Posts by Denis Gosden

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National Day of Reflection 2021

by Denis Gosden

  Since the first UK Covid-19 lockdown began in 2020, millions have been bereaved. The National Day of Reflection, coordinated by the charity Marie Curie and officially supported by the Church of England, will designate a special day to reflect on collective loss and grief. On 23 March 2021, it will be one year since […]

February – A month of prayer for our nation

by Denis Gosden

Prayer for our nation You will be aware that our Archbishops have called for us to pause, reflect and remember the 100,000 individuals who have died in the UK as a result of the Covid pandemic, and to pray for their loved ones. They said: “100,000 isn’t just an abstract figure. Each number is a […]

Covid – 19 Precautions at Christ Church

by Denis Gosden

Changing restrictions due to Covid – 19 require that Christ Church remains closed. The Church building will only be open on Mondays and Thursdays for private prayer. There will be no Sunday Services in the Church. The  Remembrance Sunday Parade Service due to be held at Totland War Memorial will not take place this year, […]

Prayers about the outbreak

by Denis Gosden

Prayers about the outbreak 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 […]