In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice and we have also been advised by Bishops across London, that church buildings should be closed completely. Therefore it is with regret that all services across the Uxbridge Parish have been suspended, as have our Oasis Coffee Shop and many of our groups serving the community, and our church building is currently closed. We are, however, putting together a range of digital resources for you to use at home and we hope to offer new worship podcasts, with readings, thought for the day/talk and prayers, in addition to the podcasts already in our library. We are also developing some methods by which we can all easily communicate with each other. It is important that we all try and support each other through these difficult times, so that everyone continues to feel very much apart of this loving community, especially those living alone and the vulnerable.
Here are a selection of digital resources to access that you may find helpful whilst we are unable to all meet together for worship. If you come across other digital resources then please drop me an email and I will add it to the list. There are also some other digital resources on the website of our sister church, St. Andrew’s, which you may find useful. Click here to access the digital resource library at St. Andrew’s Church.
We have created an additional facebook page that is open to everyone. The members only FB page will still be in action but we wanted a page for everyone to access where we can give up to date information.
There is a special page on the Church of England website dedicated to provide information, updates and links to digital resources whilst we are following government advice around non-essential contact.
Faith isn't something to be learned in church - it's to be lived out at home. But it isn't always easy for families to know how to pray together or tell the stories of Jesus together. This page offers links and ideas to help families be Christian in their whole lives, not just the Sunday bit!
The Messy Church team use some of these resources when planning Messy Church events at St Margaret's.
This is a beautiful collection of hymns accompanied by Piano & Orchestra. It lasts just over an hour and has some wonderful film footage showing the beauty of the earth. One viewer said "30 seconds in and I am already elevated".