Letter from Our Rector

Dear Friends,

I have just returned from a rather wet walk with the dog. Everywhere looks incredibly green and overgrown. Georgie rushes off into the long grass and disappears from sight!

This has been another difficult week for the country with the delay of restrictions being lifted and numbers with Covid rising. However, we hope and continue to pray that the vaccine makes a difference in the coming weeks.

Just a gentle reminder to book your place for the services on Sunday. I will be setting up the churches on Saturday.
There will be an online service this week. It can be found on the website for Sunday morning. Also a short service for our young people. www.hartfieldchurch.org & www.colemanshatchchurch.org

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BOOK by 10am SATURDAY MORNING. Smvandhtchurchbookings@gmail.com

However, if you forget to book please come to church and we will book you in on the door. I think we can accommodate everyone at the moment.
A quick reminder of our Vision Away days. Holy Trinity 11th September & ST Mary’s 18th September. These will be an opportunity for the whole church to talk and pray together.

Theme from Nehemiah 3: 1-13; 28-32. Together, let us build.
20th June: St Mary’s Holy Communion. 9.30am
Holy Trinity Matins. 11am
Theme Nehemiah 4: 1-23 Unity is essential when facing the enemy
27th June: St Mary’s Morning worship 9.30am
Holy Trinity Holy Communion 11am

11th July we will be holding outdoor Songs of Praise services at both churches. Please think about inviting someone. We will also be baptising Mollie at St Mary’s.

Please pray for .
Jane Holland who is undergoing treatment for her kidneys. She is due to be moved to Guy’s Hospital. Pray for Jane and David and their family.
Andrew Hill and family. Lin’s funeral service will take place on Wednesday 23rd June.
For all family and friends of Godfrey Dann. Godfrey Dann’s service will take place on the 29th June 12noon at Holy Trinity.
Family of Henry Weeding as they plan his memorial service.
Pray for Emily Mann and Charley Johnson who are getting married on the 26th June at St Mary’s.
For all end of year school events and services. We especially pray for those who will be starting senior school in September.
We pray for all Diocesan and Deanery changes and initiatives. Giving thanks for Rev Sharon Francis who is retiring from her post in Groombridge in July. We give thanks for her faithful ministry and her supportive role as Rural Dean.
For all churches in our Deanery in or about to be in vacancy. Mayfield, Jarvis Brook, Groombridge.
For continued love and care of each other. Especially those who have been in lockdown for many months.
For Tom and Peggy Cochrane as they settle into their new home in Chailey.
FOr Rev Julie as she receives the various papers from the diocese and deanery. Praying for wisdom as we prepare for our vision away days in September. For her place on Diocesan Synod and Deanery Standing committee.
Finally I would ask you to keep in touch with those you haven’t seen for a while. Invite them to coffee or tea and cake. Keep connected.
A prayer for this evening.
We bring to God someone whom we have met or remembered today and for whom we want to pray.
We bring to God someone who is hurting tonight and needs our prayer.
We bring before God a troubled situation in our world tonight.
We bring to God, silently, someone whom we find hard to forgive or trust.
We bring ourselves to God
That we might grow in generosity of love and mercy. Kindness and forgiveness. Prayer and action.
In the name of Jesus our Saviour. Amen

With love and prayers,