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Parish Church - Chalfont St. Giles
As we grow accustomed to the extraordinary effects of this Corona Virus pandemic, we approach the story of Jesus coming to its own extraordinary climax in the events of Holy Week.
This most special week starting on Palm Sunday (April 5) and ending on Easter Sunday (April 12) is the focus of Christian faith and the great story which brings hope and meaning to so many lives the world over.
This year we will follow these events ‘from afar’ and at distance. Not joining physically together but somehow united. We are all, in our particular ways, united in trying to make some sense of the dislocation through which we are all living just now.
We have many resources now on the church web site: www.chalfontstgilesparishchurch.com
Daily services hosted on ‘Zoom’, a video link up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation
Daily prayers and readings to use in your own space
Services recorded here by our own clergy, for the principal days of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Day which will be posted on the appropriate days
Magazine articles on line for April; video Easter message
From the diocese of Oxford: links to live streamed services on Palm Sunday and Easter Day
Church of England resources for these times for Easter and for those with special pastoral needs
We have now a Facebook button to simply click on and to enter into another whole world of on line chat, images and further material visual and immediate
This Easter we invite you to:
create your own Palm Crosses (see the You Tube video on the website) and to post your pictures onto the church website and Face book and also to place the crosses in your own windows at home!
create Easter Crosses and Easter gardens: an encouragement to all ages and all folks anywhere make your own designs out of any natural products and send in pictures of your creations to add to our growing Facebook visual gallery to: email@example.com
AND on Good Friday a wooden cross will be placed on the village green; on Easter Sunday morning anyone who can, is welcome to place flowers at the foot of the cross – observing social distancing rules - as a sign to our community of the hope of Christ, of new life to come!
Visit the web site to find out more about our Pastoral Care in these times, our news and who to contact and when
With love and peace and the joy which only God can bring to us all
Ian Brown (01494 872097)
Ah my dear Lord, the church is locked
but let my heart be open to your presence;
there let us make, you and I,
your Easter garden;
plant it with flowers,
and let the heavy stone be rolled away.
by Alan Amos
Traidcraft have just delivered £ 174 of food and household consumables, plus 5 bags of food and toiletries, to the food bank.
The previous week we delivered £133 plus residue of goods from the Church food bank box.
Now we are collecting for next week!
We are still keen to carry on this good work which is only made possible through the kindness and generosity of those who have been able to contribute to the appeal and so we will continue to ask those who can, to contribute whatever they are able to.
Baptist Church, Chalfont St Peter www.goldhill.org
Gold Hill Baptist Church , Chalfont St Peter
All meetings at Gold Hill and Hope (Robertswood School) suspended until further notice.
Join us at 10am each Sunday:
www.goldhill.org/stream/ for a live webstream of worship, prayer, message and response from Gold Hill BC
Or dial in to a morning service led by Stephen Walker-Williams (pastor of Hope Church Family) : Dial 03300 945 940; Room number 84528918 #; Guest PIN 24098 #
Join on Facebook every day at 12 noon for 10 minutes of prayer for different aspects of our local and national life: www/facebook.com/goldhillbc
See www.goldhill.org for further information during this season……and beyond!
COME AS YOU ARE
Helping people find their way back to God.
We meet on Sundays for three different styles of service:
815 a quiet and reflective time together (45 mins) with Communion
10am a lively and relaxed service for the whole family
7pm a time of refreshing, including full-band worship, message of 15-20 mins, and good response time (with prayer ministry.)
Midweek we have a full range of activities for men and women, children and young people of all ages – why not visit our website to see more details, or contact us in person (01753 887173, firstname.lastname@example.org)