Today’s daily prayer comes from the Rev Deacon Corinne Smith, from the parishes of All Saints, Godshill, St Alban’s, Ventnor, Good Shepherd, Lake, and St Saviour-on-the-cliff, Shanklin, who reflects on using all five of our senses. Spend a moment praying alongside her as you start this new day.
Every morning at 8am while our churches are closed for public worship, we’re sharing a one-minute video prayer from one of our clergy team. You can join in with those prayers on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or on our website here – https://bit.ly/33GRRqD. We’ll end this feature on July 4, when our churches are allowed to re-open for worship services.
As we head into Day 3 of Thy Kingdom Come, our daily prayer today comes from the Rev Deacon Corinne Smith, from All Saints, Godshill and St Alban’s Ventnor; and from Good Shepherd, Lake, and St Saviour on the Cliff, Shanklin, who reflects on some key words from the Lord’s Prayer. Spend a moment in prayer with her at the start of this new day.
This weekend millions of people across the UK will be commemorating VE Day 75 years ago. It means something very special to Portsmouth because the war is at the heart of the city’s story. This was a frontline city. So we, as a group of Anglican clergy offer this prayer for all of Portsmouth and for everyone who knows and loves the city for its indomitability and unique character. Pompey really did play up and long may Pompey continue to do so.
From the Act of Commitment for Peace
Lord God our Father,
we pledge ourselves to serve you and all humankind, in the cause of peace,
for the relief of want and suffering,
and for the praise of your name.
Guide us by your Spirit;
give us wisdom;
give us courage;
give us hope;
and keep us faithful now and always.
A podcast from Westminster Abbey for the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle.
Recorded at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.
Isle of Wight VE Day 75 Year Anniversary Celebrations
Sadly due to the current crisis all public planned events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of V.E Day on the Isle of Wight had to be cancelled, but with the help of The IOW Film Club we are able to bring to you this short video with messages from local Isle of Wight dignitaries and a look back to the celebrations on the Isle of Wight in 1995 for the 50th anniversary.
The Parish of All Saints, Godshill
Friday 27th March 2020
In line with Government Regulations
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York
have instructed that all public worship
is suspended until further notice.
Accordingly, All Saints Church, Godshill & Saint Alban’s Church, Ventnor are closed until we are advised it is safe to re-open
For the latest information & prayers for both Churches, the St. Alban’s Website is updated daily: www.stalbansiw.org.uk
Should you feel anxious or worried or would just like a chat, or to ask for prayers, please feel free to contact either:
Deacon Corinne on 07775 628593 or
Lay Minister Dr. Jennifer Hopkins-Holder MBE on 01983 852575
and remember to pray for each other and for everyone affected by the Pandemic.