The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building.
The vicar of this church can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning Rev Margaret Sherwin on 07541 993969 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.
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The Church is not the building, it is not the services; but the Body of Christ are the people of God - those who know and love the Lord Jesus Christ and we continue to be united in fellowship by the Holy Spirit. Letter from Rev Margaret Sherwin responding to Covid 19
As you will all know Coronavirus is severely affecting the entire the world and churches are following advice from both the government and Church of England advice. You can find this by clicking on the following link Church of England Coronavirus update. We can talk to God about our confusion and fear, the health worries the anxiety about isolation and the money worries. We do know that God listens and answers and acts - although not always as quickly as we want.
Prayer in the time of Coronavirus a link to a resource from the Diocese of Lichfield
Details of online for prayer & worship https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/...
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.