Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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 beckyrichards@hotmail.co.uk

Rev Chris – 01630 638794 c.simpson684@btinternet.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).

Sunday Worship

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

Part 1

Part 2

5th April 2020

29th March 2020

22nd March 2020

Conn3ct (Youth Church) Services

29th March 2020

26th April 2020

Family Resources

Messy Church At Home for Pentecost

Holy Week Services (PDF Downloads)

Monday Reflection

Tuesday Reflection

Wednesday Reflection

Thursday Reflection

Maundy Thursday 'Passover At Home' Service (Available from 7pm)

Friday Reflection

Hour At The Cross Part 1

Hour At The Cross Part 2

Saturday Reflection

Lent Reflections (PDF Downloads)

VE Day Service

Team Rector:

Rev Becky Richards

01630 661204

beckyrichards@hotmail.co.uk  

Team Vicar:

Rev Christine Simpson

01630 638794
c.simpson684@btinternet.com

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