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During the Coronavirus lockdown, the Church of England has suspended its services to protect communities and help save lives. The Church remains an important part of many people’s lives, and is often a place we turn to in times of crisis – to give space for reflection, and to join with others.

Though closed for gatherings, the local parishes have come together to offer an online service that can be accessed by all who wish to attend. We publish an invitation from Rob Kelsey, who is overseeing the Parish while the Church of England decides how to replace it’s Lowick Minister.

All church buildings in the Church of England are currently closed.  Our worship of God and our care for each other continue, but cannot be done in the parish church.  Across Ford/Etal, Ancroft and Lowick, some of us continue to worship together spiritually, in real time, while being apart physically, in our own homes. 

On weekdays, I send those taking part, by email, a twice-daily ‘call to prayer’ for Morning Prayer at 10.00am and Evening Prayer at 4.30pm.

On Sundays, as your Acting Vicar and parish priest (with a ‘duty of care’ for the whole parish), I pray with and for the people of Lowick, Ford/Etal and Ancroft at 9.00am, 11.00am and 12.00 noon, respectively.

On Sundays and Wednesdays, at 10.00am, everyone is welcome to join an on-line, interactive Service of Worship, via Zoom, in which we can see and hear each other.

If you would like to join with others in worshipping together, then please contact the Revd Rob Kelsey on (01289) 382325 or at robert.josephkelsey@live.com.

With best wishes,



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