Our Church buildings may be closed, but you can still connect with church.
A Message from your clergy at this testing time.
‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’
(John 14 v.27)
These words, spoken by Jesus to his close friends at the last supper on the eve of his crucifixion, have brought comfort and strength to individuals and communities in times of uncertainty ever since. Although regular public worship has been suspended due to the Coronavirus precautions, the Church is here to pray for and serve our Community. I write to clarify what we can offer across our Benefice.
At the bottom of this page you will find prayers and resources which you may like to use at home. We will upload a service to our YouTube channel each Sunday at 10.30am - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMuYu-V3381Gn9HgE66NYjg
In addition, we are offering to support people who feel anxious, lonely or have lost friends or loved ones. Many of our members and ministers are over 70 or vulnerable themselves, but amongst them we have trained listeners and counsellors who have offered to make phone calls to those who need support and comfort. Please contact us via e-mail or telephone using the contact details below.
With our best wishes and prayers:
Rev Becky – 01630 661204 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev Chris – 01630 638794 email@example.com
Continued Learning and Fellowship in the Current situation Resources for you to use.
Sources Of Daily Worship - Updated 19/05/2020
We are working ecumenically with other churches in the Market Drayton area and shall be posting daily reflections for “Thy Kingdom Come” from Ascension Day to Pentecost (21st-31st May 2020). Click Here to access the playlist of reflections.
Here are some links to other services, prayers and reflections you may find helpful:
St Mary’s Market Drayton - Rev Catherine McBride and Rev Ian Macfarlane - Bible Reading and Reflection most weekdays. This can be found on St Mary’s Facebook Page and via website www.stmarysmarketdrayton.org.uk
Wrockwardine Deanery – Rev Andy Ackroyd – Bible Reading and Reflection on weekday mornings on Facebook and via website www.wrockwardinedeanery.org.uk
The Church of England produces resources for Daily Prayer – both contemporary and from the Book of Common Prayer - https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer
You can download the free version of Daily Prayer, which gives the full service for Common Worship Morning and Evening Prayer and Compline – for both Apple and Android, as well as Time to Pray, which is also free https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer
The Church Of England has also launched a free phone line - with prayer, bible reading and hymns. Call 0800 804 8044
Lichfield Diocese has links to online resources for prayer and worship - https://www.lichfield.anglican.org/latest-coronavirus-information
For those who enjoy reflection and meditative prayer - Pray As You Go, from the Jesuits, has a daily Bible Reading with music and reflection. There are also special reflections for this time of “lock-down” - “Pray as you Stay”, as well as Mental health awareness exercises, Retreat Series, and aids to prayer https://pray-as-you-go.org/home . The App is free to download
BBC Radio 4 (long wave) has a short daily service every morning, 9.45 – 10.00
UCB Christian Radio has music, Bible studies, discussions etc https://www.ucb.co.uk - The Word for Today is also available online.
The AMICA Benefice has now launched a Telephone Church Service – phone 01630 410490 to hear a short service and reflection from Rev Rich Clarkson or a member of the Ministry Team – (calls are charged at the local rate).
24th May 2020
17th May 2020
10th May 2020
3rd May 2020 - Family Worship
3rd May 2020 - Evensong
26th April 2020
19th April 2020
12th April 2020 - EASTER SUNDAY
5th April 2020
29th March 2020
22nd March 2020
Conn3ct (Youth Church) Services
29th March 2020
26th April 2020
Messy Church At Home for Pentecost
Holy Week Services (PDF Downloads)
Maundy Thursday 'Passover At Home' Service (Available from 7pm)
Hour At The Cross Part 1
Hour At The Cross Part 2
Lent Reflections (PDF Downloads)
VE Day Service