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At the moment, despite life for all of us feeling a little ‘dis-connected, here are St James’ we are seeking to make provision for our spiritual, prayer and pastoral needs in the following ways:-
- KEEPING CONNECTED TO GOD THROUGH PUBLIC WORSHIP & PRIVATE PRAYER
We are holding Sunday Services ‘socially distanced’ You can book to attend a said Communion Service (only bread is distributed at our services of the Eucharist), at either 8:45am or 10am on a Sunday morning, by contacting the Parish Office by 10am on a Friday. Phone 264 5530 and leave a message, or email email@example.com We have limited space but also a large church so hope to be able to accommodate you. Please ensure you wear a face covering, sanitise your hands on entering and maintain social distancing. A full explanation of protocols can be read on the church doors and will be made clear when you attend. You will be guided as to where to sit.
We are Open for Private Prayer on Wednesdays from 1:30pm – 3pm. No booking is required – just turn up for some quiet time.
For many of us, prayer too is a ‘daily exercise’, keeping our hearts and spirits working and well, keeping us connected with and open to God, and knowing that we can share with God, or leave with God, our anxieties and concerns at this time. At the end of this message there are some prayers you may find helpful. If you would like to have emailed to you a form of Morning and Evening Prayer which some of us are using, as a way of being united in prayer, or if you would like to ask for others to pray for you or someone you are concerned about, please email the Vicar, Rev’d Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
- KEEPING CONNECTED – AT A DISTANCE
For those who have given us permission to contact them via email we continue to send out communications, resources and news each weekend. If you do not wish to receive these, or indeed if you would like to receive them but know we do not have your email, then please email us to let us know)
- KEEPING IN TOUCH – PASTORALLY
Of course our primary concern for all whom we love, for our Church family and our Parish family is that all keep well; that any who are unwell are supported practically and prayerfully; and that others are offered comfort and friendship during uncertain times. To that end we will again endeavour to keep in touch with those known to us, but also hope you will keep in touch with one another and if you, or someone you know, is struggling and would value some support please let us know.
Please ring either the Vicar on 0113 264 2685 or our Pastoral Care Contact on 0113 260 4480.
St James’ Church is a community of Christian faith where together
we seek to be people of prayer, faith and compassion.
We do so trusting in the God we have come to know in Jesus Christ,
and whose love is faithful in all times and all circumstances.
“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”
With Love & Prayers – Rev’d Carolyn