|Dear St Barnabas Family,
NO SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday 22 March at St Barnabas
We are sorry to need to advise you that Clergy, Staff & Wardens have decided that there will be no Sunday services at St Barnabas Fendalton this Sunday, and all services are suspended until further notice.
PARISH ACTIVITIES: All parish activities are also suspended including children and youth ministries, Lent groups, English Class, Wafer Room.
Please contact the Parish Office which remains open at present with any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org phone 03 351 7064.
EMAIL CONTACT: We will be using email contact with parishioners where possible and have asked those without a personal email to provide us with a contact email we can use. But please share this message with any parishioners you know without email or infrequent users who may not see this message.
St B Website: Please keep an eye on our St Barnabas parish website – we will put this cancellation information on our home page as soon as possible, with any other essential information, and links to our pewsheet. Go to https://stbarnabas.org.nz/ for links to our pewsheets, Mooring Post magazine and sermons. We aim to provide further spiritual resources and links to them as we are able.
St B Facebook pages and groups: For those who use Facebook, we will be posting on our St Barnabas Facebook page which is called St Barnabas @st.barnabas.NZ We also have a Lifestreams Family group run by Nigel & Liz Yeoh and Becky George. Contact them to join.
Diocesan Website: Keep an eye on the Anglican Diocese website https://anglicanlife.org.nz/ and its dedicated page on Coronavirus: https://anglicanlife.org.nz/coronavirus-2/ Now is also a good time to subscribe to get Anglican e-life for regular news from the Diocese which you can do at the foot of this page: https://anglicanlife.org.nz/contact-us/
Pastoral Care: Clergy and staff will be at St Barnabas church on Sunday 22nd to offer pastoral conversations to those who may turn up.
The Parish Office remains open Monday-Friday 9am-3pm at this stage, and the clergy and staff are available via the Parish office.
St Barnabas Church will be open during office hours for personal prayer – we ask people to respect social distancing and not to enter the church if they are unwell.
For any pastoral concerns, please contact your clergy or staff, and let us know if you have any concerns about anyone, particularly those on their own or without close family in Christchurch.
Meanwhile let us look after one another, be as creative as we can in using phone, email, texts and social media to keep in touch, and above all keep in prayer for our world, for national and community leaders, for health care services, and for each other.
Our God is faithful, and we trust in our God to see us through this together. Meanwhile we are called to be the Body of Christ dispersed and to be Christ’s ears, eyes and hands to others as we can.
With love and prayers from us all here at St Barnabas,
Rev Jenny email@example.com 021 025 18826
Jo Cotton, Pastoral Care Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 027 545 1185
Rev Pauline email@example.com 021 650 103