A prayer during lockdown

The doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked. (John 20.19) Ever present God,be with us in our isolation,be close to us in our distancing,be healing in our sickness,be joy in our sadness,be light in our darkness,be wisdom in our confusion,be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar,that when the doors reopenwe may with the zeal of Pentecostinhabit our communitiesand speak of your goodnessto an emerging world.For Jesus’ sake.Amen. Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark Cathedral

What about Communion?

The Eucharist is at the heart of Christian worship. It is celebrated by Christians around the world as a memorial of the death and resurrection of Jesus, in response to his words at the final meal he shared with his disciples, ‘Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the Eucharist, God invites us to his table as a foretaste of the heavenly banquet which he has prepared for people of all nations and cultures.  Outwardly, the Eucharist takes the form…

A message of encouragement and hope

Dear members of Christ Church, far and wide,I write to offer words of encouragement and hope. We find ourselves in uncertain times, many of our usual activities, particularly coming to church, have been suspended for the time being due to the Coronavirus/ Covid-19 pandemic. I believe that it is our role as Christians to offer a way of living not driven by fear, but to listen to the medical professionals and act in a way that helps our communities. Never…
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