St Michael & St Mary Magdalene

Covid 19

CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19

Each day, global concern about the COVID-19 virus increases.  While thinking about what we should do (or not do), here are some thoughts from Bishop Olivia about how we should be:

·         Calm: the opposite will lead us to do things which might impact seriously on others – like panic buying.

·         Caring: those who self-isolate, (those in high-risk groups, or who have been in contact with the virus) need to know that we care about them. Phone calls, messages, letters, cards, food left on the doorstep are all signs that we care.

·         Considerate: let’s look out for one another, and act collectively to prevent the spread. It isn’t just about me, it’s about us

·         And of course, Christ-like: let’s live hopefully, love generously and pray earnestly – and let’s bless each other by the way we behave.  

PUBLIC WORSHIP:   THE ARCHBISHOPS OF CANTERBURY AND YORK HAVE ISSUED ADVICE THAT PUBLIC WORSHIP IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE REGULARLY FOR UPDATES. 

LIVE STREAMING OF WORSHIP:   Many of our services will be live streamed and can seen live on our YouTube channel or our Live Streaming page where you can also find our worship booklets.  Other services are available from the Church of England WEBSITE.

CHURCH OPENING:   THE CHURCH BUILDING IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

PARISH OFFICE WILL NOT BE OPENING TO THE PUBLIC.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A BOOKING OR HAVE AN ENQUIRY PLEASE EMAIL THE OFFICE, GIVING BASIC DETAILS WITH A CONTACT NUMBER AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU OR TELEPHONE 01344 425205.

IF YOU NEED TO ISOLATE YOURSELF, WE HAVE VOLUNTEERS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME, PLEASE CALL 01344 425205 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER YOUR HELP,  PLEASE CALL 01344 425205 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE.

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS OUR PRAYERS PLEASE EMAIL THE PARISH OFFICE AND WE WILL ADD THEM TO THE PRAYER LIST

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.