Church of England Diocese of Exeter Cockington

Cockington Church open for Individual Private Prayer and Contemplation

19 Jun 2020, 8:30 a.m.
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St. George and St. Mary's Church will be open again after lockdown closure in accordance with the guidance of the Government and Church of England.

Access will still be limited as Public Worship is still not legally permitted; nor are group gatherings in this enclosed place. Only 3 People will be able to be insider at a time so please be patient as you wait; possible make use of the prayer suggestions posted outside the church or the read QR codes to link you with the Exeter Diocese webpages.

We will, however, be able throw open the doors twice a week for individual Private Prayer & Contemplation, with limited numbers inside the building at any time, and all social distancing and sanitizing guidelines being observed. 

We hope you find comfort and peace in this quiet place. Whatever, or whoever is on your mind today, be still before God, who cares for you and those you love.

Psalm 84 - New Revised Standard (Anglicised) Bible

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">1 How lovely is your dwelling place,</span>

O Lord of hosts!

2 My soul longs, indeed it faints

for the courts of the Lord;

my heart and my flesh sing for joy

to the living God.

3 Even the sparrow finds a home,

and the swallow a nest for herself,

where she may lay her young,

at your altars, O Lord of hosts,

my King and my God.

4 Happy are those who live in your house,

ever singing your praise. Selah

5 Happy are those whose strength is in you,

in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

6 As they go through the valley of Baca

they make it a place of springs;

the early rain also covers it with pools.

7 They go from strength to strength;

the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;

give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah

9 Behold our shield, O God;

look on the face of your anointed.

10 For a day in your courts is better

than a thousand elsewhere.

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God

than live in the tents of wickedness.

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;

he bestows favour and honour.

No good thing does the Lord withhold

from those who walk uprightly.

12 O Lord of hosts,

happy is everyone who trusts in you.