St Peter and St Paul’s Church is a Christian community worshipping in the heart of the village of Blockley in the beautiful North Cotswolds.
We serve the people of Blockley and its surrounding villages and hamlets of Aston Magna, Dorn, Draycott, Northwick Park and Paxford.
As a church, we are love to celebrate, we are inclusive, and our social and environmental responsibilities are important to us.
All are welcome to join us in exploring how we can live life in all its fullness.
Revd Canon Dana Delap
in Bourton and Blockley church buildings and on Zoom
Advent and Christmas
This Sunday we welcome the season of Advent. It is both joyful and sombre, as we turn our hearts and minds to preparation not only for the celebration of the birth of Jesus but also for his return in glory to judge the living and dead.
We will be helped in our preparation in Blockley by the Living Advent Calendar which will 'open' a newly decorated window around Blockley every night from 1 December until 24 December.
Maps are available here or at www.delap.org.uk/parish/Blockley_Advent_map.pdf, or in Blockley Shop, for you to find the windows. The first, on December 1, will be the ringing room in the church tower. Come to the churchyard at 6pm on 1 December to enjoy the switch on.
Next week, Sunday 6 December, services resume in church as well as our weekly Zoom. There will be 8am Holy Communion and 9:30am Open Door Christingle in Blockley and 6pm Holy Communion in Bourton on the Hill. The bible readings for Sundays in December can be found at www.delap.org.uk/parish/Readings_Dec2020.pdf
I'm sure you'll appreciate the challenges of planning for services this Christmas, with rules that have to evolve with the ebb and flow of the pandemic. I will give you more information as it becomes available.
The new Advent Order of Service for this Sunday is at www.delap.org.uk/parish/Advent_Summary_OOS.pdf.
Join us on Zoom at this link
If for any reason you can't make the link work, please enter the following details into Zoom:
Meeting ID: 810 0895 7235
Alternatively, you can use the telephone to connect, details are as follows:
Phone number: 0131 460 1196 or 0203 051 2874
Meeting ID: 810 0895 7235
With my love, Dana
I say my prayers at 9am, using the Church of England’s Daily Prayer, which you can find as a free app simply called Daily Prayer. You can also join on the C of E website at https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer I would also recommend phone and tablet apps for daily prayer like Examen and Lectio365. And by phone you can access Daily Hope on 0800 804 8044
If you would like to pray with me at 9:00am on weekdays, CLICK HERE
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