Public Worship Suspended

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus. See the Church of England website.

Until further notice, all public services have been cancelled and the Minster will be closed.

There are services and other meetings being organised through the website and Zoom.


If you have not used Zoom before then please note the following:
* You can either download the App or go through the internet. Either way seems to work.
* Use the link to register and then you will receive an email with a link to a personal link to join the meeting. Use that link whenever you want to join one of the meetings. (See the TIP below)
* put your device landscape if you are using the video setting,
* In Active Speaker: the visible video goes to anyone speaking or making noise
* In Gallery View you can see screens for everyone participating
* there is a slight delay on audio so voices come in at different times. The Lord hears us all so please just roll with it,
* check you have audio enabled, and video if you want to be seen, though it is best to leave the Audio off unless you want to speak.
* logon early and you will see/hear anyone else who arrives. That way you get a moment to check everything is working and get help if you need to,
* the leader will allocate who reads which part of the service to avoid overlap
* TIP To make an icon on your PC desktop that will allow you to join any of the Church meetings, right click the link in the email and select copy hyperlink, go to the desktop right click again in an empty space, select New/shortcut, right click in the box and paste in the link, click Next, give it a name and finish. You should now have an icon to join any of the Church meetings.

 I hope to provide links to recordings from the Minster of services in previous years that used the Lectionary readings for the relevant week this year and to live services run by the Church of England.

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen

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