Coronavirus

Last updated Tuesday 4th May 2020

The church buildings are closed, but the Church, the Body of Christ, His people are very much in business!

We will be posting important information here shortly to keep you up to date on everything we are doing during this time and how to stay in touch and ideas for how we are to continue to be church even when physically absent from one another.

Church Online (Go)

We may not be in our buildings, but we are continuing to worship together and support one another in many other ways, including online. Our 10 am Sunday service as well as mid-week prayer is broadcast live from homes around the benefice. See online services for more details.

Faith at Home (Go)

We’ve always been 24/7 Christians, but being in lockdown does make it harder in some ways to grow and express our faith. On the other hand, for many of us, it can actually increase the opportunities. Here are some resources and ideas for things we can all be doing to come out of this time stronger in faith in God, deeper in love with Jesus, and more full of the Holy Spirit.

Pastoral Support

We may be isolated from one another physically, but in many ways, we’ve never been better connected. All members of our churches who have given their permission to be contacted and would like to, are receiving regular phone calls from our wider ministry team. Many households are also meeting up online informally or as part of a larger group to socialise, to pray and to support one another.

If you aren’t connected in to any of the above, please contact our Rector Kate or Curate Dan, who are also  available to talk with anyone who would like to. They are also continuing to provide graveside and crematorium funerals, within the constraints of the current rules. We can also discuss ideas with you for memorial services, baptisms and weddings for when restrictions are lifted.

Holy Week and Easter (Go)

If you missed any of our Easter services or resources, it’s not too late to catch up.

Letter from the Archbishops explaining the closure: