In the light of the recent new COVID lockdown, the PCC has decided to pause Sunday morning services in Church with effect from 10th January 2021 until further notice. As you are no doubt well aware, infection rates in Halton are amongst the highest in the Liverpool City Region and in the country at large.
We are very aware that the current legislation/advice/guidance from the Government and NHS is that we should all remain at home except for very specific reasons. Whilst Church services can continue under present arrangements, it was felt that we should not put you under any pressure to attend. We were also concerned about putting undue pressure on those who lead and help make the services happen.
We shall continue with our Sunday Morning 10.30am service on Facebook as usual, as well as Prayer Book Evensong at 4.00pm, also on Sunday. Our weekday services of Morning Prayer also continue at 10.00am on Facebook. Never has our public worship been more public!
As we have said before, you do not need to have a Facebook account to watch the services. You can access them by going to https://www.facebook.com/daresburychurch. You may get various messages encouraging you to open an account, but you don’t need to unless you want to. You have to be persistent! We know that people are watching the live services this way without any problems, including my wife who has allowed me to say to you that if she can, then any one can!
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Daresbury Church was live.
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Daresbury Church was live.
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Thanks Simon. God bless 🙏
Good morning Simon and everone Hugh and Christine.
Thank you Simon.
Thank you Simon 🙏🏻🥰
Mine is jittery
There’s a lot of distortion on music sound
Thank you Simon, got most of your message.
Have got connection on tablet, but very intermittent.
Is it just me or has the connection frozen?
Good morning Simon
Thank you Simon
Thank you Simon
Good morning everyone.
thank you Simon
Simon can you drop the levels on your mic and music. it's overdriving a bit.
Good morning everybody. David and Sally
Andrew - all ok here but it does drop off briefly
Morning Simon and all from Gill and Glynis
Thank you Simon for very thoughtful and important message. Thank you everybody for being here today. I don't think that the force of the message was lost. Please don't forget to order your Ash Wednesday pack. Go to our website daresburycofe.org.uk/ash-wednesday-pack/ .
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I hope you have had a good week and that you and your family are all well.
The snow this morning was quite a surprise, as it was on Wednesday evening. Sally and I went for a walk with the dog at lunchtime. Have a look at the attached picture of the village looking down from the woods by Daresbury Hall. Quite the ‘chocolate box!’
With the days slowly beginning to lengthen, our thoughts and plans are starting to turn towards Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll be able to celebrate Easter in Church, but let’s just wait and see and not count our Easter chicks before they’re hatched!
Easter this year falls on 4 April, which means that Lent starts with Ash Wednesday on 17 February – only 3 weeks away. Building upon our experience of the virtual Christingle, we are going to have a virtual Ash Wednesday service at 7.30pm. We are creating an Ash Wednesday pack that will be posted to your house in time for the service. It will consist of the Live Lent book for this year, a palm cross and a small bag of blessed Ash. If you would like a pack please fill in the form on our website here: -
daresburycofe.org.uk/ash-wednesday-pack/ . If you know of anybody who is not online, please ask them to telephone me and we’ll send on out to them. Obviously, they won’t be able to join us ‘live,’ but we’ll arrange for it to be available on the telephone by midday the following day.
Speaking of the telephone service, we are in the process of changing our provider. This means that the telephone number is changing to 01925 980054. This is now live. The old number will continue to be available until 19<sup>th</sup> February. The new provider will enable us to develop the service to suit our needs better, as well as giving improved quality. One of the immediate improvements is that once connected you will get a recorded greeting from me rather than having to listen to silence for a minute or so and thinking something has gone wrong!
During Lent, the Bible Study group will be focusing on a special study course on climate change produced by USPG, the international Anglican mission organisation. We have supported USPG for many years. Gill worked for them for a number of years, and Revd Peter Povey who was Associate Priest here in the early 2000s was a medical missionary with them in east Africa shortly after he qualified as a Doctor. More details next week.
Tomorrow’s service will be led by Simon. You can find the service sheet here:-
With God’s blessing,