All church buildings are now closed along with the cancellations of all public worship and church groups with immediate effect following guidance received from the Bench of Bishops which can be read in full here: https://www.churchinwales.org.uk/en/clergy-and-members/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/
Our Curate Samuel shared this message as we are unable to use our buildings currently either to gather or for private prayer.
So that we can continue to worship together, albeit in spirit rather than in person we have put together orders of service for use at home at this time. They are available to download on our Praying at Home page. We are also regularly uploading reflections and short services to our sermons page so do check there to pray with us.
Please join us in praying for those infected by the new coronavirus (Covid-19) around the world, for those who care for them, for health specialists and authorities who are combatting the spread of infection, and of course for all who at this time are feeling anxious, especially those most vulnerable and for those with friends and family in countries that are worst affected.
Dear Father, who created us, and redeemed us,
and who has promised us your love,
be with us in a time of danger and of worry.
May those who suffer, or who are ill, know the blessing of your grace,
while we who are well be inspired by your Spirit to be wise and to be servants,
working for the healing and wholeness of all, each in our own way.
Keep us calm and cautious, strong and open to service,
so that we take care of those around us, and also of ourselves.
We ask this in the name of Jesus.
Prayer by Bishop Gregory
Bishop of St Asaph