SCAN parish

SHERINGTON WITH CHICHELEY, NORTH CRAWLEY, ASTWOOD AND HARDMEAD

SCAN services- Welcome Back

Welcome back into our church buildings!

We are proceeding with our regular pattern with some alterations, with caution and a great deal of hand sanitising and wearing masks.

As a temporary measure we have suspended Evensong in the parish but hope to resume this traditional service as soon as we can.  Regular Toddler Praise will also resume in church as soon as practicalities permit, BUT we have our first  Todddler Praise Ramble organised for the 11th October! 

For test and trace and to ensure safe capacity we'll need to know if you are coming so please let us know via churchwardens or this website's contact page.

For Remembrance day there has been a timing change to the service at St Firmins, North Crawley- its now at 11am

St Lauds, Sherington Something Different on Sunday 4th September at 10.30am

St Firmins, North Crawley Holy Communion on Sunday 13th September at 9.30am

St Lauds, Sherington Holy Communion on Sunday 20th September at 9.30am

St Lawrence, Chicheley Holy Communion on Sunday 27th September at 11.00am

St Lauds, Sherington Something Different on Sunday 4th October at 10.30am 

St Firmins, North Crawley Holy Communion on Sunday 11th October at 9.30am

Toddler Praise Ramble North Crawley - Meet at the playground at 11am!

St Lauds, Sherington Holy Communion on Sunday 18th October at 9.30am

St Lawrence, Chicheley Holy Communion on Sunday 25th October at 11.00am

St Lauds, Sherington Something Different on Sunday 1st November at 10.30am

Remembrance Day services, 8th November

St Lauds, Sherington 9.30am Act of Remembrance, outside St Lauds

St Lawrence, Chicheley 10.50am Act of Remembrance, War Memorial, followed by Holy Communion at the church

St Firmins, North Crawley 11.00am Act of Remembrance, War Memorial- NOTE CHANGE OF TIME

St Firmins, North Crawley 11.00am Toddler Praise- meet at playground

 

St Lauds, Sherington Holy Communion on Sunday 18th October at 9.30am

St Firmins, North Crawley Holy Communion on Sunday 13th September at 9.30am

St Lauds Sherington 11.00am  Morning Service for Advent 29th November at 11am

 

 

Please wear a face covering in church and follow the 'rule of 6'. 

Gluten-free communion wafers are available on request

At present, sadly, we can have no congregational singing at any of our church services

Celebrating Harvest and Creation

For October we will celebrate Harvest and Creation in all our churches - please bring any non-perishable food items for MK Food Bank

MK Food Bank reverse Advent scheme- see Community page for items needed

Toddler Praise Ramble October 2020

Common Worship Morning Prayer on Facebook Live!

Join us for Morning Prayer on the Scan Parish Facebook Page on  Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday weekdays at 10.30am led usually by Coralie

You can access the seasonal order of service, including lectionary readings, either on the smartphone app Daily Prayer or the Church of England website here

From 9th  August 2020 there will be no 'as live' recorded services on the SCAN parish YouTube channel until further notice, as our churches begin to open.  Please keep visiting this page and contact us for further information using this or the A Church Near You website

Other resources will be posted from time to time on our podcasts and more page so remember to visist this section too!

 

2020 'as live' services

On our Facebook page and YouTube channel:

Something Different, 11am 2nd August

Holy Communion from St Lawrence, Chicheley 11am 26th July

Holy Communion from St Firmins, North Crawley 11am 19th July

Iona Eucharist from St Lauds, Sherington, 11am 12th July

Something Different, 11am 5th July

Holy Communion from St Lauds, Sherington 11am 28th June

Holy Communion from St Lawrence, Chicheley 11am 21st June

Holy Communion from St Firmins, 11am 14th June

A service for Trinity Sunday, 10.30 am 7th June

Morning Prayer, 1st Sunday after Ascension Day 24th May

Rogation Sunday, 17th May

Holy Communion from St Lauds, Sherington Sunday, 10th May

In Praise of Creation, Morning Prayer   Sunday 26th April

Revd. Coralie's Story of the Cross

A narrative in words and pictures on our Podcasts and more page

Good Friday reflection

A relection from Prof. John Fielding, our Licensed Lay Minister, inspired by a visit to Israel and the Holy Land

Church at Home - Oxford Diocese

Principal Diocesan services take place at 10 am each Sunday, except during August. Scroll down this link or visit the Oxford Diocese online.church page

Sunday 18th October sees a very warm welcome to Church at Home for Bible Sunday.

The Revd Katie Tupling, Disability Advisor to the Diocese, presides for us today from the chapel in Church House, and Bishop Steven preaches from his home.

The original Bible Sunday was initiated by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, and took place on the Second Sunday of Advent. That is why the beloved Collect for Advent 2 has its focus for the prayer that we should “hear, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest” the Scriptures. Now, however, we celebrate Bible Sunday on the last Sunday of Trinity Season.

Before the service begins, there is a video from the Pilgrim course on the Bible, featuring our very own +Steven back when he was Bishop of Sheffield! 

Links to the order of service and the many different ways to watch, listen or dial in will be published  before 10am.

Bishop Steven's Blog

 

Series 1 – 3 of My (extraordinary) Family saw Bishop Steven talking with someone he’s come to know in his travels about their faith, their work and their story.

What does it mean to them to become more Christ-like: contemplative, compassionate and courageous for the sake of God’s world?

Steven's weekly blog can be accessed here on the Oxford Diocese website or search for Bishop Steven on your podcast app

Bishop of Oxford, Rt Revd. Dr Steven Croft

Celtic Daily Prayer- prayers for morning and evening

Canticle from Morning Prayer

Christ, as a light illumine and guide me.

Christ, as a shield overshadow me.

Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me on my left and my right.

This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.

Be in the heart of each to whom I speak; in the mouth of each who speaks unto me.

This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Christ as a light;

Christ as a shield; Christ beside me on my left and my right.

Expressions of faith from Evening Prayer

Lord, You have always given bread for the coming day; and though I am poor, today I believe.

Lord, You have always given strength for the coming day; and though I am weak, today I believe. Lord,

You have always given peace for the coming day; and though of anxious heart, today I believe.

Lord, You have always kept me safe in trials; and now, tried as I am, today I believe.

Lord, You have always marked the road for the coming day; and though it may be hidden, today I believe.

Lord, You have always lightened this darkness of mine; and though the night is here, today I believe.

Lord, You have always spoken when time was ripe; and though you be silent now, today I believe.

Celtic Daily Prayer, Book Two Farther Up and Farther In 2015, The Northumbria Community Trust

Daily Hope

Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

Callers will hear a special greeting from Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury before being able to choose from a range of options, including hymns, prayers, reflections and advice on COVID-19.

Options available include materials also available digitally by the Church of England’s Communications team such as Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer, updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England weekly national online service.

A section called Hymn Line offers callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection and is based on an initiative by the Connections group

Christ Church cathedral, Oxford

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, has a regular series of services and reflections. Visit Christ Church Soundcloud page for a full listing.

Online worship - other resources

 

A link to additional Church of England online resouces can be accessed here, including the prayer for today.

The Church Times website has some really useful links, with access to theological refelections, blogs, meditations and RSCM's (Royal Society of Church Music) Hymn of the Day which you can sing along to - and singing is good for you!

 

 

Weddings and baptisms

Weddings in our churches can take place following revised government regulations and national church guidance.  Please use the contact link below.

Emergency baptisms can take place in a hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygiene precautions and physical distancing as far as this is possible.

For further guidance and information, please contact us here 

 

N Crawley community

St Firmin prayer station

SCAN prayer chain

Are you experiencing a time of difficulty?

Perhaps you are suffering, feeling anxious or afraid? Maybe you are struggling with bereavement, loneliness or sadness?

Whatever your circumstances if you would like them to be prayed for by members of the prayer chain please contact:

Jan Weatherley

tel: 01234 391387

email: contactscanparish@gmail.com

All requests will be treated sensitively and if you prefer personal details may remain anonymous when passed along the chain.

Please ask permission if for someone else.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus”

St Laud's

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