Testing Times

These are testing times but I am hopeful that we can all pull through. I just wanted to greet you on this the Feast of the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary. We can learn so much from Mary’s role of sacrifice and joy!

Greetings from the vicarage

Please know I am praying for you and, I hope, with you! There are various ways we can still share a sense of fellowship together. In the morning and evening, look to say the daily offices. These can be found on the welcome page of our website. I will also be offering the daily prayer intention sheet for April in the next few days. We have also been asked to pray the Our Father with our Christian brothers and sisters across the world at 11am. At 7pm in the evening, light a candle in your front room and keep it alight for an hour. This will be a visible sign of solidarity for those suffering from the Coronavirus.

Prayer is essential at this time and so is a gospel joy. Spring is here. Nature is abundant and the cry of nature loud. I wonder if we might use this time to re-create and re-shape our lives so that we become more attuned to God in creation? There’s a thought.

Contact me if you have any need – material or spiritual! 07833 251939 / vicar@stmichaels-summertown.org.uk

Author: Gavin Knight

The Revd Gavin Knight has been the Vicar of St Michael & All Angels, Summertown in the Oxford Diocese since September 2011. After serving his title at St Alphege, Solihull, Gavin became parish priest of St Andrew's Fulham Fields in London. He moved to Wales in 2005 becoming Chaplain to Monmouth School. He is married to Jo, a clinical psychologist, and they have three sons.