While churches are now closed even for personal prayer, we need to encourage ways to pray at home. The prayer services available on the Resources page can be printed out double-sided and provide you with a 10 minute prayer leaflet for every day of the week.

I am moved by all the efforts of our village community to ensure those who are self-isolating and vulnerable can have essentials delivered and have seen remarkable care and thoughtfulness in developing ways to help others.

Jesus called us ‘to love our neighbours as ourselves’, and this is something being put into practice around the Benefice.

I am praying regularly for you all, and for all in authority, in healthcare and key work, as well as those who are anxious, or ill as this health emergency unfolds.

May God grant us patience, protection and healing.

Rev. Sally Wheeler