The CofE has provided a two-minute video to encourage Christian stewardship
Highlights of a 40-minute service Led by the Revd Arthur Champion The carol "Holy Night" was recorded by the Choral Scholars of St Martin's individually in their own homes with their contributions edited together remotely. The parish church of St Peterâ€™s, Stratton near Cirencester holds both a CCLI Copyright license No. 1038214 and a Streaming license No. 1074410 Both through CCLI
The Revd Jan Moore dedicates the advent figures as they set out from home to home heading towards Christmas Day. Would you like to be a part of the Advent Journey? As many readers will be aware, Stratton is fortunate to have a beautiful set of figures of Mary, Joseph and their donkey made for us by Chris and Ron Rodgers and, every Advent, they travel around homes and local organisations. This year we are planning to continue this much-loved tradition with the figures setting out on Advent Sunday from the Benefice Service at Rendcomb and returning to St Peterâ€™s, Stratton, on Christmas Eve. â€ƒ As a host, you will welcome the figures into your home. After a rest of a few days, you become the traveller taking Mary and Joseph with the donkey, onto the next host. Everyone is very welcome to join in, and we will be taking and recommending certain precautions to make this a Covid-safe journey for all those taking part! I will co-ordinate the journey - facilitating the safe transfer of the family between households and other places they will be resting. If you would like to be a part of the 2020 journey please let me have your name by 15th November, to give us enough time to make a good journey plan. Thank you all very much. Jane Trotter -T: 01285 655156 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Aid Week 2020 - Dr Rowan William's Sermon
CCES Faculty - We Face an Unknown Future by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
The Bishop of Tewkesbury was planning to visit CVB for Holy Week 2020 until the COVID-19 pandemic happened.
A helpful explanation of how the exponential growth of a pandemic starts slowly then suddenly accelerates unless basic hygiene rules are strictly applied
iSingPOP have a fantastic Christian ministry to children and today are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by launching a new YouTube channel
Bishop Barron (Roman Catholic) offers some great advice starting with a quote from Blaise Pascal who once said, â€œAll of humanityâ€™s problems stem from manâ€™s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.â€ This Pascalian â€œmotâ€ has come to my mind a good deal in recent days as our entire country goes into shutdown mode due to the coronavirus. Perhaps we could all think of this time of semi-quarantine as an invitation to some monastic introspection, some serious confrontation with the questions that matterâ€”some purposeful sitting alone in a room.
A straightforward explanation of the Good News that Jesus offers to everyone