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As you will be aware there are no services or social activities taking place in churches until further notice.
The Church of England has made available a number of resources to use for
prayer during this time. The Daily Prayer app is available to download, and there is a selection of prayers available on the Church of England website.There will be a live stream of services from a number of churches. Have a look at the Church of England website: churchofengland.org.
The BBC has announced a Sunday morning service on local radio at 8am and Radio 4 at 8.10am (this will also be available online at 9am), with the possibility of a service broadcast on BBC1, again on a Sunday morning. Keep an eye out for publicity for that. We'll try and let you know here what is happening.
Sunday is Mothering Sunday and Songs of Praise will be celebrating the work of the Mothers Union. This will be broadcast on Sunday at 1.15pm. We are also asked to keep this day as a national Day of Prayer, particularly remembering all those who are ill or anxious and all those involved in our health and emergency services. See more details under the 'Services' page.
Below are some prayers that we may like to use for this, and to include in our daily prayers.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
During the coming weeks I will be posting suggestions for prayers and services that we can all use at home. Keep checking in here and in your inbox for newsletters and information to keep us in touch, and in fellowship, until we are able to meet for public worship and celebrate together once again as a church family.