St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Essendine – March 2023

Greetings from St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Essendine.

I hope you are all keeping well and managing to stay warm and dry. As I write, the cold frosty mornings have returned. How uplifting to see blue skies and sunshine. It is good to see signs of Spring in the gardens and country- side. It is a lovely sight to see new lambs dancing in the fields. During this month, we continue our journey through Lent, a time of reflection,
towards the celebration of Easter which falls on Sunday 9th April. A warm welcome awaits at St Mary’s Church, the church doors are open daily so do take a moment to look inside our beautiful church.
To all those who are ill at home or in hospital our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

We pray this month for all those involved in the earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria and the people of Ukraine. Amidst the death and destruction, we give thanks for the kindness, love and support of families, friends, neighbours, and strangers that shines through the darkness.

FAMILY SERVICE AT ESSENDINE – Sunday 5th March at 10.00am. A service of morning prayer lead by Katy and Anne. Refreshments will be served after the service. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

HOLY COMMUNION – A service of Holy Communion will take place at St Mary’s Church on Sunday 12th March at 9.30am. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

BENEFICE COMMUNION AT ESSENDINE– MOTHERING SUNDAY 19th March at 10.30am. Everyone is very welcome to join us for this special service. A day to celebrate all those who love and take care of us. Living near to the historic town of Stamford it is also the day the Mid-lent Fair arrives, I hope you all enjoy some fun at the fair.

MORNING PRAYER – A service of morning prayer will take place on 26th March at 9.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Katy Parkinson (Churchwarden)