Coronavirus

Coronavirus


ALTHOUGH OUR CHURCH BUILDINGS HAVE TO BE CLOSED FOR THE TIME BEING,
WE AT ST JAMES'S CONTINUE TO BE ALIVE AND ACTIVE FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Our faith in God is undiminished; public worship may be suspended; but the life of God's kingdom is inextinguishable

"The Church continues to be alive and active, but in London our buildings must close. London is seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must physically distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives. Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, St James's Church and all church buildings in the Diocese of London are now closed. To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips." Diocese of London. 

 “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.”

Worship online 

Sunday 5 April - Palm Sunday
You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch services live or later
Ask Derek for the link for Zoom

9.30am A live streamed version of our usual Sunday Service (Facebook Live)
11am An online service similar to the Together at Eleven (Zoom)

Holy Week Mon - ThursTime to Pray (audio) | 8pm Compline (Facebook Live)
Good Friday 9 April: 9:30am Together for Good Friday (Zoom) | 2pm An Hour at the Cross (Facebook Live)
Holy Saturday 10 April: 8pm Compline (Facebook Live)

Sunday 12 April - Easter Day
9.30am Sunday Service (Facebook Live) | 11am Together at Eleven (Zoom)

Previous weeks online worship can still be seen

Sunday 22 March Mothering Sunday / Fourth Sunday of Lent
The live streamed version of this service can be found on (Facebook) and (YouTube)
The short communion service that followed can be found on (Facebook)

Wednesday and Friday 
3.00pm Dani’s story time for children - A live stream story for children to watch live or later (Facebook)

Worship at home

As it is not possible for people to worship together, there is a range of resources already available

Keeping in touch

It is vital that we keep in touch and support one another through these testing times. 

  • Listen to the daily recordings 'Time to Pray'.
  • Make sure that you talk with at least three St James's people a week.  
  • If you can offer help to someone who is self-isolating let Derek or Nick in the office (020 8941 6003) know.
  • If you are self-isolating and need help contact Derek or the office. If you are confined to your home - we would like to stay in touch with you, and shop for you as needed. Please let Nick in the office (020 8941 6003) know if you have such a need. We have volunteers standing by. If you just want someone to talk to give us a ring, we are here to help.
  • Dani’s story time for children - A live stream story for children to watch live or later.

Information, help and advice

 

People    We are not people of fear: we are people of courage.
    We are not people who protect our own safety: we are people who protect our neighbours' safety.
    We are not people of greed: we are people of generosity.
    We are your people God, giving and loving, wherever we are, whatever it costs
    For as long as it takes wherever you call us.