Please ignore any email that appears to come from the Rector of Chingford, Justin Lewis-Anthony, today, 1 August 2020 - especially if it comes from an email address that you don't recognise. It is a phishing attempt. Needless to say I will never ask you to help me buy iTunes vouchers! Fr Justin
Open Door We are pleased to announce that those who wish to gather for services in our churches to be able to do so in a socially distanced and safe manner from this Sunday, 5th July. But, in this time of a public health crisis, our worship will be different from that we are used to. The capacity of our church buildings will be limited; we need to maintain social distancing between households as we enter, move about, and leave our churches. We require people to use hand sanitiser on entrance.
[Click above to see the photos] After the service. We have a Rector! Deo gracias And here is a key moment from the service as one of our choirmen sings, distanced in the west gallery, "Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire". A prayer for us all in these times.Music continues in our Parish - go to our YouTube channel for more!
In today's Guardian newspaper (16 June 2020) a letter has been published from a number of distinguished conductors of choirs in Britain. They call upon the government "to show how we can restart singing together on an equal footing with opening theme parks, shopping and kicking a football around." They also call upon church leaders to "have the courage to speak out so that we can make singing together in churches work within certain guidelines. "They make the point that singing in choirs does wonderful things for the mental and economic health
The Churches of Chingford Parish are now open for individual private prayer The Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul is open Monday - Friday 10am-12noon All Saints' Church (Old Church) is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-12noon If you would like to be a welcomer at either church, then click HERE to see an invitation.
Take a look HERE at a challenge for members of the choir and others!
The online services are published in two places: the Parish Facebook page or The Parish YouTube channel You may find the order of service for our online Sunday services HERE.
Please click "Parish Magazine" above and then, in the new screen, click HERE to see our monthly Parish Magazine. If that doesn't work for you, please Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy. But provided it does work, please pass on this link or a copy to anyone you know who may like to see it.
The London Borough of Waltham Forest runs a Local Area Coordination service which helps residents stay safe and independent, particularly in these difficult times. Details of our local coordinators are at https://directory.walthamforest.gov.uk/kb5/walthamforest/directory/advice.page?id=SC2hSNlinIk
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