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A prayer chosen by Area Dean Revd Steve Whiting...

Let nothing disturb you.  Let nothing frighten you.  All things pass.

God does not change.  Patience achieves everything.

Whoever has God lacks nothing.  God alone suffices. 
St Teresa of Avila

Prayers and reflection:

A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrel

Diocese of York Sunday Reflection:


USPG and the Church of England Diocese in Europe launch Ukraine emergency appeal: Mission agency USPG and the Church of England Diocese in Europe are launching an emergency appeal to get aid to people in desperate need because of the military invasion of Ukraine.  Funds raised by the appeal will support Christian charities and churches carrying out humanitarian work both in Ukraine and responding to the arrival of refugees in neighbouring countries.

The Archbishop of York the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell website.  Check out the latest news by visiting  

Coronavirus COVID-19 guidance: Get the latest advice and news from The Church of England

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022: Churches, Christian charities and youth organisations are working together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the 4-day Bank Holiday from 2-5 June 2022.

A new website has been created by HOPE Together with backing from the Church of England, the Methodist Church and a group of Cristian organisations – –  to provide ideas and resources for communities to celebrate the Queen's 70 years of faith and service.  Dr Rachel Jordan-Wolf, HOPE’s executive director, said, ‘Churches are in an ideal place to bring communities together for these national celebrations. We are thrilled to be working with our partners to help put churches at the heart of the celebrations.’  What and when?  The UK and Commonwealth will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a 4-day Bank Holiday from 2-5 June 2022. For resources please visit:


Isolation, loneliness, forgiveness & love - Professor Chris Cook's supporting 'Good Mental Health'

Church of England 'Practical Path to Net Zero Carbon' for our churches is announced.  April 2020

Building Back with Justice:  Christian Aid report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the poorest parts of the world.  For full 'Dismantling Inequalities after Covid-19' report please visit:

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