This is an every changing situation, We are in the grip of the Corona Virus epidemic and once again the Church of England has issued new suggestions to the Clergy, from now and for the foreseeable future St Mary & St Chad will be holding limited Services and will be open for Private Prayer, in truth non of us knows how long this situation will last.
Even apart we are still joining together, I have copies of a short series of Morning Evening and Daily Prayers, Copies of this are in my Porch, if on the way to do your weekly shop or Once daily exercise you want one please pop into the porch and pick one up. Please dont take more than you need Others may also want copies.
Wherever you are this Week please do join in prayer and remember especially those who are sick or anxious, and all involved in our Health Service.
The parish Facebook page is where a lot of Up To Date information will be found in the coming days and I hope you will check it regularly, If you yourself don’t have access to the internet PLEASE ask a family friend to check it and let you know of any changes.
My phone number is 01782 313142 Stoke on Tent 313142 and you are welcome to ring at any time to update me on your news or just to have a chat.
Baptisms, Weddings, are taking place at the moment Please Call Fr Kevin for details about numbers that can attend
Funerals are taking place again following the government guidelines speak to Fr Kevin or your undertaker about these.
All this said life here in Longton is changed not ended we will I hope all come together really soon and look back at what we have lived through and give thanks to God for all that he promises in the future.
Let us endeavour that no matter what St Mary & St Chad will remain a shining beacon of Light in what is for so many at this time is a dark and difficult world.
For now let us Pray
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
And now may
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face to shine upon you And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you And give you peace.
And May the blessing of God The Father The Son and the Holy Spirit
Be with you and remain with You now and always Amen