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

As lockdown restrictions have been lifted we have gradually reopening our church buildings for prayer and worship, with social distancing measures in place. However we have now had to close again because of the new lockdown measures just announced.

From Thursday 5th November, Christ Church will be closed for public worship (except funerals) until lockdown restrictions lift. However, our prayer and worship continues online and everyone is very welcome to join us: see below for details.

The church is normally open for private prayer on Sundays 2-4 pm and Wednesdays 10-12 am. However this has had to be suspended at the moment, because of repairs to the ceiling taking place. We hope to reopen soon.

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 now regular services on Sundays and during the week: see here for details. Services are available our YouTube channel.

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

Our Evening Drop-In will run through the winter, for those in need of a hot meal and/or some company.

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.

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