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    In church

    When you come to the parish centre or church, you need to wear a face covering and follow the stewards’ guidance to keep risks from Covid-19 as low as possible. Our church is currently open for:

    • Services at 8am and 9.30am on Sundays, and 10am on Wednesdays.
    • Private prayer from 9-10.30am on Thursdays, for details see private prayer.
    • Food bank donations on Sunday and Thursday mornings.


    • Services at 9.30am every Sunday. Attend using zoom or watch the recording later on YouTube. For details and links to recent services, see Online services.
    • Online sessions for children are taking a break until September. For more information and links to useful resources, see Derek’s letter to families. For links to recorded sessions of Busy bees and COGS services see the Busy bees and COGS channels on YouTube.

    For services from the Oxford diocese, see https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream/.

    If you have friends who don’t have internet access, there are also services from Oxford and prayers available by telephone. For details, see a note from Hayley.

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    Heavenly Father, give us the bravery of St George to stand up for what we believe. Give us the strength to overcome the dragons in our lives and in the world. And where we see people in distress, give us the compassion to help them. Amen.
    Risen Christ,
you filled your disciples 
with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.
    Almighty Father,
who in your great mercy gladdened the discipleswith the sight of the risen Lord:
give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened 
and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually 
in righteousness and truth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.
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    As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
    Lord, you are ever watchful
and bless us with your gifts;
as you provide for all our needs,
so help us to build only what pleases you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    Todays prayer of the day from the Church of England is the same as yesterday, for Prince Philip who we continue to pray for, including the Queen. But if I may, Id like to alter it slightly:

God of our lives,
we give thanks for all of our lives
for our love of our country,
and for our devotion to duty.
We will entrust ourselves to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. 

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    As the nation continues to remember HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, St. Barnabas Church will be open for additional times of private, individual prayer this week on:
Monday 12th April 10.00am-12 noon
Tuesday 13th April 10.00am-12 noon
Wed 14th April 5.00-7.00pm
Thu 15th April 5.00-7.00pm

If you wish to express your condolences online please go to: https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip

Father, we give thanks for the life of your servant Philip; for his service to our Nation, 
the Commonwealth and Royal Family;
We pray for the Queen and her family at this sad time and join with all those who mourn.
In your mercy turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life, and the sorrow of parting into the joy of heaven; 
through our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
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    Who was Barnabas?

    Barnabas lived at the same time as Jesus and during the life of the early Christian Church he became instrumental in the spreading of the Christian gospel throughout the Mediterranean.  His name means ‘encourager’. Encouragement forms an integral part of our church community at the crossroads in the benefice of Emmer Green with Caversham Park.

    Like Barnabas we want to encourage and support you. Also like Barnabas we believe we have a message we want to share with you, the good news of the gospel which opens up a whole new way of life.