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Staying together when we can't be together...
During this difficult season, as a community, the church family at The Annunciation want to make sure that we are acting responsibly and responding appropriately to people's needs for safety as well as their worshipping and friendship needs.
We are making sure we are keeping in touch with the latest updates, directives and advice from both Government sources and the Church of England.
Numbers of infections across Brent are gradually beginning to fall. However, to help minimise any risk of transmission of the virus within our community, the PCC have not yet taken the view to begin meeting for services in the church yet. But we believe as the government is putting a plan in place for easement of the restrictions that it will not be very long before our doors are open once more.
We will continue as always to provide online weekly services on a Sunday. Make sure you check out the details of how we're all staying safe while attending church for our Sunday worship by clicking on this icon:
'COVID 19 : Staying safe while worshipping together'
Current measures in place for those who can't come to church for Sunday morning worship:
We know what a huge impact this will have had on so many.
We are doing our best to ensure that everyone has access to the worshipping and praying community and minimise any sense of isolation.
As well as the links above, we have set up a WhatsApp group called 'VIRTUAL SERVICES @ THE 'A' where we post the recorded service, which includes, music, communion and sharing the peace (which we do across the WhatsApp group). The feedback from our first week was very positive and we will continue to do this for as long as is needed. We also have a Facebook page: 'The Annunciation @ South Kenton'.
So there is a choice of where you can pick up the virtual service from.
If you are on WhatsApp (have a WhatsApp 'app') and would like to be part of this Sunday service WhatsApp group, please go to the 'contact us' page and email Trevor & Jacqui with your phone number and address (so we can vouch for who you are :) and they will add you to the group.
Many churches are providing virtual services and prayer rooms etc. So do have a good browse on the internet - check out churchofengland.org for more ideas of how to 'be together, whilst being apart'.
coffee morning plus
As things have progressed the decision to close coffee mornings was important to comply with the changing rules around physical distancing and meeting in larger groups. We know it will be some time before we can all meet up once more, in person. We will confirm when we know we can move forward again.
Please know that we are very much still here for everyone. If you need to make contact for any reason or just want to stay in touch, please feel free to contact us by using the drop down menu at the top of the page by clicking on 'More' or by leaving a message on 020 8908 2252.
Please do take care, follow all the guidelines for hygiene, wearing a mask in pubic and maintaining 2 metre distance wherever possible. Stay in touch with friends and family as much as you possibly can. Try not to be too scared. Just try to live one day at a time and don't hold back from asking for any help you might need.
With our love and prayers,
Revd Trevor & Jacqui Goddard
on behalf of all at The Annunciation.
Just a thought...
In the psalms King David always tells it how it is - He was someone who knew both despair...
'Save me, O God,
for the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in the miry depths,
where there is no foothold.
I have come into the deep waters;
the floods engulf me.'
'The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
May we all know that however we're feeling, however today is going, that God walks with us in our despair and gently whispers his hope.