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St Mary-the-Virgin Episcopal Church is a Scottish Charity - Charity Number: SC001441
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Coronavirus – Temporary Suspension of Church Services
“It with great regret but complete understanding that we respond to the advice issued by the Scottish Government that our church buildings should remain closed for the time being.
At this most difficult of times for us all, we invite you to join the St Mary’s community in prayer and gratitude – each day – for our valiant NHS staff, and all who continue to care for the sick, the elderly and the infirm – especially those who work on the ‘front line’ in hospitals, surgeries and care homes.
We also pray for and thank all who continue to work in providing essential services, for example at OIC, in distribution, in communication and postal services, in the Police, and in our food shops
STROMNESS WRITING GROUP
In line with advice regarding the Covid 19 crisis the Stromness Writing Group will not be meeting for the foreseeable future and until such time the local health authority confirm groups can meet again.
ORKNEY FOOD BANK
Donations of food staples may be placed in the basket at the back of the church. Our goal is to have a full basket by the first Sunday of the month. Items especially required at present are long life semi skimmed milk, cartons of apple and orange juice or squash of any flavour, plus the usual tinned food staples.
REPORT ON THE FOY
The Autumn Foy was a great success. Donations on the evening as well as a generous gift from a member have increased the Music and Art Fund by £250.
Canon Tom Miller
We are very grateful to Canon Tom Miller for his ministry over the past four years. Tom has retired and returned to his native New York, though we expect that he will be visiting Orkney before too long!
We are in the process of recruiting Tom’s successor
A BLESSING IN CREATION
Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the gentle night to you
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you
Deep peace of Christ the light of the world to you
Deep peace of Christ to you
Tel: 01856 851537