Letter from the Priest regarding Covid -19 Pandemic

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Dear Friends,

Greetings and Peace to you all.

We are facing a very difficult time with the danger of Corona Virus infecting people young and old. There is constant news of people dying all over the world.

We are concerned about this situation and the best thing to do is to stay at home and protect yourself and protect other people. This is the greatest thing that one could do in the present situation.

The Archbishops of the Church of England and our Diocesan Bishops are communicating with clergy and the church administrators about their decisions based on the circumstances each day.

They have advised that the church buildings be completely closed and we have closed the church doors until we receive notification from the Diocese.

This is a new reality and we need to be positive and make the best use of this time. I am sure many of us are in touch with our friends through our phones and other social media. This means a lot as it is a major form of support that we could provide each other.

Prayer will be an excellent way of enrichment. We can use the different prayer resources in the Church of England website. We have a ‘Morning Prayer’, ‘Prayer during the Day’, ‘Evening Prayer’ and ‘Night Prayer’. These are very scriptural and profound.

We and also say the Lords Prayer at certain times, may be at 1.00 pm and 7.00 pm.

We could light a candle in our home windows if that is possible.

If you could write a poem or a thought or a prayer and share it with others that will be wonderful.

And there is plenty of time to reflect and also write our experiences.

I want you to be assured that I am praying for you all through the day. If you wish to talk to me, you could call me anytime of the day.

God told the people of Israel at a very difficult time, ‘Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the Lord shall be your rearguard’ (Isaiah 58.8).

May God Bless you.

With prayers