COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Message from Rev John Hookway 25th March 2020
I pray that you are well in this unique time. We are all finding ourselves required to react to instructions from our leaders and it is no different for vicars! Even since Sunday’s live transmission from the church, the rules have changed; on Sunday I was supported in church by three people “behind the scenes”, as you may be aware, the Archbishops and Bishop’s have instructed us to close the church building until further notice and to transmit from home instead.
Additionally, all of our office team are now working from home instead of gathering in the church centre. They are all active via their email in the usual way however.
As we know the people of God are more than a building, we are a praying, living community, therefore, with so much information flying around, let me clarify how we are going to move forward. I am going to do two main transmissions each week:
Thursdays at 1200, We will post a short pre recorded video each week concentrating on God’s promises.
Sundays at 1000. Live stream. www.christchurchware.co.uk/live-stream
We will initially follow the pattern from last week except it will be from my office and my support team will be “virtually” helping me! We were so delighted with the response to the transmission and the numbers who watched.
Our approach is one of calmness in the storm, hopeful and secure in our God. As the situation moves forward, I may well arrange for other resources to be posted via our social media to help us maintain and develop our faith.
In the meantime, may the Lord continue to grant you His peace.
With my prayers