A letter from the vicar (Friday 27th March):
Our new online ministry
What are the children and youth up to?
Take a look:
Christ Church still has many expenses to cover
There will be a short Contemplative Prayer Service on YouTube at 8:00 each evening Monday-Saturday.
There will a short reflection at 9:00 each morning Monday to Friday on our Facebook page. Or see all of them here.
Our Pastoral Minister offers us a guide to looking after our mental health during uncertain times
‘I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbour needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely, as stated above. See, this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.’
Martin Luther, 1527, at a time when bubonic plague was rampaging across Germany with many fatalities