The First Sunday of Lent – 21st February 2021 – Notices & Prayers

The First Sunday of Lent – 21st February 2021 – Notices & Prayers
19th February 2021 Joanna Turner

Prayers this week:

Those troubled in body, mind or spirit:

Richard Gunton, Avril, Martha, Helen, Bev, Vince, Jane Williams


Those who have died:

Barbara Page, Sarah George, Terry Gretton


Those whose anniversaries fall at this time:

Bill Guntripp, Derek Gilbert


Those awaiting surgery, other treatment or diagnostic tests

The people of Yemen living with fighting and poverty, especially remembering children endangered by sniper fire

Our police forces tackling illegal gatherings and putting themselves at risk

Those in charge of making decisions on the gradual re-opening of society


Important Notice

Dispensation from Canonical Requirements for Public Worship

The Bishop of Lichfield has issued a dispensation from Canonical Requirements for Public Worship for the next two months. This means that any church, with the assent of their wardens and PCC, may decide, if there is urgent reason, such as concerns about the safety of the congregation due to increased risk of infection in the Covid pandemic, to suspend public worship for a limited time. The wardens and PCC of all Churches in the Benefice have agreed to do this. This means that there will currently be no public services of worship at Yoxall, Hamstall Ridware, Mavesyn Ridware and Kings Bromley. The wardens and PCC will review the situation at the end of February. Public notices to this effect will be posted, as required by law. Weddings and Funerals will still take place.


Lent Reflections 

For each week of Lent Deborah, Mike and Frank have written reflections on the daily bible readings. These are available for you to use in your prayers at home.


Children’s Society

Please could you telephone me on 01283 575715 or email me at: if you have a Children’s Society box for me to collect. Thank you, Deanne


ROOTS resources

Please look on St Peter’s Church Facebook page each week for the updated 2021 ROOTS resources, these are all related to the Sunday’s BIBLE READING. There is a better ACTIVITY SHEET for children, IN TOUCH – a commentary for adults linked with the weeks news and global issues and CHECK IN – for teenagers and older children. Judith Rickard.


Looking  for online worship

Try Lichfield Cathedral  worship online:


Notice Sheets from Kings Bromley, Hamstall Ridware and Mavesyn Ridware

In addition to the Notice sheet for Yoxall, we will be sending out the Notice sheets for the other Churches in our Benefice each week so that we can all pray for one another at this time.





While the churches are closed Deborah will celebrate the Eucharist at home at 10am every Sunday morning for us all. If you wish please do use the Service of Spiritual Communion to join in that service at home.  If you do not have a copy of the service just email Deborah:


Contact Details

Rev Mike on 01543 472761 or

Items for notices for next Sunday to Sue Piper by Wednesday please ~  email (Tel 472314)