Worshipping together during a time of isolation

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.

Kate Stacey

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Getting in touch

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If you would prefer to ring in

Dial 020 3956 9054

When requested enter the PIN: 426 239 892#

What happens when you click this button?

On a desktop computer

In order for this to work you will need a computer with at least a microphone and speakers. You do not have to have camera, but obviously it helps.

A new window opens and you are taken to one of our video conference rooms using Google Meet

You may need to grant permission to use your camera and microphone.

We will get a notification that someone wants to join the call and we’ll let you in.

On an iPhone or Android

Download the app Google Meet first. Open the app and give it the permissions it needs to access your camera and microphone.

Then come back and click the Ding Dong! button on this page.

Communion during this time

In these unprecedented times, we are working hard to find imaginative solutions in a landscape that has been rapidly changing. Sometimes we get things right, and sometimes we miss the mark. I apologise that this has been the case regarding communion.

For those of you who have received wafers in a parcel, we would ask that you either consume them, or put them somewhere safe to bring back once we are able to be together again.

We are going to be sending out a new order of service for use during this time as either a simple service of the word or, on occasion, to help us to share an Agape meal together.

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