Last updated 8 April 2020 at 10:30
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.
Holy Week, Easter Day and Post Easter resources, as well as links to other on-line resources for daily and weekly prayer and services can be found here: LINKS TO ON-LINE SERVICES AND RESOURCES
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 email@example.com. Copies of these newsletters can be found at: TEAM NEWS
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.
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.