I hope you and your family are keeping well and following the current restrictions.
In the light of the recent new COVID lockdown, the PCC has decided to pause Sunday morning services in Church for the time being. As you are no doubt well aware, infection rates in Halton are amongst the highest in the Liverpool City Region and in the country at large.
We are very aware that the current legislation/advice/guidance from the Government and NHS is that we should all remain at home except for very specific reasons. Whilst Church services can continue under present arrangements, it was felt that we should not put you under any pressure to attend. We were also concerned about putting undue pressure on those who lead and help make the services happen.
We shall continue with our Sunday Morning 10.30am service on Facebook as usual, as well as Prayer Book Evensong at 4.00pm, also on Sunday. Our weekday services of Morning Prayer also continue at 10.00am on Facebook. Never has our public worship been more public!
For similar reasons, the Chapel will also be closed for private prayer for the time being.
As I have said before, you do not need to have a Facebook account to watch the services. You can access them by going to https://www.facebook.com/daresburychurch. You may get various messages encouraging you to open an account, but you don't need to unless you want to. You have to be persistent! I know that people are watching the live services this way without any problems, including my wife who has allowed me to say to you that if she can, then any one can!
The Church has no control over what messages Facebook puts onto your device's screen, and they differ depending upon sort of device and web browser you're using.
I should also mention that Lilian Morris has died aged 96. She was a life-long member of the Church and lived all her life on the farms on Moss Side Lane, the remotest part of the parish on the far side of the Manchester Ship Canal and nearly on the banks of the River Mersey. She was a member of the PCC and a Trustee of the Milner Church Institute in Moore for many years, as well as involved with many local organisations especially the local Moore and Daresbury Historical Society, a forerunner of the present day Daresbury and District History Society. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
Tomorrow's service sheet is attached.
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me on 01925 740348, or 07778 8599365, or [email protected].
With God's blessing,