We seek companionship with God, with each other and those we meet along the way.

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OUR CHURCH BUILDING

We are in the process of having broadband fitted in our church which will enable us to live stream our services later this autumn. 

Due to the government restrictions in this current lockdown, we are unable to offer worship in the building. 

We do however gather via zoom to worship every Sunday.

Sundays at 10.30 am:

This Zoom service will contain hymns and singing (which we cannot do in church yet); it will follow the usual format that we have been following during lockdown - bible readings, sermon, prayers, singing and include time to socialise.

  • Every Wednesday, A said service of Holy Communion in church at the usual time of 10 am. (Not during lockdown)

  • Every Saturday, everybodyon our church contacts database will receive a Pastoral letter via email. (Does Alison have your email address Send it to -alisoncox19@hotmail.com)

  • Also on Saturdays, join us for live Morning Prayer via zoom video at 9.30 am for 20 minutes.

We look forward to seeing you. Please email the vicar, the Revd Canon Alison Cox, if you want to come along to our zoom worship. (alisoncox19@hotmail.com)

Worship on-line

Daily Morning Prayer: a new video is added every weekday morning Monday - Friday. Text for Morning Prayer is in column on the right. NO SOUND? Click on the small musical note icon within the video (lower right hand corner) to turn the sound on.

Zoom services: On Sundays at 10.30am and as listed on this page. Click here for guidance on how to join worship by live video.

We are not producing the usual paper magazine while lockdown and distancing restrict distribution. Instead, here are our on-line e-Spires. In full colour!

Communication
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MORNING PRAYER

Join in the prayers and responses for Daily Prayer in the morning.

PREPARATION

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

A prayer of thanksgiving is said; it ends with the text: 

 Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God for ever.

 

An opening prayer is said; at the end, we say: Amen

 

THE WORD OF GOD

A psalm set for the day is said here

 

RESPONSE

A reflection for the day may follow here.

PRAYERS

Prayers for God's world are offered. At the end, the Collect for the  season is said: 

Amen

 

The Lord's Prayer is said.

 

THE CONCLUSION

The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil, and keep us

in eternal life.

Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Use this link to see the Church of England's Daily Prayer. You can also use it to download the Daily Prayer App

Safeguarding

St Anne’s takes its duty and obligation to protect all, extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.

org/safeguarding.

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding.

Worried? Somebody you know anxious and afraid?

If you thought a summer lockdown was bad for people already struggling with mental health, a winter one may well be ten times worse  - with cold, dark nights and limited social contact. Please keep a lookout for your family, friends and neighbours that are struggling. Mental health issues related to our lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression.

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text: 85258

 

Samaritans -Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call

And for young people, contact Childline.org.uk or telephone 0800 1111

See our coronavirus page

"Everybody Welcome on-line" - a report giving an overview of churches' on-line response to lockdown and where it might take us after lockdown. Read it here

How to join worship via live video

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