Merciful God, we entrust to your tender care those who are ill or in pain, knowing that whenever danger threatens your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe. Comfort and heal them, and restore them to health and strength.
Give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick, and your wisdom to those searching for a cure. Strengthen them with your Spirit, that through their work many will be restored to health; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The link above will take you to more prayers about the outbreak and prayers with children. The link will also take you to a downloadable copy of Morning and Night prayer for worship at home, particularly geared for those who are isolated or housebound.
Following the advice from The Church of England we regret that our normal acts of worship at St George’s have been suspended until further notice.
In these difficult times, as the Coronavirus becomes widespread, and we can no longer meet together for worship and, following Government direction, the church will be closed until we are able to open it again. We hope that you can find a quiet place at home to sit and pray, think, or light a candle. God says simply, “Come and be with me.”
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Would you like to know more about Jesus and the Christian faith? Do you have lots of questions but don’t know what to believe?
What do Christians believe?
For Christians God is understood and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit. The Church of England
You won’t ever be asked if you completely understand all this. But you are asked whether you believe and trust. This is called faith. It is a different sort of knowledge. It is the knowledge of being known and loved, and of loving in return.
Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in common with other Christians in the church seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.
The Christian faith is not a human invention. There are signs of God’s existence and handiwork in creation for anyone to read (Acts 14.15–17). But we believe in the way we do because God has come to seek us out and has made himself known to us.
What does it mean to live out our faith?
Loving God and loving neighbour belong together, and the best, most fruitful life is lived in loving communion with God our Creator, as well as with our fellow human beings.
Our lives need to be shaped in a rhythm of worship and service: love for God and love for others.
Call Rev Jo on 01905 780200 or email her at email@example.com if you would like to know more, would like to be directed to resources or if you are interested in following a course.