Coronavirus - Community updates from the Revd Neil No 8


No 8: 8.4.20


  • During the present situation we intend to send out an email letter with news, a thought for the day, medical advice and an ‘always look on the bright side’ item.
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  • If you are able and willing to print these and deliver to someone living nearby without email can you please let me have their names so that I know they are included.
  • I also invite you to send in items, especially humorous ones!
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This week I am sending out:-

  • A brief Newsletter today.
  • On Good Friday a Service Sheet and YouTube Video Talk.
  • On Easter Sunday a Service Sheet and YouTube Video Talk.

After that I plan to send out a Newsletter every Wednesday and a Service and YouTube Talk every Sunday. Do keep sending in items.



I’ll tell you a tale, that’s been recently written,
of a powerful army, so Great it saved Britain.
They didn’t have bombs and they didn’t have planes,
they fought with their hearts and they fought with their brains.
They didn’t have bullets, armed just with a mask,
we sent them to war, with one simple task.
To show us the way, to lead and inspire us,
to protect us from harm and fight off the virus.
It couldn’t be stopped by our bullet proof vests,
an invisible enemy, invaded our chests.
So we called on our weapon, our soldiers in Blue,
“All Doctors, Nurses, Your Country needs YOU”.
We clapped on our streets, hearts bursting with pride
as they went off to war, whilst we stayed inside.
They struggled at first, as they searched for supplies
but they stared down the virus, in the whites of its eyes.
They leaped from the trenches and didn’t think twice,
some never came back, the ultimate price.
So tired, so weary, yet still they fought on,
as the virus was beaten and the battle was won.
The many of us, owe so much, to so few
the brave and bold, our heroes in Blue.
So let’s line the streets and remember our debt
we love you our heroes,
Lest we forget.

(Submitted by Jan and Anita)



Bernard Magee is giving a bridge tutorial each Monday Wednesday and Friday at 11.00am which may be of interest to some and they remain available to watch later: I find him an excellent teacher.

It is available on YouTube, just type in Bernard Magee bridge to access.     Submitted by Bryan



God of healing, surround us with your love as together we negotiate the complexities of coronavirus, and its impact on our nation. Guide us all as we seek to support one another. Help us to be attentive to the lonely, the isolated, the fearful and those who are ill. We pray for the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved in the effective provision of food, medical supplies, pastoral care, and social support. In the name of Jesus Christ, who walks alongside us in our difficulties. Amen.


Together we will get through this.
Revd Neil Short