Church of England Diocese of Leicester Thurcaston with Cropston

All Church buildings in the Church of England are preparing to open for individual private prayer.

20 Jun 2020, midnight
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COVID-19

The Church continues to be alive and active, and we are now preparing to open our buildings, for individual private prayer. This work is currently being undertaken and more details will be posted as soon as possible

Public worship is still suspended, therefore this and all church buildings in the Church of England are still closed for public worship.

Our worship of God and our care for each other continue. 

Our website and Facebook page contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life.

See:

https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/5502/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/asthurcastonwc/

The vicar/churchwardens of this church can be

contacted in an emergency by telephoning

David on 0116 236 2176

or Jeff on 0116 236 5402

or Jane on 0116 235 2226

or emailing [email protected]

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.

The Archbishops invited clergy to maintain the ancient pattern of daily prayer.

They urged congregations to be in the forefront of providing practical care and support for the most poor and the most vulnerable during the crisis.

“Being a part of the Church of England is going to look very different in the days ahead,” they wrote.

“Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day.

“We may not be able to pray with people in the ways that we are used to, but we can certainly pray for people. And we can certainly offer practical care and support.

“Please do carry on supporting the local foodbank and buy extra provisions for it. Ensure the night shelters wherever possible are kept open. There are many very encouraging schemes happening right across our country in communities to focus on caring for the most vulnerable and do continue to play your part in those.

“Then by our service, and by our love, Jesus Christ will be made known, and the hope of the gospel – a hope that can counter fear and isolation - will spread across our land.”

They added: “This is a defining moment for the Church of England. Are we truly are a church for all, or just the church for ourselves.

“We urge you sisters and brothers to become a different sort of church in these coming months: hopeful and rooted in the offering of prayer and praise and overflowing in service to the world.”