Prayers and Readings for Private Use: Sunday 5th April (Palm Sunday)
Bible verse for this week
Jesus said: "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends" John 15 v.13
A prayer for your use at this time:
Gracious God, we thank you for the courage shown by all who are caring for those struck down by Coronavirus.
Protect them by your mighty power,
strengthen them by your Holy Spirit,
and clothe them with the compassion
of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
12th April 2020
An update regarding Maundy Thursday onwards will be made mid-week, for services in Holy Week see Easter
7.00pm Light a candle in a street-facing window of your home, and offer prayers for the nation, the Government, front-line workers in the fight against the Coronavirus COVID-19, and for the most vulnerable members of society.
St Giles will NOT be open for private prayer this week.
For the latest guidance and information see - Coronavirus Information
For the latest Newsletter see - Newsletter
For the online edition of the Parish Magazine see - Parish Magazine
Update 28th March:
All public places of worship are now CLOSED, even for private prayer, but the streamed services will continue via St Mary's Welwyn's website (see Newsletter - updated 4/4/20).
Resources for Private Worship are available
Due to restrictions on public movement, we are sorry to say that the April edition of the Parish Magazine will not be printed or circulated, you can find the abridged online version here - Parish Magazine (6/4/20)
More general information can be found at https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches
For the latest government response please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
For the latest health advice from the NHS please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Please click below to download the abridged version of the April Parish Magazine