My Dear Friends,
I hope this finds you well and safe. The longer the current restrictions go on, I know the harder it will be to adhere fully to them – please continue to be strong and resolute in this regard and to trust the advice and directives given by the experts. Take heart – this too shall pass!
How strange it is to not have any gatherings during what is usually the busiest week of the year for clergy! More than that, it is THE most important week of the year for all of us who call ourselves Christians.
Often, the busyness of life, the demands of work and the opportunities of leisure, prevent us from engaging much if at all with the various liturgies of Holy Week. This year, most of us will have ample opportunity to commit some time to doing this, and I encourage you all to try and access the various services online or on television.
On Good Friday I will broadcast A Service of Meditation on the Cross at 3pm – a quiet, reflective service as we remember our Lord’s agony and death – all of which he endured for us.
I will be broadcasting morning service at 10.30am on Saturday.
The services can be watched live or later on the parish Facebook page or online at
The order of service for Good Friday can be found here.
Please do keep in touch and if you would like prayer support for yourself or a loved one, let me know.
Very importantly, if you have been adversely affected financially by this crisis and are struggling to pay bills or meet household expenses, please contact me directly in complete confidence at either 087 9091561 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.