We live in Marsden, in Slaithwaite and in the surrounding countryside. We have always gathered together to worship at St Bartholomew’s Church in Marsden, or in St James’ Church in Slaithwaite, or Shred Mission Church (traditionally known at Upper Slaithwaite Church). But Covid-19 has changed all that.
It is important for Church to be accessible and public: something anyone can come to without a password. By following these services we are participating in something that anyone and everyone can join in, and those without internet have said it is a great source of comfort to be connected to the rest of the church in this way.
- We all pray, at 10am every Sunday: at least the Lord’s Prayer
- We join Christians from all over the nation with Sunday Worship on BBC1 usually 10:45am or Songs of Praise at 1:15pm
- Every week there is a new audio sermon on this website, which is printed and delivered to those without internet access
- Holy Communion is said at 6pm, by our Vicar on behalf of everyone
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
We have a Safeguarding responsibility to take care of the most vulnerable in society, so we are following the advice of the Archbishops of York and Canterbury by suspending all public and private worship in our church buildings. This doesn’t stop us ‘being church’ though, because the church has always been the people not the building. We may be physically separated at the moment, but with love and prayer we can keep in contact; praying for ourselves, each other, and the world.