Coronavirus Information & Support 

We may be locked down, but wonderfully the Bible says 'But God's Word is not chained' (2 Timothy 2v2)

Following new lockdown rules (As of 5th November 2020), there won't be any services in the church buildings in November (or any Remembrance services at the local cenotaphs), but Morning Prayer services continue on Zoom Monday-Friday at 9.30, and Sunday mornings at 10.30.  Please message us through the website for the zoom link, and check out our Facebook pages for the latest updates, including details of Christmas services when we have them.  
If you live in Alsagers Bank, Audley or Talke and need any help self-isolating, please let us know on 01782 720392.
With love from the church families at St John's, St James and St Martin's

With love from all at St James, St John's and St Martin's



Information about live streaming online services can be found here


'He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.' (Psalm 91 verse 1)

Dear Friends,

This is just to keep you up to date with how we're responding to coronavirus as church families.

  1. The headline is that we want to take wise precautions for the sake of the vulnerable, but we mustn't give way to worry - the Lord Jesus has defeated death for everyone who trusts Him.  If we're trusting Him, we don't need to be afraid of anything else.
     
  2. If you've got a temperature or a cough or need to self-isolate for any reasons, please follow government advice and stay at home!  We're still live-streaming the 10.30am service via Zoom from this Sunday onwards.
     
  3. Other precautions we're taking include: encouraging people to bring their own Bibles where possible; not sharing wine at Communion; sitting some distance apart in the church building; not having refreshments; cancelling mid-week groups; and not shaking hands.
     
  4. Our priority at the moment is supporting those who are most vulnerable.  If you would appreciate help with shopping, post,  or a phone call to check you're OK, please call  01782 720392.  If you would like to offer to help support our neighbours, please use the Contact Us form on the website to send us your phone number, email, and postal address (so we can match help up where it's needed).

Some resources that speak about Coronavirus from a Christian perspective include:

- A sermon on worry preached at St James about the virus is available here:

- Some helpful ideas of things to pray are here

- C. S. Lewis is helpful in a very short post here

- Some thoughts on talking to children about coronavirus and other scary news here

Simon Tomkins
Vicar of St John's, St Martin's and St James