Although there will be no services at Oddingley (or any other Church of England church) until further notice, the Church remains active in prayer and support throughout the country. Please join our church community remotely through prayer. You can pray in a manner and at a time that suits you, of course, but in case you would like to join other worshippers in the Bowbrook Group in using 'Prayers to be said in the morning', these can be downloaded below. Some of us will be using this order of service by ourselves or with our families at 10am each day.
Audio version of Prayers to be said in the morning (this opens in a separate tab).
We would also like to invite you to join with us in saying some special prayers regarding the outbreak, which you can download here and use at any time:
Also there are reflections for the weeks that people are at home below:
Reflection for 29th March (this opens in a separate tab).
Finally, if you would like to make use of the Church of England's Morning and Evening Prayer services from 'Daily Prayer', the order of service for Lent can be found below. These can be used instead of or in addition to the 'Prayers to be said in the morning' above, but will require you to use a Bible to follow the psalm and readings set on the Church of England lectionary.
We at St James' wish you safety and peace at this difficult time. Please remember that we are always here to offer support if you need it (please don't hesitate to contact us).
God's peace be with you all.
We are not people of fear: we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety: we are people who protect our neighbours' safety.
We are not people of greed: we are people of generosity.
We are your people God, giving and loving, wherever we are, whatever it costs,
For as long as it takes, wherever you call us. Amen.