Here with you at St Andrew's b

Although St Andrew's has had to close and our services and activities have been suspended, we remain Here with you and Here for you. More details can be found on our Together while apart page and here are some useful links
 

Daily Prayers

‘It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness’
During these days of uncertainty and isolation, we encourage you to pray along with others all over the country. We have produced some short Daily Prayers, which you could use during this time. There is more information here from Churches Together in England about the Prayers for Hope, suggested for 7.00pm each Sunday evening.
 

Do you need support?

We are keen to support the most vulnerable in our community and reach out to people, including those who may not have access to the internet for email or social media. If you feel you need support, or you could offer support, please get in touch:
Jane Cohen, Churchwarden: janiedcohen@gmail.com
Sue Mulligan, Churchwarden: suemulligan@ntlworld.com
 

New ways of sharing ministry

Just because we cannot meet together in person at the moment, it doesn't mean that we can't offer worship and prayer in different ways. Through this website and our Facebook page, we hope to be able to continue offering worship, prayer and guidance. There are more details here - Together while apart.
 

What services and groups have stopped?

The following regular services and groups are cancelled until further notice: 

Wednesday 10.30am Holy Communion Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion      Sunday 10.30am Holy Communion
Thursday Calton Court Holy Communion Sunday Sele Farm Church Meditation & Mindfulness
Breathe Soul Food Soul Space
Church at 3 Junior Church TMM youth group
Shake after-school group     Sele Messy Church  Thursday Toddler Group
Friday Toddler Group Coffee Mornings  Friday Lunch
Home Communion Pastoral visiting  


The following activities and events are cancelled:

Flower arranging Brass cleaning
Searching 4 Faith course  
   

 

When will services be happening again?

We don't know how long the suspension of services will be for. We will continue to follow the official guidance and we will resume services, groups and activities as soon as we are advised to do so.
 

Useful links

Church of England
Homepage of Church of England
LiveLent: Care for God's Creation - daily series
Mental health reflections
Dealing with loneliness and isolation - five top tips
Reflections for those who can't attend a funeral
Worship on the BBC
BBC TV Sunday worship
Radio 4 Sunday Worship
Radio 4 Daily Service
Livestreaming
The Church Livestream Directory (CPO)
Church Times
Prayers and reflections from the Church Times

A Prayer

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.
 
(Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference)

 


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