In view of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and now being in lockdown again, we've taken the decision that our services will be online only for the first few weeks in 2021. We will not be meeting in person at Church, but will continue to monitor the situation on a regular basis. Face to face meetings for young peoples' groups are also suspended as per government guidelines, but do check in with group leaders for details of online activities.
If you or someone you know is in need of support or would like prayer at this time, please get in touch with the minister or contact us.
Teach Me To Pray
Like many others, you may be seeking God in prayer during these difficult days. Maybe you have more time on your hands and so have time to pray. Perhaps you're anxious about your health, money, friends and family - if so, the Bible encourages us, "in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, to present you requests to God." (Philippians 4:6).
If you want to learn more about the prayer, the Prayer Course is a great resource. We ran the course at our church last year, and many of us found it helpful. The good news is that all the videos are available free online, so now might be a good time to tap into those to discover more about different aspects of prayer and rediscover how to pray.
The 24-7 Prayer website also has resources to prayer specifically about our response to the coronavirus.
If you'd like us to pray for you, please get in touch.
Are you in need of some daily hope during lockdown? Daily Hope is a new FREE telephone line for you to ring to hear comforting hymns, daily prayers and reflections. The number is 0800 804 8044. More information can be found here.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
During these uncertain days, locked down at home, it is important that we look after our mental health and wellbeing. Fortunately there's lots of great resources online that can help, so we've put together a list of some of these below and we hope you will find them useful:
Mind And Soul: Information both both individuals and churches;
Mental Health Foundation: information on mental health issues and maintaining mental well-being;
YoungMinds: Information for both parents and young people on all aspects of mental health of children and young people;
MIND: Information to assist in understanding mental health issues;
Lectio 365: Daily devotional App;
Headspace: Mindfulness App.