Services for June 2020
Following advice from our Archbishops and bishops, all public worship in churches has been suspended, and our church buildings are locked for the foreseeable future, to facilitate social distancing.
Whilst we cannot meet at present, the Church is still alive and at work, doing all we can to pray for, care for and support our communities.
If you need prayer, if you need spiritual support, if you just want someone different to talk to, please give me a ring on 01327 344436
There is now a Benefice Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HS9FB
If you are able, please visit that page for reflections, prayers and encouragement, as well as a live-streamed service at 10:00AM every Sunday morning.
We hope to be able to begin the gradual process of unwinding the lock-down in our churches in July, but it will be some time before we can get back to anything like ‘normal’. The ‘next normal’ will involve small-scale services, social distancing, restricted numbers, possibly mask-wearing in church buildings, possibly bread but no wine at communion, no congregational singing, no handshakes, no coffee, no books or service sheets – and all this might persist into next year! We will keep you informed as things become clearer.
Whilst we hold all our villages in prayer, the streets we shall be praying for during June are Middle Street, Manor Park and Parsons Close in Heyford, Brockhall Road and The Crescent in Flore, The Green in Church Stowe and in Brockhall, The Old Rectory, Rose Cottage, Western Cottage.
Rev Stephen Burrow (Tel. 01327 344436)