Another great video from Rev Adrian Pratt with his weekly Bible reading, sermon & prayer!
HYMN: O God Our Help In Ages Past
As we face Coronavirus 2020, here is a selection of uplifting verses by the Revd. W. Bryn Williams (Pwllheli).
Dear members and friends of St Thomas’s Church – Denbigh,
As you will be fully aware, the situation relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is developing rapidly.
Following the latest advice from HM Government, Public Health Wales and the Presbyterian Church of Wales, the Elders of St Thomas’s Church have taken the decision to cancel all church activities, including Sunday worship, where we have to meet in person, until further notice.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly and is based on the latest guidance to safeguard people.
It is our intention to continually review this decision as the situation develops and direction from the authorities change.
We will be working hard over the next few days to ensure that we look at ways to continue worshipping, albeit ‘remotely’. We ask that, as members and friends we, think of setting aside some time at 10:30 on Sunday mornings to “share in worship”.
We will try our best to circulate some basic worship material e.g. a very simple form of worship – prayers, suggested Bible reading(s), words of a hymn, that could be used as a focus at such a time. We feel that that could help us to continue to be a worshipping community in this challenging time.
It is important that, over the coming days and weeks, we remain a close-knit fellowship of believers, there to support each other. We understand that many of our members and friends will be required to ‘self-isolate’ so communication is key.
Further updates will be sent via email and Facebook in due course.
With many blessings to each and everyone,
The Minister and Elders of St Thomas’s Church, Denbigh
Following an Elders meeting this morning, a decision has been taken that, with the exception of Sunday services, all church meetings and activities are cancelled / postponed until further notice.
This decision is not taken lightly and is done so to minimise the risk to our members, ministers and visitors.
The situation, as we know, is changing rapidly, and further cancellations of services may be necessary. If this is the case we will communicate it as best we can.
In the meantime, please continue to follow NHS Coronavirus advice.
We will try to post regular worship material on our website and Facebook page to keep you ‘spiritually fit’ during this time of uncertainty.
With many blessings to you all.
The Elders of St Thomas’s Church – Denbigh
Given the Coronavirus situation, it may be that people cannot get to church so Rev. Adrian Pratt, who was St Thomas’s Church minister a good few years ago, has recorded an online service for you to enjoy! Click on the below and watch…
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 14.03.2020
As a Church we are keen to ensure that all members, ministers and visitors follow the latest advice provided by Public Health Wales.
We do not currently see a cause to postpone any aspects of the normal work of our church at this time however this may change at short notice based on official advice.
Older members and those with medical conditions causing weaker health and greater vulnerability should consider not attending church for the time being if they’re worried about infection. This is an act of mutual care and concern, and is not a desire that people ‘give up’ Church.
If you are not an older member and don’t have underlying health conditions, but are feeling ill and/or displaying the symptoms of a cold, please consider staying away from the service.
As a matter of good practice, any concern from members or attendees in relation to greeting others, e.g. shaking hands, hugs etc., should be respected.
Please take the opportunity to wash your hands thoroughly and regularly when attending church using the facilities.
You will notice a few minor changes in church, such as the offertory plate not being passed around and refreshments after the morning service subject to change.
If you have any concerns, please contact one of the Elders and finally, please pray for those affected by illness locally, nationally and across the world.