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Here at All Saints, The Hayes and St Barnabas we have decided that, in the short term at least, we do not intend to reopen our churches for personal prayer.

The Government announced that from 13th of June churches and other places of worship might be open for private, individual prayer and funerals under strict conditionsAfter much consultation and prayer, we have decided that now would not be the right time to do so for us, but we will continue with our current practice of meeting online at various points throughout the day. We view this as a way of protecting our volunteers and clergy many of whom are in higher risk groups. We will, of course, keep this under review and we would be happy to discuss any issues.

During Lockdown it seems that there have been opportunities for many of us to open out and flourish in some aspects of our lives. It's been a real joy to reflect with others at Morning and Night Prayer about the places we have encountered joy and encountered God ; the ways that we have discovered we live in grace. It's also been amazing to pause with each other during the day, to learn from all the very different reflections on God's love and in ways we can share and express that, that we have been blessed with as we are led in the Lord's Prayer at 1 and 7pm. We would like to thank everyone who has committed so much time, energy and enthusiasm into our daily and weekly worship. Thank you so much for everything you have shared with us.

Here at All Saints, The Hayes and St Barnabas we are trying to serve God and in a variety of different ways during this lockdown, by keeping in touch with people, by supporting our local Food Hub and our local schools, by working with our local GPs and by  worshipping and praying together. You can find details of our online worship in our worship from home page. Our supporting our spiritual life page gives some ideas for different ways to help us get through the shutdown. If there is anything we can do to support you at this difficult time, please do get in touch.

Everything has changed around about us, but one thing we believe to be true is that God continues to surround and uphold us in this difficult time. 

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Practical support for people isolating at home here


Please contact our Priest-in-Charge Justine Middlemiss by email  or call the Parish Office on 020 8660 3251 if we can offer support or prayer in any way.