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All public services of worship are suspended
until further notice

 

The Archbishops have called, along with other church leaders, that on this coming Sunday - Mothering Sunday 22nd March that there is to be a Day of Prayer and Action, lighting a candle & putting it in a window at 7pm. 

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Rector’s Letter. May 2020

SarahFarrimondthumbThis letter comes at a very strange and difficult time. Since I last wrote COVID19 or the Coronavirus has come to dominate the news and the daily life of people across the planet in a way that we would never have predicted. Nowhere and nothing is unaffected. Everyone is doing and we must all continue to do everything we can to limit the spread of infection. The churches, include our church, St Augustine’s, have a part to play in this. The decision has been taken by the Church of England nationally to close all church buildings. It is with sadness, but convinced that it is absolutely necessary, that I need to let you know that St Augustine’s Church, as a building, is closed until further notice. Worship and community life, however continue. More about that later.

In the middle of all this, the year moves on. I am sometimes surprised to look up from a news bulletin about the virus to see a blue sky and new leaves opening up on the trees. The same is true of the church year. Lent reached its conclusion in holy week: the week leading up to Easter Sunday in which we recollect and celebrate Jesus’ last days; his last meal with his friends, his trial, his death and, finally, gloriously, on Easter Sunday his resurrection; Easter Sunday marks a new start, the victory of life over death, of hope over despair.

This years’ celebrations have, to say the least, been different as we have tried to get to grips with technology that allows us to livestream services or conduct them by Zoom, or work out ways in which we can worship together, while being physically apart.

As I said, worship continues. When an act of worship would normally take place in church, an act of worship will take place in the home of one of the clergy team. This includes both Sunday services and mid-week services. Details of these services is posted on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/scissettstaugustine This includes links to streamed services.

Information about services with other worship resources, is sent out every week by email. For those without access to email printed resources for worship are delivered to people’s houses. If you would like to be included in this mailing or if you would like to be included in zoom services when they take place please phone or email me (details below)

We continue also as a praying community. I will be praying every weekday at 9am and 5pm. If you pray at that time we will be praying together. Phone, email or message me if there is anything you would like us to pray for. I And please also get in touch if you need any practical help or would like a chat.

 

With my Love and Prayers, Sarah

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