After the first lockdown, St Lawrence was endeavouring to run occasional Sunday services in Church, but open only to Barlow congregation members due to space and social distancing restrictions. Services were again resumed on the same basis after the second lockdown, but sad to say, they are once again suspended - for the safety of our congregation - during the third lockdown.
The United Benefice is continuing with recorded services being made
available on YouTube or Facebook.
The services are being recorded with collated contributions from the three parishes. Please follow this link for the service and the accompanying service sheet.
Live service recordings (from Old Brampton) can be viewed here: 26th July , 2nd
August , 9th August
with Bishop Libby , 16th
August , 23rd
August , 30th
August , 6th
Sept., 27th Sept.
, 4th Oct., 18th
Oct., 25th Oct., 1st Nov., 6th
Dec. ,13th Dec. 20th Dec., 3rd
Rev'd Sarah's, Rev’d. Janet’s and Kate’s Services for the whole
benefice, recorded from home:
26th April - 3rd May - 17th May - 24th May - 7th June – 14th June - 21st June - 5th July - 12th July - 19th July
20th Sep. , 11th Oct , 15th Nov, 22nd Nov., 29th Nov., 10th Jan.,17th Jan.,
Rev'd Adrian Murray-Leslie's recorded service for 8th November - Remembrance - is available here.
Can be viewed here.
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
God of love, turn our hearts to your ways, and give us peace. Amen.
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.