Lockdown 5.0 – Changes to arrangements

Unfortunately once again we are changing steps in the COVID dance and cannot meet in person this Sunday.  Fortunately though, the Rev. Kevin Yelverton who is covering for Paul this Sunday will be able to be beamed to your computer or device via YouTube with the help of our multi-talented Council Chairperson and brother in Christ, Lloyd Walker and his technical crew.

The buildings are now closed in accordance with COVID restrictions and we pray that this early intervention will mean that this is only a short lockdown.  With exposure sites in our local area it is a good thing for us all to stay home as we can and hopefully allow this outbreak to fizzle out.

A quick update also from me, Robyn – many thanks to Shaghek, Barbara, Linda, Paul and everyone else helping to cover the office while I am away on placement.  Some family illness delayed the beginning of my placement and so I am due to return to the office in August – COVID willing.  I am still keeping an eye on email and will respond to anything urgent.

A reminder that Rev. Paul Stephens will be on leave from this Saturday the 17th of July to Tuesday 27th of July.

Our congregation annual meeting has been rescheduled to the 1st of August after Sunday worship, so please save the date.

In the meantime let us hold each other and our community in prayer, especially the helpers who are so weary by now.  We offer this collect from Julie Perrin:

God who knows no forgetting,
who companions those who suffer.
Be present to people alone in lockdown,
and to those forced to share crowded spaces.
As fault-lines reveal our divided community,
may contrition form new mercy in us.


Blessings to you and let’s continue to care for one another as we journey through these strange and challenging times,