A Message From Rev Martin Kirkbride
Dear Friends at St Georges, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
You have already heard that in light of the Government guidance (now a regulation) concerning the Covid-19 Virus, all non-essential contact, including Sunday Services and mid-week meetings, are suspended until further notice. This means that there will be no church services in St Georges this Sunday and for the foreseeable future – but that doesn’t me that our serving as the church, the Body of Christ, has stopped.
As I am a recently retired Vicar who now lives in the parish and am well under the 70+ age for self-isolating, I am now able to offer you all my time and commitment as being the Clergy contact point. Whilst the running and co-ordinating of the church remains firmly with the Church Wardens and PCC, I am directly available to you, your family, and the community, as a Priest.
There are some excellent pastoral arrangements now in place or process but in any instances when you may find it helpful to speak directly with the Minister. I,can be contacted by email: email@example.com ; or by phone on 07746519311
Rev Martin Kirkbride
There are lots of online opportunities for us to fellowship together and continue in worshipping God. There are numerous first-class online resources that you can discover and log onto. In particular there are four that I want to recommend:
live streaming and video on our diocesan website www.bathandwells.org.uk
The Sunday Service, led by Archbishop Justyn Welby, on the Church of England website (including the Mothering Sunday service 9am 22nd March) www.churchofengland.org
HTB (Holy Trinity Brompton) live streaming of Sunday Services and other resources, (Check their website for times etc.) www.htb.org
and of course our own website, plus the ‘Thought for Today’ posted daily on our Facebook page
In addition to these there are the usual, and now some additional church programmes being broadcast on the main TV channels.
I am, of course, aware that not all of our friends, family, or neighbours have access to social media or online resources. Although we may not be able to make personal contact at present, we do have the wonderful resources of telephones, mobiles, and the good old-fashioned mail – do please think of those who would value a call.
The prophet Isaiah reminds us that ‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you’.
Wishing you every blessing, as together we face the daily uncertainties,
...and a message from our Church Administrator
Just a quick note to say that I will still be aiming to produce a weekly News Board to keep us all in touch with one another. In times like these it will be really important to communicate, encourage, inform and help one another, so just click on the red button - Weekly News Board - at the top of the page to keep hearing from us.
I will also be posting anything that I come across that would be helpful, such as resources, helpful links etc to Our Notice Board page, the green button at the top of the page so please do check that out regularly.
If anyone has anything that they would like us to share, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all so much - keep in touch, keep indoors and keep well!
God bless, Bethan x
At St George's Church Wilton, we are committed to the safety of all our members and take Safeguarding seriously.
Our Safeguarding person is Liz Flower. If you have any concerns about the possible abuse of a child, young person or vulnerable adult, please contact her on 01823 284253 For more information on who you can contact and our safeguarding procedures and policy, go to our Safeguarding page by clicking below.
St George's Wilton are on your usual social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Do give us a follow/tweet/like/share...it's great to be able to spread the news about not only the gospel
and also what we are doing at St George's.
Let's change the social media conversation and show Christ's love through it. It can be used so positively so let's be kind, compassionate, caring and inspirational - shining Christ's light together
St George's Vacancy Prayer
Even in these uncertain times, and are very thankful to have the help of some wonderful local clergy, we still need a new Vicar! Do join us with this vacancy prayer as we look to the future with hope and how we can help one another in this time of waiting.