Hello and Welcome to the Virtual Service

As we write this, Tom is travelling home from his family staycation. We hope he has had a relaxing and enjoyable break. 

Thank you to Jonathan for this week’s sermon, which explores how ‘our faith journey is for everyone’. He has also chosen some splendid music and beautiful blessing from Rydal Hall.

Thank you to Peter for the readings and for leading our prayers, to Gill for our all-age reflection and to Julie and Alan for their playing and singing of ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ 

Once again, thank you to our technical team, Jenni and Gill who have been working tirelessly in the background putting everything together and publishing it.

We have an appeal this week from the Refugee Council for warm clothing, toiletries and food vouchers for the refugees living at the Mercure Parkway Hotel. Please do have a look at the video and think about how you can help these young men, many of whom have had hard and long journeys to get here. 

At the end of the service, there is a chance to catch up with Revd Roger Smith’s concluding midweek reflection on the theme of kindness. There is also the monthly virtual service that Jonathan has prepared for the residents and staff of Ashcroft House. Sadly, we still cannot visit them due to COVID restrictions, but we keep them and their carers in our prayers.  

Finally, we are delighted to say that the church is open for the first time since lockdown this morning between 9.30 am and 11.30 am. This is for private prayer only at this stage. Social distancing will of course be observed, which means we are limited to around 24 people in the church at once (depending on social bubbling). You will also have to wear a face mask unless you are exempt.  If it is busy you may be asked to wait outside until space is available.

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you. 

All the best

Angela and Nick

‘Locus Iste’ by Anton Bruckner followed by First Hymn

Click on Jonathan’s photo to read his thoughts on today’s bible lessons. 

Alan and Julie sing ‘Jesus stand among us’
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Jonathan leads our service sent to the staff and residents of Ashcroft House.
Virtual Service 16 August