From the Vicar of Tavistock
As you read this please be assured of my prayers and those of the Ministry Team, and of our love, care and compassion during these difficult and challenging times. We hold before God all those suffering from the Coronavirus, the members of our National Health Service, all volunteers from different spheres of life, and many others who are seeking to aid and support the most vulnerable and those in need. In line with Government advice, we are, wherever possible, being asked to “Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives”. As Christians, we pray for all those suffering from the Coronavirus and who are unable to leave their homes at the present time. We also join our prayers with Christians throughout the world as we try to support one another in the best ways we can. Following the latest government restrictions, our Church has to remain closed until further notice. However, our church remains strong and active. If you are seeking pastoral support or prayer, please use the contact details on this website. Nationally, the Church is making a growing range of digital resources available for those at home including weekly video broadcasts each Sunday; audio broadcasts for day and night prayer, and new mental health reflections. Much of this content is downloadable and in printable formats and I commend it to you. I also hope to stream services, prayers and reflections and these will be available here, on Facebook, and on YouTube.
This is a time of crisis but we will not be overwhelmed if we hold on to the good news of the Christian Gospel. Despite apparent evidence to the contrary, Christ is present in the midst of suffering and Christ is our source of hope and strength.
Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
May God Bless you. With my love and prayers