Newsletter - 28/06

Sunday 28thJune, 3rd Sunday after Trinity

Dear friends,

Jesus said, "Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me, and Anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me." Matthew 10 40 to  end

Welcome to this week's news sheet; by now you may have guessed that the theme is "A Christian Welcome." Dr David Webster will be reflecting on this.

This week we have had the first signs that we may be able to welcome you back to worship at the Priory soon. We await detailed guidance from the Church of England before we decide when we can return. The online services, which have been so widely appreciated, will continue for the time being. Your safety is paramount, and we need systems in place for managing the return. Anne, James and the Management Team are working very hard on this.

If you have this newsletter and the sermon delivered, it's being delivered by a group of volunteers from the Priory and it includes one of our young people, Tuppence Shaw-Young. Tuppence is planning to walk the Worcestershire Way in reverse on either the 3rd/ 4th of July, with her sister  Honesty, to raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust in memory of their friend Billy White who died this year aged 17. The Priory was full for Billy's service. If you would like to give a donation go to Tuppence's Just Giving page. Alternatively, you could drop a donation in a marked envelope through the vicarage door, and we will ensure it reaches this very good cause. The sisters welcome your support.

One of our senior parishioners, Elizabeth Nixon, has been chatting with me, and we both feel that writing down your experiences of Lockdown would be a good thing to do. What we are experiencing now and how we are coping will be social history to the next generation. This week I took the funeral of Kenneth Wells at The Priory and recorded it in the service book. The previous entry was dated March 16th, so I wrote Covid 19 across the page to explain the gap.

Springwatch at the vicarage continues. The magpies have flown, Floyd, the frog, has gone but last week we had a visit from two ducks and their seven tiny ducklings. They were beautiful and came right up to us to say "hello". We were thrilled to welcome them, but sadly they didn't stay long.

Keep Safe.

Every blessing,


Prayer Vine If you would like a prayer request to be put on the Priory Prayer Vine, please email it or telephone 07977 444864.


The Priory is now open for private prayer only Monday to Saturday from 11am to 1.30pm, but with a maximum of 20 people allowed in at any one time. Please maintain social distancing at all times and follow the instructions given. Unfortunately the toilets will not be open and there will be no parking on the drive.

All services are still suspended until further notice and all events have been cancelled.

The Parish Office will be closed until further notice. You can contact the office by email, which is monitored regularly. Contact details for the Vicar and the Church Manager are given at the end of this page.

Do join Zoom Morning Prayer Monday to Friday at 9am, for 20-30mins. Email Jonny and he will add you to the invite list. You will need the Daily Prayer app on a phone or tablet with a separate computer/device to zoom on.

Intercessions Suggested prayers of intercession for this week are included in the links on the right. This week these have been written by Derek Valentine.

The Prayer Letter for July is now available using the link on the right.

Wider Church and Community

Lyttelton Well Bookshop open. The Bookshop is now open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Please visit - they look forward to seeing you. Thank you for your support and encouragement during these challenging times.

As always, they are also taking orders by phone 01684 573702 and email and you can find them online.

The Foodbank thanks you for your continued support. It is busy and during May provided food parcels for 426 people - a 50% increase on the number of parcels provided during May 2019. The food donation boxes at the supermarkets are being regularly emptied and food can also be left at the Lyttleton Well. The current shortages are: J cloths, antibacterial wipes, kitchen rolls, shampoo, bars of soap, washing powder, washing up liquid, tinned fruit, tinned meat, jam and packets of Smash.

Priory Early Music Series is available on Youtube channel luteweb.

Contact Details

Vicar The Revd Rod Corke (day off Monday) 


Telephone: 07977 444864

Curate The Revd Jonny Gordon (day off Tuesday)


Priory Office Tel:01684 561020


The office is currently closed but emails are monitored.

Church Manager Anne Rich 


Telephone: 07860 873566

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