COVID-19 Pandemic Response
23/3/20: With the PM announcing that the nation is now at Level 3 moving to Level 4 on Wednesday, all face-to-face gatherings are suspended: This includes mainly music, Selwyn Centre, Messy Church, Home groups, Everyman, Alpha - all are suspended.
Telephone Contact: We intend still to make telephone contact.
Prayer and Worship: We intend to provide some personal worship and prayer resources for use by households at home and delivered electronically.
Alpha: We are investigating Alpha Online - TBA.
Home groups, Vestry and subcommittees: May meet by conferencing calls/software.
The Archbishops have ordered that from Monday 23-March all Public Worship services are suspended
Message from the Vicar 19-March-2020
This bulletin is to bring you up to date with the parish planning to address the Covid-19 virus. The Bishop has passed on the advice from the Ministry of Health and is updating us regularly.
These are uncertain times and can be a significant source of stress. I encourage you to “Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands!” Be careful of the anxiety and fear which are around. Let’s take sensible precautions but let’s not be consumed by fear. King David wrote, “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.” [Psalm 56:3-4] David knew what it was to be afraid – and he knew what to do when he was. He strengthened himself in the Lord. “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”
Let’s continue to be mindful of one another; Bishop Ross wrote, “I urge people in our churches to do their best to adapt to these changing circumstances, and to continue to care well for one another.”
Peace be with you,