Christ Church & St John's, Radlett

Nurturing and Equipping God's Family

  • Watling Street
  • Radlett
  • Herts
  • WD7 7JJ

01923 856606
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Coronavirus update 


Please note that the Church Office will be closed until further notice. Javaid is back for a few weeks so please use the Vicarge number (01923 856606) and email him in the first instance if you need to contact someone.

In light of the latest Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Church of England has issued advice that public worship, i.e. church services, are suspended until further notice. There will therefore be no services or events at Christ Church or St John’s until this advice changes.

This is clearly a very difficult time but it does not mean that the church is shutting up shop. You may have heard in the news that the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have asked all churches to face the current challenge by becoming a radically different kind of church for the time being, rooted in prayer and serving others. We will be facing the challenge in this way and in particular we are aiming to ensure that we reach out and keep in regular contact with anyone who may be feeling isolated.

Everyone can help with this and congregations are asked to be at the forefront of providing practical care and support for the most poor and most vulnerable during the crisis. So do look out for friends and neighbours who may be particularly isolated: a phone call or offer of assistance (taking account of the Government guidance on personal contact) could be a great help.

Ideas for personal worship will be posted on the church Facebook page from time to time. Those wishing to receive the weekly pewsheet by email should contact the Church Office.

If you would like to speak with one of the vicars, please call the Revd Daniel McCarthy on 859544 or the Revd Robert Fletcher on 854209.

We are all in this together and with God's help we will all get through this. If you need help in any way or a chat please call the Church Office, either of the Churchwardens, Fiona Turner or Helen Warne, Jeremy Newton or Susan Brown (contact details on the pack of the pew leaflet) and we will hel- where we can, and if we can't we will find someone who can.

All of us can help and support each other. Even if we are unable to go out, we can keep in touch with each other by phone, WhatsApp, email, Messenger and offer help or just to chat. Non on eshould feel they are alone. Keep calm, use your common sense, carry and and keep praying.

Bishop Alan's golden rules
More information from the Church of England can be found here.
More information with special prayers and resources can be found here.

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A prayer for all those affected by Coronavirus


Keep us good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick,

and lift all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Jesus Christ our Lord.  

Amen

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Hampers for the less fortunate

For the past five years, the local churches have been running a hamper scheme during school holidays for local families facing hardship. Now schools and nurseries are closed, this situation is likely to worsen and we want to help further.

Anyone who wishes to contribute can either bring non-perishable food to Christ Church or make on on-line donation to Churches Together of Radlett and Aldenham (Barclays sort code:20-74-09; A/C code 00816213). We are also looking for another, more central location for collection. All items donated will be handled appropriately.

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APCM to be delayed

The APCM due to have been held on 29 March is now postponed until the autumn.  However, both the annual report  and Book of the Year are available. 

Nominations to the PCC are still welcomed. Those wishing to find out more about serving on the PCC might find this leaflet helpful.