Welcome to St Guthlac's Church in Fishtoft.
We are an Anglican Church in the Parish of Fishtoft, in the Deanery of Holland, within the Diocese of Lincoln. We warmly welcome people of all ages and backgrounds who want to discover or serve the living God of the Bible.
To that end we call all people to
Love People, and to
We are pleased that we will be able to return to church for services from 6th December. In addition we have moved some of our special Christmas services online so that we can all still take part safely. We have an online Christingle service on 13th December, online Carol Service on 20th December and online Crib Service available in the week leading up to Christmas Day. We are sad that we cannot have these traditional services in church but hope that we can all still worship together and celebrate the good news of the birth of Jesus. Our services in church will be traditional Holy Communion alternating between morning and evening as previously with the addition of a "Midnight Mass" Late Night Holy Communion in church on Christmas Eve at 10pm to which all are welcome.
We continue with our online services on Facebook and YouTube and the church will also be open during the day for private prayer and reflection. We will also have our midweek Compline service on Zoom with special reflections for Advent (Wednesdays at 8pm- please let us know if you would like to be sent the link).
The Church of England theme this year is "Comfort and Joy" and you can sign up for email reflections or download the app on your smartphone or tablet.
SANCTUM: Our church building is open for private prayer throughout the week. Please feel welcome to call in. Our usual hours are between 10.00am and dusk Monday to Saturday. (We will be closed on Thursday mornings for a mid-week clean). We hope and pray that it will be a "Sanctum" - a place of peace, prayer and refuge for you and all the community. We have taken lots of steps to make it safe for everyone so please observe the Covid-19 measures we have put in place (notices are on the doors and inside the building). Thank you.
The Sunday service will be available on our YouTube channel and on Facebook from 11.00am on Sunday. Previous services can be found there as well. You do NOT need an account with either of these sites to view the videos.
During this difficult time when our church building has been closed for much of the year and our fundraising events cancelled, we are still a church; worshipping online, loving our neighbours and praying and caring for our community. We really need your help so please support St Guthlac's Church today by visiting our online giving page here at givealittle.co
A prayer for these times:
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. Amen.
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At St Guthlac's we are committed to the safeguarding of all. If you have any concerns you can either contact our Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Helen Moore or the Rector, Revd Marc Cooper. For contact details and further information relating to Safeguarding please click on the "Keeping Safe" tab on the left-hand menu.
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