Category Archives: Coronavirus

Coronavirus Update

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.

Candle Power

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“.

Insight Supplement #.1 21st March 2020

To Aid with private prayer please follow these links…


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

Are you Self Isolating?

CHURCH MINSHULL COVID-19 HELP GROUP UPDATE

TELEPHONE 0773.076.5770

We are continuing to run the Help-Line for now.

We also have the added resource from Cheshire East, “People Helping People Group” and a contact name and number for people needing assistance with major “man with a van” jobs which can’t easily be solved at a village level!

Please call us… WE CAN HELP!

Keep washing your hands and spread only kindness!

Updated 12 June 2020

Coronavirus Protection

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”.
We wish to give you our thanks and encouragement and offer the following prayer.

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