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Loving Lord, may your shining light fill the hearts of all who live, work and worship here in Littlemore.’

We are a church with a heart for the community. Our vision is to be an inclusive, seven-day church that embodies the love of God in our community. We share this vision with the founder of our church, John Henry Newman, who had a real pastoral heart for the people of Littlemore. We are on a journey together, prayerfully discerning God’s call to us as we serve in our local community. If you’d like us to pray for you please let us know.

Safeguarding and Data Protection

Our Data Protection policy

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Updates in view of the Coronavirus March 2020 (Please scroll down the page)

I’m afraid we can no longer meet for services but here are some way of staying connected through services and prayer.

Do you need shopping? Please do let us know! There are people in our congregation ready to do this.

Local Support  
For practical support nearer home two Oxford groups have been set up to share information and support around coronavirus:

https://www.oxfordhub.org/oxford-together

Oxford Covid-19 Mutual Aid

Aid group for Oxford-based people to connect with neighbours, get help, and offer support during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Oxford Covid-19 Mutual Aid

https://www.facebook.com/groups/202604247629195/

Churches working together. We are working together with six other churches and church groups in our community, praise God!

Online Groups: Last night our Lent group, consisting of 6 people, read the Bible Passage and shared what struck them about it. As you know this is called  ‘Dwelling in the Word’, ‘Lectio Divina’. You just need people’s email addresses and you’re off. Why not get together with some people and do this too? Let me know if you’d like some help with this.
Malcolm is looking to do singing online. Let him know if you’re interested in this:  malcom.atkins1@ntlworld.com There will also be links to songs that Malcolm is composing and recording.
Poems, photographs, drawings, paintings. Please email me your creative contributions that show hope or express anything you or others might be feeling. Thank you to Wendy Tyndale for finding and offering the poem at the bottom of this email.
Services in the Diocese. See below for some information by our bishop regarding services in our Diocese that you could link in with. Any information regarding our Diocese is on their website: http://www.oxford.anglican.org.

Praying at home:

The most obvious resource is the excellent material on the Church of England website which has short, structured services for morning and evening.

https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

On the BBC

The BBC has a Daily Service, which is about 15 minutes with a reflection, reading from Scripture, prayers, and hymns. It’s every day at 9.45am on the BBC website and on Radio 4 Longwave and you can also listen to services from the last 30 days:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wzfs

The BBC also has a Prayer for the Day, which is about 3-4 minutes and includes reflection and prayer. It’s on at 5.43am on BBC Radio 4 and you can also listen to prayers from the last 30 days on the BBC website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qmpj/episodes/guide

And then there is Sunday Worship, which is about 40 minutes and includes a full service from a church in the UK. It’s on Sunday mornings at 8.10am on BBC Radio 4. You can also listen to it on the BBC website, as well as services from the previous 3 weeks:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds

And of course Songs of Praise, every Sunday on BBC1 at 1.15 p.m.

With love and prayers for you all,

Margreet
Revd Margreet Armitstead
St Mary and St Nicholas Church
The Vicarage
St Nicholas Road, Littlemore
Oxford, OX4 4PP
tel 01865 748003
www.littlemorechurch.org

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