Today Church leaders in Britain and Ireland have called on Christians to take part in a National Day of Prayer and Action about coronavirus. People are invited to place a lighted candle in their window at 19:00 on Sunday “as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ”. … Continue Reading →
Following advice from both the government and from the Church of England we have, sadly, had to take the decision to suspend all public services in Christ Church and St Mary’s for the foreseeable future. We intend to hold closed services each week and will record them for our website. … Continue Reading →
18th March 2020Dear friends, my brothers and sisters in Christ The Church is ChangingAs the Archbishops wrote yesterday ‘Being part of the Church of England is going to look very different in the days ahead. Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday and … Continue Reading →
Almighty and all loving God Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we pray to you through Christ the Healer for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid-19 in the United Kingdom and across the world. We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss of each … Continue Reading →
Advice from the Bristol Diocese Alongside the general public health advice, we have received specific advice from the Diocese. As the sacraments are physically distributed, it’s sensible for us to take special care. As well as the specific concern about Coronavirus, this advice is generally applicable for all infectious disease. At … Continue Reading →
God of love, At this time of change, we pray to you.For the people of this country, we pray to you.For the people of the European Union, we pray to you.For the people of the world, we pray to you.For the future health of our planet, we pray to you.For our elected representatives, we pray to … Continue Reading →
Rev Simon Stevenette spent a remarkable evening on health and wellbeing and discovering treasure in life’s scars last Thursday with Patrick Regan. Kintsugi Hope is a charity based in the UK striving to make a difference to people’s mental wellbeing. ‘Kintsugi’ (金継ぎ) is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with … Continue Reading →
Churches across the UK will this weekend be singing a new praise song that “aims to build unity in our church and our nation post-Brexit”.
With Britain having left the European Union at 11pm yesterday, the singer-songwriter Andy Flanagan said that his song Reconciled (for Brexit and Beyond) would apply some balm to church communities left bitterly divided by the government’s protracted attempt to carry out the result of the in/out referendum in 2016.
Flanagan, who is also a director of Christians in Politics, helped to organise Brexit debates in Anglican, other Protestant and Catholic churches in 2019, but was shocked by some of the bitter arguments that ensued.