2021 January to June in the churches
Covid-19 continues to affect every aspect of our life. We start the year in "Tier 4 Stay at Home". It is legal to attend church services, so we had small services in each church - David was playing the organ at St Edmund's. The majority of people worshipped on Zoom at 11.30 am. Peter talked about this book which he remembers from his childhood - it brings the excitement of Epiphany. Like journeying Wise Men, Elizabeth and Darley have walked 150 miles in December, and raised over £400 for St Matthew's church. Thank you!
On Monday 4 January the country went back into national lockdown. On this occasion churches were told they could remain open, but both PCC Standing Committees decided we did not feel it safe, or think it wise, to continue with physical services in the buildings. The official permissions to close from Bishop Libby are here. As a result everything moved onto Zoom from Sunday 10 January. This drawing by David Kossoff reminds us to pray for our leaders, for vision, healing and peace as we journey into 2021.