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Worship for Sunday 9/8/2020

Introductory music

Last Spring by Grieg

Welcome

Welcome to our time of worship, today Jim Macdonald will lead our reflection.

Thank you for joining us. Most of our videos have subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Prayer

Our opening prayer is led by John Dent.

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”.

Bible Reading

Please listen to our Bible reading, which includes subtitles.

2 Chronicles chapter 20 verses 1-19 read by Jim Macdonald.

Hymn

Our next hymn is “How deep the Father’s love for us”.

Reflection

by Jim Macdonald, which has subtitles.

Hymn

Let us respond by singing “What a friend we have in Jesus”, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise at Nottingham’s Albert Hall.

Prayers

Let us pray

Faithful God,
We gather this morning in Your presence,
even though we are not physically together.
Those of us who worship you every week
and those who do not.
Those who are full of faith
and those who don’t know what we believe.
Those who can hardly keep from singing,
and those who can barely face the day.
We gather because You have called us,
because You love us,
because You are our God.
We gather, not because we are good
or pure or holy,
but because of our need.
We gather, knowing that again and again
we have failed to live as You would have us live,
that we have not loved one another,
that we have not loved Your creation,
that we have not loved You,
that we have not loved ourselves.
Forgive us, God,
and renew us to be Your people.
Make us one,
and reassure us in our true identity
as children of the One who is above all things.
For we pray this in the name of Jesus Christ,
Our faithful and forgiving friend
Amen

In this past week, many young people have received SQA results, and in the coming week, our Scottish schools re-open to pupils, let us pray
Lord, be with each and every young person who received SQA results last week.
Those who are delighted and those are unhappy.
Those who have are looking forward to the next stage of education and training
And those who are unsure what to do next.
Let each one of them feel your love and presence.
Help them to know they are loved by you.
And be with their families and friends supporting them.

As our schools re-open this week, we pray for all staff and pupils.
Thank you for all the hard work which has already taken place to get our schools ready.
For those who are excited, those unsure, those who are scared and those who can’t wait.
For those starting at a new school, whether pupil, teacher or staff member
and those returning to what might feel like a very different school.
Walk alongside them.

Protect them.
Strengthen them.
Support them.
Help everyone to understand the important of following new rules and guidelines, so that we can all stay safe.
We ask this for Jesus’ sake.
Amen

Let us say together …

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever.
Amen.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise in St Thomas Church, Belfast.

Grace

We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Final music

Laudate Dominum by C H H Parry played on our church organ.

Notices

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” with other members of the church family, in future weeks, please contact administrator@logies.org.

With thanks to Jim Macdonald, John Dent, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean.
Prayers taken from the Church of Scotland website.

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Worship for Sunday 2/8/2020

Introductory music

Dominos regit by J B Dykes played in our church

Welcome

Welcome to our time of worship, which is led by Rev Anita Kerr.
Thank you for joining us. Most of our videos have subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Psalm 17

Read by Ramanee Bengough

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “Give thanks”, from BBC Songs of Praise recorded in Warwick Road United Reformed Church in Coventry.

Bible Readings

Please listen to our Bible readings, which include subtitles.

Matthew chapter 14, verses 13-21 read by Dorothy Drummond

Romans chapter 9, verses 1-9 read by Mike Duffy

Reflection

by Rev Anita Kerr, which has subtitles.

Hymn

Let us respond by listening to that verse from Christina Rosetti, “What can I give Him?” sung by choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

Prayers

Our prayers are led by John Dent.

Let us say together …

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever.
Amen.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “Here I am Lord”.

Grace

We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Final music

Westminster Abbey by Purcell played on our church organ

Notices

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” with other members of the church family, in future weeks, please contact administrator@logies.org.

With thanks to Rev Anita Kerr, John Dent, Mike Duffy, Ramanee Bengough, Ed Muirhead and Bill Mclean.

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Worship for Sunday 26/7/2020

Introductory music

Extract from Der Nussbaum by Schumann

Welcome

Welcome to our time of worship, which is led by Rev Anita Kerr.
Thank you for joining us. Most of our videos have subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Psalm 91

Read by Ramanee Bengough

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “The Lord’s my Shepherd”, from BBC Songs of Praise recorded in St John the Baptist Church, Tideswell.

Bible Readings

Please listen to our Bible readings, which include subtitles.

Matthew chapter 13, verses 31-33 and 44-52 read by Hazel Bengough

Romans 8: 26-39 read by Glyn Bengough

Reflection

by Rev Anita Kerr, which has subtitles.

Hymn

Let us respond by singing together, “How deep the Father’s love for us”, the words will appear on screen as the hymn plays.

Prayer

Let us pray …

Lord Jesus Christ,
Words cannot express
how thankful we are that You consider us to be Your children;
Your treasure, Your pearl beyond all price.

Words cannot express
how grateful we are that nothing:
Angels, demons, death, life…
nothing can separate us from Your love!

Accept, O Lord,
our gifts of our time, talent and treasure.
However great or however small,
May they and may we be used to grow Your kingdom.
May our mustard seeds grow into bushes.

Lord, we pray this day for all who are yet to hear this news.
May You continue to sustain all who seek to make You known across our world.
Be with missionaries, Bible translators, children and family workers,
chaplains, ministers, preachers and pastors.
Be in conversations, Bible studies, Alpha courses,
Christianity Explored and Emmaus courses.
Be in high churches, café churches,
messy churches, house groups and cathedrals.
Be in all that opens people’s eyes to You,
Your love and Your call.

God of love and compassion,
We pray for all who seek to make a difference in the lives of others.
Be with carers and counsellors, medics and mediators,
Be with those with listening ears and those with caring hands,
Be in all that opens people’s eyes to You,
Your love and Your call.
God of justice and peace,
We pray for all who seek to challenge injustices and stand up for what is right.
Be with the politician and the protester,
The activist and the pacifist,
The vocal and the silent.
Be in all that opens people’s eyes to You,
Your love and Your call.
Hear us and help us to see You this day, we pray.
Amen

Let us say together …

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever.
Amen.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “Great is Thy Faithfulness”, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise at Mont Saint-Michel in France.

Grace

We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Back in March, the University of Dundee choir and orchestra were preparing for a concert, including the Requiem “Eternal Light” by Howard Goodall. Like many others, the concert was cancelled, but members of the choir have recorded this item remotely.

With the choir singing “Lacrymosa dies illa”
the soloist sings
“Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the softly falling snow
I am the gentle show’rs of rain
I am the fields of ripening grain
I am in the morning hush
I am in the graceful rush of far-off birds in circling flight
I am the starshine of the night
I am in ev’ry flower that blooms
I am in still and empty rooms
I am the child that yearns to sing
I am in each lovely thing
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there
I did not die”

Final music

Sine Nomine by Ralph Vaughan Williams played on our church organ

Notices

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” with other members of the church family, in future weeks, please contact administrator@logies.org.

With thanks to Rev Anita Kerr, Glyn & Ramanee Bengough, Ed Muirhead, Bill Mclean and Hazel Bengough.

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Songs of Praise Sunday 19/7/2020

This week’s time of worship is a Summer Songs of Praise, led by Ramanee Bengough. We asked you all for your suggestions, and we had some great ones sent in.

During this strange time, music has been very important to a lot of people. Whether joining in with an online choir, listening to the radio, or watching the many, clever, videos put together from recordings made in lockdown, I have found music a comfort and also a blessing – our house has been filled with music, with our music student daughter home from university, and practising her instruments.

I have enjoyed finding music each week to add to our online time of worship, working with our own brilliant musicians, Bill, Ed and Hazel, who have supplied me with recordings throughout, sometimes at very short notice. And from your comments, you have agreed with our selections too. Our musicians have also sent in their suggestions, and it’s lovely to find out what Christian music they enjoy.

I hope that you enjoy some old favourites, and some new ones too.

Opening Prayer

Father God,
by your Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer, which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in our vocation and ministry
we may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
Amen

Summer suns are glowing (tune Ruth)

Chosen by David J Wallace, one of our church members, who said

This hymn, sadly, doesn’t seem to be heard much. I first sang it around 1954 (!!!) and probably only a few times since then. I think the music is lovely – the melody flows smoothly,  effortlessly and predictably, making the hymn easy – and a joy – to sing.

When I found this video memories of my primary school assemblies (from the 1970s) came flooding back. This version was recorded in Whitby, many years ago, for BBC Songs of Praise.

Abide with me

Chosen by Bill Mclean, our organist, who has shared his talents with us during lockdown. Bill said

One of my favourite hymns is ‘Abide with me’, it’s a well loved hymn. When Logie church closed to join with St John’s (Cross), I returned to the church alone after the last service and played this wonderful hymn. Because of that it holds a special memory for me.

This version was recorded in Glasgow Cathedral, and shown on BBC Songs of Praise.

My hope is built on nothing less

Chosen by John Dent, one of our elders, who has led several times of worship online, he said,

Amongst many favourites, this one, of faith and confidence, is the most long standing – since around 1974.
The content says it all!

Recorded by Ed Muirhead, our pianist.

In heavenly love abiding

Chosen by Catherine Mclean, who has provided several bible readings for usI. Catherine said,

This is a powerful hymn with powerful words which speak to me even more in recent times. It echoes the Bible’s assurance that the Lord is with us now and to the end.

This was recorded for BBC Songs of Praise, at St German’s Church, Cardiff

Living Hope

Chosen by Hazel Bengough, who’s been playing oboe and piano for our online times of worship. She said,

I’ve chosen ‘Living Hope’ as it’s often played at the church I attend in Glasgow. It reminds us that Jesus has conquered death for us and that He is our true hope in times like these.

This was recorded at Spring Harvest, and shown on BBC Songs of Praise earlier this year.

When I survey the wonderous cross

Chosen by our pianist, Ed Muirhead, who has been recording hymns for us since the first week of lockdown. He said,

“When I survey” has been one of my favourite hymns for a long time – the tune is great, and the words seem to put everything in perspective, pulling your attention back to Jesus, his cross and love. The combination of music and words in the hymn works really well, the melody and harmony ebbing and flowing with the feeling in the lyrics.

Now thank we all our God

Chosen by Catherine Mclean, who said,

Why this one? The words are very powerful and the tune likewise. It was a hymn sung at the closing summer service at Harris Academy. It stirs powerful emotions in me which I can’t quite comprehend.

This version comes from Grace Community Church – Sun Valley, California.

10,000 Reasons

Chosen by Florence & Gordon Mitchell, who first came to our church last year. They said,

This is a beautiful rendition of Psalm 103. We first heard it at Logie &  St John’s (Cross) at a worship led by Rev Anita Kerr and it speaks volumes to us.       

Rev Anita Kerr introduced this hymn to the congregation in 2019, and I was one of the people who volunteered to lead the singing as she taught it. We have included it in our online time of worship several times, using this version recorded in Bangor, for BBC Songs of Praise.

 Oh Jesus I have promised (tune Hatherop Castle)

Chosen by Lorna Carter, one of our church members, who has been a regular at our online coffee times. Lorna said,

I learnt this hymn at school in primary 4 for a school assembly. I still remember all the words and sing it to myself. Of  course, the words are timeless but that tune is so rousing. 

Deep peace

Chosen by Ramanee Bengough, deputy session clerk, who has been putting together the web pages each week, and emailing newsletters.

No apologies for including a piece of music which I have previously sung in a choir. What beautiful words to end our time together.

Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the gentle night to you
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you
Deep peace of Christ the light of the world to you
Deep peace of Christ to you

Grace

We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

The Blessing

Ramanee Bengough has also selected this “made in lockdown” recording of the Blessing includes people from across the UK, from over 65 churches and organisations, each representing hundreds of others.

How wonderful to see and hear Christians from so many different places all sharing one message to us all.

This video may contain adverts – something we’ve tried to avoid for our online times of worship – but we thought it was worth it to share this with you.

Notices

With many thanks to all our contributors.

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Worship for Sunday 12/7/2020

Introductory music

Gabriel’s oboe written by Ennio Morricone, who died this week.

Welcome

Welcome to our time of worship, which is led by Rev James Wilson.

Thank you for joining us. Most of our videos have subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “O Worship the King”, recorded from BBC Songs of Praise.

Bible Reading

Matthew chapter 13 verses 1-9 read by Fiona Low

Hymn

Our next hymn is “This is the Day that the Lord has made”, the words will appear on the screen as the hymn plays.

Reflection

The first part of our reflection from Rev James Wilson.

Bible Reading

Genesis chapter 25 verses 19-34 read by Rev James Wilson

Hymn

“Come down O love divine”, recorded by Grimsby Minster’s Virtual Choir.

Reflection

The second part of our reflection by Rev James Wilson.

Prayer

Let us pray

O God of grace and glory,
We give you thank for the rhythm of the seasons
and the constant provision for our needs in life.
We are grateful for the commitment of those who look after our quality of life,
through food production, health care and civic security.
We are aware of the injustices and ill division of wealth in our world,
and are mindful of the message of those who challenge our life style
and comfortable way of living.
We know we do not deserve the mercy and love You have shown to us all,
day by day, in countless ways.
May we treasure your Word and its message
and be more and more aware of our responsibility as disciples
in gratitude to You for Jesus Christ our Lord.

Let us say together …

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever.
Amen.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “Sing Aloud”, recorded from BBC Songs of Praise

Grace

We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Final music

St Denio (Joanna) played on our church organ.

Notices

We are starting a new Bible Study series on what Mark’s Gospel tells us about Jesus. This will be online, starting on Tuesday 14th July 7.30 pm, please contact administrator@logies.org if you wish to join in.

If you are interested in joining around 20 of us, on Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat”, please contact administrator@logies.org.

Prayers from the Church of Scotland.

With thanks to Rev James Wilson, Fiona Low, Ed Muirhead, Bill Mclean and Hazel Bengough.

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Worship for Sunday 5/7/2020

Introductory music

Primavera by Einaudi

Welcome

Welcome to our time of worship, which is led by Rev Anita Kerr.
Thank you for joining us. Most of our videos have subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Reading

This morning’s Psalm 131 speaks of our sense of awareness of ourselves in relation to God and the blessings bestowed upon us when we get this right. Reading it always restores my inner equilibrium, stills and quiets my soul.

Read by Alistair Montgomery

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “Be still for the presence of the Lord”, from BBC Songs of Praise in 2016, sung by one of the schools taking part in their Young Choir of the Year competition.

Bible Readings

Please listen to our Bible readings, which include subtitles.

Proverbs 15:30-16:5 read by Alistair Montgomery

Matthew chapter 7 verses 21-27 read by Nicola Montgomery

Reflection

by Rev Anita Kerr, which has subtitles.

Hymn

Let us respond by singing together, “My hope is built on nothing less”, the words will appear on screen as the hymn plays.

Prayer

Rev Anita Kerr leads us in prayer, with subtitles.

Let us say together …

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever.
Amen.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “The church’s one foundation”, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise in St Asaph Cathedral

Grace

We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Final music

Hyfrydol played on our church organ

Notices

We are starting a new Bible Study series on what Mark’s Gospel tells us about Jesus. This will be online, starting on Tuesday 14th July 7.30 pm, please contact administrator@logies.org if you wish to join in.

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” with other members of the church family, in future weeks, please contact administrator@logies.org.

With thanks to Rev Anita Kerr, Nicola and Alistair Mongomery, Ed Muirhead, Bill Mclean and Hazel Bengough.

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Summer Songs of Praise

Our time of worship on Sunday 19th July will be a Summer Songs of Praise, featuring favourite hymns and worship songs chosen by our church family.

If you’d like to suggest a piece of music, please get in touch with your choice and tell us why.

Email administrator@logies.org or leave a message on 01382 668514.

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Worship for Sunday 28/6/2020

Introductory music

Somewhere over the rainbow, played on oboe, with a poor photograph of a stunning rainbow taken from a moving car very shortly before lockdown.

Welcome

Welcome to our time of worship, which is led by Rev Anita Kerr.
Thank you for joining us. Most of our videos have subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

Reading

Psalm 19, read by John Dent

Hymn

Our opening hymn is “To God Be The Glory”, from BBC Songs of Praise. Please click the button below to watch the hymn, then return to this page to follow the rest of our time of worship.

Bible Readings

Please listen to our Bible readings, which include subtitles.

Genesis chapter 8 verses 6-22 read by Frances Dent

Luke chapter 17 verses 11-19 read by Frances Dent

Reflection

by Rev Anita Kerr, which has subtitles.

Hymn

Let us respond to the time of reflection, by singing together, “Give thanks”, taken from BBC Songs of Praise, recorded in Warwick Road United Reformed Church in Coventry

Prayer

John Dent leads us in prayer, with subtitles.

Let us say together …

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever.
Amen.

Hymn

Our final hymn is “There is a Redeemer”, the words will appear on the screen as the hymn plays.

Grace

We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Final music

Wacher auf by Bach, recorded in our church

Notices

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” with other members of the church family, in future weeks, please contact administrator@logies.org.

With thanks to Rev Anita Kerr, Frances and John Dent, Ed Muirhead, Bill Mclean and Hazel Bengough.

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Church Newsletter 28/6/2020

Download our latest newsletter.

We’re sending out a church newsletter by post or email, to our church family. If you would like to receive a copy please email administrator@logies.org or leave a message on 01382 668514.

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Is the building open?

This week we enter Phase 2 of leaving lockdown and with that there is news that places of worship can begin to plan to reopen, in the first instance as a place for private prayer and to allow funerals to take place.

So, the answer to the question is we can’t go back yet but we will keep you informed of what will happen at Logie & St. John’s (Cross) in the weeks to come.

The Church of Scotland has produced very useful guidance for Kirk Sessions to consider before making any decisions and we intend to pay close attention to that.

However, some of you may have read in the national press a view that that accused the Church of issuing guidance that is cruel to people in vulnerable groups. The opinion piece attacked the Church for its guidance to congregations on reopening buildings, which have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. What follows is an extract of the response to the article from the Church of Scotland:
“The guidance in fact suggests that those over the age of 70 should consider carefully whether they should be attending church, and that anyone who is in the extremely vulnerable category, who has been advised by the NHS to shield at home, would be best advised not to come to church for the time being. This follows the clear and unequivocal advice which has been consistently given by the Scottish Government, the NHS and the Chief Medical Officer to the effect that anyone who is in the clinically extremely vulnerable group should stay at home.
We would not ask you to do this if it was not necessary. We believe that it is needed to save lives and protect the NHS.
Our published guidance is also explicit in expecting congregations to take steps to ensure that those people who are in the vulnerable category must be appropriately supported in their choice to participate in church life in a way that meets their own individual needs and preferences whilst safeguarding their own health, safety and welfare and those of the wider congregation.
In the days that followed the lockdown announcement, we have seen creativity across our congregations on a level that has not been replicated in living memory. Congregations have come together, in absence, to support each other and those around them. Along with creativity has come a real sense of loss as, for the first time in generations, church doors were ordered to be closed on government authority. But the church is its people, not its buildings, and we are confident that relationships that have been forged, or deepened, over the past months will serve to allow us to continue to serve our communities in the months and years ahead, regardless of how our public worship may require to be configured.”