Dear St. Paul’s,
On the 18/03/20 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York posted the following:
‘In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. Prayers can be said by clergy and ministers on behalf of everyone and churches should consider ways of sharing this with the wider community.’
Following on from this we will live stream our Sunday Service at 10.30am on Facebook Live and Services will be Live Stream only.
Following receiving a letter from the Bishop of Chelmsford on the 22/03/20 we will no longer be open for private prayer. Please do however continue to pray from your homes.
We are compiling a list of our ‘elder’ contacts and will be keeping in touch with them to offer help with shopping etc.
Please continue to share ideas, concerns and items for prayer etc.
Dave Chesney, our Area Dean (vicar of The Ascension, Victoria Docks) asked, ‘how are we being good news?’ – whatever that looks like. Certain things we do will change, but our ‘being’ remains the same – in Christ.
A link is available here to the Church of England guidance page: Click Here
A link is available here to the government website: Click Here
A link is available here to the Diocese of Chelmsford Website: Click Here