Coronavirus Update

Members of the congregation and other friends and visitors will be needing to know about our plans for Sunday and other midweek worship services and activities following the requirement to cease all unnecessary contact with others during this stage of the Pandemic.

We have been instructed to cease all public worship immediately, and we have been advised by the Bishop of Southwark (in line with all other Dioceses in the church of England and other faith groups) in this matter.

We are awaiting instructions regarding the practicalities of this and still being able to open the church at particular times to enable people to come in and pray, sit or meditate.

I will be posting more about this in the next few days so we can allow people to know what to expect or personally plan for.

This is an unprecedented action that we have been asked to comply with, and will be deeply upsetting for many.

There will be opportunities for us to share prayer resources on-line and there are many already available.

With every good wish and many blessings to you and all who are close to you.

Fr Nicholas

Vicar

Prayer for Ash Wednesday & The Season of Lent

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing you have made
and forgive the sins of all who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts,
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may obtain of you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.