‘LENT IN A BAG’ – bags all made up delivered to over 170 homes before Ash Wednesday. May they be a blessing to all as we journey through Lent together in a different way this year. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this possible! You know who you are and we are so grateful. God Bless.
Church Building Closure – Our PCC Standing Committee has reviewed the decision to close our church building as from 4th January 2021. With due regard to government advice and the local high Covid case rate, and as a duty of care to our community, we decided to keep the building closed. This will be reviewed again on 18th February. Be assured – it is only the building that is closed! The Church family life continues as we care and pray for one another and meet, worship, learn and share on our zoom links, website and Facebook page. If we can help in any practical ways, please contact Beth on 07734088039. (This number can also be used to enquire about funerals.)
WEDNESDAY SERVICES: Evening Prayer at 7.30 pm will be live streamed to our FB page (can be viewed from our website if not on FB).
Please see our Weekly Bulletin for further on line services, weekly prayer course and fellowship opportunities.
Meeting ID: 823 9788 5988 Passcode: 908458
Independent Prayer – Our virtual space
Church will not be open for independent prayer for the time being, but we are looking at ways of creating a Prayer Space, a virtual opportunity to pray in church with background organ music. You can see this on our FB page and the base of website.. Throughout the National Lockdown clergy are available for support and prayer – contacts details are as follows :-
Rev Beth Anderson (Vicar) Tel: 07734 088 039 Email: email@example.com
Rev Keith Thornborough (Curate) Tel: 0151 281 4459 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOODBANK – During the church closure, please take any donations to your local supermarket during the present lockdown. Thank you.
Prayer about the outbreak: ‘Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen’.
‘Daily Hope’ is a free national phone-line aimed particularly at the over 75s who don’t have access to the internet. Research indicates that some three million people – particularly those in this age group – have no, or very irregular, access to the internet. The line will be available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044. View Page. Callers will hear a special greeting from the Archbishop of Canterbury before being able to choose from a range of options, including Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England’s weekly national online service. A section called Hymn Line will also offer callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection and is based on an initiative by ‘Connections’, a group focused on this age group.