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to the Churches of Whitchurch with Tufton and Litchfield in Hampshire, UK

where God has been worshipped for over 1200 years

Our Prayer for Monday

Schools and colleges, children and young people


We pray for all those involved in the shaping of young lives.

We give God thanks for the sacrifice and commitment of teachers and all those involved in serving children and young people in education.

We pray that all might be nurtured and cared for and that every needful resource would be made available – that all lives can flourish even in these difficult times and that no-one would be overlooked.


Rev David Roche Blessing the Day
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Today's prayer

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A Few Words From Revd David


Thomas à Kempis was a Dutch-German Medieval Theologian who was ordained into Agnietenberg monastery in 1413. He remained there for over 70 years, devoted to copying manuscripts and to directing novices. He wrote a devotional book called Imitatio Christi (Imitation of Christ), it is considered one of the most influential works in Christian literature. Indeed, Methodist founder John Wesley said it was the best summary of the Christian life he had ever read. Thomas à Kempis said;
‘We must imitate Christ's life and his ways if we are to be truly enlightened and set free from the darkness of our own hearts. Let it be the most important thing we do.’
This Lent why not read a copy of Imitation of Christ, or another book that will take you on a journey of self-reflection and contemplation. Do not confuse Lent as a time to beat yourself up to be a better person for God because God does not require this. Rather, quite the opposite, use Lent as a time to set our relationship with Christ on fire with love and a desire to become more intimate in our devotion to live by his teaching in newness of life by his Holy Spirit. Kempis once prayed:
Grant to me, O Lord, to know what is worth knowing,
to love what is worth loving,
to praise what delights you most,
to value what is precious to you,
and to reject whatever is evil in your eyes.
Give me true discernment,
so that I may judge rightly between things that differ.
Above all, may I search out and do what is pleasing to you;
through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.


The Reverend David Roche

Area Dean and Priest in charge,

All Hallows, Whitchurch with Tufton and Litchfield


All Hallows Church Whitchurch

Church Street,

RG28 7AS

St Mary Church, Tufton

St Mary Tufton
Tufton, Whitchurch
RG28 7RJ


St James the Less,

Litchfield, Whitchurch


RG28 7PR

St James has its own website for local information, accessible HERE.

St James the Less Church, Litchfield


The Benefice of Whitchurch with Tufton and Litchfield comprises three churches each with a vibrant congregation dedicated to serving the spiritual, educational, and cultural needs of the surrounding community. Our doors are always open to community members who are looking for a quiet place to worship. Contact us, or visit us to learn more about how to become a part of our congregation.

01256 893573 

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