Coronavirus Update – in order to help protect our church community the decision has been made to cancel all Sunday services at this time. We would hope that services could resume on Good Friday (10th April) and that we could continue to celebrate throughout the Easter weekend, but we will have to decide this closer to the time. Service Sheets will be available during this time.
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The Church and NHS guidelines revolve around 3 specific points:
- For preparation and distribution of Communion – those involved in the preparation and distribution of Communion should take particular care to wash hands thoroughly before handling the elements. Individual glasses for the wine are preferable.
- Greeting one another (for example, during the sharing of the Peace). Physical contact should be kept to a minimum. Alternative methods, such as toughing elbows could be used.
- People who have recently travelled to affected areas should self-isolate until they are sure they do not present with the symptoms of Coronavirus.
Please take care to implement these measures. The full recommendations are here:https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/latest-news/all-news/the-methodist-church-coronavirus-guidance/
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The Holy Week story dominates the gospels, and the cross is the central Christian symbol. Yet all too easily this mystery at the heart of Christian faith slips by in the rush of approaching Easter and its transforming potential cannot penetrate deeply into our lives.
Led by David and Helen Newman, this online retreat offers the opportunity to enter deeply into the last week of Jesus’ life, to find ourselves there with all our sadness, weakness and vulnerability, and to discover the life and hope that emerges out of the darkness.
In the midst of the ongoing coronavirus crisis we’re aware that many people will be unable to engage with their churches and Christian communities over Holy Week. To help sustain your life of prayer and discipleship, Launde Abbey is offering this entire online retreat free of charge.