The church has always been a movement of people, it just happens to have for a period used certain buildings at certain times. We are still those people, the people of God, and we are still called to witness to him in how we live, how we speak, and how we act. We are still a people of faith, hope, and love, and each of us is still very much open, to the Spirit, and to his activity in the world.
But whilst we continue to 'be' church, we do need to change how we 'do' church for the time being. It may even be that the things we discover forced upon us serve us so well that we continue in them when the crisis has passed.
- livestreaming Morning Prayer Mon-Fri on our Facebook page (fb.com/ourfivechurches), and here on our engage page.
- enjoying Morning Prayer with discussion at 9am on Saturdays via zoom.
- On Sunday mornings the eucharist will be celebrated by a priest in our Benefice, on behalf of our benefice. This Communion service will be livestreamed to our facebook page at 10am, and on the Engage page of this site, and shortly after on our telephone catch up line.
- We are holding a 10am Wednesday morning communion using the platform Zoom, and now also back in reality at All Saints' Ripley - if you would like to join us please be in touch for details.
- We have a local phone number that can be called to listen to recordings of morning prayer, and communion services - 01423 222470.
- All Saints' Church, Ripley is now open for private prayer through the week.
We would also remind people that there are other easily accessible ways to remain a part of the worshipping part of the church at a distance - for instance: