Coronavirus Updates

As many of you know by now our Sunday services and midweek meetings have been suspended. We love meeting together but we love you more, and want to ensure that you all stay as healthy as possible. So keep looking at this page which we will update daily, or check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StMarksLSpa/

The church will be open on Sunday and during the week for private prayer and Ros, the office team and I will be here if you need anything from us. Times and dates will be posted shortly and do keep checking back for updates and possibly some live streaming (if I can work out how to do it, any offers of help welcome!).

In the meantime, keep praying, keep singing and keep looking out for each other and your neighbours. I have a feeling that this could become an exciting time of doing church differently, of learning new things about prayer and service. In Isaiah 43 we are told not to fear, God is with us, and will not leave us. The chapter goes on.... 'Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert'. I think for many of us this time feels scary and unknown. Even in the most barren places God makes a way for us, gives us water in dry lands. May you know God's presence and power as you encounter Him in new ways in the coming weeks. 

Jo x


24 March - Update from The Bishop of Coventry

Just to let you all know that after the shut down policy put in place by the government yesterday evening we were all contacted by the Bishop of Coventry asking us to close all of our churches until further notice, but for at least three weeks.

I never imagined in over 40 years of church going and 13 years as a priest that I would ever have to lock our church and not allow people in. It goes against everything I believe about the inclusive welcome we want to show to all people at all times.

This is a unique time in our history however, and we must do anything we can to try and hold back this onslaught of this virus. So the church is closed, but it’s people are out there and doing amazing things to help people in our communities.

Do pray for our frontline workers, carers, doctors and other health professionals, shop workers and all those who are keeping things going, postal workers, and council staff. Pray for those who are frightened and lonely and pray for our leaders who are facing decision making that is unprecedented.

Look after yourselves and call us if we can do anything to support you. 01926 421004 (ext 1)