This Sunday, 5th April, is Palm Sunday and as we cannot meet in person we would like to meet together online/by phone using Zoom.
If you would like to join, please contact the Church office for details.
Letter from the Vicar
As we enter Holy week and recall the death of Jesus which happened over the Passover and celebrate his resurrection we think about how Passover was set up to celebrate God’s rescue of his people.
Exodus 12 v 23 says “…the Lord…. will see the blood ….and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down”.
What a wonderful promise at this uncertain time.
At that Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples he said Love one another.
As Christians may I encourage you to offer help to your neighbours or suggest someone who will benefit from support. See the back page for more details on loving actions.
For the time being, we have been told to stop gathering for public worship.
For your information, the letter from the Archbishops may be found here.
In the letter from the Archbishops announcing that “Public worship will have to stop for a season. Our usual pattern of Sunday services and other mid-week gatherings must be put on hold” they also ask us to:
- Look for ways to share the love of Christ in this situation especially the vulnerable
- To place a lighted candle in our windows at 7.00 p.m. as a sign of solidarity and hope in the light of Christ that can never be extinguished.
How to maintain your faith when the options of public worship and fellowship are denied to us:
- Continue to read the bible and pray daily in your private devotions.
- Search the Internet for Live streaming of sermons, prayers and activities.
- Use your artistic gifts to create areas of beauty and reflection
- Seek to be a good neighbour in offering help to the vulnerable
- Encourage others by suggesting other ways
- Keep in contact with other people
Guidelines from the Church of England and Diocese of Oxford
To see the current guidelines from the Church of England and Diocese of Oxford, please click the following links
The Church of England has many digital resources you can use, click here to see these.
They also have a page created for Prayer and liturgy for coronavirus. Click here for more information.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty…. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.— Psalm 91:1, 5-6
Why not wash your hands to these verses in Psalm 91? Or to the old chorus ‘he has washed us with His blood…’
Last updated 2 April 2020