A year of lockdowns

We have now reached the anniversary of the first lockdown, and as a benefice of  churches it has been a difficult year with so many things disrupted. We have had to persevere through many changes in the guidelines for action to minimise risk of spreading the virus. More recently, just before the Government announced the third...

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Lent Course

Take the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, so that we emerge from lockdown in a spiritually healthier state.  The Bible Course: we have restarted “The Bible Course” From 7.30 p.m. on  Wednesdays (17th Feb to 24th March inclusive), repeated at 5.00 p.m. on Sundays (21st Feb to 28th March inclusive). Big, complex, old … just some of the words people use to describe the...

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Important Announcement – Church Activities Suspended.

Dear All, The Church of England has issued the following guidance at 1.30 pm today (17th March) In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.  As a result of this statement please note the following actions for the churches in our Benefice: You can...

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Planned Easter Events for 2020 – All cancelled at this time…

In the United Benefice of Christ Church, Stone & Oulton with Moddershall Palm Sunday Service: Sun 5th April We remember Jesus being hailed as a King as he rode into Jerusalem for the Passover Feast. 9.15 a.m. Christ Church, Stone 11.00 a.m. Oulton and Moddershall Churches. Maundy Thursday: 9th April We remember Jesus’ instituting the...

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Hope Explored

There are few emotions more powerful than hope. It’s a spark inside you that brings a smile to your lips; a light that shows on your face; a feeling that lifts your head and pulls you forward. Hope is what keeps us alive. But these days it hope often feels hard to come by. Yet real...

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