For Sunday 24th Rev'd. Janet and one representative from of each
the three parishes have recorded a service which can be viewed here.
There is a sheet giving the service including the readings,
together with other notices which is available to download here
or to view as an online flipbook here.
Can be viewed here.
Archdeacon Carol will be hosting a Facebook Live Service at 09:30
on 30th May and including some songs.
The Diocese together are planning a programme of services/prayers from Ascension to Whitsun with resources from Thy Kingdom Come, and Archdeacon Carol will be part of that as well – she will keep us informed with more detail when it has been confirmed
Remember, Lord, your mercy and loving-kindness towards us.
Bless this good earth, and make it fruitful.
Bless our labour, and give us all things needed for our daily lives.
Bless the homes of our parish and all who live within them.
Bless our common life and our care for our neighbour.
Hear us, good Lord
For a bit of fun in these difficult times, our PCC Secretary, Peter Gouldthorpe, has written a set of 'corona virus' related song parodies set to standards written in the 1930's & 40's. Please follow this link to listen to them
A 40-day journey through the prayer Jesus taught his followers -
one which continues to shape the lives of Christians across the
world. Each day provides you with a short Bible reflection, an
invitation to pray and a suggestion for responding to the vision of
the Lord's Prayer itself.
Learn more - www.churchofengland.org/easterpilgrim .
The Diocesan Board of Education has created a whole range of
resources to help support children and adults worship at home.
The resources are available here .
A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Time to Pray presents everything you need for prayer during the day,
with variations according to the day of the week and the season of the
Church’s year. The app is compatible with smartphones and tablets.
You can use it on its own, as your sole act of prayer and praise, or you can use it alongside night prayer in a pattern of prayer at the beginning and end of the day.
Church House publishing has now made the app free for everyone to download. It is available for google play and the app store.
Revd Dr Brendan McCarthy, the Church of England’s adviser on health
and social policy has reminded all dioceses that all church, clergy
and church officer activity must continue to be carried out within the
government’s social distancing regulations.
Also, individuals must continue to respect the rules about leaving your home for essential trips only.
He also urges churches to think carefully about the delivery of parish magazines, pew sheets, Palm crosses or Holy Week orders of service to those parishioners who may be housebound or self-isolating, deliveries of such items are NOT classed as essential travel by the government.
Door-to-door deliveries carry a risk of transmitting the virus, as the deliverer may well be touching garden gates, letterboxes and of course the items they are delivering. The scientific evidence suggests that the virus can remain on paper and cardboard for 24 hours, meaning that letters, leaflets and envelopes will carry a similar risk of spreading infection.
The Church of England website contains links to church services. Follow it here.
There are numerous opportunities to join in worship over live-stream across the Diocese. Follow this link to the relevant Diocese page.
The daily prayer can be found here.