I have recorded the gospel reading and sermon for Sunday 29th March on the raising of Lazarus. You will find it under media/ audio sermons.
I have added a new audio file regarding the Christian response to COVID-19 – you’ll find this under the media tab – audio sermons.
As a consequence of the latest restrictions St Marys and St Johns are now closed completely. I am contacting Wedding and Christening families to discuss options, and I will be posting updates both here and on our facebook page. If you are aware of anyone who needs our support please contact me on 01229 227976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Sunday morning at 8am BBC Radio Cumbria with be broadcasting a Local virtual service for Mothering Sunday. The Bishop of Penrith will be preaching and you’ll also hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury. The service will be available on AM & FM (in Cumbria), Freeview channel 721 also online at https://tinyurl.com/wrn7xne. You can get an order of service so you can join in at https://tinyurl.com/th24syd or https://tinyurl.com/wb44uwd
In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. We will be opening the church this weekend for private prayer, and every Sunday until services resume. This will obviously affect baptisms too, so we will be contacting the families currently booked in to ask them to reschedule.If anyone needs further support please let us know.
Due to the latest advice on Coronavirus, we are cancelling the Lent course on Wednesday and Thursday, midweek communion at St Johns, and the quiz night on Thursday. In addition we will postpone this weeks PCC meeting, also scheduled for Thursday. I am awaiting revised guidelines from the CofE in regard to Sunday services and will keep you informed.