Coronavirus Response

Church Response

This is where you can find information on how church life is being affected by the Coronavirus.

It will be a long and difficult time until life is back to normal. Whatever decisions we make—individually and collectively—will have consequences. We see your chuch's role as supporting the parish through worship, prayer, caring for the isolated and unwell, and supporting, as best we can, the healthy functioning of the community. "Social distancing", whilst entirely necessary, isn't good for us in the long-term and isn't very easy for many Christians to do! But the safer we stay the sooner we can get back to normal. No one should take risks.
Our prayer is that we can maintain the bonds that bind us together in the love of God.
As we continue to journey through Lent we do so in the company of Jesus, who knew the pain of isolation. He went through great suffering to grant access to the joyful and very social life that God promises us all. In time we will continue to build that life in our own community as we always have, but for now we must find different ways to make that love real and vital. Let us make sure we are all praying for one another, and those who are supporting us.
With best wishes,
Deiniol, Kevin, Nigel and all the team.

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.

Holy Trinity, Prestwood is no longer open during the day. But even though we can’t go to church, church can come to you. We are broadcasting live from the chancel 24/7. Feel free to pray or rest awhile.

All public church activities have ceased.

The Church Office is closed, and staff are working from home.

Latest guidance for Churches.

Online worship takes place three times a day during the week and twice on Sundays.
Weddings and Baptisms: Until further notice no weddings or baptisms can take place. Where baptism needs to take place in an emergency please contact the Rector—we are contacting everyone who has a wedding or baptism booked.

Funerals: Small funerals can take place at the graveside or Crematorium. Please contact the Rector as soon as you can to discuss the options.

Last modified on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 07:37

Whilst we can't meet together at Toddler Thursday, let's make sure we are still supporting each other and having fun together. Each week I will upload a Toddler Thursday PDF here with craft activities, songs and our Toddler Prayer.  Every Thursday at 11.00am we will hold a Toddler Thursday Zoom meeting! If you and your little ones would like to join us then please email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fran

Last modified on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:20

We will be reviewing and updating our support for the congregation in the light of events and need.  

  1. All members of the worshipping community will be contacted by telephone initially by one of a dedicated team. The purpose of this will be to:
    • Make contact
    • Raise awareness of how the church is supporting people through online worship, prayer and other resources.
    • Assess need.
    • Assess the level of community/friendly/family support for those people who are at risk.
    • Receive prayer requests.
  2. An "At-risk" register will be made of people in need of practical support.
  3. Support for the "At-risk" will be co-ordinated in line with our Community Support plan.
  4. The Reverend Nigel Spoor is co-ordinating the pastoral response to the "At-risk" group.
  5. Fran McLean is co-ordinating the response to families with children.
  6. The Reverend Kevin Lovell is co-ordinating the worship and prayer response.
  7. In any case of need or concern or in urgency please contact the Rector.

 

Last modified on Friday, 20 March 2020 19:18

If you can’t come to church, your church can come to you. We are broadcasting live from the chancel 24/7. Feel free to pray or rest awhile.

Follow our live worship on Facebook.

 

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Holy Trinity, Prestwood is a registered charity, no. 1129233.

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