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
SERVICES WHILE THE CHURCH BUILDING IS CLOSED. Although we are not able to meet together for worship in our church at the moment, we are still able to have fellowship with one another through sharing in prayer and worship in our own homes. You are invited to join with us in midday prayer throughout the week, Evening Prayers on Friday at 6.00 pm and Spiritual Communion on Sundays at 11am when the Eucharist will be offered at the Rectory on behalf of parish. You will be able to follow a video of the Sunday service via the link below if you wish. Prayers, readings and other resources can be found on the "Coronavirus" tab on the left hand side of this page. It may seem very strange and difficult not to be together in person but God is with us wherever we are and please be assured of our prayers as we go through this difficult and strange time together. "Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you" Psalm 55
We have uploaded a new newsletter under the news section for all the latest information.
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.
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.
In light of Covid-19, we regret that all services and events held in St Guthlac's have been suspended until further notice and the church has to remain closed until we are told otherwise. We do however continue to worship as the church but it will have to be from our own homes for the time being. We will continue to support one another in love, prayer and service.
Please follow the government advice and stay at home and stay safe. We look forward to the day when we can gather together again in our church building to worship the God who loves us.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
As part of our worship we are encouraging people to join in prayer at noon each day and 11am on Sundays in their own homes. Over the next few days and weeks we will try and put some further links to resources on our website. We will be praying for this difficult situation we find ourselves in at the moment and for all our parishioners, and will continue to support our community as best we can in these circumstances. We have a Facebook page and a Whatsapp group so that people can remain in contact virtually - please let us know if you would like details on how to access these.
We have set up a section called "Coronavirus" where you can find information and resources and we will put the Sunday collect and bible readings on here too. We are also encouraging people to use the words from the Spiritual communion service while we are unable to meet and share in Holy Communion. The Rector, Marc, will celebrate the eucharist from the Rectory on behalf of our congregation on Sundays at 11.00 am and these words might be particularly appropriate to use at that time.
If you are looking for information about Weddings or Baptisms (Christenings) please click on Information
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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