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Since we had to close our building in March, we have been posting a Thought for the Day in our WhatsApp group, on our Facebook page and via our church email. The thoughts have been written by members from both congregations (St Andrew's and St Mary's), with each author submitting their work every day for a week.

Thought for the Day collections

Here you'll find the Thought for the Day collections from each contributor, week-by-week:


Thought for the Day: 6 - 12 July (Forbes Mutch)

Thought for the Day: 29 June - 5 July (Geoff Oates)

Thought for the Day: 22 - 28 June (Rev. Bill Church)

Thought for the Day: 15 - 21 June (Melanie Seward)

Thought for the Day: 8 - 14 June (Katie Seaton)

Thought for the Day: 1 - 7 June (Phil Probert)

Thought for the Day: 25 - 31 May (Rev. Wendy Sellers)

Thought for the Day: 18 - 24 May (Maria Henriksson-Bell)

Thought for the Day: 11 - 17 May (Rachel Stewart)

Thought for the Day: 4 - 10 May (Stephane McCarthy)

Thought for the Day: 27 April - 3 May (Forbes Mutch, Lay Leader of Worship)

Thought for the Day: 20 - 26 April (Geoff Oates, Lay Reader)

Thought for the Day: 13 - 19 April (Rev. Bill Church)

Thought for the Day: 6 April - Easter Day (Rev. Alan Stewart)

Thought for the Day: 30 March - 5 April (Melanie Seward, Lay Reader)

Thought for the Day: 23 - 29 March (Rev. Wendy Sellers)

If you'd like to be on our mailing list to receive Thought for the Day each morning, please get in touch with Phil via the church office email address:

A book of our thoughts

The idea of a daily Thought for the Day (TFTD) has been well-received and you will be pleased to hear that they are going to continue, not only to the end of 'lockdown' but beyond. They have become an established link for us all and they are here to stay!

The other good news is that a joint working party from St Andrew's and St Mary's is looking at how we publish a collection of TFTDs in a book to reflect 'what we thought during the Covid-19 Crisis'. It is hoped that the book (exact specifications to be confirmed) will appear in the autumn, in time for Christmas. It will be a useful stocking filler and a creative reflection on what, we hope, will be a time long gone. 

If you would like to hear more about this exciting project or have publishing or designer skills that you feel would be useful, please contact Forbes Mutch via the church office ( He will be pleased to hear from you.

In the meantime, continue to enjoy Thought for the Day, one of the successful spin-offs of Coronavirus.