I do hope you have all enjoyed the wonderful weather this week, preferably sitting on a comfortable recliner in the shade, I think we hit 33 degrees on Thursday so it definitely felt tropical!
Many of you will have heard that our churches can open for services from next weekend. As you can imagine that requires us to make sure we comply with all the Covid-19 safety precautions. The Church of England and our Diocese have been issuing their requirements during this week with some details still to come, we hope to be able to hold services next Sunday 5 July. This will be confirmed later in the week with another email which will include times of services and any special conditions we need to adhere to.
It will be a delight to be able to welcome everyone back to church in person, but we do understand that some people will not be able to come yet as they will still be self isolating so we will continue these weekly emails and are looking at recording the church services for you to watch online.
This week’s service is available on our website:
The weekly sheet, the weekly readings and Revd. Liz’s sermon are all attached to this email.
Revd. Liz has asked me to draw your attention to a Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast that is taking place on Tuesday 30 June. The details if you would like to join in are below:
It is taking place on Tuesday morning 30 June 2020, 8.30am to 9am. The event will be chaired by Marsha de Cordova MP and will include prayers led by parliamentarians, hymns led by special guest singers and a keynote address by the Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Revd Dr Graham Tomlin. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, their desire is to bring together parliamentarians, church leaders and Christians from across the UK to pray for our country, the NHS and other key workers, Parliament and the Government, as well as reflect upon the message of hope, peace and loving service that the Christian faith brings to our society in this moment.
The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast is taking place online and is free. To receive the details to the live session you’ll need to register on event brite – through this link.
I look forward to being able to greet many of you in person next weekend.
With much love
Debbie von Bergen
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