We are delighted to be able to worship in church. Our services will take place every Sunday at 10am. You're all very welcome.
We will still be working hard to keep all of us safe, and Covid restrictions will apply. Please only come in to church using the door in from the car park. We will be asking you to wear a mask unless you're exempt, to sanitise your hands as you arrive in church, and to comply with track and trace.
We're not yet able to sing, so we won't have hymns, and although we will be offering the sacrament of Holy Communion, we will only be distributing the bread. We do ask you to bear in mind that others may be more anxious than you are, so please do respect social distancing, and don't get too close to other people in the congregation. We're sad that we still can't offer you any hospitality after the service, so we won't yet be able to share a coffee together. But we're so pleased to be able to gather again in church to worship God and praise and pray together, even though it may not yet feel quite the same as it used to.
We will continue to offer live-streamed services and prayers on our Facebook page and our website, and via Zoom - if you join the Zoom service you may be recorded, so please be aware of that before you join - your picture will be small, but we like to give an idea of the people who've joined us, so if you don't want that you can just not switch your video feed on.
You can find all the invitations and links to services, our regular daily offices and the Sunday Fellowship on our website here. If you’d like to join in with those, even if up to now that hasn’t been possible, please do let Rev’d Kate know, she’d be delighted to help you get online with us.
Prayers and services are usually live-streamed on our Facebook page here , and all our prayers and recordings, including all our Sunday morning services, are posted on our website on the Streamed services and prayers page, so you can catch up if you haven't been able to join in live. The regular pattern of prayers is 10am Morning Prayer on Tuesdays, 5pm Evening Prayer on Wednesdays and 12noon Daily Prayer on Thursdays, though that does sometimes change if Rev'd Kate has a conflicting commitment. You'd be very welcome to join in with any of these via Zoom, just click here and it should take you through to the Zoom link.
If you are unwell, or if you've got a particular person or issue that you'd like prayers for, please do also tell Rev'd Kate. She wants to know if you're poorly, and would be happy to talk or pray with you - call her on 020 8952 4536.
We are also asking you please to keep an eye out for your neighbours. We're encouraging people to be "buddies" - to check in on each other from time to time, to make sure that people are coping, and to let Rev'd Kate know if there are concerns. If you find yourself in need of emergency council support or intervention, the helpful numbers from the London Borough of Brent are available here.
If you are finding it difficult to cope, we would like to help. If your problems can be solved by someone offering a helping hand, please get in touch with Rev'd Kate. These are anxious times for us all, but if you find your mental health is suffering, there is some advice from a faith perspective on practical steps you might want to consider here.
And of course we ask for your prayers. There are prayers available for the current situation on the Church of England website, but you may like to use this prayer:
Loving God,We pray for all those who are suffering because of coronavirus. May they know your healing power.When we are afraid for ourselves or our loved ones, give us your courage and your strength. When we feel alone and isolated, reassure us with a sense of your presence.Give wisdom to those in authority, and may our community come together for the good of all.We give thanks for all those who care for others, and ask you to be with them in all they do.We ask this in the name of Jesus, healer and physician.Amen.