Temporary Church Building Closure
It is with a heavy heart that myself and the Churchwardens, with the support of the PCC, have taken the decision to close our church building for private prayer and communal worship from immediate effect. (December 31st 2020)
This is in response to the Tier 4 classification for Leicestershire. Although this is not a mandatory requirement from government, and we are confident we have had covid secure practices in place, we feel the right thing to do now is support the wider message to stay at home wherever possible. Given the uncertainties of the new strain of coronavirus and the current pressure on our NHS we feel this is the most sensible course of action at this time. We shall review this decision by the end of January.
Worship will continue through January online with daily prayer on Facebook, Sunday mornings will be an invitation to gather on Zoom and twice a month there will be a live streamed service on Sunday evenings. Further details of what this will look like will be sent out in due course.
I will continue to send out a regular weekly email bulletin and the pastoral team will be in touch by phone with anyone who would appreciate a regular call or who doesn't have access to email. Do please get in touch if you would appreciate a phone call during this time, either by emailing me or contacting the parish office:
I am so grateful for all the work everyone has put in to allowing us to open safely over the last few months and for the ways in which people have reached out to support one another during this challenging time. Please stay in touch, reach out for support in prayer and fellowship and hold fast to the message of Christmas that God dwells with us and we have seen his glory in the face of Jesus. May you know the presence and peace of Christ in the weeks ahead.
PS I shall be doing my final Santa Run this afternoon at 1pm running whatever distance is the final total on our Christmas Appeal at noon today. Thank you for your generosity in supporting this and if you want to make any final donation and get me running further the link is here: