All services of worship on Sundays and mid-week.
All upcoming concerts
All social activities
“In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death and to guide our feet into the way of peace”
Words from the song of Zechariah in St Luke chapter 1 verse 78-79, words of comfort and of hope conveyed this week by The Bishop of Oxford to the people in this diocese. These words come from times of uncertainly and confusion in the past and speak to us all today of God’s firm presence and purpose, even when we can see none such for ourselves. In these times of Corona virus pandemic, we remind ourselves of the hope we have in Jesus Christ and in the surety of His love for each one of us.
Mothering Sunday, 22 March
Church will be open from 9am to 12 noon. Anyone may call in, to collect a bunch of flowers for a loved one, a neighbour or friend in isolation, or else to spend some time in private prayer.
At 7pm, light a candle in your home window, perhaps accompanied by the words of this ancient evening prayer:
‘Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord;
and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night;
for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ’.
We intend to have daily prayer and worship resources here, including recordings of prayer and worship. The Rector may even blog!
We are also intending to keep our church open, Tuesdays to Saturdays, between 10am and 4pm, for prayer, reflection, even work - we have WiFi!
Following the Archbishops’ announcement on Tuesday 17 March all regular times of public worship are now suspended, because of the Corona virus pandemic. So we will worship in new and in different ways.
….and so new forms of worship will appear!
We aim to have worship and prayer resources here each day. We will record the words of prayers and other worship on here following this coming Sunday. There may even be a Blog from the Rector and more! – do please tune in here for more details.
We will provide some recorded worship from the church here from Monday 23 March.
More information about the current situation can be found on the Church of England’s website. Towards the bottom of their page, they also have a good list of services on radio and TV:
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of corona virus.
(for the full text of their letter go to: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/archbishops-call-church-england-become-radically-different-public-worship
MESSIAH Easter Saturday, 11 April
St Giles Consort Saturday, 21 March 2020
Lent Lunches Fridays, 20 March 3 April
Chatterbox Thursday mornings
Rendezvous Cafe Thursdays