24TH JULY 2020




Hello everyone!


Come Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of your faithful people,

and kindle in us the fire of your love,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


I hope this newsletter finds you, your families and your friends all well. We continue to meet this week in church. Our picture this week represents one of the images of the Kingdom of Heaven that we find in Sunday’s Gospel reading from Matthew 13. There are other images too – a small picture at the end of this Newsletter depicts them all! Can you remember, or work out, what they all are?





It is so wonderful to be able to meet in church. This week, we will hold the Morning Worship service at 10.00am in church with the service also being sent by email as usual. As I write, we have just received notification that we are to wear face masks in church; and that applies to everyone. I have also included this is a separate note below. We will continue to explore the best ways of doing things over these coming weeks. Again, there will be no coffee at church but we will continue to meet online, on Zoom, for coffee. This week, we also have Healing Prayers in the evening on Zoom. Do give me a ring if you have any questions.



New guidance has been received from the government and, in the light of this, from the Church of England. I include the particular note below:

We strongly advise that face coverings should be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.



Every week I encourage you to look at the website, and for you to encourage others to do so too. Malcolm continues to put this publication and services on every week. The web address is www.ccog.co.uk



Compline tonight and on Fridays each week starting at

8.00pm. The joining instructions are below.


Topic: Compline

Time: Jul 24, 2020 08:00 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 236 522 344

Password: 943180                            Phone Number: 0131 460 1196



This Sunday, we have two services. There is our usual 10.00am one – we can join together in the Church for this service (but without the hymns) or at home with the service that is sent out. This is followed by Communing over Coffee.



As usual, this will be from 11.00am, although some may arrive a little later if they have been to the service, and the joining instructions are below.


Topic: Communing over Coffee

Time: Jul 26, 2020 11:00 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 897 8785 0136

Password: 384924                          Phone Number: 0131 460 1196



            Our second service is Healing Prayers on Zoom from 6.00pm and the joining instructions for this service are below.


Topic: Healing Prayers

Time: Jul 26, 2020 06:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meetin


Meeting ID: 859 9408 9938

Passcode: 659765                           Phone Number: 0131 460 1196





A reminder and an encouragement to light a candle every Sunday evening at 7.00pm as a sign of hope in our neighbourhoods.  



We continue to hope that we will be able to meet in Church. Next week, we will have one service at 10.00am in church, with the usual service being sent in advance too. This will be followed with the usual Coffee on Zoom after the service.


I hope you are all keeping well. As ever, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with each other. Our thoughts and prayers are also with our country, and with the world, as we gradually come back together and are able to do some of the things that we have not done for a number of weeks and even months.


David and I are hoping to be able to go away for a few days here and there. We were not sure if that was going to be possible a week or two back. But it looks as though this will work. We aim to be away on Sunday 9th August, and as others are also away that weekend, it is likely that the service that week will be in our homes, rather than in church.


Do continue to keep in touch with each other. Do phone each other. Let us also hold one another, our community, our country, and our world in our prayers. May you know the peace, the presence and the love of God with you through this week. Until next time.

Yours in Christ. 


sarahcgower@btinternet.com      01733 394411     www.ccog.co.uk