Our spiritual well-being is as important as our physical well-being. In the past year both of these have been seriously challenged: the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to be careful about our own health, taking precautions such as washing hands and wearing facemasks and maintaining social distance. Some of us have been ill or have lost someone close to us. Meanwhile the working lives of many have been disrupted and families kept apart, often at huge personal cost. Perhaps it has made us all more anxious about our health and more aware of our vulnerability. At the same time church buildings have been closed and much of our worship has been taking place online. Opportunities to worship and pray together have been seriously curtailed. We may well be feeling a sense of isolation from God as well as our neighbour. May we pray during this week for our deep fellowship as Christians together in Swanage and the surrounding area, for unity, love and hope as we share one with another our faith in Christ Jesus.
The Churches Together in Great Britain and Ireland are providing online materials, which can be accessed on the Swanage Churches Together website:
The material has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme is, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.