St George's congregation has been asked:
To respect one another
To pray for all those who are infected or worried by the virus.
Services and practical help
“The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus”.
With this in mind, and with a heavy heart, we are now suspending acts of public worship at St George’s Church. By doing this we aim to help in the prevention of the spread of coronavirus and to protect member of our congregation especially the elderly and vulnerable.
As Archbishop Justin said, we would hope that people will say their prayers at home in a similar way to saying them together with other members of the congregation when they come together in a church building.
We do not, however, want to leave people with spiritual support and sustenance. We hope to provide this in three ways:
Join us in our chat room church by clicking the link below at 10:30 on Sunday morning
or join us by telephone:
0203 051 2874
When asked tap in
Short on-line services will also be available on our home page:
The prayer life of your clergy will continue, and we will have you all in mind.
you can join us on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am just click: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/824206955
From time to time we will also try and contact members of the parish – just to have a chat and make sure you are not feeling too low.
Practical help which you can offer:
We are being encouraged to help each other where possible over the next few weeks.
It is clear that:
Some people will be asked to self-isolate even if they do not have either the coronavirus or symptoms.
Several of the more helpful organisations will be lacking in staff because their usual volunteers are over 70.
So how can we help?
Please consider one of the following:
The phone cascade - would you be willing to chat with someone for a few minutes or longer every week? It could just cheer up a long and dull day, or ease some of their worries. Making sure people know we care.
An hour to run errands - if you are doing your shopping for instance, then you might collect a few things for a member of the congregation and drop them off.
Alex, our cleaner, and Doug and Chris are, for instance, helping Gean and Brenda with shopping .
If you want information, or would like to volunteer contact Fr Andrew Revmansonemail@example.com
with thanks in advance