Want to know what's happening in North Manchester Mission Community? Read about some of our latest news below.
Following advice from Public Health England and the Church of England, the Anglican churches of North Manchester have had to suspend all church services and activities as we seek to play our part in limiting the spread of the coronavirus virus.
None the less we remain a community of prayer, hope and loving service. We may not be GOING to church for a while, but nothing will prevent us from BEING church. Each of our churches are looking at different and creative way to continue our call to be a worshipping and serving community. In particular we are looking at
Opening our buildings at set times for those want to pray
· Partnering with others to mobilise volunteers for those who need supplies
· Co-ordinate appropriate pastoral care for the isolated
· Use social media channels to connect and support
· Responding to new guidelines regarding weddings, funerals and baptisms
Things will vary slightly from church to church so please go to our Sundays Page to find out specific detail. Clicking on the name of the church will direct you to their “achurchnearyou” page information and contact details.
We have printed a couple of prayers below that you can use at this anxious time. Other prayer resources can be found on the Church of England website here (https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-liturgy-and-prayer-resources)
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen
God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen