Update on Church Closures... Because of the current Covid-crisis, the high levels of infection, the unknown factors in the transmission of the new variant and the call to restrict going out to essential reasons only, the Church Council and Vicar have decided that services at Christ Church Walmsley and St. Andrew’s and across the Turton Moorland Team should be suspended. This is not how we want to start the New Year, but we believe it is the responsible and community-focused thing to do. We will look at how we can increase our support, pastoral and spiritual to those who need it, and we are looking at how we can make our services as safe as possible for when we can start worshipping together again. While the buildings may be closed to public worship, we can pray, we can share worship online, we can encourage and support each other and our neighbours. Please get in touch if there is anything you need; please share any ideas you may have for how we can help each other at this time; please continue to pray for our communities and especially those who are struggling, for those whose work is even harder at the moment, and for those whose work is at risk. May the Good Shepherd guide and guard the flock and seek out the lost, and bring home the strays and the wounded.
We are sorry if this disappoints some people but we believe that in the current circumstances it is the best and right decision. We wish you all a Happy, healthy and HOPEFUL New Year. Love and blessings to you all.
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Wanting to share with you the joy of our FABULOUS online weekly service led by Turton Moorland Team Rector, Canon Peter Reiss, and featuring folk from across the Ministry sharing readings, prayers and reflections plus local landmarks and scenery as backdrops to wonderful hymns to sing. And you can re-visit past services from the link below - including a very special SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE.
For those unable to attend church, this 20 minute worship is an absolute delight 🙏🏼💕 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFilXhO-sxlBQTSvSG8N7Xw
Attached is this week's leaflet of prayers written for and from Walmsley Parish; we hope you enjoy them. For more 'WORSHIP AT HOME' resources, please visit our Team Website: www.turtonmoorlandteam.co.uk
Please contact Dawn Hitchen (Church Warden & Authorised Lay Minister for Pastoral Care) on [email protected] if you’d like to receive weekly updates with newsletter, prayers, etc. Love and blessings to you all.