Weekly Notices – 17 Jan 2021

Notices for St Mary’s Church, Tadley

Dear St Mary’s Family,

Vickie Ward

Vickie and Sally painting silk for the Lumen Project 2018

It is with sadness that we share news of the death of our friend Vickie Ward on Friday 15th January. Vickie loved sitting at the front on the left at St Mary’s and often had little things such as newspaper cuttings in her bag to give people. Vickie was a longtime faithful member at St Mary’s who attended Sunday worship weekly until the first lock-down period and occasionally via zoom, even from her hospital bed. She will be missed and remembered by many in the St Mary’s family and our thoughts and prayers are with her two sons, Greg and Lewis, whom she adored and who took great care of her in the difficult recent months. There will be a service at St Mary’s in due course to which you are invited by Greg bearing in mind all restrictions and well-being.

Here is an extract from Greg’s email that he wished to share with us:

“For anyone who maybe hasn’t had a very recent update, they finally diagnosed Mum with a large liver tumour around Christmas time and they then moved to palliative care.  Just as she was about to be moved to a care home a week ago she contracted Covid and was moved to a Covid ward elsewhere in the hospital.  She was then moved to Alton Community Hospital for her last couple of days which was much more peaceful environment where they specialise in elderly rehabilitation and end of life care. I was able to visit her there yesterday and whilst she didn’t respond I believe she heard me and was perhaps waiting for my visit.

Her journey has come to an end now and she is at peace”.

Please take advantage of the many offerings beginning this week across Tadley, Pamber Heath and Silchester – The Bible Course, The Prayer Course, and the choice of two Alpha Courses (one in the Benefice and one at St Michael’s). Please contact, respectively, Rev’d Richard on 0118 981 4860 or Father Patrick on 0118 981 4572 if are interested in attending.

Tadley Men’s Shed

Following a successful first meeting it has been decided to hold fortnightly meetings on the second and fourth Fridays at 2pm. The door to our shed is open to all.  Join by Zoom with Meeting ID: 879 7785 1033 and Passcode: 201350

During the week

Tuesday and Thursday – Daily Morning Prayer at 8am – on Facebook Live.  All are welcome to join us as we pray together.  You may also watch the video and follow the short prayer service at any time on Facebook.

Wednesday at 10am – Morning Prayer on Zoom – please let Charles Lewis know if you would like to attend and he will send you the joining details.  All are welcome!

Wednesday at 7.30pm – Living Word on Zoom followed by Compline at approximately 8.15pm on Zoom and on Facebook Live – please let Revd Gill know if you would like to join the Zoom meeting. All are welcome!  More information can be found on St Mary’s Tadley website Living Word.

St Mary’s remains open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Saturdays

The Winchester Diocese has alerted us to remind everyone to be vigilant about Scams and Potential Fraud especially during the COVID pandemic. Please be careful if ever asked to provide bank details to prove your identity, especially to any person not known to you. The NHS will never ask for a person’s banking details

With every blessing,

Rev’d Gill

If you have any questions or would like to contact Rev Gill, please phone the Vicarage on 01189 279 321

You can find us in Person, on Facebook, and on Zoom!