Coronavirus Statement from the Rev. Mat Ineson
Coronavirus and Crosscrake Church
Many people in our local community will be rightly concerned about Coronavirus and the challenges that it is providing to each of us in different ways. As far as Crosscrake Church is concerned our Archbishops have confirmed that public worship in all churches is now suspended until further notice. This is in line with government and medical advice.
This means that we will not be holding any Sunday services at Crosscrake until further notice. Advice relating to weddings and funerals is due out in the next day or so and we will update this post then.
Sadly, this means that we cannot meet together in churches. In light of the recent government announcement, the church will be temporarily closed until further notice. During this time, we are providing worship online by recording it and uploading to this website each Sunday. You can view and join in with the latest service here.
I pray that as we face the challenges of Coronavirus we will continue to trust in God and live lives loving others as we care for our neighbours, friends, communities, families and ourselves.
Practically this means following national advice to wash hands etc so that we don’t infect others and self isolating if the need arises.
Self isolation, whether because we are ill or are in an ‘at risk group’, could bring extra challenges. There are people in the church community who are willing to shop or fetch items for those in this situation. Do email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me 07398252715 if you need assistance in this way or just want to talk. If you want to offer help to neighbours you could download and use the card below if that is of help.
If you feel lonely or isolated do contact me. We are also always happy to pray for you and to contact you by phone for a chat.
The Church of England guidance can be found on the Carlisle Diocese website here https://www.carlislediocese.org.uk/coronavirus/ or the
Church of England website herehttps://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches
Do join me in continuing to pray for all those affected by this virus in whatever way, and for all in the health and emergency services and government as they deal with the challenges this crisis presents.
Rev Mat Ineson, Vicar