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COVID-19 Update

18 March 2020 10:25

 

COVID-19 Update – St Peter’s Church

 

Dear Friends

 

It is often said that the Church is not a building but a collection of “living stones” or the family of God. This is sometimes hard to understand as we often “go to Church” rather than think of ourselves “as the Church”.

 

I have been in discussion with other church leaders and with Chris and Teresa, Church Wardens, yesterday and today. We have made the unanimous and considered decision to cease all church services and gatherings at St. Peter’s until further notice. It is our belief that this is in everyone’s best interests.

 

It is anticipated, based upon the information that is available, that this will last for a period of months rather than weeks. We will continue to keep in contact via the weekly newsletter and would encourage people to call each other and to make use of social media. I will also put on the website each week the BCP collect and bible readings each week and we will let you know other ways we will be able to maintain and promote Christian fellowship.

 

We know that many of you have families and neighbours who will offer practical and emotional support. However, if you need anything or would want us to pray about something in particular please do contact us.

 

Adrian - 07781 177177

Myfanwy - 07781 431504

Teresa - 07781 414533

Chris - 07781 428143

Nicky - 07781 461437

Annabel - 07911 711045

 

Our Church will remain open as a sacred place in the heart of the community for quiet reflection and prayer. We know that our God “is an ever-present help in time of trouble.”

 

Tim Barker, Dean of Guernsey, will be making a statement later today and will being interviewed on Radio Guernsey tomorrow about the Deanery’s response to the challenge of COVID-19.

 

With love and prayers

 

Adrian