Here’s an update on what we’re doing as a church in response to the coronavirus. I’ll make sure this email is considerably shorter than the last one I wrote!
“One way we can rest in the knowledge and presence of God is to surround ourselves with music that sings it over us. Music that reminds us not to fear. Music that stills our souls and quiets our worried hearts.” So this blog post has compiled 100 ‘songs of comfort for anxious souls’ to sing truth over you in a variety of styles (old and new), with links to spotify playlists etc.
I would also commend to you some words of advice from Thrive, our mental wellbeing group, which some of you will have already seen.
The Archbishops’ letter was a stirring call to us as part of the Church of England: “This is a defining moment for the Church of England. Are we truly a church for all, or just the church for ourselves? We urge you sisters and brothers to become a different sort of church in these coming months: hopeful and rooted in the offering of prayer and praise and overflowing in service to the world. Please, therefore, join us in this great challenge; and pray for our Government and nation, for each other, and especially for those who work in our health and emergency services.”
I will be in touch again later in the week.
With my love and prayers,