COVID-19

At Christ Church we are continuing to respond to the challenge of the Coronavirus pandemic, in line with guidance issued by the Government and the Church of England.

Our church building

With restrictions beginning to be lifted, we are slowly reopening our church buildings for prayer and worship, with social distancing measures in place. See below for details of services.

The church is open for private prayer on Sundays 2-4 pm and Wednesdays 10-12 am.

The garden, with its beautiful views over Morecambe Bay to the Lake District hills, is open to all to use in line with Government guidelines on social distancing and outdoor gatherings.

Our worship

There are said Eucharists each Sunday at 8.30 and 10.30, and on Wednesdays at 11.00. (Note: because of repairs in progress in the church, services are currently being held in the church hall.) Since space is limited due to social distancing you can book for Sunday services: see the current newsletter for details.

The 10.30 service is recorded, and is available on our YouTube channel a little later in the day. An order of service can be found here, and the Bible readings, prayers and a reflection for each Sunday are published each week in our newsletter.

There is a service of Evening Prayer each Wednesday at 6.00pm. This service is also recorded, and is available on our YouTube channel at about 7.30pm.

During the week, Morning Prayer is live-streamed on Friday at 8.30am, with Evening Prayer at 6pm on Sunday. Compline is at 9pm on Saturday. Each day, prayers are offered at 8.30am and 6pm – do join in from home. These can be followed using the Daily Prayer app (available for Android and iOS), and paper copies are available from Rev Carol.  

The Church of England is providing a range of resources to enable people to continue to walk with God at this difficult time. These include #prayer for the day audio and text.

Those who are are unable to share the Eucharist in church may find an act of Spiritual Communion helpful.

Each Sunday there is a short service available on the Diocesan YouTube channel. There is also a regular Sunday service being streamed on the Church of England YouTube channel.

Our community

Anyone in our local community who needs help, for example shopping or medicine delivered to those who are sick or vulnerable, or a friendly phone call to people who feel isolated, can email us on help@christchurchlancaster.org.uk, or contact us via our Facebook page.

Offers of help are also very welcome. If you can lend a hand, let us know via any of the ways listed above.

The Christ Church Night Shelter for homeless people is now closed, with alternative accommodation having been found for all our guests by the City Council.

We will be praying daily for all who are suffering in the current crisis. If you would like us to pray for you, or for someone you know, for any reason, please email your request to prayer@christchurchlancaster.org.uk or text 07980 351855.

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort, knowing that nothing can separate us from your love, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen