A service for Palm Sunday led by Bishop Julian


A message from Revd Martin...


"As many of you will know, all Church buildings are now closed indefinitely but we are working to ensure the Church itself is alive and active in the ways that really matter.
We often say that church is about more than buildings and now is our chance to prove it.
We need to put our faith into action by our kindness and consideration for others, especially the vulnerable and those at risk of isolation, or hardship.
Please join us in praying for those who lead our nation in these difficult times, for our NHS and its frontline staff and finally for all those who have succumbed to the virus, or will do so in the days ahead.
There is a real sense of powerlessness at the moment but we are rightly reminded that we all have our part to play – not least by following the guidance to stay at home.
Waiting is hard but we must do our best to do it well.
The disciples went to sleep in the Garden of Gethsemane, when Jesus asked them to stay awake and pray.
The Virgin Mary and the other women waited at the foot of the cross, powerless, distraught but determined to see it through.
Sometimes all we can do is to wait and hope and pray. For Christians, the symbol of this is that time between Good Friday and Easter Day, when we remember Jesus in the tomb.
These are dark times but I believe we will come through them together. As the American slaves, whose Christian faith endured through years of suffering, used to say, ‘It’s Friday now but Sunday’s a coming’

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing the nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen."

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With every blessing

Revd. Martin

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