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Ebbsfleet Chrism Homily 2014

“Let us recognize our need of all the gifts of God that these holy oils signify.” 


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Confirmation at St James the Great, Hanslope

Confirmation at St James the Great, Hanslope, Bucks, on Gaudete Sunday, 15 December 2013


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Coronavirus Update


From Monday 14 September in England the Government’s ‘rule of six’ to help limit the transmission of the coronavirus will apply:  'Don’t meet in groups of more than six, indoors or outdoors, at home or elsewhere.'  

 

‘People should not see this as a short-term thing’, the chief medical officer has warned: ‘the period between now and spring is going to be difficult’.

 

But there are a limited number of exemptions.  Covid-19 secure venues, such as properly preprared places of worship, can still hold larger numbers in total, though groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups. 

 

Following the announcement, the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who chairs the Church of England’s recovery group, said, "I welcome confirmation from the Prime Minister that places of worship can still hold more than six people in total, … and the reassurance that public worship can continue.”  More information on the Church of England’s response may be found here

 

I want therefore to encourage all Christians to follow the encouragement of the New Testament writers themselves, and remain faithful to communal worship, especially the Eucharist, to give God our thanks, and to receive the strength for our daily living we can receive nowhere but from the hand of Christ.

 

+ Jonathan

 

To PROTECT THE NHS and SAVE LIVES

Remember

HANDS – FACE – SPACE

 

At all times, wash hands regularly.  And beyond your home, wear a face covering indoors, keep 2 metres space from people you do not live with

 


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