Updated on 24th March 2020 at 16:30.
We are living in unprecendented times. The situation facing us with the Coronavirus is a complex and swiftly changing one, and the way we function as a country, as churches, and as individuals has significantly changed in this time, too.
During this strange time, the church continues to be alive and active, although we are having to suspend our normal activities and meetings.
This means that, until further notice, our church buildings in Mistley and Bradfield, along with every Church of England building in the country, are closed for public worship.
We will continue to meet online, via our YouTube page which you can view here. Revd Dom will lead morning prayer at 8am on this channel every day except Sundays. On Sundays, we will meet on the channel at 10:30am to worship together as a community.
We are also offering a weekly Bible study and prayer sheet (found here), which contains suggested readings every day (to line up with morning prayer), prayers, and reflections for you to use at home.
If you are feeling lonely, or would otherwise like a chat, please do feel free to phone Revd Dom on the numbers below, and he will connect you with our pastoral network.
If you want to know more about weddings, baptisms, or funerals at this time, please click here for the latest guidance.
Please continue to follow the government guidance, stay safe, and keep praying.
Almighty God of love and healing power,
look with mercy on all those who are ill and suffering at the present time.
We pray particularly for those affected by the Coronavirus,
and ask that you would draw near to them in comfort and healing.
Help all of us to act kindly and with merciful love to each other,
and help our communities as we seek to support one another.
We pray for those in government, and ask that you would give them wisdom;
we pray for those who work in the health industry,
and ask you would grant them protection;
and we pray for those who are lonely or fearful,
and ask that you would draw near to them.
We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our healer and redeemer.