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Church closure and coping
Churches closed for the foreseeable future.
We are all in uncertain and strange times and for a while we have to live a little differently.
This means stopping many of our daily routines and keeping ourselves at a distance from each other. For this reason, the Church of England has decided to shut the Churches for the foreseeable future. There will be no acts of worship held in Church of England Churches for the next few months.
We are all in a time of not knowing and for humans that is always stressful. But the best way we can care for each other and show our love is by protecting one another by keeping ourselves safe. This is really the most loving thing we can do at the moment. We are fortunate to still be able to speak to each other by phone and over the internet, so phoning each other to chat and to see if there is anyone needing anything is really helpful.
It’s a time for us all to take one day at a time, to live in the present moment and not allow fear to overtake us. Take joy in the beauty of nature bursting back into life after a grey winter, and listen to its wisdom, that new life always comes after a time of hardship. This is the centre of the wisdom of Jesus’ story, the story of resurrection and renewal. This is the pattern that life has taken for millennia and in a small way we can see this pattern emerging already as people remember what is really important and reach out to help each other.
And to remember that there is a wisdom greater than ours which says to us “Do not be afraid, for I am with you, I will never leave you, you are mine”
We all belong to this amazing miracle of life and we are all part of an interconnected whole and right now we are being reminded of that. Lets love each other through it all.
In my thoughts and prayers always