Worship and Prayer
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close
Across the country, we are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in our buildings. Please do join in worship with us by setting aside the normal time you would come to church to join in worshipping at home. Below you will find more details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.
The Usual Services for each of our churches has been suspended, but prayer continues
Each Sunday, Simon plans to say at least one service, record it, and share it online on the Resources Page. That page also contains links to download the service sheet so you can join in from home.
The ministry team continue their pattern of daily prayer, each day focussing particuarlly on one of our communities. If you would like Simon and the rest of the team to pray your prayers, please phone them through or email them to Simon before the times below. Please note this isn't an invitation to come and join Simon, we are urging everyone to pray at home (or out walking but keeping at 2 m distance from others).
We are praying for you all in this challenging time. You are not alone.
All Saints, Longstanton
St Mary's, Over
St Andrew's, Swavesey
St Mary and All Saints, Willingham
Pathfinder Church, Northstowe
(normally meeting in The Pathfinder CofE Primary School)
Every weeknight evening at 6.30pm Beth is currently experimenting with different styles of online Evening Prayer, with (remote) contributions from others in the church family. These are live streamed on the Pathfinder Church facebook page, and afterwards posted to the YouTube Channel. The most recent edition is available here:
Also, every evening at 9.45pm (or just before you go to bed) you are invited to join us in praying Night Prayer from the Church of England website. (no live stream)
Supporting the vulnerable
As church communtiites, we are working with other agencies and volunteers to support those around us. If you need help, or if you want to volunteer, do get in touch and we can direct you to the relevant groups in your village.