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An Update From Fr Martin - 26th March
If you are feeling frightened by what the world is facing at the moment, and if the latest announcements scare you, that’s totally understandable. Fear is deeply human and an incredibly important emotion. We use it to make ourselves do things out of the ordinary in order to protect ourselves and those we love. So use your fear - but don't let it use you. If we don't recognise, understand and respond appropriately to fear then we end up acting irrationally, and that can, and will, make things worse. Breathe deeply and check how you're feeling. Read More
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Pandemic has ‘ripped apart’ church choirs
THE coronavirus lockdown is having a savage impact on church musicians, member organisations have said. Choristers, classical musicians, and organists who are unable to meet or practice must be offered imaginative solutions, they say. The director...
Let the clergy pray in their churches
“OUR church buildings must now be closed not only for public worship, but for private prayer as well and this includes the priest or lay person offering prayer in church on their own.” This direction from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, co...
Funerals in churches are too risky, say bishops
TO PROTECT people further from the coronavirus, clerics and licensed Readers should only conduct funerals at the graveside or in a crematorium chapel, a letter from the Archbishops and bishops of the Church of England says. Though current governme...
Crossword No. 1564
Across 1 In the morning there’s new duty in temple’s most sacred part (6) 5 Like chief nun, pious, err unusually (8) 9 Learner with affected posture giving up time to make allowance (8) 10 Bury with love, surrounded by hospital depar...
Closed but still working: report from New York, worst-hit by the coronavirus
A NEW YORK priest has described the transformation of the “City that never sleeps” into a ghost town, its streets largely empty except for people who are homeless. Canon Carl Turner is Rector of St Thomas’s, in the centre of Manhattan, two blocks ...
Musicians and actors contemplate months with no work
CHRISTIAN musicians and actors have been left unable to tour or perform in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, as Government restrictions on mass gatherings have forced all concert venues, cinemas, and theatres to close. One example is the rap musi...
09:15 - 10:45 Rugbytots CANCELLED
12:45 - 13:15 Iona Lunchtime Holy Communion Service CANCELLED
14:00 - 16:00 SMART CANCELLED
09:30 - 13:00 Pilates CANCELLED
14:15 - 18:45 Reigate School of Ballet CANCELLED
08:00 - 09:00 Holy Communion CANCELLED
10:00 - 11:00 Sung Eucharist CANCELLED
16:00 - 16:45 Family service CANCELLED
18:00 - 18:30 Evening Prayer CANCELLED
09:30 - 14:30 Easter Club CANCELLED
19:30 - 22:00 Antiques Society CANCELLED
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