERE.

The Chelsea Deanery Coronavirus Bulletin No.1 can be READ HERE.

For full and up-to-the-minute information about the Church of England and COVID-19   CLICK HERE

Church of England resources are available   HERE  for daily private prayer and worship.

  

Message from Fr Paul to Friends in St John across London

Dear Friends in St John across London

In the recent celebration of International Nurses Day it was marvellous to see the presence of our St John Staff. It was a great chance to say thank you for this work and to shine a light on the crucial work of nurses throughout the year and most particularly during this crisis. Florence Nightingale was a great pioneer, I am sure she would have got to grips with the pandemic and she would have been on the front-line herself. This same spirit and commitment is seen in our nurses, our St John Staff and all those on the front-line at the moment. We are proud and grateful for the caring and sacrificial work being done by so many of you in St John. Thank you and thank you again.

Not all of us can be on the front-line. There are many who are behind the scenes giving support and care for those out “on the field”. This crucial work includes those who ensure there is equipment, finance and office support and most especially the crucial work of family, friends and supporters, and that includes the larger family of St John.

This can be very lonely and stressful as you worry about your loved ones and try to give them the best care that you can often from a distance. Many will be at home, some unable to work or who have given great work in the past. We all have a role to play, not least in keeping the bonds of friendship and love strong. This can include keeping in touch with each other, making that ‘phone call, sending an email or text message or even writing a letter, showing tokens of love and care. Keeping all in need in our thoughts and prayers from whatever faith tradition or none that we have. As a Christian and a priest I find my faith crucial at this time to give me strength as I trust in God who is with us even in the darkest of times. In my prayers I try to recall the names, faces or situations of those for whom I am praying. I uplift them before God and asking God to protect them and give them strength trusting that in him is our ultimate safety and strength.
Thank you for your work, for your commitment and your friendship in St John.

May God protect and bless you.
Paul

The Revd Paul Bagott,
St John County Chaplain for Greater London
  


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Times Fr Paul will be offering Private Daily Prayer & Mass
on Behalf of Parishioners


Sunday 24th May:
Sunday after Ascension
9am Morning Prayer 
10am Prayers before the Blessed Sacrament
11am Mass
6pm Evening Prayer




Tuesday 26th May:
Feria
9am Morning Prayer
6pm Evening Prayer
6.30pm Mass


Wednesday 27th May:
Feria
9am Morning Prayer
6pm Evening Prayer


Thursday 28th  May:
Ascension of the Lord
9am Morning Prayer
6pm Evening Prayer
6.30pm Mass



Friday 29th  May:
Feria
9am Morning Prayer
6pm Evening Prayer


Saturday 30th  May:
Feria
10am Morning Prayer
10.30am Mass
6pm Evening Prayer

Sunday 31st  May:
Pentecost
9am Morning Prayer
10am Prayers before the Blessed Sacrament
11am Mass
6pm Evening Prayer