All services are currently cancelled.
For various Sunday worship on line, see weekly news.
And searching radio, TV and internet will show you ways for seeking Sunday Worship
available in those media.
But the Church is open now for private prayer as follows:
two sessions on Mondays to Thursdays 9.30 - 10.30 and 10.30 - 11.30
Some prayers we might like to use at this time:
Great God of love, we lay these days
Low at your feet, to seek your ways;
Praying from heartache's deepens well:
Peace for our anguish, fears to quell.
Wounded and scared, in disarray;
Look on a world that's lost its wat,
Grant us your mercy, hope bestow;
E'en thought that be faintesrt glow.
Cradle the tears of those who mourn,
Comfort the weak and weary-worn;
Humbled and helpless, lonely now;
Here, to your children, grace bestow.
Move with compassion, pardoning Lord,
Teach us to hear your constant word,
That, though confused, impaired we be,
Still, Jesus reigns in victory.
Hear us, we pray, and work in power,
Rescue, redeem, this dreadful hour.
Come as of old and prove your might
Vanquishing darkness, sharing light.
Stephen Poxon - can be sung to Deep Harmony
God, our rock and shield, we pray for our land, and all nations and places in our world,
as many endure the effects of the illness Covid-19 and the Coronavirus pandemic.
For those who are ill, grant healing;
for those who mourn the death of loved ones, bring comfort;
for those who care for the sick, grant strength and endurance;
for those who are isolated or whose livelihoods are threatened, give courage and hope;
for all who take difficult decisions, from governments to health practitioners,
give wisdom and compassion to accompany the knowledge and experience that they bring.
Deliver us from this disease, we pray, and enable all nations and communities
to grow in collaboration and unity as we face this challenge together.
Grant a legacy of enduring common purpose in facing all that threatens our global common good.
We pray in Jesus' name, in the unity of the Spirit, Amen.
And the people stayed home.
And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply.
Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.
Some met their shadows.
And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.