Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates

As the COVID-19 situation continues, we are regularly monitoring and reviewing aspects of our church life.

This page will be regularly updated with the latest information regarding how Coronavirus will affect church life and the actions we are taking in response to this.

Do join us in praying for our church family, the community of Prenton, and especially our care and support for the most vulnerable.

“Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Click here for the latest guidance from the Church of England. 

Click here for the latest guidance from the Diocese of Chester.

If you have downloaded the NHS Covid-19 App, you can scan the QR code when you arrive to assist with Test and Trace.

Sunday Worship

We havre re-started our morning service, at 10.30am, taking into account all the safety recommendations. More details here.

We are aware that not everyone will be able or feel safe to join us at this time, so we will livestream the 10.30am service on our YouTube channel.

If you can't watch it at 10.30am, a recorded version will be available from 1pm onwards.

Holy Communion

We have resumed our mid-week Service of Holy Communion every Wednesday at the regular time of 10.30am. We are carefully monitoring numbers, and keeping records for track and trace. Unless exempt, the wearing of a face-covering is mandatory. Please contact the church office if you would like to join us - we'd love to see you.

Individual Private Prayer

The church building will remain open immediately following the Communion Service from 11.15am-12noon for individual private prayer.

  • Please enter through the main church doors. Exit will be via the Weevil door.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer gel provided on ENTERING and EXITING the building.
  • Please keep contact to a minimim, and abide by all good and recommended hygiene.

WE WOULD ASK THAT IF YOU FEEL IN ANY WAY UNWELL, NOT TO COME.

IF YOU SUBSEQUENTLY FIND THAT YOU ARE UNWELL AND SUSPECT THAT YOU VISITED WHILST INFECTIOUS, PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY. Thank you for your cooperation. 

 

Daily Prayer

We are not currently holding our regular Morning Prayer in the Lady Chapel. Links to materials are available on the resources tab, to make prayer in the morning a regular habit and part of the rhythm of your day as we seek to trust the Lord at this time. We are also uploading some short devotional videos most evenings, which you may find helpful. Find them on our YouTube channel.

Home Groups

As meeting together in homes becomes too risky, or not possible for those isolating, we will trial options for meeting over conference call. Look out for further details.

Pastoral care and help

If you are able to offer practical support to others in the congregation, please contact Matt, or Jenny on the church office number or other members of the Ministry Team. This is certainly a time when we will need to step up our care for each other.

Parish support

Please think about the connections that you already have in your street / area and think how you can reach out to support neighbours who may be in need. If you would like help supporting your local community, please contact the church office. We will be looking for ways to connect with the isolated in our community.

Foodbank

We anticipate that the foodbank will need more support as their stocks run low. Whilst we are unable to receive food items here, they will take financial donations at the foodbank website.

Financial Hardship

If you find yourself in a position of financial hardship, particularly in regard to accessing basic daily needs, please contact Matt or the church office.

“I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Psalm 121:1-2

This is a time when together we must look to the Lord, the creator of heaven and earth, and plead with him for mercy and help as we love one another and our community.

He is strong and kind, and we hope in him alone.

A Prayer from +Keith Sinclair, and the Archdeacons

God our shepherd,
you led us and saved us in times of old;
do not forget your people in their troubles,
but raise up your power
to sustain the poor and helpless;
for the honour of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.