Worship at St. Martin in the Bull Ring
Following on from the government’s health announcements on Monday, it has now been confirmed by the Archbishops that public worship should cease. So there will no acts of worship held at St. Martin in the Bull Ring until further notice. We are very sad at not being able to gather for worship but we must do everything we can to support our government and health services to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the advice of our Archbishops, at St. Martin in the Bull Ring
- our church building will remain open for prayer between 10am-4pm, and Sundays 9.30am till 1pm.
- we will be offering practical help and telephone support for those who are vulnerable and self-isolating
- to help keep us connected, and rooted in prayer and worship, St. Martin’s will be offering simple acts of worship which will be available on YouTube.
- further resources for prayer, worship and encouragement can be sourced from the Church of England website – https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches
Please do follow all the latest health advice including hygiene precautions, self-isolating and social distancing. NHS guidance can be read at – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you are feeling anxious about the present situation you may find the guidance from Mind very helpful – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse5f160
This Sunday, 22nd March, has been declared a national day of prayer. At 7pm everyone is encouraged to place a lighted candle in a window as we pray for our nation and the world. For more information see – https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/news/latest-news/coronavirus-archbishops-call-national-day-prayer-and-action
May we encourage us to pray for:
- our nation and the world;
- health workers and emergency services;
- local and national government;
- the vulnerable, lonely and isolated;
- generosity, care and kindness;
- ourselves, our families and friends.