St. Anne’s is now closed
My brothers and sisters,
It is with deep sadness that, following a national directive, I must tell you that the doors of St. Anne’s are now closed forthwith even for private prayer.
I know that this all feels rather bleak but we must all remember that the Church is not a building or a place but that it is the Body of Christ of which we are all a part. We should never under-estimate the power of prayer and so I encourage you all to make a daily commitment to pray for the Church at St. Anne’s, for one another and for the nation. For a time the focus of our Christian lives must shift from the Church gathered around the altar to the Church gathered around the kitchen table. We must all discover more fully what it means to be apostles of the faith in our own homes and neighbourhoods, living lives of prayer and love which proclaim the love of God for the world.
Bleak though it may indeed seem, as we approach Holy Week and Easter we are reminded that even in the bleakest of times there is always the promise of resurrection and new life. It is my prayer that in such a time of struggle we shall all find inner depths that we did not know we had and renewal and new life.
Fr. Andrew Meldrum
Every week at St. Anne’s
8am – Said Eucharist
10.30am – Parish Eucharist with Children’s Church
Every Tuesday 8am
Morning Prayer and breakfast
11.30am – Eucharist
Coming up soon
Lent Study Group
Every Tuesday 11am, followed by lunch
Tuesday 3rd March, in church, thereafter at the Vicarage.
Monday 10th February – 7.30pm
Wednesday 19th February – 8.00pm
Annunciation of the Lord
Wednesday 25th March
7pm – Said Eucharist, followed by a shared supper at the Vicarage.
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