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PALM SUNDAY 5th April – Worship with Rev. Iain Lothian

  1. Firstly a full Sunday service. We ask folk to have a candle, something that could represent a Palm cross ( we are aware folk might not have them) and some bread and wine/grape juice.

2. A sermon, with video footage on the relevance of Palm Sunday to today’s world (this link will work from 1am on Sunday morning)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok4weBxId18


We are just round the corner from the Crosspool shops, and here to welcome all who come through our doors, whether for a church service, for Lunch Club, a keep fit class or one of the many other activities that take place in our building.

As a community we endeavour to:

  • be an inclusive church which celebrates human diversity and welcomes all.
  • create a space where people can grow in their faith, can question and discover the sacred in life through openness, struggle, laughter, prayer and worship.
  • support one another through mutual care and hospitality.
  • be alert to the needs of our local community and the wider world, having a commitment to be in solidarity with those who are marginalised and isolated.
  • celebrate life in all its fullness and cherish creation.

We don’t manage it all the time, so when we stumble and fall, we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and try again.

Click here to read our latest news sheet: 

Notice Sheet – 15th March 2020

As members of St Columba’s Church we are concerned with the wholeness of each individual within God’s purpose for everyone. We seek to safeguard all members of the church community. It is the responsibility of each one of us to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual abuse and from neglect. If you would like to speak to someone about any aspect of St Columba’s Church safeguarding policies, or you have any concerns, in the first instance, please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Dora Deane, email dora.deane@gmail.com

To read our Safeguarding Children Policy, please email admin@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk 

To read our Safeguarding Adults Policy, please email admin@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk 

 

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News

  • Update from Iain

    26th March, 2020

    Following the guidance we have been given we have had to close our Church building for any church services. However, our Church is not limited to this building. Our congregation are your friends and neighbours and we will be praying for everyone who lives and works in Crosspool and being as active as we can in helping the community.  Our minister Iain will be conducting regular services at home as a symbol of our on going relationship with God and God’s overwhelming love and care for all of us in good times and bad. If you are worried and need to talk to someone, would like to have someone pray for you or someone you know, then please contact our minister Iain at iain.lothian@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk

    Although our church is not taking services in the church it is acting as a community hub so if you would like to volunteer or are in need of help  please phone our office number: 0114 2670006 which is open 9 am – 12 noon Monday to Saturday.

  • Archbishops call for Church of England to become radically different as public worship put on hold to help stem spread of coronavirus

    19th March, 2020

    In a joint letter, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu said it was now necessary to put public services on hold until further notice.

    But they said that far from having to “shut up shop”, the Church of England must face the challenge by becoming a radically different kind of church rooted in prayer and serving others.

    It comes after the Government announced unprecedented peacetime measures to try to control the spread of the virus, with restrictions on public gatherings, transport and working.

    The Archbishops expressed the desire that church buildings may, where practical, remain open as places of prayer for the community, observing social distancing recommendations.

    They also invited clergy to maintain the ancient pattern of daily prayer and, where possible, the eucharist – live streaming their worship if they have the resources to do so.

    And they urged congregations to be in the forefront of providing practical care and support for the most poor and the most vulnerable during the crisis.

    “Being a part of the Church of England is going to look very different in the days ahead,” they wrote.

    “Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day.

    “We may not be able to pray with people in the ways that we are used to, but we can certainly pray for people. And we can certainly offer practical care and support.

    “Please do carry on supporting the local foodbank and buy extra provisions for it.  Ensure the night shelters wherever possible are kept open.  There are many very encouraging schemes happening right across our country in communities to focus on caring for the most vulnerable and do continue to play your part in those.

    “Then by our service, and by our love,  Jesus Christ will be made known, and the hope of the gospel – a hope that can counter fear and isolation – will spread across our land.”

    They added: “This is a defining moment for the Church of England. Are we truly are a church for all, or just the church for ourselves.

    “We urge you sisters and brothers to become a different sort of church in these coming months: hopeful and rooted in the offering of prayer and praise and overflowing in service to the world.”

    The archbishops have joined other church leaders in calling for a day of prayer and action this Sunday (Mothering Sunday) particularly remembering those who are sick or anxious and all involved in health and emergency services.

    Further information on what the suspension of public worship will mean will be available as soon as possible on the Church of England website. This page will be regularly updated.

    The Church will be providing a range of resources to enable people to continue to walk with God at this difficult time. This includes #LiveLent daily reflectionsprayer for the day audio and text and Alexa and Google Home smart speaker apps.

    In the days and weeks ahead, the Church will be significantly expanding this output with audio of a simple daytime prayer and night prayer service, more video content and some live-streaming, new mental health reflections to support people, and webinars to help churches stream sermons, events and make the most of social media. Read more here. The aim will be to make as much as possible available in simple downloadable and printable formats for those who can’t easily access the technology.

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