Corona Virus – Continuing Together in Faith and Love
In accordance with guidance from the Government and the Church of England, all public services have been suspended until further notice.
Videos of our Services will appear on our Home Page and Facebook Page as well as links to other resources for worship, prayer and teaching.
You can find other St Clements videos and subscribe to the St Clements YouTube channel by clicking here
St Clements has produced a leaflet, “Continuing Together in Faith and Love”.
It contains a message from the Vicar Rev Stuart Carter, as well as information, encouragement and advice for church members and other Christians to use in their homes. You can download it by clicking on this link: Continuing in Faith and Love-download
Offering Practical Support
Solihull Borough Council is offering a range of support and information that can be accessed via their “Here2Help” website pages. Just click on the image below:
It is important that we look after one another, in particular the elderly and vulnerable in our communities.
Do keep in touch by phone, text or email. If possible, video calling can offer a fuller experience of human interaction. Phone apps such as WhatsApp, Facetime, Skype, etc, enable people to see as well as hear one another during their conversations.
When offering practical support with shopping or post or urgent provisions, follow Government advice on hygiene and social distancing. Communicate by phone or text. Pick up or deliver items by placing them in the porch or by the door. Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres between yourself and the person you are assisting.
If you need pastoral or practical support, you can phone the Church on 0121 748 5550 and select an extension. You can press 2 to speak to the Vicar, Rev Stuart Carter; 3 to speak to our Mission Apprentice, Ricki; or 4 to speak to one of our Church Wardens Annette or Gail. We will do our best to respond where we are able, or to seek alternative provision where possible.
The Church of England has produced a selection of prayers for the times we are in:
These can be used at home or with one or two other people (possibly over the phone). They include prayers to pray with children too.
They are “to help those who are struggling to find words at this difficult and stressful time, and to enable Christians to worship in solidarity with one another even if it is not possible to gather in church.”
You can view and/or download them by clicking here.
There will also be other resources available from the Church of England Website as well as the Church of England Birmingham website to support people spiritually and to help us to keep connected to one another and our neighbours in loving and caring ways.