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Coronavirus Update

Our Church continues to be alive and active. But following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, our church building is now closed, and our church services are suspended. 

We continue to worship and pray at home, and to care for each other and all in our community through phone calls, e-mails and practical support.  

If you would like prayer (or other support) for you or someone else, please get in touch via e-mail or phone.
Vicar:  Rev’d Vicky Maunder stjameswe.vicar@gmail.com 07762 673350
Associate Priest:  Rev’d Linda Galvin  rev.lindagalvin@gmail.com 07934 419302
LLM and Pastoral Coordinator: Carol Kidd  stjameswe.pastoral@gmail.com  07842 244876

Our ministry team are praying at home at 8.30am and 4pm each day. Please do pray at these times, if you can, knowing you are praying with others in our church community.  

We are providing material each week for Sunday worship at home. Please find that here.

If you’d like to receive regular e-mails from the church with prayers and reflections, please contact Rev’d Vicky.  

It’s a difficult and upsetting time for us all. But these measures are to keep everyone safe and to protect the vulnerable amongst us. This phase in our national and local life won’t last forever. The church is the people, not the building and God promises to be with us wherever we are. So let’s keep positive and offer love, care and hope to others by staying at home and only going out for essential trips.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

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.

Resources

Stations of the Cross

Friday 13 March 7pm
Friday 27 March 7pm – Cancelled
Monday 6 April at 7pm – Cancelled

These devotional services reflect on the day of Jesus crucifixion to help us enter into a deeper appreciation of this journey. . Instead of the traditional reflection and prayer at 14 images around the church that tell the story of his journey to the cross, Carol has recorded the devotionals to be used as private prayers. New contents are made available daily for the 14 days leading up to Good Friday on the Church’s YouTube playlist.

Mustard Seeds

Next Sunday (1 December) we are starting a younger children’s group called Mustard Seeds during the 9.30am service to run alongside Pathfinders.  This will be worship, storytelling and activities for little ones under the age of 6.  For more info speak to Jan Barratt or Sarah Langridge. 

Morning Prayer

On the first Thursday of each month during 9am Morning Prayer the many prayer cards that are placed on the prayer board in the Lady Chapel are read aloud. The following Sunday a special prayer is said over them at the altar before the cards are placed in special albums. If you are unable to get to church or know someone who would like a prayer placed on the board, please let the Ministry Team know your prayer request at stjameswe.prayers@gmail.com. It would be our privilege to pray for you and to place a prayer card on the Lady Chapel board on your behalf. Carol Kidd