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.
For those who couldn’t make it last night – my sermon for Ash Wednesday is now available under the ‘Media’ Tab and Audio sermons.
Join us tonight as we mark the beginning of Lent at St Marys with a service including the imposition of ashes – 7pm tonight.
Join us tomorrow for any of our services – we have the quiet 8am communion, parish communion at 9:30am, or Messy Church from 3-5pm in the centre. Come and take refuge from the storm!
Don’t forget our special Music Marathon is running all day tomorrow (Saturday 8th February) – 10am until 8pm in church – details can be found under the ‘What’s on’ tab, under ‘Events’. Do come along – there will be a wide variety of talented musicians performing and something for everyone!
I have finally uploaded the audio sermons up to date! You can find them under the ‘Media’ Tab.