Coronavirus and our church
We are now able to hold some services in church with certain procedures in place. At the moment there is one, said Sunday service each week at St Mary's (please see News for details). We will continue with other services, which include singing, online (please see Sunday service for details).
The church remains alive and active. We continue to worship and pray at home, and to care for each other and our community through phone calls, emails and practical action.
Some members of our church and community are able to do shopping, collect medical prescriptions and collect/deliver other essential items or post (excluding money) for those who are unable to go out. They all have the appropriate DBS check and Safeguarding training. If you would like us to do that for you or someone you know in Bishopstoke, please contact us here:
If you have questions about faith, other concerns or needs, or would like us to pray for you, you are very welcome to contact our Rector, Richard Wise, here or by phoning 023 8061 2192.
On Sundays and midweek you are very welcome to worship with us online - please contact us if you'd like the links. There are also services you can use by yourself at home:
Some appropriate prayers from the Church of England can be found here:
If you are concerned about your mental health and wellbeing, or that of someone else, you may find this helpful:
At this time in particular, it is good to remember that the church is people, not buildings, and God promises to be with us wherever we are. Let us continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while we are separated from one another.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength... Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”