The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
But they called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”.
It follows the announcement by the Prime Minister of sweeping restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.
It means all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions. There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.
Resources for worship at home are available online here: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches (scroll down towards the bottom of the page).
This includes prayers to say at home as well as live-streaming worship. If you do not have internet access and require a hard copy of prayers, please ring me on 01763 853067, and I will do my best to get a hard copy to you.
Shamus Williams (Rector)