Please note that the Church Office will be closed until further notice, but emails are monitored. The post of Vicar of Radlett is now vacant. If you need a member of clergy please contact the Revd Daniel McCarthy on 01923 859544 or email him.
In light of the latest Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Church of England has issued advice that public worship, ie 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. A booklet entitled "Being a Good Neighbour" from Communities 1st can be downloaded here.
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. A new additional weekly leaflet with resources for worship at home - the "Armchair Leaflet" - is also distributed weekly by email and personal delivery to those without the internet. Resources for worship at home are posted on the News page of this website (under Welcome).
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 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. Non on eshould feel they are alone. Keep calm, use your common sense, carry on and keep praying.
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