With Church buildings closed its easy to forget that the Church is still active when we cannot meet in St Cuthbert’s. As has been said by Revd. Jen, on several occasions, the Church is more than the building we meet for Weekday or Sunday Services.
We are the Church, and all can continue to support our Church Wardens and Deacon Janet from our homes during the Vacancy. Through prayer; supporting food banks (also see below); financially, by putting aside the money you generously donate or setting up a Standing Order; providing material for the weekly Bulletin, please email that to Carol. Worship in the home may take the form of a shared meal or agape. See the end of this bulletin from York, Holy Communion during the time of Anti-Virus Restrictions (PDF).
The Church of England has a page dedicated to ways we can all participate to celebrating Easter Week; through reflection, Social Media, joining a live-streamed event, or by an act of Spiritual Communion.
Guidance on Spiritual Communion and Coronavirus (PDF)
The London College of Bishops have reflected on the Eucharist in a time of Physical Distancing.
There is to be a National Virtual Palm Sunday Service led by the Bishop of Manchester.
Families, or individuals, might create an Easter Garden. Suggestions for creating the garden and things to do is available here.
Food Bank Parcels: Janet Caldwell says, if people have anything could they please ring her, and she will arrange collection of food parcels, preferably tinned stuff, and dried goods.
Keep to the Government rules on self-isolation. social distancing and keep well.