A big announcement

A big announcement being made today:

The Reverend Andy Batchelor has accepted an offer to be priest in charge of the parishes of Harbury, Ladbroke and Ufton in the Coventry diocese. The institution service is yet to be arranged, but could be sometime in September. Please pray for Andy and his family as they prepare to leave Cumbria and Serve these three churches and their communities.

Update on reopening church buildings.

You may have seen the new government guidance that states churches can reopen for public worship from the 4th July. This would only be in limited numbers and singing is prohibited. After consulting our church wardens and bearing in mind the needs and vulnerabilities of our congregations we have agreed that we will look to restarting services in August at the earliest, but will keep the situation under review. The churches will still be open for private prayer on Sundays and our on-line services will continue as normal.

Tomorrows lockdown service – 28/06/20

The link for tomorrows lockdown service will be posted here in the morning – the songs for this week are as follows:

ALL TO JESUS I SURRENDER


All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give.
I will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live
I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to Thee my blessed Saviour, I surrender all.
All to Jesus I surrender, humbly at His feet I bow.
Worldly pleasures all forsaken, take me Jesus take me now.
I surrender all…
All to Jesus I surrender, make me Saviour wholly Thine.
Let me feel the Holy Spirit, truly know that Thou art mine.
All to Jesus I surrender, Lord I give myself to Thee.
Fill me with Thy love and power, let Thy blessings fall on me.
I surrender all…
All to Jesus I surrender, now I feel the sacred flame.
Oh the joy of full salvation, Glory, Glory to His name.
I surrender all…

AS WE ARE GATHERED

As we are gathered, Jesus is here,.
One with each other, Jesus is here.
Joined by the Spirit, washed in the blood.
Part of the body, the church of God.
As we are gathered, Jesus is here.
One with each other, Jesus is here.

TAKE MY LIFE

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated Lord to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

Take my will and make it Thine.
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is Thine own.
It shall be Thy royal throne.

Take my love; my lord I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only all for Thee.

Lockdown service 21st June 2020

This weeks lockdown service link will be posted here tomorrow morning. The songs we are using this week are as follows:


FATHER I PLACE INTO YOUR HANDS

Father, I place into your hands The things I cannot do,

Father, I place into your hands The things that I’ve been through.

Father, I place into your hands The way that I should go,

For I know I always can trust you.

Father, I place into your hands My friends and family.

Father, I place into your hands The things that trouble me.

Father, I place into your hands The person I would be,

For I know I always can trust you.

Father, we love to see your face, We love to hear your voice.

Father, we love to sing your praise And in your name rejoice.

Father, we love to walk with you And in your presence rest,

For we know we always can trust you.

Father, I want to be with you And do the things you do.

Father, I want to speak the words That you are speaking too.

Father, I want to love the ones That you will draw to you,

For I know that I am one with you.


FROM HEAVEN YOU CAME

From heaven you came helpless babe

Enter’d our world Your Glory veil’d

Not to be served but to serve

And give Your life that we might live.

This is our God, the Servant King – He calls us now to follow Him

To bring our lives as a daily offering

Of worship to the Servant King.

There in the garden of tears

My heavy load He chose to bear

His heart with sorrow was torn

Yet “Not my will but Yours”, He said.

Come see His hand and His feet – The scars that speak of sacrifice

Hands that flung stars into space

To cruel nails surrendered.

So let us learn how to serve

And in our lives enthrone Him

Each other’s needs to prefer

For it is Christ we’re serving.


O LORD, MY ROCK AND MY REDEEMER

O Lord, my rock and my redeemer

Greatest treasure of my longing soul

My God, like You there is no other

True delight is found in You alone

Your grace, a well too deep to fathom

Your love exceeds the heavens’ reach

Your truth, a fount of perfect wisdom

My highest good and my unending need.

O Lord, my rock and my redeemer

Strong defender of my weary heart

My sword to fight the cruel deceiver

And my shield against his hateful darts

My song when enemies surround me

My hope when tides of sorrow rise

My joy when trials are abounding

Your faithfulness, my refuge in the night.

O Lord, my rock and my redeemer

Gracious Saviour of my ruined life

My guilt and cross laid on Your shoulders

In my place You suffered bled and died

You rose, the grave and death are conquered

You broke my bonds of sin and shame.

You rose, the grave and death are conquered

You broke my bonds of sin and shame.

O Lord, my rock and my redeemer

May all my days bring glory to Your name

May all my days bring glory to Your name.

Lockdown Service Sunday 14th June 2020

Our lockdown service will be posted here early tomorrow, for those who would like the words to the songs we will be using they are listed below:

BLESS THE LORD (10,000 REASONS)

Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before O my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name

The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul

You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul


WE WILL CROSS EVERY BORDER

We will cross every border,
Throw wide every door,
Joining our hands across the nations,
We’ll proclaim Jesus is Lord.

We will break sin’s oppression,
Speak out for the poor,
Announce the coming of Christ’s kingdom
From East to West, and shore to shore.

We will gather in the harvest,
And work while it’s day,
Though we may sow with tears of sadness,
We will reap with shouts of joy.

Soon our eyes shall see his glory,
The Lamb our risen Lord,
When he receives from every nation
His blood-bought bride, his great reward.
Then we’ll proclaim Jesus is Lord.
We shall proclaim Jesus is Lord.


GOD FORGAVE MY SIN

God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name.
I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share his love as he told me to.

He said ‘Freely, freely you have received;

freely, freely give.
Go in my name, and because you believe

others will know that I live.

All pow’r is giv’n in Jesus’ name
In earth and heav’n in jesus name
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share his pow’r as he told me to.

He said ‘Freely, freely you have received;

freely, freely give.
Go in my name, and because you believe

others will know that I live.