Coronavirus updates and news about what is happening in the Church of England in Maghull and Melling
Following on from the Church of England guidance, we are now closing Church buildings.
Our regular services across all of our Church of England churches in Maghull and Melling (both Sunday and midweek) have now stopped until further notice, as well as all other regular activities and Open Church .
The Church Building may be closed but the Church is not. The Church is the people not the place. Please keep watching for details of our online services.
We will be continuing to pray and if you would like to send a prayer request please use this website or the email addresses provided
We will also be sharing resources for prayer at home for those who would like this. They can be found in the News and Notices section and on our Church Facebook page.
Our Church networks are ringing people to keep in touch and if you would like a phone call, again please message us via this website.
We have been looking at ways we might help those who need help especially with shopping - but we have a very few people who don’t come into the at risk group.
So I am sorry but we, as a Church, haven’t got the volunteers who aren’t in an at risk group to take on this role so we are not able to offer this service.
HOWEVER IF you know someone who needs help please call Sefton Council on 0345 140 0845 to ask for support and to get advice on where else you may be able to access information and help. The teams will assess your needs and pass your information to Sefton Council for Voluntary Services (Sefton CVS).
Volunteering: if you, or someone you know, would like to help in this way Sefton Council are referring people to Sefton CVS.
Please be assured of our continued prayer for this whole situation and please do join us in that prayer.
Here is a Night Prayer from the New Zealand Prayer Book* which might help those who find night time difficult:
• Lord, it is night.
• The night is for stillness. Let us be still in the presence of God.
• It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done; what has not been done has not been done; let it be.
• The night is dark.
Let our fears of the darkness of the world and of our own lives rest in you.
• The night is quiet.
Let the quietness of your peace enfold us, all dear to us, and all who have no peace.
• The night heralds the dawn.
Let us look expectantly to a new day, new joys, new possibilities.
• In your name we pray.
* Prayer taken from “A New Zealand Prayer Book - He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa” and used with permission.There are more suggestions on our 'Praying for our Team and Community' page.