Although the picture on the horizon is looking hopeful, we must remember that we are still in lockdown under Alert Level 4. There is a long way to go until everyone is vaccinated. The UK government has said that the fightback against this disease rests with every single one of us. We must continue to follow the rules and 'hold our nerve' for the next few months. None of us is safe until all of us are safe.
So we need to wait a bit and see what happens over the next few weeks until the next review from the Welsh Government on Friday 12th March.
It is worth reminding you that the guidance published for the Church of England is not always going to be the same as that in the Church in Wales.
It is hoped that we can gather together for public worship at St Collen’s in time for Palm Sunday, or even earlier than this.
I know this is frustrating for many but our first concern is everyones safety.
Let’s all stay as safe as possible until we can again meet with confidence.
Public worship is still suspended. However we have been developing ways of allowing our community to stay connected in disconnected times.
Every Sunday at 11am, the mass will be live- streamed via our Facebook page: Llangollen Group of Anglican Churches.
If you would like someone to be prayed for during the live-stream service then please contact Fr Lee via the website.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The truth is that a great deal of our income has disappeared with the closure of the community hall, the closure of our church buildings, and cessation of services.
Ordinarily, it costs St Collen's Church alone £1,000 per week to keep it open and active. We, like many other churches, will be living off our reserves for the foreseeable future.
Our historic buildings and wide-ranging work come at a price. To be there for generations to come, we need to reach out to those who can help us today.
Whatever you are able to give, please consider this over this period.
Ways to give:
If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make your cheque payable to:
St Collen's Church (or name of individual church: we are part of a group of four churches),
St Collen's Community Hall,
Llangollen, LL20 8PL
If you are a UK taxpayer and would like tus to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donation through the Gift Aid scheme, you can download our Gift Aid declaration form. Just print it, fill it in and send it to us with your cheque.
BY DIRECT DEBIT
To consider setting up a Direct Debit, please contact our Treasurer:
BY BANK TRANSFER
Please use your name as the transaction reference.
Account Name: Vicar and Churchwardens St Collen Llangollen
Account Number: 05406781
Sort Code: 53-81-03
If you are a UK taxpayer and wish to Gift Aid your donation, complete the Gift Aid Declaration form and return to us via email or post.