Newsletter for Sunday 21st February 2021

Dear friends,

A tale from the desert fathers:

Abba Theophilus, the archbishop, came to Scetis one day. The brethren who were assembled said to Abba Pambo, ‘Say something to the archbishop, so that he may be edified.’ The old man said to them, ‘If he is not edified by my silence, he will not be edified by my speech.’

I trust you’ll be edified by my (relative) silence this week! I’ve been occupied with many other responsibilities and not had the time to write to you properly.

Know that you are in my prayers and please keep me in yours!

Yours with much love in Christ,


Rev Jonathan Widdess / 01865 863702

Here is this weeks news….

This week’s service – Morning Worship – watch the live-stream

Join us at 10:30am on Sunday morning as we stream Morning Worship from St Michael’s. Jonathan is leading and Eve Lockett will be preaching on Mark 1:9-15, Jesus’ Baptism and Temptation. To join in with the service online, visit

The service will remain available afterwards to watch on demand via our website.

You can also phone on 01865 920993, and then choose option 1 from the menu. The service will remain available by telephone until the following Sunday.

Zoom Weekly Prayer Meeting

Our weekly prayer meeting continues every Monday at 10am.

Join us as we gather together online to pray for one another, our families, friends and neighbours, our parish, our nation and the world.

For more details on how to connect, see this web page.

Worship for Seniors – “Prayer”

The latest of our new, monthly series for seniors and those in care homes is now available. William Cutting’s theme this month is “Prayer”.

You can watch online at or listen by telephone, dial 01865 920993 and then choose option 2 from the menu.

Worship for Seniors is a short devotional programme, with a hymn, a short talk and a prayer. Each episode lasts for about 15 minutes.

Please Continue To Pray For…

  • The families and friends of Jane Impey, and Ron Kerridge
  • Others who have lost loved ones recently.
  • Staff, pupils and parents at Cumnor C.E. School and Matthew Arnold as they return to school work after half-term.
  • Our CMS mission partner Bia.
  • The St Andrew’s Rebuilding Project.
  • All those who are anxious for their jobs or their future.
  • All those who are continuing to struggle with the effects of lockdown.
  • Those who are homeless or struggling with food poverty.