Black History Month
October is Black History Month and we will be celebrating this at St Mary’s. You are encouraged to check out the resources on the website and find out more https://www.ibhm-uk.org/
This years theme is A Time for Change – Action not Words : “Our stories are your stories”.
You are encouraged to read and reflect, a suggested book is Black & British by David Olusoga – we have a few copies available in church.
Collect for Black History Month
who sent Jesus Christ
to deliver us from all manner of injustices and inequalities,
create in us new hearts and enlarged visions,
to see the image of God in every person
irrespective of background, race and ethnicity.
May we be generous in our love of others
as we work towards ending misunderstanding, racism and injustice; creating communities of human flourishing,
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.