St Mary Abbots is open for Private prayer, Monday - Saturday from 10am - 2pm and on Sunday from 9.30 - 11.30pm.
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Following the suspension of public worship in St Mary Abbots last Sunday, the PCC discussed this decision further in the light of the increasing pressure on the NHS in London and the calls from many local Government leaders to avoid public worship during the peak of the current Covid-19 crisis. With difficulty and sadness, we reached the conclusion that we should suspend public worship for the next few weeks, as we wait for the vaccine to be rolled out further and case numbers to improve. We shall be watching closely the data and also any guidance issued from the Church of England and hope to resume worship as soon as it seems safe to do so for all those involved or attending.
However, St Mary Abbots will remain open for private prayer, from 10 am - 2 pm every day, and from 9.30 - 11.30 am every Sunday.
We are very conscious of the loss which ceasing public worship in person will mean for some, and once again, I encourage you to be in touch with me whenever you wish. We shall continue to provide online worship, reflection and prayer through our YouTube channel and also on Zoom. In case you know of anyone who does not have the internet, please could you let them know that they can also dial in to Zoom services using their phones.
At the 10.30 am service of Morning Prayer on Zoom, we shall be praying for our new Confirmation candidates (eight adults and six children), as they embark on a new stage of their faith journey, together with groups from St Philip's, Earls Court Road. We are beginning preparation on Zoom in the hope and faith that it will be possible to hold our Service of Confirmation in church on April 22nd as planned. If there is anyone out there who has not been in touch with us but would like to join the group, please do get in touch with me.
Mother Alice, Martina and Cain have been working hard to assemble all kinds of offerings and resources for our children this week. If you are a former leader of CoS or someone who would like to offer their services for the first time and would like to participate in leading a future Zoom session, please do contact Martina.
Last week at Morning Prayer, Mother Alice led us in singing the wonderful Epiphany hymn, "O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness". I was particularly struck by the following lines, which could encourage and strengthen us as we move through these difficult times:
Low at his feet lay thy burden of carefulness: high on his heart he will bear it for thee, comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness, guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.. mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness, trust for our trembling and hope for our fear.
With my love and prayers
14th January 2020
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