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In Emergency 

The office is open during regular working hours, however if you need to contact Revd Kevin Rogers in an emergency, please call:

Mobile: 07584 162 594

Further information about the phone line is available


Prayer Requests

If you have any prayer requests, for any concerns lying on your heart or to give thanks, please email the office on

All prayer requests will be made anonymous before being passed on  to our Prayer Team.

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for June/July edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 10th May.

Readings for Friday 12th April 

Morning Prayer

Psalm   61
Reading   Exodus 18: 1-12
Reading   Colossians 3:12 - 4:1

Evening Prayer 

Psalm(s)   118
Reading   Deuteronomy 4: 15-31
Gospel   John 21: 15-19

Saturday 13th April

Morning Prayer

Psalm(s)   84
Reading   Exodus 18: 13-end
Reading   Colossians 4: 2-end

Evening Prayer  

Psalm(s)   66
Reading     Deuteronomy 4: 32-40
Gospel   John 21: 20-end

Readings for Sunday 14th April

The Third Sunday of Easter

Principal Service 

Reading   Acts 3: 12-19
Psalm   4
Reading   1 John 3: 1-7
Gospel   Luke 24: 36b-48

Readings for Sunday 14th April -  Other Services

Morning Prayer

Psalm(s)   77: 11-20
Reading   Isaiah 63: 7-15
Reading   1 Corinthians 10: 1-13


Evening Prayer 

Psalm(s)   142
Reading   Deuteronomy 7: 7-13
Reading   Revelation 2: 1-11
Gospel   Luke 16: 19-end