St Francis Church

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Corona virus (COVID-19) Update

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of corona virus.

Click here for more information from the Church of England

We have also created a page full of resources for you during this uncertain time, it is called Church at Home and we will continue to upload more each week- Click here

As you are aware advice from the government and the Church of England regarding the current crisis is updating daily. We are hoping to keep you informed as best we can with where we are up to. 

Currently ALL SERVICES held at church are suspended until further notice. This includes Sunday morning services, weddings, baptisms, prayer meetings on Saturday mornings, the prayer meeting scheduled for next week and all of Holy Week services. 

We are asking for all home groups to cease from meeting in person but do continue to chat over the phone, drop each other text messages or even have a go at video calling so you can see a friendly face. If you know people in your groups who do not have access to emails or social media please pass on this information. 

As part of being community at church if you are able to offer help to others in our community and parish please contact the church office. If you are self-isolating or are isolating due to symptoms then please contact the church office and let us know so we can pray for you and if you need any help. It is important at this time to support each other, this can be in the form of a phone call or to get a bit of shopping if needs be. 

We are aware that people will be concerned, worried and fearful of what is to come and so it is important that we support each other best we can. We can always turn to God and remember that God will never leave us and he gives us peace. 

Nick and Sarah will be praying for you all and we are thinking of creative ways to join us together in this so keep an eye out via our Website, Email, facebook, Twitter or Instagram for updates. We will also be using these platforms to keep you updated generally.

You can follow the Church of England's Daily Prayers here

Jacky has set 5 Biblical Questions to her House-group and wondered if House-group Leader's and other Group Leaders would like to do the same, (just once a week) the conditions are you are not allowed to look on the net for the answers but go to the back of your bibles to the index and look up the Names, Places etc.,     Enjoy

If you have any of the symptoms (a cough that is new and persistent, and/or a high temperature) or you are in the vulnerable groups as outlined by the government then please stay at home for 14 days. 

God bless
Nick and Sarah

We are centered on the life changing love of Jesus and we want to share it with you. We welcome everyone and would love to meet you at one of our services on a Sunday; Holy Communion at 9:15am, our more traditional service or Morning Worship at 11:00am, a popular choice for families. Or why not come along to one of our groups that meet during the week?


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Safeguarding is a priority at St Francis Church. We are committed to following government and Church of England guidelines on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and good working practice, including safer recruitment of volunteers and paid workers.  If you have a safeguarding concern please click here to email Sarah Savill our Parish Safeguarding Officer, click here to email Nick Grew our Vicar or click here to email Jez Hirst the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. For more details please see our Safeguarding Policy Statement and the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook.

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