We aspire to be an open and growing Christian community, serving our diverse neighbourhood
CHURCH BUILDING RE-OPENS FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP
We will be holding services of Holy Communion every week in Church throughout August and September at 9am. They will be short, said services similar to those we have been sharing on Zoom during lockdown.
Everyone is required to be socially distanced by two metres and the pews have been re-arranged for this. We can accommodate 30+ people (or ‘bubbles’) so we are asking that you ‘book in’ beforehand with Sue Rusholme
Church will be open from 8.45am. Please socially distance as you arrive. You will be greeted at the entrance and asked to use the sanitiser provided. You will then be directed to sit in a pew where there is a Service Order, starting from the front pews.
The bread (wafers) will be covered whilst being consecrated by the President who will then sanitise hands before distribution. Everyone will receive communion in their pews. The wafer will be ‘dropped’ onto the cupped hands of the recipient.
At the end of the Service we ask that you leave the Church building, starting from the back rows, as directed by a Warden. If you wish to light a candle please stay in your pew until others have left, and then proceed ‘in turn’ to the front of Church to the candle stand.
Please do not try to have conversations at the back of the Church or in the porch, wait until you are fully outside and can socially distance again (hopefully the weather will remain kind!).
The toilets will be open. Please again use sanitiser before entering and we ask that you clean any surface that has been touched – handles, taps etc - before leaving.
We have done a thorough risk assessment for this service to ensure everyone’s safety. If you have underlying health problems please make a considered judgement about whether to come. The wearing of face masks is now required. Please also bring your own sanitiser and sanitise your hands before removing your mask to receive communion and after you replace your mask.
Church is not open on a Saturday.
Zoom with us on alternate Sunday Mornings at 10.30am
(Next one will be Sunday 9th August)
Meeting ID: 842 5309 6889
Daily Prayer -
every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am:
Meeting ID: 773 2744 9636
with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The archbishop has produced a series of five videos lasting about ten minutes each, exploring prayer from his own experience. It is honest, inspiring and will encourage you to continue exploring the wonderful gift of prayer that God has given us. The link to the videos is here. You like to join a small group of us on Zoom to discuss the videos and to pray together? If so please contact David Robinson at email@example.com or on 0113 2683072.
ZOOM PRAYERS ON THURSDAYS
Sue Rusholme invites you to join her for a Zoom meeting on Thursdays at 7.15pm (45 minute sessions) to discuss the videos mentioned above and to pray: Meeting ID: 414 3721061 Password: 875863
Join by phone
You can join these services using your phone by dialling 0203 481 5240 or 0131 460 1196 and using the relevant ID and Passwords as shown above.
If you need help with shopping or getting prescriptions due to having to self-isolate, please call
0113 378 1877
This number is administered by Leeds City Council, from where your request will be processed.
Voluntary Action Leeds are helping with this work, and can pass your request to local community groups who then arrange to mobilise volunteers to help.
InterACT Church and Community Partnership are the group looking after the Moortown Ward. St. Matthew’s is a part of InterACT
The Chapel Allerton Ward is being looked after by Feel Good Factor, based in Chapeltown.
COVID 19 SUPPORT LINE
St Gemma's and Wheatfields Hospices have launched a Covid-19 support line, for anyone in Leeds who has ill relatives or friends or who has lost a loved one from Covid-19. To access the support line, call St Gemma’s Hospice on 0113 218 5544 or Wheatfields Hospice on 0113 203 3369. Further information, please visit - http://www.st-gemma.co.uk/covid19-supportline
CHAPEL ALLERTON'S VIRTUAL PRAYER WALL:
Church of England online resources -
Check out the website for prayer and worship at:
Time to pray, Daily Prayer and Reflections apps: chpublishing.co.uk
or start your search from the Church of England's homepage
Take a short cut to this useful page about prayer
This link leads to useful information about coping with isolation
Worship for Everyone (on Facebook) You may like something from the following:
Family Worship for all ages, led by a family:
There are some great Bible apps out there. We like:
a free national phone line available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044
offers music, prayers and reflections.
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Thrive Leeds enables children, young people and families to enjoy life, grow in confidence and develop faith in Jesus
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