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[12 Jan 2021 | Comments Off on Sad News: | ]

From Nigel, Vanessa and Jonny Smith.

It is with great sadness that we inform you that after a period of illness and some time in hospital Sarah Fernandez Smith died yesterday.  Sarah was a much valued staff member at No. 72 and an enthusiastic attendee of many Churches Together events, particularly Prayer Breakfast.  She will be sorely missed.  Sympathy cards and expressions of condolence for her family and colleagues can be sent to No 72.  We hold Sarah’s family, friends and ..read more

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[12 Jan 2021 | Comments Off on Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 – Monday 18 to Monday 25 January | ]
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 – Monday 18 to Monday 25 January

During the eight days we usually have a United Service, a Forum, midday services followed by a soup lunch, and Prayer Breakfasts. None of these is possible this year.

We hope individuals, and individual churches, will mark the week using resources downloaded from the Churches Together in Britain & Ireland website, https://ctbi.org.uk/ .  Materials have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. Printed versions are not available this year.

Ruth Ridge is aiming to do a short ..read more

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[12 Jan 2021 | Comments Off on Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus – a virtual presentation from Barcelona | ]

This is an AMAZING rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah!  

It is presented by LA CAIXA FOUNDATION – La Caixa is a bank in Catalunya.  It was filmed in the Basílica de Santa María del Mar de Barcelona with the Barroc Catalan Orchestra and the Barcelona Ars Nova choir.  Very impressive, enjoy it…

This is the link on the website:

https://fundacionlacaixa.org/en/ising-hallelujah

Thanks to Eleanor Ridge and her sister for telling us about this.

Be sure to watch in full-screen with good speakers or headphones, to enjoy this at its best!

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[5 Jan 2021 | Comments Off on Prayer update & Zoom Prayer Meeting | ]

Ruth Ridge has set up an email prayer network to circulate requests, resources, and good news stories that are sent to her. In addition, Zoom Prayer Meetings are now happening on Saturday mornings. If you would like to be part of this group, please email Ruth on: ruthkridge@gmail.com . Ruth usually sends out updates on Fridays.

Saturday morning Zoom Prayer Meetings will resume this week, on 9 January 2021.

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[5 Jan 2021 | Comments Off on A New Year Message of Hope | ]

The Light shines in the darkness

BY THE CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BRITAIN & IRELAND’S WEB EDITOR

I have been thinking about the new mantra: ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ and the Christmas hope. There is promising news of vaccines that may help to prevent Covid infections. We all welcome this good news and hope they will be effective and available to everyone. Light at the end of the tunnel?

The Christmas message however insists ‘the light shines IN ..read more