Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Faversham

Looking forward from November 2020

10 Nov 2020, 10:45 a.m.

Message from Rev Simon Rowlands

On the approach to Remembrance Day we find ourselves in lock down once again with the hope that further unnecessary deaths can be prevented within our community and nation. Many will find a second period of isolation exceptionally difficult and at this difficult time we again have been requested to shut our Church doors. That does not mean the ‘Church’ is closed simply the building. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have requested us to spend this new time of lockdown in prayer.

The Archbishops write:

“May we as Christians express the hope we have and call for courage, calm and compassion. In one of the climactic passages of the New Testament, Paul says to those who follow Christ that their “love must be genuine, that they hate what is evil and hold fast to what is good.” He asks them to “serve the lord”, exhorting them to “rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.” (See Romans 12.9-12.) None of this is easy. Especially not at the moment. But it is our calling.”

Clearly as both a church and local community we can seek to support each other, and our worship of God will continue with services online. If you require support, private prayer or simply a person to talk to please contact 'the church' via the email [email protected] or telephone 01795 530553

Every blessing and peace.

Rev Simon Rowlands
(Vicar – The Benefice of Faversham)