Found 6 resource(s) in 'Weekly Web Content', for April 2020.
What the Archbishops saySince 17th March, when the Archbishops of Canterbury and York had to put the public worship of the Church of England on hold, they have called on Christians to become “a radically different kind of church, rooted in prayer and serving others.” They have also urged congregations to be in the forefront of providing practical... (210 words)
What about the funeral?Suppose you lose someone whom you love at this time? Current guidelines from the Church of England, in light of the current restrictions over Coronavirus COVID-19, say that funerals may now only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium allows). When we lose someone we... (165 words)
A prayer for when you can’t go to a funeralDear God, Thank you for xxxx, for all that they meant to me and others. I so wanted to say goodbye, to be alongside my friends and family. Help me to know you are there, Holding all my hopes, Holding all those I love, especially xxxx, And holding me this day. Be close this day with your... (109 words)
Coronavirus: a lesson from the past‘So many people died that cities and villages in Italy … were abandoned and fell into ruin.’ That’s not a report about the impact of coronavirus, but an epidemic of smallpox that infected the Roman Empire in 165 AD. A second, equally devastating plague, possibly measles, swept the empire less than 100 years later. Rodney... (579 words)
What we should do in this crisisCrises bring out the best in people. What has become immediately apparent over the last few weeks is that the reserves of kindness, generosity and love for each other are often far deeper than we could have imagined. One of the challenges of this specific crisis is how inactive and intangible our help and selflessness... (211 words)
Coronavirus – a message for YOU, from your local churchOn 11th March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus to be a global pandemic. Since its outbreak in January in Wuhan, China, the world has been slowly engulfed by fear of this invisible but deadly threat. As the virus has spread, so have the efforts of our Governments to slow the virus.... (665 words)
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