Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, and as well as joining in with the united Ash Wednesday service at St Mary's, Bermondsey, this lunchtime at 12.30pm, we are beginning our special Lent focus on mission in the united benefice of St James and St Anne's.
The idea is that every member of the church stops at 10 o'clock to pray every day during Lent. Ten in the morning or ten at night? It could be either.
On Sunday everyone in both churches received a copy of the 'Prayer at Ten' prayer card (left).
With our two church councils poised to draw up a MISSION ACTION PLAN, it seemed a good idea to pray for God's mission here in Bermondsey.
Let's pray for the Spirit's inspiration for the church councils in their deliberations and let's pray for our great goal: that God's love can be shared with every man, woman and child in the parishes of St James and St Anne's.