These are unprecedented times and we are trying to be imaginative in our response as we work to sustain pastoral care and a rhythm of prayer and worship in our Team.
Sometimes things will go well: people connecting where they hadn’t before, requests for prayer coming from many different people…
Sometimes we will, with the best intentions, fall short. And it seems this is the case with our provision for communion.
Whilst I have heard from many of you who were delighted to receive the packs through the post, sadly, someone was so upset that they felt they had to contact the bishop. The resulting conversation means that we are unable to share communion in the way we had intended – by all sharing reserved sacrament together, in solidarity with one another and with Christ.
If you have received a parcel of wafers, please keep them ‘in a seemly manner’ or consume them.
I have prepared a new Order of Service, which will be the basis of our time together. This will be available on our website, the words that we all join in with will be on the screen during our services, and for those who do not have access to the internet, a mailing will be going out next week.