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Weekly Prayer Group
Did you know that there is a Prayer Group within St Augustine's that have continued to meet online over the
past year, each Monday evening, 8-9pm, via Zoom?
Bella Harding from the group said "All are welcome to join us. We start with a little time of prayer and praise, followed by a short talk, and then 'intercessions'."
Would you like to join in with their gatherings and help to pray for the intentions that are passed their way?
When discussing the practical details of running the group over Zoom Bella said "We try to leave social chat to another social meeting, and we keep whatever is said confidential."
If you would like to join them for company, prayer and praise, regularly or occasionally, please email Bella:
** PLUS, if you have something or someone you would like the Prayer Group to pray for, please email the details to Bella or to us at the Parish Office and we will pass them on.

In solidarity with the wonderful idea by
Christ Church Downend, we are also creating a TREE OF HOPE this Lent and Easter outside of St Augustine's Church
- a chance to pause and remember loved ones, to reflect on the past year, and to pray for HOPE for the future...
When the Church is open for Mass, we will leave white ribbons in a basket to take with you and tie onto the TREE OF HOPE.
Or, if you are unable to come at Mass times to collect a ribbon, you are more than welcome to bring a ribbon with you to tie onto the tree as we would not want anyone who wishes to take part to miss out. Everyone is welcome.

National Day of Reflection –Tues 23rd March
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is backing charity Marie Curie's plan for a minute's silence and a national doorstep vigil to form part of a day of reflection to mark the anniversary of the UK's first Covid lockdown & to remember those who have died in the pandemic. There will be a minute's silence at 12:00 GMT with people encouraged to light up their doorsteps that night at 8pm.
* * We will open the Church so people can come in for silent prayer with the Blessed Sacrament from 11am-12.30 for private reflection at any of those times or to join together for the minute’s silence & the saying of the Angelus at noon.
We will also observe the minute's silence at the end of our usual Mass that evening, coinciding with the national doorstep vigil at 8pm.

Apart, yet together. #ChurchAtHome

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