May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus our Lord; and may the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit rest upon you and abide with you, and those you love, now and evermore.
Listen for His voice, rest in His love, and know that all is well.
It is all too easy in today's world, even when surrounded by people, to still feel isolated, stressed, overwhelmed, lonely, despondent or unsure. If you feel something is missing in your life, but don't know what or why; if you have not found a church or chapel where you feel comfortable; if you are interested in learning more about God without the trappings or formality of heavy religion; if you are not sure where to start with worshipping; or if you think perhaps believing in God could bring you hope and happiness, then you are very welcome to join us at one of our services. "Come not because you must, but because you may."
The Chapel Members, Church Members and Villagers joined in a prayer from their homes on Sunday 3rd January 2021:
We pray that with Your aid we will come through this current pandemic.
We think how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful part of Your world where lockdown has not caused us the problems that other people who live in towns have endured.
We realise the strain being put on “key workers” at this time and pray that they will be filled with Your spirit to enable them to carry on their duties of help and care for everyone. We pray that not only doctors and nurses - but also porters, secretarial staff, cleaners, catering staff, ambulance drivers and carers - will be spared the virus. We pray too for the staff working in essential industries that are growing, packing and delivering goods to shops and stores. We ask that You will provide the strength and health they need for their continued work at this time. We are so thankful that these people are prepared to put themselves at risk for the sake of others.
Please comfort all those who are ill or have lost loved ones to the virus and other illnesses, and be with all of us starting the year with many types of worry and uncertainty. Please bring us your strength, peace and guidance, for we know that you have the plan and can see the way forward.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.