We are very sorry to say that there can be no services or any other events taking place at church or in the hall at the moment. The church building is locked up and will remain like that until we're allowed to open again. This is an anxious time, but we want to take all the precautions we can to keep everyone safe and healthy without adding to anyone's worry.
Rev'd Kate is praying in the Vicarage on Mondays - Thursdays at 12 noon, and at 10am on Sunday mornings. She will be praying by name for every member of the electoral roll, and for those on our intercessions list. If you've got any other prayer intentions you'd like her to make, please do give her a ring - 020 8952 4536.
We are also taking the plunge into the digital world and live-streaming some services, including all our Sunday morning services - once they're done, we're posting all the recordings on our Streamed services and prayers page so you can catch up if you haven't been able to join in live.
And if you are unwell, 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 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 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:
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.