Worship in Church: there is a Holy Communion service each Sunday at 9.00am at Sandhurst Church. All are welcome, but please be aware that you must wear a face mask during the service and social distancing rules will be observed.
Worship via Zoom: Every Sunday at 10.30am you are invited to be part of morning worship on zoom for the Seven Towers Benefice. Join the service from 10.25 onwards; either click the link bit.ly/STBSUNDAYSERVICE or go to www.zoom.us and click on ‘join a meeting’. The meeting ID is 884 4339 9520 and for the password please ring 01452 731450 Please stay for a few minutes after the service as we chat and share coffee together.
Some churches are open for Privater Prayer during the week. Click here for details
Children and families
The Children & Young People team are continuing to prepare another series of worship videos – this time looking at the life of Jesus. Each Sunday afternoon at 4pm a video is posted on the Seven Towers YouTube page, go to: bit.ly/STBKIDS , especially written for youngsters from 2-12. Its fun, its lively and we hope that lots of children will enjoy the 20 minutes worship prepared for them. Please let us know.
During the week Revd Philippa will continue to post videos of Morning Prayer each Tuesday and Thursday on FaceBook. The worship & prayer booklet includes the daily offices. Do please email any prayer requests to her. To visit our Facebook page and see all the latest posts, worship videos etc click here
Some of our churches are open for ‘individual private prayer’. Click here for full details
Home Groups We have three home groups in the Benefice, meeting on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The Wednesday evening group is led by Revd Katie, the Thursday evening group by Revd Philippa and the Monday group by group members. Each group is currently following different course material. After breaking for Lent, group meetings resume week commencing 12th April. For further details please contact Revd Philippa.
We supported the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Appeal. Click here to read all about the appeal.
Thank you for the huge number of donations for Gloucester FoodBank last wednesday. They are all really appreciated. If you’re able to help again, the next collection will be on Wednesday 14th April. Boxes for donations will be left in the church porches and will be collected between 1 and 2 pm and taken directly to the FoodBank. If you would like to make a financial donation, please contact Derek Wright; he will ensure donations are passed on promptly together with appropriate gift aid. Read the FoodBank newsletter to learn how they are coping with the pandemic.
News from the Diocese of Gloucester a booklet of prayers and worship written especially for the present time in lockdown. A Pattern of Daily Prayer
Free dial-in worship The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus. Daily Hope, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
Explaining Coronavirus to Children A free digital book, ideal for children up to 12 years old, explaining all about COVID-19 in an excellent child friendly way. Just click this link to download.
In addition to personal prayers, you may like to download some prayers that have been written specifically to compliment our worship and reflect on the impact Covid-19 is having on all of our lives. Just click on the prayer links below: