Dear Brothers and Sisters
We face unprecedented times. On 17 March the Archbishops of Canterbury and York announced the suspension of all public worship until further notice. That means that you will no longer be able to attend acts of worship at the Cathedral both on Sundays and throughout the week.
Your Cathedral clergy will continue to sustain a daily pattern of prayer. Morning and Evening prayer will be said and a Eucharist offered for the whole people of God, the wider community and the needs of the world.
The current challenges invite us to be creative and take the opportunity to ‘re-imagine’ what it is to ‘be’ and ‘do’ church when we can’t ‘go to church’. Although we are not able to physically meet as the Body of Christ, we can be together in prayer. As disciples of Christ, I invite you to become part of the praying heartbeat of our world during these uncertain times.
Below you can follow the links to pages that offer a number of resources to help you worship at home.
Church is changing not stopping and we join our prayers together with the wave of prayer which happens all around the world each day.
If any of you are in need of particular support or pastoral assistance, please be in contact with the Subdean in his role as canon pastor or the dean’s verger John Campbell in his role as a member of the pastoral team.
Please know that we are praying for you all.
On behalf of Chapter I wish you safety and wellbeing
If you are lonely whilst self-isolating
Please do call one another on the telephone – stay in touch to offer comfort and succour to one another.
The pastoral team can be contacted on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can call the Samaritans free on 116 123
You can call Silverline (aged 55+) on 0800 4 70 80 90 to arrange for a weekly 30 minute phone call from a friendly volunteer who will be there to listen.