This week in our parishes

Forthcoming Services and events:

Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s, Stottesdon, this week on Monday, Friday and Saturday at 08:30 and Wednesday at 08:15

Friday June 30th: 19:45 (7:45 pm) Bell-ringing practice, St Mary’s, Stottesdon

Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer this week:


MP: Psalm 44; Job 19; Romans 9:1-18.

EP: Psalm 47; Judges 2; Luke 13:1-9.

Tuesday (Cyril of Alexandria)

MP: Psalm 48; Job 21; Romans 9:19-end.

EP: Psalm 50; Judges 4:1-23; Luke 13:10-21.

Wednesday (Irenaus of Lyons)

MP: Psalm 119:57-80; Job 22; Romans 10:1-10.

EP: Psalm 59; Judges 5; Luke 13:22-end.

Thursday (Peter and Paul)

MP: Psalm 71; Isaiah 49:1-6; Acts 11:1-18.

EP: Psalm 124; Ezekiel 34:11-16; John 21:15-22.

Friday (Ember Day)

MP: Psalm 51; Job 24; Romans 11:1-12.

EP: Psalm 38; Judges 6:25-end; Luke 14:12-24.

Saturday (Ember Day)

MP: Psalm 68; Job 25 and 26; Romans 11:13-24.

EP: Psalm 66; Judges 7; Luke 14:25-end.

Ember days occur four times through the year, and are days of special fasting and prayer. Ordinations are held in ember seasons, and the Petertide ordination of deacons takes place in Hereford Cathedral on Sunday July 2nd. Ember days are therefore a particular time to hold ordinands in prayer.

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