Sunday Service – August 16th

Dear Friends, 

I hope that this finds you well – it’s very good to be back with you after something of a break, with some of my time spent having lots of fun with Esther, as Clare has been finishing her dissertation. 

Thank you so much to those of you who very kindly took the time to complete both the survey on re-opening our church buildings, and also the personal contact details form. Your very helpful feedback in the survey is being used to inform how we will open up for services once again, which will be within early September at latest, across a number, but at least initially not all, of our six churches.

I’d also mentioned the Diocesan Real Life discipleship course, which we will be hosting on Thursday evenings, starting September 17th, in St. Thomas’s Aslockton (or possibly online – we’re planning for the former, but it may have to be the latter). This is a great opportunity to strengthen your faith through excellent teaching and discussion – do find more details, and sign up for it, at, or contact me if you’re unsure how to do so/don’t have internet access.

Do watch our Online Service video here at 9.30AM on Sunday 16th, and then, as usual, join us here on Zoom (Meeting ID: 864 0083 1074; Password: 549794) from 10.15AM for a catch-up with all your Cranmer Group friends.

And of course you can also catch up later with the Online Service, on our YouTube channel here, and we’ve re-instigated our podcasts as well, for those who may prefer to listen to the service in that format – they are here.

Our worship today has been led by Deborah Davies – thank you so much as always, Deborah:

Blest Are the Pure in Heart 
Played by Deborah Davies

Blest are the pure in heart,
For they shall see our God;
The secret of the Lord is theirs,
Their soul is Christ’s abode.

The Lord who left the heavens
Our life and peace to bring,
To dwell in lowliness with men,
Their pattern and their King.

Still to the lowly soul
He doth himself impart
And for his dwelling and his throne
Chooseth the pure in heart.

Lord, we thy presence seek;
May ours this blessing be:
Give us a pure and lowly heart,
A temple meet for thee.

John Keble

Let All the World 
Played by Deborah Davies

Let all the world in every corner sing,
My God and King! 
The heavens are not too high,
His praise may thither fly; 
The earth is not too low,
His praises there may grow. 
Let all the world in every corner sing,
My God and King!

Let all the world in every corner sing,
My God and King! 
The church with psalms must shout,
No door can keep them out; 
But, above all, the heart
Must bear the longest part. 
Let all the world in every corner sing,
My God and King!

George Herbert

As usual, if you’d prefer to read rather than watch the video, the sermon transcript, reading, prayers for today, and worship lyrics can be downloaded here:

And if you cannot make it to our churches for private prayer (see the homepage for the times when each church is open every week), do keep joining us for our online prayer gatherings.

Wishing you all every blessing,

Best wishes, God bless, and hope to see you soon,

Rev. Tim Chambers
The Cranmer Group

Mobile: 07946 526569

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