Coronavirus guidance from the Church of England

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Church of England Diocese of Gloucester St. Matthew Cainscross

St Matthew's

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Rev Kate Stacey

Church Office The Shambles Stroud Gloucestershire


Every day at 10:10 a.m.

At home

Every day we are pausing at 10:10am. Pausing to pray, to listen, to know we are part of something bigger than ourselves.

Some will read the bible, some will reflect on what they can see from their window.

And after the pause – to do something. Phone a friend, a neighbour, check in with someone you haven’t spoken to for a while.

All regular services are suspended, and the church building is closed.

17 Mar 2020, 7:15 p.m.