Welcome!

We are here to serve the combined Anglican churches and the wider communities of Corsham, Lacock, Bowden Hill, Neston and Gastard. Our main aim is to grow followers of Jesus Christ through three key areas of activity which build upon each other, and which encourage us to look up, in and out:

  • Growing in God (or looking up). We will be committed to being disciples of Jesus through prayer, Bible study and an active Christian life.
  • Growing in Love (or looking in). We will model Christian love towards each other, creating attractive and hospitable communities of faith where people feel at home.
  • Growing Community (or looking out). We will engage with our communities, seeking to be a Christian influence and encouraging people to follow Jesus.

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You can keep up-to-date with what’s happening in our monthly and weekly Newsletters,  the Rector’s News, and joining in with our activities; we also offer a wide variety of services for all ages.  We look forward to meeting you in person!

There a wide variety of external sources in our Useful Links area and in particular should you need help with your faith please see our Growing In Faith section.

We also have a wide selection of ministers and other laity who help keep our parishes running, refer to our contacts section for more information

Revd  Dr Andrew Johnson
Priest in Charge (Team Rector)

News

Last updated 27 March 2020 at 09:00

CLOSURE OF CHURCH BUILDINGS—Message from the Church of England
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close.
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.  Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.

A twice weekly newsletter, replacing the current WIS, Church News and Lacock Pew News, will be published on a Wednesday and Saturday giving more information.  This will be emailed to those who have signed up to our current newsletters.  You can be added to this distribution by emailing office@corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk.  Copies of these newsletters can be found at: TEAM NEWS

More info at: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

Some links to on-line resources and SERVICES can be found here.

A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

From Corsham Area Christian churches
Dear All. We are now living in difficult times and need to use our Christian values to help protect those that are more vulnerable than our selves, but making sure to keep your selves safe. Following the advice that has been given through the media.

The Lent courses have been postponed and will hopefully take place later in the year.

With a sad heart The Walk of Witness is also cancelled. We normally gather together with the Cross having Readings and hymns. This year the Gospel reading would be from Matthew V 26: The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus, to V 27: The Burial of Jesus. Maybe you can go for a walk (observing the social distancing rules of course) stopping to thank what we have take for granted, as times have changed. Pray for an improved future and all those that are helping to keep us safe.

If you have a cross that you could put up to remind us that this day our Lord Jesus Christ was put to death on the cross, if like me you keep your Palm cross that could be used. I hope this is helpful, may you all stay safe with the Love of the Lord around us.

This page will contain a list of on-line resources that you may find helpful.  It was last updated on 31 March.

On-Line video resources             (Scroll down for other resources)
You can find some daily services here: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer
and here: https://www.stpaulsweb.org.uk/welcome.htm
or here: https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/
and here : https://www.bathabbey.org/

A daily hymn and A simple act of worship for passsiontide: https://www.rscm.org.uk/our-resources/hftd/.  Includes hymns (to which you can sing along as words are provided), readings and prayers (lasts 23 mins).

Other resources
A service you can use at home for Palm Sunday: Palm Sunday @ home

Other resources are available on the Church of England website at: www.churchofengland.org

PRAYERS in a PANDEMIC Our Team Vicar has put together a booklet which contains some simple acts of worship, a number of prayers to use, some suggested readings, and some ways of using TV, radio, or the internet to join in on services. View or Download here: PRAYING IN A PANDEMIC

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