Our Benefice Churches are still open for private prayer and at the moment, for said Communion at 9am in one of the Benefice Churches each week. We will look at suspending live worship if the situation warrants it. Thankfully the zoom services continue as a way of uniting us in worship and encouragement.

Short prayer service leaflets are still available on the Resources page for you to print and use throughout the week and Radio 4 offers daily worship at 10am on BBC longwave.

Thank you to so many in our Benefice communities who are providing access to essentials for those self-isolating and vulnerable in this third lockdown. . The care and thoughtfulness in the support offered to friends and neighbours is so encouraging in this wearying pandemic. Please feel free to phone if you are feeling in need of a conversation or prayer!

Jesus calls us ‘to love our neighbours as ourselves’  and our nation also needs us to be a praying community at this time. St James wrote in his Epistle that if ‘anyone lacks wisdom we should ask God for it’. That is something we can do for those with leadership responsibilities at this time, as well as praying for strength in body, mind and spirit for all  in healthcare, education and key work, for those who are economically vulnerable and for those who are anxious, ill, or bereaved.

May God continue to grant us courage, patience and His protection and healing.

Rev. Sally Wheeler