Covid-19 Outbreak – Keeping in Touch at St. Helen’s

Covid-19 Outbreak – Keeping in Touch at St. Helen’s

Our church is now closed, it may be empty but we
are one in the Lord.

Let us hold one another in prayer
in this difficult and unprecedented 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 14:27

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by
prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests
to God. Philippians 4.6

 

The peak in Coronavirus cases may have passed but it is doubtful if we will see any relaxation to social distancing in the near future.  Indeed, the message seems to be that some aspects of this will continue for a very long time because Covid19 will be around for a long time until a vaccine is available.

The churches in the United Benefice are not open yet for private prayer or services.  So, how do we remain church, remain a fellowship, remain the body of Christ in this time?

Here at St Helen’s and in the United Benefice we have a number of approaches to keeping in touch:

  1.   If you are happy to receive information by email, which includes the church magazine and regular newsletters and updates, then do make sure you email us to say you want to be added to this.
  2. Posting key publications to those not on the internet: The Pandemic Prayer Book, the monthly magazines and any other items we feel it is right to get out.
  3. The Prayer Group. Do contact any member of the PCC by phone or email, if you know it, with any matter you would like prayer for, be it yourself, family, friends or neighbours.  Details will be confidential and only the broad sweep of the request passed on with your consent.  God knows the details and the needs even if we don’t.
  4. The ongoing ministry of Stephen, supported by the wardens in all three churches.

If you or someone you know is missing out on any of the above and would like to join the email contact list or receive items through the post please get in touch.