Holy Week – Newsletter & Worship

This week’s newsletter and worship resurces are available – Click Here to Open.

The Sunday worship can be watched on the St. James facebook page, and also available in the newsfeed on the welcome page of this website.

The advice from the diocese is that we should no longer print off and deliver. All those not on email have been sent a copy in the mail.

To mark Holy Week, there are a few suggestions, and they could all be used together:

1. Place a cross in the window

2. Use the Holy Week poster from a good few years ago, and display it in a window, the pink/purple poster with a graphic of Jesus on the the cross. There is an extra flap you unfolded at the bottom saying “He is risen”. The poster is available at https://images.app.goo.gl/BnqqW1DK1yqTtqnYA

3. Light a candle (by the cross) for an hour from 8.30pm – 9.30pm.

With love and prayers.

Fr. Jack and Clare.

Closure – Coronovirus (Covid-19)

Due to the Coronovirus (Covid-19) pandemic, both St James and St Francis churches are now closed until further notice. This includes all services, groups/activities, and access to the church for prayer.

The Diocese of Carlisle have issued more detailed and informative updates:

18 March 2020 – Suspension of public worship

24 March 2020 – Church of England church buildings closure

We will have to adapt to new circumstances and new posts, blogs, videos & pssibly conferencing using technology may be used to keep in touch in addition to more traditional means of telephone and email.

The Bishop of Carlisle will be live streaming video at 11am on both Good Friday and Easter Sunday on the Diocese YouTube Channel.

Watch this space (new website under development) and the facebook page to keep in touch.

Stay positive, enjoy the marvels of spring in parks, garden, and the wildlife (whilst observing social distancing restrictions) and keep a routine and in contact with friends and family.

Let us pray for each other, and especially all the key workers, and stay safe and in good health.