At John Keble Church we will not be opening on Sundays in line with this, taking responsibility to not spread infection.
Our service will be going out live on the internet at the usual time – go to www.johnkeble.org.uk at 10am on Sunday to join in (technical issues allowing). We will also be posting material on Youtube – search for John Keble Church.
As Justin Welby said, now is the time to focus on prayer and service. Please do ring up other members of the congregation who are staying indoors, supporting especially those who need food and supplies. Do also check on other neighbours if you are able – if you know anyone in the community who is struggling let me know so we can connect them to people who can help.
We will continue to offer funerals and we still expect to host the Night Shelter.
The step of suspending public worship is almost unprecedented, yet we know that the people of God often have to face difficult circumstances. As we seek to respond to the Coronavirus we do it with a firm trust in Jesus Christ and hope in him. He has overcome the world and none of his own can be snatched from his hand. My prayer at this time is that God can work through us and in us even more intensely than usual for his glory and the good of the world. Although our corporate worship is suspended our whole life worship can never be stopped.
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John Keble Church