Coronavirus Statement – Updated 18th March 2020
At this time along with all other churches in the Church of England we are following the Archbishop’s advice to pause all services of public worship. Their statement can be seen here. This means that until further notice there will be no Sunday or mid-week services at St Matthew Eye, St Bartholomew Newborough or at Thorney Abbey.
Due to the advice given on social distancing all gatherings at the church of any other type including Lent lunches are also postponed.
If you have a wedding, funeral or baptism scheduled at one of the three parish church and have not yet been contacted please get in touch with Revd Colin Hurst.
Thorney Abbey – open for prayer
During this time the Abbey will remain open for public prayer during the hours of daylight. We would encourage you to follow the social distancing advice and sit at an appropriate distance – about 2 metres apart. There are no washing facilities in the Abbey so can we please also encourage you to bring your own hand sanitiser with you. You may also wish to bring your own Bible if you have one but there are some available in the church.
Prayer or assistance
If you are in need of prayer or other assistance that we can help with please do get in touch. Whilst we may not be able to offer a pastoral visit we are happy to talk and pray.
Mothering Sunday – 22nd March 2020
Whilst we are unable to have normal services on this day, we will be continuing to pray and churches across the nation are taking part in a National Day of Prayer. The Archbishops have encouraged everyone who is able to light a candle in their window at 7pm on the evening of Mothers Day as a sign of solidarity and hope in the Light of Christ at this time.
Social Media and Livestreaming
We will be sharing some of the Church of England resources via FaceBook.
We are also looking at the possibility of livestreaming services, particularly the Easter Service but will update this page with further information as we have it.
At this time please contact the Revd Colin Hurst by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01733 222334.