THE ARCHBISHOPS OF CANTERBURY AND YORK HAVE WRITTEN TO SAY THAT ALL CHURCH BUILDINGS BE CLOSED, NOT ONLY FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP BUT ALSO FOR PRIVATE PRAYER.
This decision has been taken following medical advice to the Church and in response to the Government’s announcement about further measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus on 23rd March 2020. We are very sorry to report and to comply with this, but please find more information here: https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/coronavirus-faqs
WHILE WE ARE UNABLE TO BE IN CHURCH TO WORSHIP TOGETHER, REVD. SIMON GARWOOD WILL PREPARE READINGS, PRAYERS AND AN ADDRESS FOR EACH SUNDAY'S SERVICE.
ALL SERVICES WILL APPEAR HERE AS A WORD DOCUMENT WHICH YOU CAN OPEN BY CLICKING ON THE LINK.
Following on from the suggestion of the Archbishops for last Sunday, I am quite taken with the idea of lighting a candle at 7.00 pm tonight (and/or any other night if you like) so I’ve compiled a short evening service around it. I hope you find it helpful, but please don’t think you need to follow it slavishly – use it or adapt it in any way you like.
I hope you find this a helpfully structured way of praying and recalling that Christ is the Light of the world. I hope it also enables you to pray for those in need, especially for all who feel they are currently enveloped in the ‘darkness’ of the virus, and for those who love them and for those who are caring for them.
With every blessing at this strange and difficult time,
SPIRITUAL HOME COMMUNION
Please find below a Spiritual Communion, produced by Chelmsford Diocese, which you can use when taking Communion at home:
A MESSAGE FROM REVD. SIMON GARWOOD - 29TH MARCH 2020
THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT - Passion Sunday - 29th March 2020
MOTHERING SUNDAY - The Fourth Sunday of Lent - 22nd March 2020
Refreshments are served in the Church Rooms after the 11:00am service. Everyone very warmly welcome.
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