COVID-19

It is with tremendous sadness that we have had to close St Martin's Church, even for private prayer, for the time being, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is on the advice of the Bishop of London and HM Government.

Resources for worship, bible study, and prayer will continue to appear on this website and on our Facebook page in this difficult time.

We will continue to be a family and community, but for now kept apart; let us pray for each other.

 

We are also acting on the Government’s advice that all gatherings of people should be cancelled. This means, among other things, that until further notice:-

 

  • The church hall is closed and all activities that take place in it are suspended

  • The Parish Office is closed but the Parish Administrator, Gill Dargue, can still be contacted via email (stmartinsruislip@btconnect.com) and telephone (01895 625456)

  • Meetings of all kinds are discontinued

  • The Confirmation programme is suspended and the Confirmation service planned for Ascension Day is postponed to Wednesday, 21st October

  • Fr Yaro's Ordination Service will now take place on Saturday, 26th September

 

In order to mitigate the impact of these measures, the following actions are being taken:

  • The clergy and lay ministers will endeavour to keep a daily rhythm of prayer and worship in place that can be shared with the wider community via this website. 

  • An email group including all members of the Electoral Roll has been established (from which individuals can request to be removed) so that information can be shared easily.

  • The clergy is making a range of devotional material available - by email, on this website and on our Facebook page.

  • The collection bins for Hillingdon Foodbank have been moved to the branch of Sainsbury's Local at 48, Ruislip High Street. Please leave your donations there.

 

The clergy and churchwardens will stay in regular communication as the situation continues to unfold. These arrangements may well need to change as time goes on.

During this difficult period, we need to be mindful of the more vulnerable members of our community. If you are aware of other parishioners who need support, because of illness or other hardship, please contact a member of the clergy.

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Eastcote Road

Ruislip
Middlesex

HA4 8DG

England

Tel: 01895 625456


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