23rd March 2020
Our church building is now closed.
The Church of England has been closely following the strong call from the Government for everyone to only leave home where it is essential. In light of this fast-spreading virus, the time has come in London not only to suspend all public worship, but to close our church buildings entirely.
Mass will continue to be celebrated at 9.30am every day in Church and prayers said for all who live or work in this parish of Christ the Saviour, for all on whom we rely for our daily needs, for all who are anxious or fearful, for those affected by Coronavirus and for the ongoing life of our parish, congregation, nation and world. You may hear the bell ringing; please take that as a sign that the Church is alive and active and God’s love is always present.
- A group of parishioners will make regular phone calls to members of the community who live alone. Please advise us of anyone you know who may appreciate a call, by sending an email to www.christthesaviour.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- As far as possible, the church team will work from home and so response times to messages left on the phone or email may be extended.
- We will continue to provide updates as things progress. Check here or on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/xthesaviour/
- We will endeavour to share ways to celebrate as we approach our celebration of the central events of our Christian Faith, the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord at Easter.
Remember that God never lets us go. “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41.10)
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com if I can help in any way. Please stay safe and well and be assured of my prayers for you and your families.
With my love and prayers,
A prayer for these times
God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid, in isolation
or concerned about their jobs and businesses
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.