St Matthew's Church
Coronavirus Update - A Message for you from Allerbridge Chapel and St Matthew’s Church
Our country is now in partial lockdown and the doors of the Chapel and Church are locked too, so we want to let you know where you and your family can find Christian words and music, should you wish.
There are lots of programmes both online and on TV and radio you will already know about, such as ‘Thought for the Day’ on radio and ‘Songs of Praise’ on TV. Here are some other ideas:
Church of England https://www.churchofengland.org/ for daily prayers, links to ideas of faith and virtual services. More options are available day by day, including a series of studies led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and information about taking care of mental wellbeing.
Exeter Cathedral https://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/ for keeping in touch locally and Sunday sermons, also a nice tour of the Cathedral.
Crediton Parish Church https://www.creditonparishchurch.org.uk/ for a regular Sunday Service.
If you have visited a chapel or church whilst on holiday, you could check out their website too. You may like to sing along to a favourite hymn sometimes, and these can be found on Youtube, by searching at the top of the page.
A couple of other things ... Did you know that it takes the same time to say The Lord’s Prayer as it does to wash your hands? Also you may have already seen that some people are lighting a candle in their window during the evening to remind them of Jesus, the Light of the World.
Here is a simple prayer that you may wish to make: Lord Jesus, please forgive the wrong things I have done, and the good I have not done; come into my life to be my Saviour and help me make a new start. Amen
Thank you for taking time to read this. If there is any help you need from either the Chapel or the Church, please contact John Smith on the SPOC in confidence and he will put you in touch with us.
Posted 28th March 2020
St Matthew's Church - Coronavirus Emergency Update
Message 18th March 2020: All Church Services are suspended for the foreseeable future.
The Church will remain open daily between 10am and 4pm for anyone wishing to attend for prayer during this difficult time.
Posted on behalf of Sue Lawrence, Churchwarden at St. Matthew's Coldridge, 21st March 2020