All church services and face-to-face activities have been suspended until further notice.

March 18, 2020

BUT, that doesn't mean we're not open for business!

Church is not a building, it is a community of people and we are still here to help each other, and God is with us in the midst of all this! Here’s a message from Bishop Christopher:

Message from Bishop Christopher from Diocese of Coventry on Vimeo.

The Church is changing, but the Church is not closed!

So, here's some ways we can support each other and some ways we can stay close to God.

This is the place to find the latest information and resources. It will be updated regularly.

Keep checking back here regularly for updates and more information.
Prayer in Church

Although there are no gatherings or church services, from next week many churches will be open during set times for personal prayer. Resources will be left in the church to help you. If you do visit a church, please thoroughly wash your hands before entering and when leaving, and remain at least two metres from anyone else using the church. There will be a church near you, check their website for when they are open.

Prayer at Home

We'll have a resources page on this website soon, which you can visit for a range of ideas you can use to help you and your family spend time with God each day, through Lent and beyond. It's important to try to establish a routine of a daily time with God, either on your own or as a household.

National Prayer

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York say…

“We have called along with our fellow church leaders for a day of prayer and action this coming Sunday Mothering Sunday (22nd March). Mothering Sunday has always been both a day of celebration for many and a sensitive and emotional day for some. Wherever you are this Sunday please do join in this day of prayer and action and remember specially those who are sick or anxious and all involved in our Health Service. As one action we are calling on everyone to place a lighted candle in their window at 7.00 p.m. as a sign of solidarity and hope in the light of Christ that can never be extinguished. “
Please do this safely – preferably a tea light in a jar and away from curtains/nets/blinds.
Stay Connected

Keep in touch with one another, ask for prayer, support each other, encourage each other, share things that are helpful, ask for help, etc.

Follow our facebook page:

Just pick up the phone and enjoy a chat with your friends.

Stay Supported


We will make sure that there is a real person available who will chat on the phone, pray with you, and try to help in whatever way we can.

If you can offer to help chat on the phone or pray with people, let Steve know. If you are happy to help practically then let us know and we will try to connect volunteers with people who need help.
Love your Neighbour

If you’re well and able to shop, etc. then why not offer support to any neighbours who are self-isolating? Of course you shouldn’t go in and mix with people who are self-isolating, but you can click here for a postcard you can fill in and post through doors.  You could adopt your street, or your own network of people you know. Signpost them to correct advice from NHS and encourage people to follow the correct hygiene practices (Click here for the latest NHS guidance). 

Love One Another

Be kind. Be Gracious. The situation is strange, and people, are going to get nervous. Keep yourself close to God. Keep watch over yourself. (There’s some hints about supporting your own mental health at Support others, but also receive support yourself.

Be an example and a good influence, whether at home, in the shops or online.