20th March 2020
This is to provide you all with an update of what is happening following
the Government’s request to close all places of worship because of the threat of the Coronavirus.
We will not be having any Services at present and so need to find new ways to worship God and support each other. I will be in St John’s at 10am each Sunday to pray both for those on our prayer list and for any other requests forwarded to me. I can publish this week by week if it is a help. I would encourage you all ta take time out between 10 and 11am each Sunday to make your own prayers and thanksgivings.
We are exploring using other mediums to communicate including the St John’s website and Instagram account and of course the telephone and email. Do let me know of any ideas you may have. The Standing Committee of the PCC met this week and will meet again regularly to monitor what is going on. Take to heart this promise from God:
‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified .. for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.’ Deuteronomy 31 v 6.
Every blessing Nigel
St John's is a busy local Anglican church in the village of Dormansland.
This is a warm-hearted, welcoming church that is a sacred space for the community and beyond. The church practice is liberal catholic and is maintained and cared for by the community.
As well as the published services, the St Andrew's chapel is open daily for private prayer.
We believe in the love of God, the communion of the saints, mutual support and respect for the dignity of each individual.
We believe that God is active in and through his people through the gift of the Holy Spirit. We believe prayer is important and we pray daily for the needs of the people of the village and the world, for healing, for wholeness and for peace.
The safeguarding policies of the Diocese of Southwark are adopted at St John's. Click here for more details.
Click here to see Graveyard records.