Following sweeping national restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus, the church, office and centre are closed. Although our buildings will be closed, the Church continues to be alive and active.
REQUEST FOR PRAYER:
For those who have particular concerns about Coronavirus and would welcome prayer we have established an email link that you can use to ask for prayer – firstname.lastname@example.org . Any prayer requests will be dealt with by one or more of the several groups that meet for prayer during the week. Please keep prayer information brief. While a measure of confidentiality will be observed, sharing the request means that complete confidentiality is not possible.
Our free, confidential listening service is still available for anyone over the age of 18 who needs ‘someone to talk to’. If you would like to talk to someone, either by phone or Zoom, please contact email@example.com
Debt relief and benefit advice – Contact Frontline Debt Relief and Benefit Advice (see here for details)
Homelessness – Contact The Hope Hub which offers both crisis and empowerment services (visit the website here)
Marriage Support – We continue to offer various sources of Marriage Support (see here for more information)
Phone Buddy Scheme – A friendly voice for a social chat – for those members of the St. Paul’s church family who live alone or have no Life Group to support them.
If that is you, contact the church using firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Hope – The Church of England has set up a free, 24 hour phone line, Daily Hope, which offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England. The number is 0800 804 8044 and the service has been created particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. If you know of someone on their own who doesn’t have access to the internet but would appreciate spiritual support, please pass on this number or print a leaflet to pop through their door. Daily HOPE Poster
KEY RESOURCES FOR HELP & GUIDANCE:
Whilst our national efforts of slowing down the virus continues, additional advice is being offered on a daily basis.
Therefore, we have listed some of the key sources of information below for your benefit:
If you have any queries about your health, these are the websites you should be consulting:
Church of England guidance:
Guidance from the Church of England (via the Diocese of Guildford) can be found here