The Stodden Churches

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"As the Stodden Churches we seek to move forward together in love and service, sharing the good news of Christ with our neighbours"



Stephen Holroyd is the Priest-in-Charge of the Stodden Churches and you can contact him on stephenholroyd@btinternet.com or phone 01234 709740.

Do let him know if you would like a visit, prayer or communion at home.  Also if you are interested in getting married in church, having your child baptised, or being baptised yourself.



Sunday 17th May - Sixth Sunday of Easter


We will be meeting again for Morning Worship on ZOOM this Sunday at 10.30. Links to the service, the service sheet, and the prayer sheets will be available on Saturday AM:

        CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE SERVICE 

        CLICK HERE FOR SERVICE SHEET (INCLUDING HYMNS & READINGS) 

        CLICK HERE FOR PEW SHEET 

Dear All

We come together to worship this Sunday at 10.30 via ZOOM and the joining details are as below;

The focus of this Sunday’s service is Jesus as the Good Shepherd.

I will ask you to mute your microphones during the service as it aids the flow of the worship, however there will be time before we start for you to do “virtual” coming into your “virtual pew” and talking to each other, and afterward we will do virtual coffee time so there will more time for sharing of news.

During the service we will have a “virtual peace” after which I will invite you to say the names of people you would like prayer for, or situations (such as a particular hospital or care home that you may have a concern for) that we will then gather up in our intercessions.

As usual please pass this email on to others who you might feel would wish to join our ZOOM church service

Every blessing and please keep safe

All the best

Stephen



Link
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Meeting ID
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The service will be open on-line from 10am.  For the best experience you can download the Zoom app which is available from www.zoom.us.  There are versions for both Android and IOS mobile devices; also Windows and Mac.


Covid 19

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23rd March, ALL CHURCH BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.  

it is imperative that, for the health of the nation and in order for the National Health Service itself to manage the increase in those requiring medical help, the Church of England strictly observes the new guidelines on staying at home and only making journeys that are absolutely necessary, such as shopping for essential items and to take daily exercise.  Our church buildings are now closed not only for public worship, but for private prayer as well and this includes priests and lay people offering prayer in church on their own.

The worship of God can continue in our hearts and homes. Ministers will continue to maintain a praying and worshipping presence from theirs. Our care for each other also continues, for now, outside our church buildings. 

Prayer for use during the Coronavirus crisis

The following prayer is offered for everyone to use.

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.


Other virtual churches   

You can watch live streams of services from a range of churches; details are available from AChurchNearYou.com.

There is Prayer for the day - each day the Church of England publishes audio and text of the Prayer for the Day.

There is the BBC daily service and Sunday worship also available on BBC Sounds.

Promoting a Safer Church

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church and is of the utmost of importance to us.  Please see our statement on promoting a safer church which tells you how to get support and what to do if you have any concerns.  Our parish Safeguarding Officer is Sarah Croft.

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