Church of England Diocese of Chester Neston

PAUSE OF COMMUNAL WORSHIP

7 Jan 2021, 11:30 a.m.

Following the recent announcement of a third national lockdown I have discussed the situation with our Churchwardens and Ministry Team. We looked at various factors affecting our particular situation: staffing levels, vulnerable members of the leadership within the Parish, vulnerable partners potentially affected by leadership duties within the parish, levels of infection rates - within our area, on the Wirral and in North Wales. The conclusion was that it is the right decision to pause communal worship in the Churches of the Parish. This brings us in line with the overall policy of Government through this lockdown period till mid-February. The situation will be constantly under review. However, this is seen as the right decision for the immediate future. I want you to know that all the Ministry Team continue to be available to you. Also, all the activities that we can appropriately do will continue. I would particularly recommend the Friday Evening Prayer Group and the GIFT groups, both of which are spoken of within Prayer and Action. Sunday Worship will continue via YouTube. Communication of the many options to help with your worship will, I pray, help your walk with Jesus within the Church through this time. I look forward to speaking to you and seeing you as opportunity allows, or you choose. Please be assured that you are in my prayers and those of the wider Church. Thank you in anticipation of your help and support in this matter. Yours In Christ, Alan