Bishop Keith has asked that homes throughout the Chester Diocese should again, safely, place a candle in their front window at 7pm on Sunday, 29th March. The clocks will have gone forward, but as darkness gathers, they should become more obvious. Let us remember again, “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness shall not overcome it”.
St Mary’s Acton, St Bartholomew’s Church Minshull, St David’s Wettenhall, St Oswald’s Worleston
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.
It is with regret that St Bart’s, Church Minshull, is closed for the foreseeable future. It will re-open in due course when Government advice suggests that it is safe to do so.
Resources to enable you to worship wherever you are, are available
in the WORSHIP RESOURCES page above.
There is also a message from the Vicar on the Coronavirus page above.
The churches this evening asked people to (safely) place a lighted candle in a window at 7pm and offer a prayer for anyone affected by the coronavirus.
It included those who don’t do prayer to just light a candle too!
It was beautiful to see the response across Church Minshull.
Well done everybody, may the light dispel the darkness of this virus!
Our vicar added “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness shall not overcome it“.
For now, there is a prayer for the coronavirus epidemic at: https://www.churchofengland.org/
There is also a prayer for the day at: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-daily-prayer/todays-prayer
and there are also various other apps to download to help us to worship at: Apps
St Bart’s and the Parish Council are working together for the people of Church Minshull and are forming a small support group to help people who are Self Isolating during the Coronavirus outbreak.
If that means you are feeling lonely or need a bit of help, we may have the answer.
Please phone JANE
on Mobile 0773.076.5770
or email her ChurchMinshull@icloud.com
She will co-ordinate with the group members to provide a friendly chat or arrange urgent supplies.
We aim to do what we can without putting anyone at risk and the service is free.
We encourage you to be sensible, keep washing your hands and spread only kindness!
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued us with the following advice in the light of the coronavirus outbreak.
It is our view that it is now necessary to suspend the administration of the chalice at our communion services. We therefore advise that all priests should:
- Offer Communion in one kind only to all communicants i.e. the consecrated bread/wafer/host, with the priest alone taking the wine;
- suspend handshaking or other direct physical contact during the sharing of the peace;
- suspend direct physical contact as part of a blessing or “laying on of hands”.
O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen