Resuming Online Worship during the National Lockdown
Sadly, at the beginning of the national lockdown, the Crosslacon PCC took the decision to close our church buildings for public worship once more. We are aware that the rates of infection are particularly high in our communities and as such feel that the most responsible response is to cease to meet in person for worship during this time of heightened national and local risk.
We will be reviewing this decision in light of national and local factors. In the meantime, we are meeting online every Sunday on Facebook live on the Crosslacon Parish Facebook page at 10:30 for worship and the services will be uploaded on to our website shortly after.
If anyone has any queries about the above or in need of support or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Rev Nicki Pennington. You can send a message via the website.
Morning Prayer on Tuesday’s at 8:30 on Zoom
Our weekly Morning Prayer service on Tuesdays at 8:30 on Zoom will also continue and you can access these either through an internet device or through your landline telephone. Please contact Rev. Nicki if you are interested in taking part.
Is it just me or is life getting busier? It seems that there are fewer times to just stop and be still. As life becomes busier, the challenges we face increase, we all need times to take a deep breath….
On Thursday Evenings every week at 5:00 we will be gathering on line for a contemplative time of prayer which we are calling ‘And Breathe’. A time of quiet. A time to allow your soul to catch up with you. A time to come into God’s presence…and Breathe…’
A typical meeting will involve a time of welcome and greeting, a Bible reading (and or a reading from another source, possibly a poem), a short reflection, some music and a period of meditation (about 20 minutes) and then a time to chat and share at the end of the meeting. The whole meeting will last for about 45 minutes. Anyone is welcome to join us. We will be meeting over Zoom. If you would like to take part please do contact Rev Nicki to find out how you can join in.
As the national situation in terms of responding to the pandemic is quite fluid, these arrangements may be subject to national and locally implemented changes. Please do check in with either Rev Nicki, or any of the church wardens, if you have any queries about whether services in the church buildings will be taking place on any particular Sunday.
Each church service will have a booking in system and details of who to contact can be downloaded in the letter here.
You can also download our ‘Welcome to Church,’ Booklet here which provides details of the measures we are taking to minimise risk.
Do get in touch if I can be of any help or support at this time ….
A prayer from the New Zealand Prayer Book for People Facing Great Uncertainty
God of the present moment,
God who in Jesus stills the storm
and soothes the frantic heart;
bring hope and courage to all
who wait or work in uncertainty.
Bring hope that you will make them the equal
of whatever lies ahead.
Bring them courage to endure what cannot be avoided,
for your will is health and wholeness;
you are God, and we need you.
4 O’Clock at St Michael’s Arlecdon every Second Sunday on Zoom
Before Social and Physical distancing measures every 2nd Sunday at 4 O’Clock at St Michael’s Arlecdon all ages come together to share, make, have fun, pray and learn together.
We have now gone on live on Social Media. Do join us each Second Sunday at 4pm on Zoom. The services last about half an hour and are action packed with games, challenges, stories, craft, songs, prayer and a reflection time
Forthcoming 4 O’Clock Services:
- 13th December
- 10th January
- 14th February
- 14th March
Worshipping in Older Adult residential settings
In September we began a monthly service in Wyndham Manor (the first Wednesday of every month at 2pm) and Stafford Court (the first Tuesday of every month at 2pm).Due to physical distancing requirements these are now cancelled but they will be reinstated as soon as we can. In the meantime, our friends in Wyndham Manor and Stafford court are very much in our thoughts and prayers and we are looking forwards to seeing you as soon as we can
Each month friends from the different churches across our Coast to Fells Mission Community will be taking turns to lead and facilitate the service.