Welcome to our service today. This on-line service will continue for the foreseeable future. Many thanks to Bella Sandcraft and Karen Allen who have proof-read this service! It is very sad that we are unable to have services at church at the moment but I will keep you posted, as everything is changing very quickly.…

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Welcome to our service today. This on-line service will continue for the foreseeable future and at least until 6th February when the situation will be reviewed. Our priority is to keep everyone safe for now. Please be assured of our prayers at this time when greater restrictions on our movements have returned and we do…

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Happy New Year May I begin my wishing you all a Happy New Year and thank you for all your help and support during the last year. I know that it has been a most difficult year for so many people in our community but we must face the future with hope and the assurance…

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Winter Memories from Bronwen Tyler The recent prediction by scientists that snow in most parts of Britain may become a thing of the past, prompted some thoughts about winters in years gone by. We do not have a lot of written evidence of winter in long ago Thompson, other than an entry in the parish…

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What was Christmas like in Thompson years ago and what traditions were followed here? Thompson was an agricultural village with not a great deal of money to spend on luxuries so Christmas would have been a simple affair. Our first written information is from the school log books, which date from 1874, although the school…

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Sadly we have had to cancel the Christmas Eve midnight service & carols by the tree due to Covid-19 but instead we are going to keep the church open all day if anyone would like to go in for private prayer or just to sit and think. We wish you all a peaceful Christmas and…

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Many of us are struggling with the use of face coverings, but Andy Bryant suggests that the act of wearing them can have a spiritual significance. From next Sunday church-goers will face one less choice. The decision about whether to mask or not to mask has been resolved.  From August 8 masks will be required…

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  A message from Bishop Graham Following the Prime Minister’s announcement today we can turn our attention to resuming public worship from 4 July. To be able to gather again for worship, even whilst socially distancing, will be a joy and solace for many, though I am also acutely aware of those who will continue…

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Sadly today we will not have a service in our group of parishes as directed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and York and all the churches are closed. We hope that they open soon. Each week we will have a short sermon and some prayers and readings. If you want to chat on the telephone…

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