St Dunstan's Church, St Mildred's Church and St Peter's Church in Canterbury, Kent, UK
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I will be praying Morning Prayer at 9.00 am and Sunday Eucharist at 10.00 am from the Rectory live-streamed on the Benefice Facebook. These and all the other recorded services can then be found on our YouTube channel. Follow the services on the Church of England website. You may also like to download the Order of Service and the Worship from Home booklets from the resources page.
Far from 'shutting up shop', we must face this challenge by becoming a radically different kind of church as we seek to continue to be rooted in prayer and serve others. We are also producing on-line resources which we will be emailing/posting to you, so you can worship at home, along with other on-line resources. We are implementing a pastoral care plan for our vulnerable and elderly; but urging you all to keep in touch.
We are being guided throughout by our local bishop, Bishop Rose, who is acting on the guidance of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, that Church of England churches should suspend all acts of public worship with immediate effect. You can read about their guidance here. The archbishops encourage us to support our local food bank. To do this, please see the adjacent column (or below if viewing this on a smartphone).
As Bishop Rose has asked: keep safe, keep praying and keep connected. God Bless and we will give regular updates.
Every Blessing to you all at this difficult time.
All clergy and volunteers who work with children or vulnerable adults in this Benefice comply with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy.