Pastoral Letter 28th March 2021

Pastoral Letter 28th March 2021

Pastoral Letter 28th March 2021


BURNHAM ON SEA for 28th March 2021 – PALM SUNDAY


Click here to view the Sunday service from the Church of England





8.00a.m. Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00a.m. Said Eucharist for PALM SUNDAY

Face masks are mandatory, Please observe social distancing and follow instructions for receiving Communion and when leaving after the service.

We are monitoring the Government and Church of England websites and you will be notified of any plans and changes. Anyone who wishes to return to Church in the coming weeks who has not already informed GRAHAM – please do so. Graham is collating the list so please direct your requests DIRECTLY to him and not via Margaret or Sharon – thank you.

IF ATTENDING – PLEASE NOTE –If you attended on the 14th March or after you need not inform Graham if you are attending today. Those attending Church for the first time are asked to inform Graham, if you have not done so already. We are not using the bi-weekly system ( A – M, N – Z) at present. You may bring a cushion to sit on if this makes you more comfortable, provided you take it home with you afterwards.

PLEASE NOTE NEW OPENING TIMES - The Church is open for individual prayer from 10am to 12Noon on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (10a.m. Holy Communion followed by open church for prayers, commencing 18th March) - and Friday.

TODAY’s online service is from the Church of England website – please follow links or if using YouTube – search Church of England There is no printed version of this service.

For those without internet connection – please use the version of Morning Prayer previously circulated.

Monday 1

Ps 41

Lk 22 vv 1 - 23

Tuesday 16th Mch

Ps. 27



Lk 22vv 24 - 53

Wed 17th Mch

Ps 102

Lk 22 vv 54 - end

Thursday 18th Mch

Ps 42

Lk 23vv 1 - 25

Friday 19th Mch


Ps 69

John Ch 18 & 19

Saturday 20th Mch

Ps 142

Jn 2vv 18 - 22


FOODBANK – Thank you for the donations left at the Vicarage. The Foodbank is receiving a huge number of requests for help while people wait for grants and benefits to come through. If, you can support the foodbank donations can be dropped off in Tesco or at the Vicarage.


Monday Those in hospitality industry

Tuesday Weston Hospice & St Margaret’s hospice and their staff and chaplains

Wednesday Those working in our care homes in Burnham and Burnham hospital.

Thursday Our Foodbank

Friday Our local schools in Burnham - staff and pupils

Saturday Our Bishops at this time. Especially Bishop Peter shielding and preparing for this retirement on medical grounds.


Prayers are asked for - Mark Coles. We are asked to pray for Philip. We pray for Alison Crump convalescing at home. We pray for Emily, Matt and Ted Scott and pray for them at this time.

.Homemade cards for most occasions available in aid of the Children’s Society. Phone Jean 781514.Thank you. Regards Jean

Stations of the Cross

There will be a set of 12 Crosses placed in the churchyard that you can prayerfully follow and pray for all affected by Covid 19. So, when you are out for exercise do walk the Churchyard.


During Lent we are going to offer you the chance to join in the UNICEF TwinningVax. Just as we are twinned with our toilets – so we have an opportunity to donate monies so that people in the Third World can be vaccinated.

You can read about the UNICEF appeal on their website. Please retain any monies saved for this excellent cause and it can be handed in on Easter DAY – THANK YOU. The suggested cost of a Vaccine for the 3rd World is £4.00.



Church service for Maundy Thursday – 10.0a.m.


Good Friday – 12noon – 3pm

12 – 1.00 Midday Prayer and devotion ending at 12.50p.m.

  1. – 2.00pm Virtual Stations of the Cross and reflection – ending 1.50pm

2.00 – 3.00 Service of Devotion for Good Friday. ( Not Holy Communion)


Please note the first 2 hours end at 50 minutes past the hour to allow those who wish to leave or arrive to do so – or you can stay for the whole time.

Services For Easter Day

6.00a.m. Dawn Service in the Churchyard

8.00a.m. Holy Communion (BCP)

10.0am Festal Eucharist with Easter ceremonies


Palm Cross and Nails

We have Palm Crosses and a nail for you to use devotionally this coming week. If anyone who is not attending worship on a Sunday would like one please let Fr Graham know and he will arrange delivery.



Support group – Begins 25th April after the 10am service. You do not have to come to the service first and the sessions will begin at 10.45a.m.- so some will be leaving while others arrive after the service.

Who for? – anyone affected by lockdown and would like to meet with others. We have lived isolated lives and so this is a chance to meet with others

What ?– there will be conversation and support, laughter and tears maybe. The sessions will be led and end at Noon with a brief prayer.

How? – Limited to 15 – as per guidelines – will run for 8 weeks initially.


For more information and to book a place ring Margaret 07401272939





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