Weekly Pew Sheet 3-05-20

Bishop Peter is posting on the diocesan website a weekly video reflection based on the Sunday’s Eucharistic readings.

The upcoming Bible readings will be posted on the website on the Thursday beforehand to allow people an opportunity to reflect on the text in advance of the Bishop’s sermon, the video will then go online every Sunday morning.

The cathedral is meeting virtually for worship on Sunday mornings 10.30am, if you would like to join in with this worship please contact Canon Janice.

A new telephone prayer line has been launched called Daily Hope.  This is aimed particularly at the over 75’s who don’t have access to the internet. Research indicates that some three million people – particularly those in this age group have no, or very irregular, access to the internet. The line will be available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.  However, it is not a freephone number from the Isle of Man as yet.

However, it is a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed. Callers will hear a special greeting from the Archbishop of Canterbury before being able to choose from a range of options, including Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England’s weekly national online service. A section called Hymn Line will also offer callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection and is based on an initiative by Connections, a group focused on this age group.