During these uncertain times, and following the advice given by the Archbishops, the church is currently closed for public worship. It is, however, open during the day for private prayer.

Certain services will be live streamed for you to join in with as part of our spiritual community. By doing this you will be connecting with others even if physically we are dispersed.

Information in this leaflet is provided to help you through these challenging times and to assist you in being part of our wider community, especially when self-isolation is the most sensible thing to do.

Please note that, although the clergy of the Church of England are advised not to do regular home visits at this time, they are available for anyone in a situation of extremis or emergency and it is their duty and privilege to administer the Sacraments of the Church to you in such situations. We are otherwise happy to have pastoral conversations by phone, and are coordinating efforts by volunteers to provide practical support (e.g. shopping for those self-isolating).

To contact the duty priest, phone 07308 675777.

At All Saints the daily office of Morning Prayer will be streamed at 09:00 each weekday and will be available until at least 12:00. On Saints’ Days and Holy Days of Obligation the Mass will be said or sung at 09:30. This will be available throughout the day, for those in work or otherwise engaged at the time. There are likely to be other services being streamed as well, and the times of these will be posted each day.

If you are not aware of our Facebook page, please google ‘All Saints St Ives Facebook’ to find these videos and details of when future services are taking place. You do not have to be a ‘member’ of Facebook to access these.

We intend to live stream a ‘full’ Sunday Morning Eucharist at 10:15 which is our normal service time. This will include music (hymns) and a sermon. Please note that for various legal reasons we will only be using traditional hymns at this time, and it will only be available to watch this live. This ensures that, as far as possible, all at home can participate at the same time and feel connected not only to God but also each other.

The full text of this service, other than the sermon, will also be available as a pdf on the parish website new.stivesparishchurch.org.uk for you to follow and/or join in as you wish.

Further prayers and links to the daily office can be found at www.churchofengland.org. Please be assured of our prayers and we would be grateful for yours.

Prayers for your personal use

Please particularly remember in your prayers

  • those you love,
  • those you find difficult to love,
  • those in the healthcare and retail food sectors,
  • those facing uncertainty due to a loss of income,
  • and all in our local community affected at this time.

Heavenly Father, in a world that is broken
and in need of your fatherly love,
please use us to aid others as you do us in providing:
comfort, nurture, protection and support.
We ask that you grow us as carers to those who need us,
so that we might celebrate your goodness together
even through our own brokenness.
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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. Amen.

Lord God,
give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time
with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God of love,
turn our hearts to your ways;
and give us peace. Amen.

Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.