You will have heard the statement by the Prime Minister on 4th January 2021 requiring us all to stay at home with a few exceptions.

On Sunday 3rd January 2021 the Circuit Leadership Team and I announced our requirement that all churches in the circuit should close for public worship from now until the end of February.

We did so in order to stand alongside those in our communities who are struggling with the requirements placed upon them and as a response to the exponential rise in Covid cases over recent weeks. In this way we will play our part in helping to fight the pandemic.

We will continue to offer daily evening prayer at 7pm and weekly Sunday worship online and in printed form for those who are unable to connect online.

There is hope and light ahead of us and God is with us as we face yet more difficult days.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.