The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices Sunday 7th March 2021

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices Sunday 7th March 2021

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices

Sunday 7th March 2021: Lent 3

  • Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Ray Bailey, Janette Saunders and Jane Williams. Will Beattie is now out of ICU and doing well.
  • Today the Zoom service will be at 11am.
  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30am. Compline is on a Thursday at 6pm. If you would like an invitation to Compline, contact Sally Smith,
  • Studies in Mark’s Gospel continue this week: Tuesday at 7.30pm. If you would like an invitation, please contact Simon Aley at
  • “Just the Job”: An entertainment for our five parishes. It continues on Zoom, 7pm on Monday 15th March. It brings together 3 people with similar career backgrounds who share something of their work for five minutes after which we are invited to ask questions. On 15th March: ‘The Historians’. Each session lasts 45 minutes. Join us by emailing Martin Beattie at
  • Compline on Sundays in Lent starts at 6pm. This week, Canon Michael Wedgeworth, ex Methodist, will talk about the virtue of Temperance. Martin Beattie is our host. Please contact him if you wish to join the Zoom service.
  • ‘Prayers for Patience in Lent 2021’ available at the back of church or in the porch. Help yourself.


  • Our Church will be open for private prayer every day from 10-4.
  • Hopefully Compline will be zoomed from our Church at 6pm on Sunday. 
  • Coffee Morning Zoom at 11am on Monday 8th March.  It should be possible to phone into this if you don’t have internet.   Details from or tel: 01780 729515.



To Keep a True Lent by Robert Herrick


Is this a fast, to keep
The larder lean
And clean
From fat of veals and sheep?

Is it to quit the dish
Of flesh, yet still
To fill
The platter high with fish?

Is it to fast an hour,
Or ragged to go,
Or show
A downcast look and sour?

No: ’tis a fast to dole
Thy sheaf of wheat
And meat
Unto the hungry soul.

It is to fast from strife
From old debate
And hate;
To circumcise thy life.

To show a heart grief-rent;
To starve thy sin,
Not bin:
And that’s to keep thy Lent.


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The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

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