Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Great Finborough

Coronavirus Precautions

With regret we inform you that services here are suspended

for the time being as a result of the coronavirus. The following is an extract from our Diocesan Website

Reducing the risk of infection from the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Church of England’s team for Health and Social Policy is responsible for updates on the coronavirus. They are working collaboratively with the Government and Public Health officials and both the diocesan office and the Bishops' office are being kept informed.

The Church of England is regularly updating guidance available on the dedicated website page here and as this changes rapidly please check it regularly.

Bishop Martin says "The Church is called to bear the good news of Jesus in every circumstance. As we face the coronavirus pandemic bearing good news means our care for others and especially those who are most vulnerable, and sustaining our life of prayer and worship. We will need to be doing this in different ways following the national guidance and the decision to suspend public worship which is conveyed in the letter found here from the Archbishops issued earlier today and which I ask you to read".

We continue to pray for all those people caught up in the coronavirus epidemic, for those who are sick, for those who care for them, and for those responsible for planning for our care.

Live streaming Services

We have been live-streaming services from across the diocese:

• Morning prayer from the Bishops’ Oratory (8.30am).

• Evening prayer/evensong from St Edmundsbury Cathedral at 5.30pm.

We invite everyone to join us to pray daily and you can view these services live on Facebook:

St Edmundsbury Cathedral Facebook

Bishop Martin and Bishop Mike Facebook

For those without Facebook, please visit our website where we have added a page with downloads of the most recent services where possible.

If you are also planning live streaming of services on social media please do let us know and we can add your details to this page. To learn more about how to stream services on line please visit the Church of England guide here.

There is a short set of prayers in church you may wish to use

Please be assured of the prayers of us all and be in contact if you have any issues or concerns

Rev Chris 01449 673280 and Canon Pauline 01449 771791

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