25th January 2021

Next Sunday has been designated 'Growing Younger Sunday' in this diocese, so this week's prayer is one specially written for Growing Younger Sunday:

This week is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Here is a prayer on that theme, written by Ian Black:

Lord Jesus Christ,

you call a rich tapestry of people to follow you

and challenge us with a new commandment

to imitate your love.

Give to us the gift of your grace

to fulfil this calling with joy and gladness,

that the world may rejoice in your praise.

Make us one as you are one

with the Father and the Holy Spirit,

eternal Trinity, now and for ever.

Amen

All the best

Eleanor

Revd Eleanor Goodison

Priest in Charge, Hoxne Benefice

Tel: 07876 143579

 

18th January 2021

Sadly, we have had to take the difficult decision to close Hoxne church for public worship for the time being.  Although the government is allowing churches to open during this lockdown, the current surge in cases locally means that we feel it is right to cancel services for now, as many other churches are also doing.  The church is still open once a week on Wednesdays for private prayer, as we assess the risk as much lower when only one or two people are there at a time.  And we continue to hold services online on Facebook and on Zoom.

 

All the best

Eleanor

Revd Eleanor Goodison

Priest in Charge, Hoxne Benefice

Tel: 07876 143579

11th January 2021

Here we are in lockdown again!  This week's prayer for Epiphanytide draws on the writings of Gregory the Great:

O good Jesus,

Word of the Father and brightness of his glory,

whom angels desire to behold:

teach me to do your will

that, guided by your Spirit,

I may come to that blessed city of everlasting day,

where all are one in heart and mind,

where there is safety and eternal peace,

happiness and delight,

where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit,

world without end.

Amen

All the best

Eleanor

Revd Eleanor Goodison

Priest in Charge, Hoxne Benefice

Tel: 07876 143579


4th January 2021

A prayer for epiphany 

Generous God,

everything we are and have comes from you;

in adoration we lay before you

the sweet fragrance of our worship,

for you alone are worthy of our praise and thanksgiving;

in service we lay before you

our money, power and choices,

for in your will we find true freedom and direction;

in trust we lay before you

our pains and longing for healing,

for you hold the goal of our lives' journey

and the hope of salvation

in Jesus Christ,

King of kings and Lord of lords.

Amen

 

All the best

Eleanor

Revd Eleanor Goodison

Priest in Charge, Hoxne Benefice

Tel: 07876 143579

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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