Coronavirus update 

We are delighted that Christ Church has re-opened for services at 10.30am on Sundays and Wedndesdays, subject to the government and Church of England guidelines below.

For the safety of yourself and others please follow a few rules: 
Please note that the wearing of a face mask in church is compulsory from Saturday 8 August
 • A one-way system will be in place: please enter by the Rotunda doors and exit via the Angel doors
 • Please use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter church, and please do not touch anything you do not need to.
 • Maintain 2 metres social distance from anyone else – when standing and sitting
 • Bring your own Bible, and any other material you would wish to use
 • Please do not enter the church building if you have any coronavirus symptoms or have been ill during the previous 14 days 
 Thank you


Please note that the Church Office is now open on weekday mornings. The post of Vicar of Radlett is now vacant.  If you need a member of clergy please contact in the first instance the Revd Daniel McCarthy (Shenley) on 01923 859544 or email him, or the Revd Robert Fletcher (Aldenham) on 01923 85420 or email him.

Everyone can help during this pandemic 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.  A booklet entitled "Being a Good Neighbour" from Communities 1st can be downloaded here. If you wish to be included in our Shepherding scheme or WhatsApp group, please contact the church office.

Ideas for personal worship can be found here, here and also on the church Facebook page from time to time. Those wishing to receive the weekly pewsheet by email should contact the Church Office.  Join us for a Prayer meeting by Zoom on Saturday mornings - details on the Pew Leaflet (found on the News page).

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 help 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. No one should feel they are alone. Keep calm, use your common sense, carry on 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

The Hamper Team is now trying to provide a weekly selection of non-perishable food for 40 families – this is a substantial increase on last year as more families are struggling through these uncertain and difficult times.

 

We are so grateful to have had some very generous donations which are helping to fund this, but funds are running low. If you wish to donate, please refer to these account details: Churches Together at Barclays, Account Number: 00816213, Sort Code: 207409

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APCM now tb beheld on 27 September

The APCM due to have been held on 29 March is now postponed until Sunday 27 September, at 12 noon in Christ Church after the morning service - which will be our Harvest Festival, to which all are welcome.  In the meantime, 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.