St Mary’s Church explored new ground on Easter Sunday. We weren’t able to have a normal Easter Day service so we had a “Virtual Service” led by Reader Simon Gutteridge, a get together, from all our homes using a meeting application called ZOOM. This allowed as many people to join our service as wanted to and we actually had 18 connections some of which were for a couple so all together there were about 30 people taking part. We even had hymn singing but all the other parts of the service were there including a nice Sermon from Archdeacon Dave of Bedford. The session lasted 40 minutes and I expect we will do this again just to keep our congregation together during this lockdown period we are all suffering from. Members who receive our weekly Sunday Link newsletter by email, will also receive a supplement with ZOOM joining instructions. Please follow these instructions to join in. Well done to Rdr Simon for organising this for us.
We pray once more, that there will soon be an improvement in getting this nasty Covid-19 virus under control but please follow the Governments instructions to avoid unnecessary contact with others. We also pray for those who are ill with this virus and hope they will fully recover and for any NHS staff from our local area and farther afield, that they remain safe and well.