Virus Message from Fr. Mark
order to save lives across the country from today, 18th March
2020, all public worship is suspended, but St. Mary's services
will continue to be held by the clergy and will be streamed and
recorded on Facebook (search for user “FrMark”) and at
CHURCH IS NO LONGER OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER following the
communicate any concerns to me (see contact details at end of this
for praying at home is now available - click
here to view or download.
continue giving while the church is closed see the Message
from the Treasurer and Church Wardens.
are looking to coordinate with the local council in making
sure those who are stuck at home are looked after.
suspension of public worship NOW APPLIES to weddings, baptisms,
and licensing. Emergency baptisms may take place at home or in
hospital, subject to rigourous hygiene conditions.
can only take place at the crematorium or at the graveside.
However, these should go ahead with as few people in attendance as
possible. Clergy should use their discretion on what limits to
apply. For example, it would be reasonable to limit
attendance to the immediate family, excluding anyone who is at
risk from infection.
Finally, please be assured of
my continued prayers and my confidence that nothing can separate
us from the love of God made known in Christ Jesus.
for Father Mark