7th November 2020 Now that guidance has been issued, it is possible to confirm that although the Parish Church of Louth St James will remain open for anyone to use for private prayer, we are unable to welcome people to gather for worship at the present time. However, the normal round of daily worship will continue to be offered by members of the Ministry Team on behalf of … [Read more...] about Covid Lockdown November 2020
18th October 2020 The Acting Bishop of Lincoln is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Canon Nick Brown as Precentor of Lincoln. As Precentor, Nick will be a residentiary canon and a chapter member with responsibility for the worship and music in the Cathedral. He is already a familiar face in the Cathedral as a non-residentiary canon and as a chapter … [Read more...] about An announcement regarding the next Precentor of Lincoln
Church doors open again in a first step to what we hope will be a better future
Having been shut for nearly 12 weeks, some of the church doors in and around Louth will be reopening in the coming days. Our church buildings have been places for prayer and reflection at the heart of the communities of Louth and its surrounding villages for centuries – but for the past few weeks people have had to pray in the tranquillity of our churchyards rather than go inside the buildings to pray. With the governments easing of restrictions, churches are able to open their doors from Monday 15th June – alongside many other local facilities.
However, it will not be back to normal quite yet – as Nick Brown, the Rural Dean of Louthesk, said, “Our churches are places of prayer and peace, and it has been difficult to have them all closed at such a time as this. It is important that as well as being places of prayer and contemplation, they are also safe places to be – in all senses. This means that we can only open churches where we have necessary measures in place, and at times when there can be someone present to supervise them and support people who visit them. So this does mean that it is not quite ‘business as usual’ yet. However, we are glad that people can now come to St James’, and benefit from the quiet and peace of this place of prayer”.
From Monday 15th June, the Parish Church of St James in Louth will be open from 10am to 12noon every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Some of the other local parish churches across the local area may reopen over the coming days and weeks, and information will be available both in each local community and on the news section of the Parish of Louth website (www.teamparishoflouth.org.uk). Whilst we are glad that some local churches will be opening for private prayer, we feel very acutely the fact that we are still not able to resume public worship. However, each day the clergy and ministers of the deanery of Louthesk are maintaining regular prayer on behalf of the communities they are called to serve, and the practical work of helping those in need continues both through neighbourly support and the work of the Community Larder based at Trinity Centre.
As well as some church buildings reopening for people to use for private prayer, Trinity Centre continues to be open on a reduced basis as part of the local church’s work to serve the local community. The Community Larder is open from 9am to 10am for those in need, and operates as part of the parish’s Pastoral Care Network that has provided over 7,000 meals, 185 medication deliveries, and over 500 welfare checks on people since the beginning of lockdown. Although activities will almost certainly look different when we do reopen, we look forward to the day when our doors can be thrown open more fully!
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26th March 2020 Dear members of our community, We write to you at a time that is unprecedented in the recent history not just of our town, but of our nation – a time that will help to shape how we understand ourselves for years, decades and (perhaps) centuries to come. For many, we realise that the last couple of weeks have been disorienting, and times of anxiety. There … [Read more...] about Letter to the wider community
Dear all, As you may have heard all public worship in the Church of England has been suspended with immediate effect. However, our role as a people of prayer is as important as ever and clergy and ministers will be maintaining the regular prayer of the Church so far as possible. Firstly, so far as is possible our churches remain open as places of reflection and … [Read more...] about Corona Virus Information
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Prayer Hospitality Service Pilgrimage A community of prayer to renew the life of the church • Monthly prayer gatherings • Shared meals • Community Eucharist • Prayer resources • Retreats and Pilgrimages • Rule of Life Launch Event at St James’s Louth during Evensong on Sunday 23 February 2020 at 6pm St Herefrith is Louth's 'forgotten saint'. He was a bishop who … [Read more...] about Confraternity of Saint Herefrith
Sunday 2nd February 2020 St James' Church Louth The Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, also known as… Candlemas 10am Sung Eucharist The true end of the Christmas season, when we remember that in Christ the love of God is made know to all, with music sung by the girls and adults of the choir. 6pm Festal Evensong A quiet and reflective service with … [Read more...] about Candlemas