The Benefice and Parish of the South Chilterns
Following guidance given by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York our usual pattern of Sunday services and all other gatherings must be cancelled for the foreseeable future.
However, we warmly encourage the use of this church for individual prayer and reflection.
Jesus said, "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart. and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11.28-30)
For the protection of all visitors to this church we would ask that you observe the following protocol.
Please do not enter the Church if you:
· Have confirmed Coronavirus
· Have had a close contact with someone who has Coronavirus
· Have visited a country or area with a high risk of Coronavirus in the last 14 days
Please assist us in restricting the spread of Coronavirus by if possible:
· Washing hands on arrival
· Catch coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue
· Throw away the soiled tissue and wash your hands
· If you do not have a tissue use a sleeve
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
· Whilst we accept that it is a sign of welcome and hospitality, we would strongly encourage you not to shake hands
Alcohol-based hand-sanitiser and tissues are available in the Church.
A member of clergy will each day at 12 noon be praying at one of our parishes churches for the various village and hamlet communities that make up the Benefice and Parish of the South Chilterns, if you would like to take part in this act of corporate worship please pause wherever you are and for a moment at 12 noon pray the following prayer:
We pray for all those who are suffering because of the coronavirus, may they know your healing power.
When we are afraid for ourselves and our loved ones, give us your strength and courage.
When we feel alone and isolated, reassure us with a sense of your presence.
Give wisdom to those in authority and may our community work together for the good of all.
We give thanks for those who care for others and ask you to bless them in all they do.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, healer and physician.
(Diocese of Bath and Wells)