There is a notice of elections for PCC and Deanery Synod at the back of Church. Forms for PCC (two vacancies), Deanery Synod and Church Wardens are available at the back of church. Deanery Synod members are automatically ex officio members of the PCC. PCC experience is beneficial for Church Wardens.
We are continuing to repair the Church's vestments, as funds allow.
Currently four chasubles and stoles are away being repaired.
If anyone would like to contribute to these repairs, would they speak to Sue Shaw or Maureen Harman, Churchwardens. Four generous donations have already been received, which means we can consider further repairs, perhaps even including to our historic banners now stored in the Parish Office.
To parishioners of Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea
18 March 2020
It was a shock yesterday to receive the letter from the Archbishops asking us to stop public worship 'for a season'. 'Our usual pattern of Sunday services and other mid-week gatherings must be put on hold.'
The Government has in these last few days changed its advice, based on evidence from China and Italy, and introduced stringent measures of 'social distancing'. It is reasonable to request the Church to play her part in this. The Prime Minister has said that this is 'to slow the spread of the disease, reduce the peak, to save lives, minimise the suffering and give our NHS the chance to cope'.
A number of you have expressed anxiety about people who may feel fearful and isolated. Do let the clergy know of any concerns you may have for others or for yourself. The Church will remain open for private prayer. We remain united together in prayer and we shall be writing again about how we might do this.
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.
In Christ, + Peter
A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Peter, our Priest in Charge.
The clergy continue to be available to hear confessions and/or offer spiritual guidance by appointment.