PRAYER & WORSHIP
20th Sept 2020
A Prayer at this time
Father God, the rainbow you created is a sign of hope at this time of uncertainty. Like its colours we pray that we, in all shades of difference, may come together as one family of faith to love and support each other through these times of anxiety and distress. Stay by our side and bring us safely to the beginning of each new day. Amen.
Wearing of face masks
It is a mandatory requirement that face coverings be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.
On Sunday, 21st June 2020 our church opened its doors again after 3 months in lockdown. As a sign of hope and renewal the sanctuary was adorned with a newly made felt cross, knitted rainbow hangings and a mixed media altar frontal. Rainbow coloured flowers set off the 'ensemble' perfectly. All courtesy of Debbie Hallam, Jeanette Holdsworth and Sheila Scott and to the Glory of God.
Online Worship this Sunday
From this Sunday, we are beginning a series of services from different churches around the diocese. This week we will be joining the people of St Laurence's, Chorley for a service led by Fr Neil Kelley. You can view this on the Diocesan YouTube channel from 9am on Sunday.
You can also join the Cathedral community for worship from 9am on Sunday. Just go to the Cathedral YouTube channel.
Video for Day of Prayer for Schools on September 24th
The prayer specially written for this day has been recorded by staff and students of St Christopher’s School in Accrington and can be viewed here. Please pass it round, share it with your school and use as you wish.
Please continue to support Burnley Food Bank at this important time...
PLEASE NOTE: All food donations can now also be left at the SPAR if easier.
Food bank donation point:-
Burnley Community Kitchen Unit 83
Upper Market Square
Charter Walk Shopping Centre
Cash donations to
During lockdown many people in the congregation have been pursuing creative activities. Christine Hewitson recently painted this wonderful picture of the Altar & Sanctuary and the one of our church.
St James Church is open at the usual times for worship. There is also a Worship at Home service sheet below for those who are still self isolating.