St Petroc's Church Bodmin
Following the recent guidance for the resumption of public worship, we are working towards arrangements for Sunday Services at the earliest opportunity. It is a demanding organisational challenge but we look forward to welcoming you soon, so that we can say,
“I was glad when they said unto me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”” Psalm 122:1
The start date will be published here as soon as everything is in place. In the
meantime, please enjoy our online offerings of Sunday worship and daily reflections.
Sunday 28 June 2020
This service will be available to watch at 9.30 on Sunday morning.
In today's service, Ann and Ian help us explore the call of God,
as Jesus called his disciples to go out and share in his ministry.
Every day on our YouTube channel, you'll find a fresh 4 - 5 minute Bible reading,
reflection and prayer. This week, our team reflect on Faith Heroes. Click on today's video.
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St Petroc's Church is open for private prayer on Thursday 2nd July between 12pm and 4pm and on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm from Wednesday 8th July.
Hygiene and social distancing measures still apply. Entry is through the level access door. Chairs have been placed two metres apart, in the two chapels and chancel. You may prefer to pray standing up, in front of a chair, or sitting down on a chair. Unfortunately, it is not permitted to light a candle at the pricket stand at this time. The kitchen, toilets and main body of the church remain closed and out of bounds. Please take special care as you leave, as others might be entering. Priority if given to those people who are leaving the church.
Lanivet Parish Church is open for private prayer on Sundays between 10am and 4pm.
St Meubred's Church is open for private prayer on Sundays between 10.30am and 5.30pm.
Other churches in the team will open in due course.
A prayer: Dear Lord, we thank you that we are now able to visit some of our churches for private prayer. We know we can pray anywhere and at any time, but there is also something special about being in a building that is steeped in centuries of prayer. Thank you for those who have worked to make the church ready for its opening. Bless those who feel drawn to church to pray. Amen.
Dial-in service for landline and mobiles phones
This offers audio recordings of our Sunday services, daily reflections, updates and a talking version of our newsletter.
The phone number to ring is: 01208 628013.
Our response to the Coronavirus pandemic
At this time when the whole country is complying with social distancing and hygiene measures in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are also having to adapt and change how we operate as a church. All public worship has been suspended in the Church of England but some of our churches are open for private prayer, at certain times. Other meetings and events have been cancelled. Our priority is to organise pastoral care and practical help for the most vulnerable. Baptism and wedding enquiries can be discussed by phone or by email. Clergy will respond to funeral requests in line with government advice and we are able to host funerals, including the playing of the organ, from the 6th July.
Throughout this website, you will find ideas and opportunities to engage in prayer and worship, and connect with one another, without public gatherings.
The Church of England has produced the following prayer
in response to the suffering and fear that is affecting us all at this time:
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.