CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.   While our church doors may be closed, that does not mean the church is not there it most certainly is. Prayers can be said by on behalf of everyone and churches should consider ways of sharing this with the wider community. See more below on digital resources that are under development and currently available.

While this move may be seen as upsetting to some, we are concerned and have a great love for our church families and communities. We have a loving generous God and he gives us Faith and not Fear. Yes, we realise that some people are afraid of all that is going on at present, but through our continued Love of God, he will see us through this.  We have a golden opportunity here to reimagine our ministry.  We are looking at still giving worship to everyone just in new and exciting ways.

 

Click here for online Digital Services from the Church of England

 

To keep up to date on what is going on, please click on any of the following links to with Canterbury Diocese, the Church of England Websites, Local and National Government

Canterbury Diocese

https://www.canterburydiocese.org/coronavirus.php

 

The Church of England

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

 

Ashford Borough Council – Help for the Community Page

https://www.ashford.gov.uk/your-community/emergency-planning/health-and-pandemics/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-help-for-the-community/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

 

UK Government Advice Pages

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

A prayer for those affected by Coronavirus

 

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Amen

 

With Love and Prayers

The Ashford Town Parish.