Light a candle this Mothering Sunday

In the coming weeks we will be developing new ways to continue as a living, active and praying community in Benwell & Scotswood.

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The Church of England have joined other church leaders in calling for a day of prayer and action on Mothering Sunday (22nd March) particularly remembering those who are sick or anxious and all involved in health and emergency services.

They ask that wherever we are this Sunday 22nd March, we join in prayer for the people of this country and place a lighted candle in a window at 7.00 p.m. – a sign of solidarity and hope in the light of Christ that can never be extinguished.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have said the following:

“Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day.

We may not be able to pray with people in the ways that we are used to, but we can certainly pray for people. And we can certainly offer practical care and support.

Please do carry on supporting the local foodbank and buy extra provisions for it.  Ensure the night shelters wherever possible are kept open.  There are many very encouraging schemes happening right across our country in communities to focus on caring for the most vulnerable and do continue to play your part in those.

Then by our service, and by our love,  Jesus Christ will be made known, and the hope of the gospel – a hope that can counter fear and isolation - will spread across our land.”

They added: “This is a defining moment for the Church of England. Are we truly are a church for all, or just the church for ourselves.We urge you sisters and brothers to become a different sort of church in these coming months: hopeful and rooted in the offering of prayer and praise and overflowing in service to the world.”

#prayer #worshipathome #motheringsunday #cofe #coronavirus

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