Parish Magazine: New February/March Edition out now (but available on-line only)
The new edition of our Parish Magazine is now available – and our thanks to Graham Meare and Jean Copner (and all our contributors) for another superb edition. We had to take the difficult decision to have it as an ‘on-line only’ version this time, as it did not feel right for our volunteers to be delivering through letterboxes during the current ‘lockdown.’ But do look it up on our website (www.christchurchwoodford.org) and our thanks to David Jones for keeping our website up-to-date.
Building work at our Church building
If you are passing our Church building (perhaps whilst on your daily walk) you may notice that there is some building work happening. This is nothing to worry about! It’s just some work being done on our drains and on the Lytch-gate. We’re all very grateful to David Jones who is overseeing this important work.
Use of our building during the rising infection rate
Just a reminder that our Church building is sadly, currently closed. Closing our building is never an easy decision, and it will be reviewed, in the light of current guidance, legislation and circumstances at the end of each month. (Having reviewed the situation for February, the decision remains to keep the building closed.)
Those who have specifically asked us to remember them in prayer:
Miles Buckley, Clare Casson, Alan Cross, Sid Davies, June Davenport, Irene Hancock, David Hoyle, David Jones, Alan Page, Donald Pryce, Pat & Peter Spiller, Judy Stewart, Tony Stimson, Tony Whalley and Barbara Wilson.
Those who mourn, especially the family and friends of:
Paul Hooper, Irene Hunter, Cecelia Blake, Geoff Addie and Bill Firth.
Events in the life of Christ Church:
We pray for all those who work so hard as volunteers within the life of our Church family, and we pray for wisdom for those who lead us.
Events in the life of our Diocese:
We pray for all those involved in the appointment of our two new Suffragan Bishops, and for those who are considering applying for the role.
Southfield Care Home:
We pray for the staff and residents of Southfield Care Home, asking God to keep them safe and well.
The events in our country and world:
We pray for the leaders of the world, especially as they are having to make very difficult decisions. And we pray for all those affected by the outbreak of coronavirus, and for those who are trying to contain it, reduce its effects, care for those harmed by it, and those who continue to work on the ‘roll out’ of the vaccines and develop necessary treatment.
We pray for fellow Christians in Central Asia.