COVID-19 INFORMATION

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 11TH JANUARY 2021

ST LAWRENCE’S CHURCH CLOSING NOTICE

St Lawrence’s Church is currently closed until further notice. 
This decision has been taken in consultation with the PCC.

The government has permitted public worships to continue, if it is safe to do so. We, as PCC, decided to close our church as we have people in our congregation that are in a vulnerable category.
We need to do everything we can to keep them safe.
The Church will be open for funerals only.

For the time being, Rev Jules MAMBU will keep doing the online service as he has done since March last year. 

Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives 

Yours in Christ,

Rev Jules MAMBU

Parish Priest

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 4th JANUARY 2021
On 4 January 2021 the Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown for England.
The guidance published to support the  announcement - National lockdown: Stay at Home - confirms that places of worship can remain open.


 In response to the announcement the Church of England issued the following statement:
Please click 
HERE.

NEW YEAR UPDATE - 1ST JANUARY 2021

Dear All,

Happy New Year 2021, sending you the blessings of Christ on this New Year:
May God always shower you lots of joy and happiness!!

In regards to Sunday services, guidance has not been affected by the move to Tier 4.
I know that the attendance may drop with the increased concerns for those with health issues. Let us keep one another in prayers.

I am informing you there is no online worship episode on Sunday 3rd January 2021.
We will resume on Sunday 10th January 2021.

God bless, and best wishes,

Rev Jules MAMBU,

Priest-in-Charge 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 2ND DECEMBER 2020
The Government 
confirmed that places of worship will be permitted to reopen for public worship when the current national lockdown ends on 2nd December 2020.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 5th NOVEMBER 2020
Following the Government's announcement Churches are NOT allowed to open for Public Worship during the lockdown.


Churches ARE allowed to open for independent prayer, service broadcasting and funerals.


During the lockdown St Lawrence's Church will be open for independent prayer every Sunday between 9:45am-10:45am.
Please see further details below.

Details of the latest Coronavirus Guidance for Churches can be found HERE

INFORMATION/PRAYERS DURING LOCKDOWN - NOVEMBER 2020

Join our Archbishops in praying for the nation and praying daily at 6pm.
May you all stay safe during lockdown.
Remember God loves us all.

A call to Prayer for the nation daily at 6pm.
Please click 
HERE

CHURCH OPENING UPDATE - 20th June 2020

We hope this message finds you well despite these difficult circumstances. We all praise the Lord that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, when we can go back to our beautiful Church building to worship Him as family.

There is a need to comply with the guidelines and health and safety regulations before we can actually open the building.

The PCCs are assessing the situation on how and when the church will be open. We have to protect one another, it's a mandate that all of us as a Church family feel responsible.

For the time being the church buildings remain closed, but the church itself is available through Facebook, our websites, on email and on the phone

We will keep you informed on the progress made by the PCC.

May the Lord of peace be with you all & Keep you safe

Rev Jules, Rev Sheila and the PCC

2nd June 2020
A statement from Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu in response to events in the United States of America
“Recent events in the United States of America have once again drawn public attention to the ongoing evil of white supremacy. Systemic racism continues to cause incalculable harm across the world. Our hearts weep for the suffering caused – for those who have lost their lives, those who have experienced persecution, those who live in fear. God’s justice and love for all creation demands that this evil is properly confronted and tackled. Let us be clear: racism is an affront to God. It is born out of ignorance, and must be eradicated. We all bear the responsibility and must play our part to eliminate this scourge on humanity. 

“As Dr Martin Luther King Jr said, ‘In a real sense, we are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Therefore, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

“We pray that God’s abounding wisdom, compassion and love will guide leaders across the world to forge a better society."

Prayers and Resources for anniversary of the NHS: 5 July

Please click HERE
If your children are going back to school soon you might like to use this to help to talk to them about it. Please click HERE
As we watch torrential rain and storms outside and in our lives,
we can pray the weather.
Please click HERE
Spending family time in the paddling pool? Here are some watery activities you can explore together.  Please click HERE

THY KINGDOM COME
A special prayer guide created by Rev Jules to enable you to follow along with us. *See note below

Please click HERE
Digital Family Prayer
Adventure Map.
Please click HERE
Thy Kingdom Come Resource Pack. Please click HERE
Another Comforter Resource Pack. Please click HERE
Additional Walking Prayers. Please click HERE
Mother's Union Lockdown Prayers. Please click HERE
A free national phoneline to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus has been launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Please click HERE
Colour and Pray World Map Please click HERE
Creating a Prayer tree Please click Here
Morning Prayers Please click Here
Evening Prayers Please click Here
The Lord's Prayer Please click Here
Manchester Diocesan Prayer Please click Here

*THY KINGDOM COME
Our Diocese is part of Thy Kingdom Come movement which is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension (21st May) to Pentecost (31st May 2020) for more people to come to Jesus.

We would like to invite our local Churches
(St Lawrence's & St Anne's) to join Thy Kingdom Come chain of prayers along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 178 countries around the world.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

1. Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ;
2. Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus;
3. Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness


By doing so, "we all commit to play our part in the renewal of the nations and transformations of Communities"
(Archbishop Justin Welby).

The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister on 23rd March 2020 to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). 
But they called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”. 
There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.
There are more details HERE on the church of England website.