CORONAVIRUS - PRAYERS FOR A DISPERSED COMMUNITY

Life as a dispersed family of the Church

We have always been a family that gathers - now for a period of time our common life is lived as a family which is dispersed.

So here is what is happening at St. George’s.....

  • Sadly, the Church is now closed, by order of the Archbishops of Canterbury & York. 
  • Public worship will no longer take place in the church until further notice.

So....a temprary chapel has been set up in the Vicarage where....

  • Morning and Evening Prayer are being said every day.
  • There will be a very quiet celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 12 noon every day. The intention is to maintain the eucharistic life of the church in the heart of the community. Sadly no congregation can be present at the celebration of this Eucharist

 

Keeping in Touch

We are producing a very different style of newesletter which will be distributed by e-mail, or where necessary, by hand. We hope it will be a good way to keep in touch. It will be posted on this website each week.

If you have any news to share, then please contact me on revajh@virginmedia.com, or Maggi Creese

We have also set up a network of telephone contacts so we can keep in touch with as many people as possible. If you know someone who might need a chgat, please contact Fr. Adrian (0191 252 1817) or Margaret Patterson our Reader (0191 257 0211)

We have a Facebook page! 'Parish of St George, Cullercoats' look us up and tell us you like it! We also have a Whats App Group so we can chat through the week and keep each other company!

 

Helping Out

If you can lend a hand with:

  •             Distributing the newsletter
  •             Shopping
  •             Telephoning people

Please let Fr. Adrian know

 

Praying together while we cannot be together

Please continue to pray for members of our church family who are sick, notably Paul Bain, Pat Collins, Nigel Corbitt, Betty Creese, Jennifer Emmett, Brian Hall, Helen Hall,  Ron Paine, Jim Robertson, Michael Scott, Jordan Storey

...and let's give thanks for the measure of recovery in Lesley Towers.

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Edith Batty, Rosina Carr and Florence Fairbairn

 

We have distributed a small order of prayer for you to use each day at home : more copies are available if needed..

 

We are inviting every member of the family to pause for a time of prayer at 12 noon each day. In particular please pray for:

  • All involved in our Health Service
  • The sick and anxious
  • The family of the church, and especially the most vulnerable

     

Giving

It is important that we continue in our regular giving to the church.New sets of envelopes have all now been delivered. Please add your weekly/monthly contributions and put these to one side for when you return. Thank you. If you would like to talk about switching to a standing order or a direct Debit, then please contact Denise Appleton who will explain how to do it - it really is quite painless.

 

Donations to the Food Bank

The box is now in the church porch. If you have anything to contribute should be happy to pass it on. If you cannot get to the church ask a friend or neighbour to drop it in (as part of their daily exercise) - they might possibly put something in themselves!

 

Planning Ahead

We have begun planning for the most fantastic party when we all get back together. Sharon is already collecting ideas - so feel free to forward all your ideas to her. I like the idea of fireworks!

 

It is Easter

Alleluia! Christ has risen

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!