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The Rectory, 5 Church Meadow, Long Ditton, KT6 5EP Tele: 020 8398 1583 - rector@stmaryslongditton.org.uk Dear Friends Walking through the churchyard today my eyes were caught by the sight of a fresh green acorn fallen from one of the large oak trees. It is a vibrant green, still safely ensconced in its textured cup and it reminded me of the words of the well known twelfth century anchoress Julian of Norwich. In one of her famous visions Julian reflected on a hazelnut in the palm of her hand, so small, so insignificant, much like the acorn I found this morning. She marvelled how anything so little could last or have value, but God answered her questions by saying ‘It lasts and ever shall, for God loves it. And so have all things their beginning by the love of God.’ The smallest of things can be reminders of God’s love, and from the smallest hazelnuts and acorns great trees can grow which will outlast all that plant them. As we have joyfully restarted our morning services in Church, I have been struck by how grateful we are now for things we mostly took for granted six months ago. Suddenly it is the small details of our lives which bring us the most encouragement and which inspire the most gratitude. We are no longer striving for the big experiences or latest possessions but are recognising the small everyday gifts with which we are blessed. We are surrounded every day by small gifts which may at first glance appear insignificant but which on reflection encourage us and bring us hope and joy. In the gospels Jesus often celebrates the small things in life. He values children, and when the disciples want to send them away because they are distracting and noisy, Jesus rebukes his friends and invites the children to gather round because it is in their little lives we can see the kingdom most profoundly. Jesus told stories about God’s love using images such as a lost sheep or a lost coin; the small things, that others might consider insignificant, matter to God. Jesus also told his disciples of the power of having a page 2


‘little faith’: “Truly I tell you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’, and it will move.” From small beginnings great things can come and, as we continue taking steps in re-opening those aspects of our lives put on hold by lockdown, it is valuable and comforting to remember this. It can sometimes feel overwhelming to try to grapple with the larger picture of what is happening or to make long-term decisions and commitments when the next few months feel so uncertain. So my encouragement today is to be like Julian of Norwich. Look out for the small signs of life that are emerging during this time, be encouraged by them and share them with others. I am going to keep my acorn on my desk for the next few weeks as a reminder to value the small, everyday gifts in my life. Julian of Norwich recognised the beauty of these gifts, and she dedicated her life to writing about the joy, hope and light she found in God’s love demonstrated in Jesus Christ. In reflecting on the eternal wonder hidden in the beauty of the gifts all around her, Julian wrote her most famous mediation: ‘And so our good Lord answered to all the questions and doubts which I could raise, saying most comfortingly: I may make all things well, and I shall make all things well, and I will make all things well; and you will see yourself that every kind of thing will be well.’ Whatever the coming weeks and months hold, may we all find the peace of knowing the joy and assurance of Jesus’ love for each of us as we celebrate the beauty of the small gifts in our lives.

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REGULAR GROUPS AT ST MARY’S Friendship Lunches, More Tea Vicar?, Book Friday, Film Friday. Babes and Tots and Bereavement Cafe All these groups are cancelled until further notice. To check when they will be running again, please contact the organisers or look on the church website ***********************************

TAKE TIME TOGETHER 9.30am 1st Saturday of the month - Guided meditations based on the stories of Jesus. See page 35 for instructions on how to join in via Zoom **********************************

ST MARY’S 100 CLUB On 13th September, to coincide with St Mary’s Patronal Festival, a draw of the 100 Club took place in the church grounds. The winning numbers are listed below. We look forward to doing this on a regular basis 1st prize: No.45 2nd prize: No.81 3rd prize: No.56

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Would you like a visit? Are you lonely? Are you elderly ? Are you housebound? If the answer to any of these questions, is yes and you would like a home visit, please call the Pastoral Assistants who are always willing to visit, provide ongoing support or a listening ear. You can find their contact details on Page 29 of this magazine page 4


AUTMN TERM Here we are in September again! For us at Long Ditton Infant and Nursery School we all feel very fortunate to be welcoming the new Reception and Nursery children and families into school. The Year 1 and Year 2 children were absolutely brilliant coming back to school with the new 'new normal' safety measures we have had to put in place to keep us all safe. They have exceeded all of our expectations in how they have been following the 'rules' about handwashing and trying to keep a greater distance apart. Of course, we have turned all of our minds to the coming year and despite the unknown experiences ahead as a staff team we have set ourselves some challenges in our new School Development Plan. This year we have decided to focus on three main areas - Reading (always a passion for us), Health and Creativity. We have planned some exciting weeks that can take place in or away from school and hope to keep the children enthused and inspired throughout the year. It may be a different year but we are all determined to try to make it the best one yet! Stay safe! Monica Paines page 5


Long Ditton CC Celebrates Presidents Day 2020 As a difficult summer draws to a close Long Ditton CC celebrated its abbreviated season with Presidents Day on Sunday 30th August. This year the club ran a highly entertaining intra-club 6-a-side tournament . A variety of lads, girls and dads (I didn’t see any mum’s sadly!) competed enthusiastically throughout the day in a series of T10 matches. The weather was cool but relatively kind. As the light faded rapidly the tournament was perhaps disappointingly won by a rather strong 1st XI six! The socially distancing crowd and competitors were fed and, in some cases, over-watered throughout the day by local sponsors Haloumi Bites and a mini beer-fest organised by local tradesman Gerry Carr. This showcased some excellent local ales from the Sambrook, Hogsback, Bowman’s, and Hogshead breweries to name a few. Whilst it is now starting to feel a little autumnal, the season still has a few weekends to run before closing on Sunday 20th September. The Senior 1st and 2nd XI’s have had a challenging short season in the circumstances, playing stronger Surrey Championship sides as have the U13 and U15 Colts. It’s all been character building though and bodes well for the future! Looking ahead it is hoped that winter training will be possible in some form early in 2021 dependant on our ‘new normal’ guidelines. We hope to be running All Stars, U10,U11, U14 and U17 teams next season. New members are always welcome. Tim Goodwin LDCC U15 Manager/Coach

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Honey, Honey! If your grannie gave you honey when you had a cold, she was right. Research published in The British Medical Journal has found that honey is especially good for treating upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) such as the common cold. Honey has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. These do better at soothing your cough and sniffles than any of the overthe-counter remedies. In fact, URTI sufferers who were given honey suffered their symptoms for up to two days LESS than those who did not use honey. All good news, especially as honey is cheap, readily available, and has virtually no side effects. *********************************

Tearfund working to help Lebanon after blast The charity Tearfund has moved fast to help people hit by the huge explosion in Lebanon on 4th August. The country was already suffering beneath the weight of an economic crisis, growing food insecurity, and widespread poverty. Tearfund’s local partners have been distributing thousands of hot meals, as well as vouchers to enable those most in need to buy food and hygiene items. Its partner churches and faith organisations are also giving emotional support to families, and also providing shelter for those who have lost their homes. Tearfund has been working in Lebanon since 2013, responding to the crisis caused by the conflict in Syria. Around 1.5 million refugees call Lebanon their home – 25 per cent of the whole population – many of these living in makeshift accommodation in Beirut’s slums. If you can help, please go to: https://www.tearfund.org page 7


Why are you facing such a temptation

‘Happy is the man who doesn’t give in and do wrong when he is tempted, for afterwards he will get …his reward.’ James 1:12 Are you facing a temptation of some sort? It is easy to think of it as a bad thing but it can become a stepping-stone rather than a stumbling block. Just think: it is as much an opportunity to do the right thing, as the wrong thing. Temptation just gives you the choice! God develops the fruit of the Spirit in us by allowing circumstances into our lives in which we are tempted – in order that we might express the exact opposite quality! For instance: He teaches us to love by allowing unlovely people into our lives. It takes no character to love people who are lovely and loving you. God teaches us joy in the midst of sorrow by urging us to turn to Him for comfort and strength when all other support is gone. God grows peace in us by helping us learn to trust in Him in situations where we’re tempted to worry or be afraid. Likewise, patience grows through having to wait… You can’t claim to be good if you’ve never been tempted to be bad; or to be faithful if you have never had the chance to be unfaithful. Integrity grows through defeating dishonesty; humility grows as you refuse to give place to pride. Endurance develops when you reject the temptation to give up. The truth is: when temptation comes into your life, see it for what it is: a chance for you to grow closer to Jesus

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Prayer for the sick I was listening to my new curate pray and I realised one of his phrases didn’t come out quite right. He said, “…and Lord, we pray for those who are sick of this church.”

Telling the time The cable repairman was on my street and asked me what time it was. I told him it was between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Where? The police officer asked me where I had been between 5 and 6. He seemed irritated when I answered “kindergarten.”

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welcomes sports clubs, workshops, meetings, societies, lectures, demonstrations, classes, children's parties. Occasional and long-term hire 07804 057589 The Village Hall Trust is sometimes able to make donations for charitable purposes to benefit the residents of Long Ditton. Enquiries to 020 8398 3643

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Fly-tipping The king sent them after the Aramean army. He commanded the drivers, ‘Go and find out what has happened.’ They followed them as far as the Jordan, and they found the whole road strewn with the clothing and equipment the Arameans had thrown away in their headlong flight. So the messengers returned and reported to the king.(2 Kings 7:14-16)

One good thing about coronavirus has been the reduction of litter on the roads. When the burger shops were shut, people did not buy a snack, eat it on the way home and then throw the plastic container and the milkshake mug and straw out the car window. What possesses people to do this? For another type of anti-social behaviour has increased: flytipping. Council tips have been closed, so irresponsible people have decided to turn a field entrance or a pathway into another tip. Flytipping costs money to deal with and it is also dangerous to people and wildlife. The government is tackling this problem and there are heavy fines and even imprisonment for the offenders. Quite right, but it is not only the tipper who is responsible. You have an old settee and some bags of rubbish and need someone to dump it. A man with a van offers to do it for ÂŁ20 in cash. A week later you get an email from the council to say that you are going to be investigated for fly-tipping as the man simply dumped your stuff on a roadside, and someone recognised the sofa and there were letters to your home address in the bags. Or here is another scenario: you are going on holiday and decide to leave some rubbish at the back of your house. You phone a mate to page 14


come and collect it, but they forget. Both of these scenarios could result in a heavy fine. In the 2018/19 year, local authorities in England dealt with over one million fly-tipping incidents, nearly two thirds of which involved household waste. Fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000, or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court. The offence can attract an unlimited fine and up to five years imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court. What can we do as responsible people? We can report fly-tipping to the local authority and if there is a serious problem, we can ask our local and parish councillors what is being done about it. When you go for a walk, you might sometimes take a rubbish bag with you, to collect stray litter. Just make sure you protect yourself with rubber gloves, and take care on the roads!

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Average debt fell by £2000 during lockdown Covid-19 has brought one good thing to some of us: the average amount of personal debt has reduced by nearly £2,000, according to a recent study by Experian. It recently stood at £9,681 (without mortgage), as opposed to £11,615 (without mortgage) in March. As a spokesman for the credit-checking agency explained: “For some people, a reduction in spending on living costs and commuting have enabled the repayment of existing borrowing.” He urged that as the UK returns to something like normal, people should try and continue with the good financial habits picked up during lockdown. Dame Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizen’s Advice, said that while some people have been able to pay off some of their debts in the pandemic, many others have not. Instead, they “are behind on essential bills, building up arrears they may struggle to ever pay back.”

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Gorse – cheerful and perfumed but prickly! The old saying ‘Kissing is out of season when the gorse is not in bloom’ is based on the fact that it is a rare time of year when a flower or two cannot be found. The bush itself, growing on heaths and moors is wellknown for its vicious spikes. This is its answer to the problem of producing leaves that will withstand wind, rain and hungry animals. The golden yellow flowers are at their absolute best in spring when the bushes, growing often to a height of seven to ten feet, seem to glow in the countryside. They attract bees and other pollen-seeking insects and many of us enjoy the rich coconut-like perfume as well as the joyful colour. The sharp foliage gives protection to several species of bird as they nest deep in these bulging bushes, and larger animals such as sheep and cows, if grazing nearby, will take advantage of gorse as a very effective windbreak. In the past, gorse, also known as ‘furze’ or ‘whin’, was used as fuel as it burns very readily when dry. This has caused many serious moorland fires in recent years, but gorse is fortunately a resilient species and quickly sends up new shoots from the burnt stumps that remain. It is also apparently somewhat susceptible to frost, but will recover quickly with new growth. A member of the pea family, its seeds are set in brown, somewhat unattractive pods, which on a hot summer’s day can be heard popping, or they may be provoked into doing so when held in a hot hand. However, what might surprise us even more is that in the past, in country districts, it was used for drying washing, as the thorns would allow nothing to escape, even in the strongest of winds!

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Ivy – never underestimate its goodness! Autumn is in full swing but there is at least one plant that is in full bloom. Not spectacular to look at, yet ivy is an important source of nectar for bees, moths, flies and wasps, and while they are not most people’s favourite insects, they all play a vital part in nature’s jigsaw. Ivy produces flowers from September to November. Spherical clusters of greeny-yellow blobs, which on closer inspection have endearing little horns with knobs on! The resulting fruits are dark berries with ridged sections, resembling tiny black footballs each containing five seeds. Poisonous for us, but birds love them. Ivy is one of the few native climbing plants that can reach a substantial size. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a parasite. Its stems have lots of fibrous, adhesive-covered, roots which cling to buildings, brickwork, trees, telegraph poles, in fact just about anything to help it gain some height. However, when it comes to nourishment, that comes via the roots in the ground. [There’s not much nutritional value in a brick.] Although ivy does not normally damage sound buildings or walls, and is rarely a threat to healthy trees, its weight can cause problems. What a useful plant it can be! Providing shelter, hibernation and nesting sites for birds and insects, its glossy green leaves are happily munched by sheep, goats and deer. These leaves, so familiar, are different shapes according to whether they are on flowering or growing branches. The flowers are surrounded by heart- or spear-shaped leaves, while the rest of the plant has the three- or five-pointed ones we all recognise. Many legends involve ivy, but has anyone discovered why although mentioned in the first line of the carol ‘The Holly and the Ivy’, it is absent from the rest of the verses?

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St James the least of all Beware what lurks in the church vestry The Rectory St James the Least

My Dear Nephew Darren I am unsurprised that the cleaning lady took exception to you dismantling your motorbike in the church vestry. Clergy vestries are the final repositories of rotting hymn books, ancient cassocks with a certain aroma, buckets with holes in, which are kept “just in case” and dead animals in various states of decomposition; but they are no place for bike chains, disc brakes and inner tubes. I will concede that vestries seem to attract all those objects no one quite knows what to do with, but which parishioners can’t bear to throw away. Flower arrangers creep into my vestry, looking for space for boxes of twine. Decorators arrive with cribs and Easter gardens they are hoping to store. Even the choirmaster occasionally sidles in, trying to slip some anthems past me. I repel them all with vigour, and a firm broom. One thing I can’t keep out of the vestry are the portraits of all my predecessors, who stare down at me reproachfully. The most recent, in colour, stare smugly, knowing that I am still being compared to them, and falling short. Earlier incumbents, in black and white, look mildly reproachful, reminding me that they all held doctorates from Oxford. The hand-drawn portraits from pre-1870 are the worst – they all look as if they drank vinegar for breakfast and argued Pelagianism over lunch, just for fun. I am already rehearsing my own look of pained forgiveness for my leaving photo that will stare down on my own successor, and perpetually irritate him It also seems to be a tradition that retiring clergy donate their robes for their successors, probably because it spares them a walk to the dustbin. So, a five-foot, 18 stone incumbent will leave a cassock for his six-foot, ten stone successor. There will also be a spare 1960s nylon page 24


surplice hanging on the back of the vestry door, to remind you that should you ever forget your own, then this is the horror you will be obliged to wear throughout Evensong. Notices on the walls will tell you that marriage fees in the 1920s were seven shillings and sixpence, that Communion wine can be obtained from a shop that closed down a generation ago and there will be a copy of the prayer of thanksgiving to be used on the Relief of Mafeking. My only advice is to remove your bike before it gets bundled up with the Scouts’ tents – and lost forever in the churchwarden’s shed. Your loving uncle, Eustace

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Moses revisited Nine-year-old Joseph was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday school. “Well, Mum, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his engineers build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved.” “Now, Joseph, is that really what your teacher taught you?” his mother asked, somewhat alarmed. “Well, no, Mum. But if I told it the way the teacher did, you’d never believe it!”

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www.longditton.org News from the Long Ditton Residents’ Association Elmbridge Borough Council new Local Plan – proposed development on Long Ditton Green Belt There is little new information to report at this time. The LDRA continues to stay in touch with other residents’ associations and local interested parties; and we have exchanged e-mails with EBC CEO Rob Moran. The Green Belt land around Elmbridge needs to be preserved and protected to help combat the long-term environmental impact of climate change and poor air quality. If this global pandemic has shown one thing, it is that access to green open areas is not a luxury, it is a necessity for every Elmbridge resident. Village Green Application – One Tree Hill and Stokes Field Nature Reserve Surrey County Council Officers are following the prescribed process for Village Green applications and this has reached the public notification stage, where the application has to be advertised. LDRA Road Subscription Payments Naturally, we are not asking our loyal road reps to collect Road Subs door-to-door this year. We would like to ask all residents to financially support the LDRA with an online payment, directly into the bank account: Sort Code: 20–46–73 Account No.: 33 50 62 82 Payment Reference: <<Your road name>> We suggest £2.00 per household, but obviously welcome higher donations. We appreciate this will be a challenging time for some, and for those who can donate, we value your contribution. (Please include as much of your road name as possible in the Payment Reference, so we can track subscription by road). If you do not use online banking, cheques, made payable to: Long Ditton Residents’ Association, can be posted to: LDRA Treasurer, 7 Chalcott Gardens, Long Ditton, Surbiton, KT6 5HJ. Apologies, but we are not accepting cash payments at this time. Questions? Please page 26


email: paul.bartlett@longditton.org St. Mary’s Road/ Ditton Hill/ Church Road Junction Unfortunately, another car accident happened at the Ditton Hill Road, St. Mary’s Road, Church Road and Ditton Hill junction. Obscured signage and poor road markings were contributory factors. Our Surrey County Councillor, Nick Darby, visited on the day of the accident, took photographs and reported the junction to the Surrey highways team. We are awaiting the decision on action to be taken. LDRA on Facebook The LDRA Facebook page has over 1,300 members and is a great source of local information. You can follow us and receive the latest updates by searching FB for ‘Long Ditton Residents Association’ and requesting membership. Please read and agree to the FB page rules to be accepted. LDRA Secretary Vacancy The LDRA still has a vacancy for the role of Secretary, to attend the monthly committee meetings and to take the minutes. If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact mark.herbert@longditton.org Local Police Information on Police matters can be viewed on https://www.police.uk/ pu/your-area/surrey-police/the-dittons-and-hinchley-wood/. Help us to help you! In addition to Facebook and our website, we would like to use e-mail to keep you informed. If you would like to be on our e-mailing list please send your full name, your road and e-mail address to: mark.herbert@longditton.org. All personal information supplied will be used strictly by the LDRA Officers only and not made public. LDRA committee meetings and public meetings are suspended at this time, but the LDRA Officers continue to work remotely with our EBC and SCC Councillors.

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LONG DITTON GENERAL CONTACTS

Group

Contact

Tele Number

Babes ‘n’ Tots

Cathy Doyle

020 8398 0715

LD Residents’ Assn

Mark Herbert

020 8398 6037

LD Garden Club

Liz Martin

020 8244 3147

Village Hall

Michelle Aveson

07804 057589

Rainbows

Lesley Sullivan

020 8398 0150

Brownies (Monday)

Caroline Spector

020 8398 1352

Brownies (Thursday)

Hannah Siebert

020 8398 0576

Guides & Rangers

Cat Smith

07738 599318

Dittons Scouts contact

Stuart Jack

07971 479740

LDSM Junior School Sugden Road, KT7 0AD

Sarah Martin (Head)

020 8398 1070

LD Infant School Monica Paines (Head) 020 8398 4398 Ditton Hill Road, KT6 5JB Long Ditton Youth Club

Glenn Sampson

Ditton Bridge Club

Redvers Cunningham 020 8398 4338

Sugden Road Allotments

David Wiltshire

07718 054345

Long Ditton Cricket Club

Tom Bennett

07876 171899

Surbiton Bowls Club

Keith Stedman

07543 095070

Editor of Lychgate

Janet Burton

07810 810822

Citizens Advice Bureau Esher Elmbridge Borough Council Elmbridge Dial-A-Ride Thames Water Emergency Line Samaritans Surbiton Dittons & Weston Green Neighbourhood Care page 28

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ST MARY’S CHURCH CONTACTS Ministry Team

The Rev’d Dr. Kuhan 020 8398 1583 Satkunanayagam (Day off -Tuesday)

Churchwardens

Peter Topp Joanne Hall

Pastoral Team

Call us if you need someone to listen or talk with you

Pastoral Assistants

Cathy Doyle Joanne Hall Diana Jemmett Kenneth Mould Judith Topp

020 8398 0715 020 8398 5637 020 8398 1184 020 8339 0933 020 8399 1004

Sunday Club

Christine Satkunanayagam

020 8398 1583

Crèche

Ann Leeson

020 8399 1489

Churches Together Cathy Doyle

020 3398 0715

Church Electoral Roll

Janet Critchley

07748 070243

Flowers

Tessa Vallings

020 8398 4807

Sacristan

Val Tanner

020 8974 2713

Director of Music

Douglas Tang

07733 277003

Choir Co-ordinator

Cat Smith

07738 599318

PCC Hon Sec

Penny Fussell

020 8672 0838

PCC Hon Treasurer

Kim Taylor

020 8398 1353

Stewardship Hon Treasurer

Katharine Lankey

020 8224 5170

Parish Office & Community Hall

Steve Welch The Parish Office Church Road

020 8339 0008 office@stmaryslongditton.org.uk

020 8399 1004 020 8398 5637

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FROM THE REGISTERS Baptism of:

Timothy Kulanayagam

Funeral of:

Valerie Boyling Gladys Kirby

Burial of ashes:

Ann Rowland David Hutchings David McEwen June Frost Paul Cook

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The Gates of the Kingdom Give us, O God, the needs the body feels, Give us, God, the need-things of the soul; Give us, O God, the balm which body heals, Give us, God, the soul-balm which makes whole. O great God, thou who art upon the throne, Give to us the heart repentance true, Forgiveness give us of the sin we own, â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The sin inborn and the sin we do. Give us, O God, a yearning that is strong, And the crown of glory of the King; Give us the safe home, God, for which we long In thy kingdomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lovely gates to sing. Taken from an ancient Celtic prayer from Benbecula

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REGULAR SERVICES AT ST MARY’S Sunday: 8am Holy Communion 10.15am Holy Communion (crèche and Sunday Club) 6pm Evening Service (1st Sunday Choral Eucharist) (2nd Sunday Evening Prayer) (4th Sunday Service of Wholeness and Healing) (5th Sunday Evening Prayer) 6pm (3rd Sunday Choral Evensong) 9.15am Morning Prayer—Monday, Thursday and Friday Wednesday: 10am Holy Communion

Notes for Services 8.00am Sunday

Holy Communion in church

10.15am Sunday Parish Communion (organ & choir) in Church Numbers are limited due to social distancing Please book your place through our website also live on Zoom ID 890 4559 5577 passcode 2020 for more information and details about special services

visit www. stmaryslongditton.org.uk

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The Lychgate October/November 2020  

A magazine for the people and community of Long Ditton

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