In line with the newly announced national lockdown restrictions there will, sadly, be no worship in the church building until at least 6th December. However, our online worship will continue to be offered each Sunday on the services page of this website. Many people gather virtually each Sunday (or on other days) to worship God. Our zoom coffee and connect also continues each Sunday morning at 11.15 for 40 minutes. All are welcome. Access is via the link sent out each week in the vicar’s email or by requesting it through the contacts page on this website.
We remain available for Funerals. Do contact us via the Contacts page or direct via firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about those. There is a legal limit of 30 people.
We will be opening the church building for private prayer each Tuesday during November and on Tuesday 1st December between 2 and 4pm. All are welcome to come and spend some time in the quiet of the church. The building will be ’staffed’ throughout this period. The church member present will be pleased to pray with you socially distanced if you would like that. Social distancing will be maintained, face coverings must be worn unless you are exempt, there is hand sanitiser available and you will be asked to either use the NHS App QR code for the church or to leave your name and contact details for Test and Trace. They will be kept for three weeks and then destroyed.
Rev Terry Wilcock and Rev Mat Ineson continue to offer to speak with anyone who would appreciate that or to find help if that is needed from another church member or appropriate body. Do contact them via the Contacts page of the website.
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 email@example.com 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.
Rev Mat Ineson
Vicar St Thomas’ Crosscrake
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