Making Christ's Love known to All

What's happening at St Mary's, St Peter's and St Thomas'?

By now, you will all know that we have had to suspend public worship across all 3 churches  and to keep them closed because of the COVID-19 epidemic.  This has been a very hard decision for all of us, but we are called by our Lord Jesus Christ to love our neighbour as ourself - for this season, that means maintaining some distance from each other to avoid spreading a disease that can be fatal for some.

We are endeavouring to keep our community functioning in different ways through this time.  If you are a regular member of one of our worshipping congregations, you will be receiving regular phone calls from one of a number of kind volunteers who are acting as community hubs.  If you need any practical, emotional or spiritual support, they will be your first port of call.  But please, if your need is urgent and you can't get hold of them, do call the Vicar - the answerphone will always be on, even if she is out and about.

This page, as well providing a shortcut to some useful information, is also a link to 2 new pages.  One has resources for Sunday worship at home, including a downloadable copy of the service (which is also available in hard copy in our churches) and links to readings, a sermon and intercessions.  The other has resources for daily prayer that you might find helpful.

This is a painful and testing time for us all, but we can have confidence that our God is with us and walks beside us in our confusion and pain.  May He watch over each of you until we are all able to meet again.

"Have you not known?  Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint or grow weary;

His understanding is unsearchable.

He gives power to the faint,

and strengthens the powerless.

Even youths shall faint and be weary,

and the young will fall exhausted;

but those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength,

they shall mount up with wings like eagles,

they shall run and not be weary,

they shall walk and not faint."

Isaiah 40:28-31